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Blue Baths is a renovated bath house originally opened in 1933 and located in Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand. The buildings geothermal heated pools are renowned for being one of the first places in the Southern Hemisphere to offer mixed sex bathing. The venue is open to the public and hosts private functions within its various spaces.

The Social Room At Blue Baths

Enjoy food, drink, conversation and the expansive views across Government Gardens

  • Versatile space with elegance, art deco ambience and all-day sun
  • Space available year-round for private events
  • Roofdeck with couches & dining area suitable for up to 50pax
  • Platters to share, tray serviced canapes, degustation & tailored menus available
  • Wedding ceremonies & receptions, conference dinners
  • Partners programmes, tour lunches + more
  • Take the terrazzo staircase or lift to this upper level



Lido Lounge At Blue Baths

This spectacular 600 sq metre area was once the adult pool; now “shallowed” to be just 30cm deep , the Lido is a large, clear space suitable for a raft of events

  • Lido Lounge is entered from the Foyer or via the Museum Gallery
  • Trellis bi-fold doors connect the Lido to the original Juvenile Pool, providing a great backdrop when lit up at night.
  • Poolside Terraces can be used as a picturesque predinner area
  • Onsite catering tailored to your event, dietary requirements & budget



Dining Room At Terrace Kitchen

Relaxed all-day eatery, ideal for group bookings or exclusive hire

  • Open plan kitchen with modern, innovative menu
  • Tailored menu’s for groups – canapés, platters to share, 2-3 set course
  • Weddings, conference dinners, product launches, private parties
  • Thermally heated porch, children’s play area, large back lawn
  • Kitchen garden area available for private events with marquee



Tonic Bar At Terrace Kitchen

Meet at Tonic Bar or book it exclusively for your next event.

  • Enjoy signature cocktails, craft beer, good food and a cool vibe
  • Sharing platters, tray serviced canapés, degustation menu’s + more
  • Celebrations, meetings, conference dinners, tour group lunches,  product launches
  • Entertainment & AV equipment by arrangement



The Backyard at Terrace Kitchen

Available for private hire, Terrace Kiwi Backyard is the latest addition to our multitude of contemporary event spaces for up to 450pax when combined with the restaurant venue.

The Kiwi Backyard plays a blank canvas role to bring your vision to life along with proudly serving innovative tasty food, all made from scratch in our kitchen garden. The backyard vibe is complimented with a large stretch tent overhead, a few dozen kiwi planter boxes for our home grown herbs and 20ft container for entertainment; without mentioning the feature element – our bar mobile.



We are continually amazed at the choice of exquisite locations in and around the Rotorua area that we can offer to our clientele for their special event; majestic settings like dining amongst the 100 year old Redwoods at Whakarewarewa Forest or a stretch tent at a pristine lakeside or bush clad site - with food and beverage tailored to suit the occasion and locality.

Redwoods Forest and Treewalk

Beauty, tranquility, fresh air, peace, nature and adventure, teamed with an all-weather function space. The magnificent Redwoods offer a calm oasis, a world renowned, yet only a few minutes from Rotorua CBD. The talented Blue Baths & Terrace Kitchen team have a long history of delivering quality catering to the Redwoods venues.

  • Just 3kms from the Rotorua CBD, the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest is a magnificent 5,500ha stand of towering trees.
  • ‘Under the Sail’ is a canopied, open air, all-weather function space that legends itself to all kinds of events including corporate, weddings and private events.
  • Casual or formal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, team building, product launches, brand activations or evening cocktails. This venue is uniquely New Zealand.
  • Stunning wedding ceremonies and receptions can be held here.
  • Terrace Kitchen is one of only two exclusive caterers to cater at this magical venue from casual food stations to formal plated dinners.Incorporate the new Redwoods Treewalk adventure into your forest event. The 553m walkway takes you up into the treetops of the forest, where you can touch the Punga tops and have an iconic nocturnal tourism experience, you can even dine on the treetop platform



Agrodome Barn & Farmhouse

From a themed shindig in a huge rustic barn, to fine dining in a classic style farm house overlooking beautiful Lake Rotorua, The Agrodome really does have something for every event and style

  • Imagine rolling hills, beautiful trees and old sheep yards overlooking views of the Agrodome Farmland and Lake Rotorua. Perfect for a relaxed country wedding or corporate excursion to the countryside.
  • The Agrodome plays host to three unique venues including the Barn and Farmhouse for events up to 200 pax or the Hutchings Barn if your looking for a plus size venue, accommodating up to 700 guests cocktail style and 550 seated
  • Terrace Kitchen is a frequent caterer at this venue from intimate team building lunch boxes to themed corporate extravaganza in the Kiwi farming style barn.



Black Barn Tuahiwi, Lake Tarawera

A renovated barn like no other placed on Sixty-two very private acres of native bush and farmland rising from the shores of Tarawera to give unsurpassed vistas of both the lake and mountain.

  • Terrace Kitchen and Blue Baths are one of the only preferred caterers at this venue, from food stations, to interactive sharing dinners – we can provide it all!
  • This exclusive venue comes with private hilltop accommodation (sleeps 14) just a short walk from the barn
  • Firepits, rustic indoor bar area, car parking facilities and outdoor furniture are just a few things this venue includes.
  • Boasting uninterrupted views of Lake Tarawera for your ceremony backdrop and photos
  • This venue welcomes corporate dinners and weddings alike, also accommodating smaller day conferences with a divider wall inside the barn



Longfords Estate, Lake Okareka

A classic, timeless and spacious events venue lying on the bed of Lake Okareka, Rotorua.

When you combine panoramic lake views, a lifetime of planting trees and roses and a pure love of the land, a magical place is created. Enjoy absolute privacy amidst the trees and paddocks of this peaceful farm overlooking the clear waters of Lake Okareka.

  • This venue includes a silk lined marquee looking out to the groomed cocktail garden by the lakeside – perfect for an indoor, outdoor flow and most equipment is onsite including tables, chairs, lighting, power and toilet facilities
  • Terrace Kitchen and Blue Baths are the exclusive caterers for this venue, with a selection of menus to suit any dietaries and of course all budgets… contact us today for catering packages at this beautiful venue.
  • This venue is located 10 minutes from the CBD and an escape from the standard conference walls – we can host outdoor breakfasts or team building BBQ’s
  • Longfords Estate is a flexible and unique option to accommodate your next event in the Bay of Plenty region



Tironui Wedding Venue, Dalbeth Road

Tironui is a unique wedding and function venue located in Hamurana, just 10 minutes’ drive from Rotorua.

This venue perches on a rural setting on the top of rolling hills on a privately-owned property, purposely restored to offer celebrations and occasions of all types. The venue promises privacy, tranquility and breath taking views overlooking Lake Rotorua

  • Exclusive use of the barn, picturesque grounds and the gardens for your special day or function.
  • Enjoy stunning sweeping views of Lake Rotorua with rolling meadows in every direction. The venue also boasts a ponds area, native bush, along with manicured lawns for outdoor activities, drinks & canapes. The large rural-style barn opens right up giving you a great indoor/outdoor flow.
  • The layout of the venue is versatile, giving you the opportunity to make it your own.
  • Full of character, there is no need to hire a marquee as the restored barn is an ideal location.
  • Terrace Kitchen and Blue Baths are one of the only exclusive commercial caterers allowed to access the site for your special event. Contact us to find out how we can help with everything from the catering to the event management!




Ataahua translates as beautiful in Te Reo Maori, and beauty is what you will discover. Elegant European inspired gardens cloaked in native bush form a stunning setting for your wedding, function or special occasion.

  • Situated in the suburb of Pyes Pa, only a short 30-minute drive from Rotorua you will discover this impressive venue.
  • The property boasts an array of features. Nestled under stunning established copper beech trees are beautifully landscaped gardens, with croquet and petanque grounds and a bush outlook.
  • This venue has the option of a traditional marquee within a divine walled garden featuring an outdoor fire, water features and clipped topiary or stylish indoor venue suited to events year-round.
  • Terrace Kitchen and Blue Baths cater at this venue and Ataahua staff take care of the beverage.



Te Runanga Tea House

Te Runanga is one of Rotorua’s most nostalgic and attractive vintage-esk venues. Its unique character and central location in the Government Gardens makes it a favourite destination for incentive groups, intimate weddings, high tea and cocktail events

  • Built as a Tea Pavilion in 1903, lying in the heart of the 50acre garden, this unique venue boasts three verandas with expansive views of the city’s two most iconic heritage buildings – The Blue Baths and the Tudor Bathhouse Museum.
  • Terrace Kitchen are the preferred caterer and event organiser to this RLC venue
  • Located close to the CBD, this venue attracts groups seeking a quaint and charming venue
  • The Band Rotunda located 200 metres from the Teahouse and a 4 minute walk from the Blue Baths is an ideal setting for ceremonies and a popular choice when hosting the wedding reception with us. The Band Rotunda can host as many or as little guests as you like.



Other Venues

  • Marquee or Private location of choice
  • Rotorua Bowling Club
  • The Old School House
  • Tarawera Orchard
  • Rotorua Lakeside Venues
  • And many more…!