Te Runanga, (The Meeting House), was built in 1903 and lies at the heart of the 50 acre garden. It became the social centre of the nearby spa facilities. The place to be seen, for invalids, tourists and locals alike, relaxing and drinking tea or mineral waters from the local springs. A gracious villa with wide verandas on three sides it’s perfectly positioned to enjoy the expansive views across the Gardens to the city’s two most iconic heritage buildings, the Tudor styled Bathhouse Museum and contrasting Spanish Mission architecture of The Blue Baths. Te Runanga is one of Rotorua's most nostalgic and attractive venues, its unique character and central location make it a favourite destination for intimate incentive and executive dinners, retreats, cocktail events and weddings. Blue Baths is a preferred caterer at this RDC venue.