BLUE BATHS, ROTORUA
Blue Baths is a fabulous and unique venue for your wedding ceremony & reception.
You'll be spoilt for choice when looking for the perfect location to capture those Instagram worthy moments; be it an intimate affair or extravagant celebration, the decision is yours.
The famous Spanish Mission-style Blue Baths has been hosting weddings since first opening in 1933. The elegant Foyer leads to a sparkling sapphire blue pool, modern art-deco Social Room, expansive Lido Lounge, balconies and a heritage gallery - offering endless possibilities as settings for romantic ceremonies and stunning photography. For an added fine weather option consider a Blue Baths orchestrated outdoor service held within the tranquil beauty of Government Gardens or the Redwoods Forest.
Our favourite locations include the sprightly Victorian Panache of the Band rotunda matched with the old-world style Tearooms, scoped with a backdrop of Rotorua Museum providing even more creative scope for rich photogenic shots. Alternatively, Black Barn Tuahiwi offers 360 views of the majestic Tarawera Lake and mountains which is another of our favourite places to cater; followed closely by Longfords Estate situated on the edge of Lake Okareka. With our progressive food philosophy and immeasurable passion, we can certainly deliver on every level. Chef is very flexible and more than happy to tailor the menus to suit your individual tastes and requirements. Whether it be in a barn, marquee or readymade venue, our devoted team will ensure your wedding is a memorable one.
The diversity of architectural styles within our grand heritage building offers a variety of unique settings for stylish receptions and candlelit dinners.
For those planning a large gala affair, the Lido Lounge is the perfect venue, for an intimate celebration, the charming ambience of the upstairs Social Room with its potted palms and French doors opening to glamorous garden views is ideal.
The neighbouring Bathhouse Pump Room at Rotorua Museum has high ceilings, detailed plaster mouldings, finely crafted native timber fixtures, and commanding views over the Government Gardens providing yet another spectacular option. Or consider a reception under the all-weather sail set amongst the towering Redwoods at Whakarewarewa Forest. Blue Baths also offers catering at exclusive lakeside Marquee locations and other alfresco settings.
Great food, thoughtfully prepared and served with love – that’s at the heart of what we do. Our menu’s are constantly evolving, to reflect food trends and the changing seasons. Lets talk about your budget and groups requirements then we can create a menu, organise the venue, arrange hire equipment, develop a theme and manage your event. Our friendly, professional hand-picked staff have the experience and enthusiasm to guarantee that you and your guests receive superb service making your event truly memorable for the right reasons!
From 5 to 500 guests. Talk to us about your event It can be: Hamper Pamper – a simple drop & go at your place or Lazy Days – fully staffed. We arrive with everything but the kitchen sink and our catering specialist team is there to serve you, transforming your event into a statement.
This heritage listed Bathhouse is located in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Originally opening in 1933, the art deco Blue Baths daringly offered mixed sex bathing for the first time in New Zealand. Now stylishly refurbished and the geothermally heated pools reopened, the building is also available for private events.
An architecturally stunning building, Blue Baths blends art deco and Spanish Mission design elements to create a versatile and elegant venue. Located in Rotorua’s dress circle and described as one of New Zealand’s most loved buildings, the baths have been faithfully restored to regain their unique 1930’s ambience and are once again the epitome of glamour and style. The elegant Foyer leads to sapphire pools, Modern Art-Deco Social Room, the expansive Lido Lounge and heritage galleries, offering endless possibilities for events of varying size and style.
The Blue Baths event team skilfully orchestrates everything from intimate tea parties to themed extravaganzas both corporate and private, providing specialist catering, entertainment and event management services to a stunning array of venues and alfresco locations across the Rotorua region. Expect the highest quality facilities and superb service dedicated to meeting your every requirement.