Waipuna Estate Webdesign Project to showcase the property for boutique accommodation, wedding venue and events or functions venue in Tai Tapu, Christchurch.
Merv wants to open up and share the big property that is Waipuna Estate. It rests on a hill, looks onto a spectacular view of the Canterbury Plain, far into the horizon. It is a great location for wedding photos against a genuine NZ scenery backdrop. Merv also wants to offer his services as a Tour Planner or Guide, after having gained much knowledge and experience from years of coach driving and guiding.
The development of the website was met with the frustrations of slow progress to repairs of damages caused by the earthquakes. We were not able to get good photos taken to show-off the rooms of the house. Bookings and enquiries started coming in even before the website’s completion. Many bookings are already taken for the year ahead.
The website incorporates some trendy elements such as big sections, parallax backgrounds and ‘ghost’ buttons for ‘Calls-To-Action’. Merv did consider having a one-page website but finally decided against it inorder to have better search engine visibility and ranking. A Facebook Page was set up to help spread the word. A Facebook cover was made specially for it.
I am rapt with the way the website looks and I get lots of positive feedback about it.
I have been receiving a lot of very complimentary comments about my website –
“upmarket”, “very professional” being just some of them.Merv
Waipuna Estate Website Re-design
January 2019 – The business became very busy and popular as a wedding venue and the owners felt that the accommodation side of the business could be improved to balance it out. They engaged a marketing company to evaluate the website which had become heavy on weddings when more and more content relating to it were added over time. I worked in collaboration with the marketing people to come up with a more balance content.
The big image slider on the top is removed, replaced with a still photo and a Book Now button. There are three small image sliders, showing the beauty of the property, as a BnB or accommodation, and as a wedding venue. A new copy was written and loaded.