The gardens are rich in photogenic backdrops, with the rose gardens, statues, pools, park benches, fountains, a gardeners cottage and the three historic venues providing even more creative scope.

Government Gardens, with it's bowling greens, petanque terraine, croquet lawns and unique heritage venues provides plenty of picturesque potential for activities from team building to progressive dinners and gourmet safaris.

Begin the evening in style, with Pimms and cucumber sandwiches on the Croquet Lawn or Champagne and Canapes with a game of Petanque. The event further unfolds as Opera singers appear on the Blue Baths balcony and a Diva arrives in a vintage car....





The tranquil beauty of Government Gardens, a large park located on Hinemaru Street in Rotorua’s central city area is a favourite location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, art displays and intimate candlelight dinners. From the sprightly Victorian panache of the iron lace festooned Band Rotunda to the gracious old world style of the Te Runanga Tearoom, there are many different options available in order to create a unique event - from Team Building with Croquet, Lawn Bowls and Petanque, to Gourmet Safari's utilising the myriad of unique historic venues and settings within the park. Work with the Blue Baths team to create an event specific to your group.





Ambience unrivaled









With the magic of marquees and covered walkways, we can link the Gardens to the Blue Baths main entrance, enabling the venue to cater for groups of up to 700 guests. With two other historic properties, the Bathhouse Pump Room and elegant Te Runanga Teahouse just 100 m away, there is the opportunity to link Rotorua’s most iconic buildings into one amazing venue creating a heritage ambience unrivaled anywhere in New Zealand. Using just two covered walkways, we can link the Energy Event Centre to Rotorua Museum, and the Museum to the Blue Baths. With the option of a Marquee on the gardens Petanque Terraine, guest capacities soar to 1600 persons.