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Snapshot

The famous Spanish Mission-style Blue Baths has been hosting weddings since first opening in 1933.  The diversity of architectural styles within the grand heritage building offers a variety of unique settings for ceremonies, receptions and family brunches that often follow the big day.

The elegant Foyer leads to an expansive art deco “Lido Lounge”, whilst up the terrazzo stairs lies the more contemporary styled “Social Room”; with balconies, historic pools and a heritage gallery –  endless possibilities exist as settings for romantic celebrations and stunning photography. For an added fine weather option consider a Blue Baths orchestrated outdoor service held within the tranquil beauty of Government Gardens, the Redwoods Forest or on the shores of one of Rotorua’s 16 lakes. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Receptions

Choose between the grandeur of the Lido Lounge, the elegance of Social Room or the beauty of Rotorua’s great outdoors..

For those wanting a larger space, the art deco Lido Lounge (once the adult pool) is the perfect venue – for a more intimate celebration, the recently reburbished Social Room has a very elegant, modern feel with native timber beams, an antique grand piano, lots of greenery, and flowing gauze drapes framing ten sets of tall French doors opening to expansive garden views and a terrific roof deck!

If the Blue Baths venue is just not your thing, don’t despair, we have lots of other amazing locations and options on offer that the team will happily travel to and look after your every need!

Ceremonies

The diversity of architectural styles and unique spaces within this heritage building mean there are numerous desirable settings for wedding ceremonies.

The grand front entrance steps lead up to balconies then a chequered, cork-tiled foyer, complete with deco light fittings and original features. The Foyer also serves as the venues main bar.

The Social Room is on the upper level, via a sweeping terrazzo staircase or lift. Refurbished in 2017, this room is looking very elegant; contemporary furnishings in the heritage setting have given it a modern feel but retained the 1930s ambience. Ten sets of tall French doors open to expansive views of Government Gardens and also on to a large roof deck area, with lots of greenery and outdoor seating.

For a grand space, look no further than the Lido Lounge – once the adult pool. Now “shallowed” to just 30cm, this area is an amazing, ambience-filled blank-canvas space in which to create your event – whether that be a wedding ceremony, reception, or any other occasion!

The tranquil setting around the fountain at the original Juvenile Pool maybe just the intimate spot you seek for your wedding ceremony – certainly it’s a great spot for great photos too…

Outside the bathhouse doors and within easy walking distance for your guests, consider the support of Blue Baths orchestrated ceremony in the Rose Gardens, at Te Runanga Teahouse or the Band Rotunda. Further afield, the Redwood Forest or at a pristine lakeside location of your choosing…

Facts

Word on the street

Our wedding day

Blue Baths did the catering for our lakeside wedding and they did a fabulous job! We set Natasha a challenging task of catering for 160 people over 3 outside venues with no or very little infrastructure. Natasha and team not only rose to the challenge but exceeded our expectations in every way. Nothing was too much effort or too tricky for them to accomplish.
Not only was the service before and during the day great but also the food was divine. The Blue Baths team delivered a beautifully presented and delicious meal just in the style that we wanted. The mini dessert plates were a definite hit! Many thanks to Natasha and the Blue Baths team for helping making our wedding day such a fun and memorable event.

— Polly Taylor

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Snapshot

The Blue Baths core business is food and hospitality.

We provide our catering and event management to many venues and locations set within the tranquil beauty of Government Gardens and beyond. We also proudly present Terrace Kitchen, our sister restaurant & bar, located between the lakefront and Rotorua’s dining precinct, EAT Street. TK is a thriving hub of innovation and creativity, with our passionate international team working together in an open kitchen, and diners enjoying the modern décor and design – and of course The Food.

Prop Hire

Party props can help make any event more memorable. Themed parties are always popular and will definitely help create a fun and exciting time for guests.

If you are thinking of hosting a themed event be sure to take advantage of our props for hire – though only available for events that we are catering/hosting. We have a selection of chairs & tables, lots of linen & chaircovers, table centrepieces and more – to add to the uniqueness of your event. 

Spaces

Your delegates and guests will love this place! Its unique architecture & setting, place in Rotorua’s spa story and amazing ambience all help create a truly memorable experience.

For those planning a spectacular gala event or theme night – the Lido Lounge is the perfect venue; for a more intimate setting – the elegant, sophisticated ambience of the upstairs Social Room with its potted palms and French doors opening to expansive garden views is ideal.

Our sister property Terrace Kitchen & Tonic Bar, can be booked for exclusive events – with TK’s contemporary design and cool vibe, backyard garden and proximity to hotels, the venue is ideally suited for a range of events.

Facts

Word on the street

Fletcher Aluminium Gala Dinner

On Behalf of Fletcher Aluminium, I want to thank the team at The Blue Baths for helping make our Gala Dinner such a huge success. Our group of delegates expect a very high standard of service wherever they go and I have received nothing but positive feedback about the dinner.

Everyone went the extra mile to make sure our needs were met. It is a credit to you all! The entertainment was a huge success and proved very popular with the guests. I have had a number of people request their details for future events. Please extend our thanks to everyone that was involved on the night.

— Janette Lewis

ANZAHPE Conference

It is with pleasure I write to thank you and your team for a wonderful conference dinner last week. The venue proved to be the perfect place to hold the function, especially as many of the delegates were from Australia and had not visited Rotorua before.

Thank you for your care with planning the event, for your advice throughout and especially for your help on the night. The meal was delicious, our thanks to your chef. Thank you also to your team for their warm service and smiles. Thank you again, we hope to bring another conference dinner or conference to you very soon.

— Sally Barry

Bus and Coach Association

Hi Alice and Claudia,
Many thanks for your assistance in planning our event at Blue Baths, earlier in the month. The Great Gatsby dinner at Blue Baths went off perfectly with lots of compliments about the venue, the food and the service, setting a high standard for the rest of conference. For many of our delegates the Great Gatsby dinner was the highlight of conference.
From my perspective dealing with you and the team at Blue Baths was a very positive experience, it was all effortless to organise, starting with a comprehensive proposal with lots of options and clear pricing making it easy to manage within a budget right through to professional delivery on the night. When we return to Rotorua, Blue Baths will be one of the first venues we want to lock in
Many thanks for helping make our conference such a successful and memorable event.
Kind regards,
Barry Kidd – Chief Executive

— Barry Kidd

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Your next event

We love community events! From school balls to christenings, wakes and concerts – we have the venues, catering and expertise to help you create an event that ticks all the boxes.

 

Contact us with rough details of your event – type, numbers, date and budget if you have one, and we will either be in touch for a chat or email you a preliminary quote of options we can offer.

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