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Council offers several picturesque venues for wedding ceremonies. These can be booked for a small fee. Some of the venues are public reserves and you cannot use them exclusively, but your booking will give you preferential use. A list of our most popular wedding venues is provided below but there are also many other suitable reserves available. A member of the Community Events and Engagement Team would be happy to discuss the other options with you.
One of the major parks in the central city is the Government Gardens. Located in Hinemaru Street the Government Gardens provides a perfect backdrop to any wedding picture. The Klamath Falls Rose Garden, Band Rotunda, Te Runanga Tearooms and Blue Baths are all located in the Government Gardens. These are described below.
Located in Government Gardens the Tea House was built in 1903 and was originally the social centre of spa facilities. It was renovated by the Rotorua Heritage and Civic Trust and is now one of the city's most romantic venues for ceremonies and receptions. Please note this venue has catering requirements.Charges: - Hire fee from $300 plus GST- Refundable key bond of $50
The Band Rotunda is adjacent to Te Runanga Tea House. Built in 1900 and overlooking a picturesque pond, its character and charm make it a scenic venue for wedding ceremonies.
Charges: - Booking fee from $67 plus GST
Kuirau Park is a typically Rotorua geothermal environment with several picturesque areas. There are a number of geothermal lakes and steaming mud pools, as well as a wisteria-covered bridge, the scented gardens, a gazebo area and extensive manicured lawns.
Named after a former mayor of Rotorua the Murray Linton Rose Gardens are located on Trigg Avenue in Fenton Park. The gardens boast manicured roses and an expansive open lawn area, making it ideal for wedding photos. Power is available and toilets are located on site.
Charges: - Booking fee from $35 plus GST
For bookings and further information about these venues please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 348 4199. If you require a key for access as part of your booking please note there is a refundable $50 bond. This is refunded to you once the key has been returned.
For information on liquor licences for these venues, contact the Community Events and Engagement Team, email email@example.com or phone 07 348 4199.