Blue Baths provides catering and event management at several heritage venues set within the tranquil beauty of Government Gardens, a 50 acre park located in Hinemaru St, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Blue Baths originally opened in 1933 offering the 'hitherto unknown pleasures of mixed-sex bathing". Always the epitome of style and sophistication, the venue is available for exclusive events - and also still offers bathing in its sparkling, geothermally heated waters.

Blue Baths facade makes for a stunning first impression for guests to any event, with the option of additional lighting to further enhance the buildings architectural features.

The Foyer provides an elegant reception area in which to entertain guests before they move to either the Lido Lounge beyond, or The Tearoom above, or utilise the Foyer and the glorious views from its Terrace as a stand alone venue for meetings or cocktail parties.

Lido Lounge — This spectacular 600 sq metre area was once the adult pool, with the old signage and diving platforms providing a visual reminder of it's glamorous heyday. Now waterless and just 30 cm deep, the former pool provides the setting for a new era of glamour & romance.

The Trellis wall dividing the Lido from the Pools can be opened, creating a spectacular back-drop for dining and a fabulous extended space for entertainment.

Enjoy the 1930's ambience of The Tearoom, with its high kauri beams, fanlights, kentia palms, replica furniture and French doors opening onto high balconies overlooking the gardens.

The Tearoom is a stunning venue for a wedding ceremony (120 guests seated) or reception (80 pax plated menu).






This spectacular 600 sq metre area was once the adult pool, with the old pool signs and diving board platforms providing a visual reminder of that glamorous heyday. Now waterless and just 30 cm deep, the former pool provides the setting for a new era of glamour and romance. Protected by a high roof and encircled with balconies, The Lido offers unique event possibilities.


The large open space is perfect for themed cabaret style gala dinners, balls, casino evenings, seminars, and product launches. It’s the perfect place for wedding receptions. Just ask the dozens of brides who choose the Lido every year!

Vital statistics - 350 pax banquet, 550 pax cocktail









The Tearoom provides a fabulous venue for an intimate dinner, cocktail party, seminar or product launch. It is also well known as an exclusive wedding and special occasion venue. The Tearoom, which has been returned to its former elegance with loving attention to detail, is accessed from The Foyer via a sweeping Art Deco terrazzo staircase.


There is also a lift. Balconies can be accessed through ten sets of French doors, and the area provides splendid views of the Government Gardens. Visitors are awed by The Tearoom with its high totara beamed ceiling, circular fan lights, cork tiled floor, kentia palms, piano, and replica tables and chairs.

Vital statistics: 80 pax banquet, 130 pax cocktail.





Begin your evening with predinner drinks around the crystal blue water of the Juvenile Pool. Entertainment can be matched to your event, with slapstick comedy from our very own synchronised swimmers ‘Artists in Aqua’ or on a more formal note, have your guests serenaded from the balcony overlooking the pools, by the mysterious Phantom of The Baths! The perfect place to celebrate with a family style barbecue, relaxing on the loggia, paddling in the pool! Set a sophisticated mood at sundown, with guests assembling round the fountain for a star lit wedding, mist rising from the sparkling blue waters. Ah the stuff of romance!



The Foyer


provides an elegant reception area for entertaining guests before they progress to either The Lido Lounge or to The Tearoom above, or as a stand alone venue for meetings or cocktail parties for up to 80 pax. The Foyer is situated on the ground floor with views across Government Gardens. Polished cork tiled floors, 1930s furniture and a phalanx of French doors opening onto The Lido Lounge and spacious outdoor Terraces. Set the mood of retro glamour!