Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan are the proud owner operators of the Red Barn wedding and function venue near Karapiro, South of Hamilton. The business is a family affair with both Lance & Bridgette working closely in the business along with their two daughters, who have always worked at the Red Barn and have now flown the coup, but still actively involved as our social media guru’s.
Bridgette’s role as managing director is a hands-on role, she is actively involved on a day to day basis, and along with her business acumen she is always looking at new ways to develop and enhance their business. She is very passionate about the quality of service the venue provides, and loves being involved in making every couples wedding dream become a reality. Bridgette has an eye for style, sophistication and detail which is reflected throughout the historic Red Barn. Often you will see her up at the barn checking out new recipes for our delicious on trend menus, or personally welcoming wedding couples on their special day.
Lance is also involved in the business and fondly calls himself the “Aesthetics Manager”. Lance has a huge passion for trees and nature, and over his lifetime he has planted more than 12,000 different varieties. You will regularly see him up at the barn overseeing the care of the stunning park-like grounds and attending to his trees.
Lance and Bridgette feel very privileged to have hosted so many beautiful weddings over the past 10 years.