Stunning photography

Courtney and Des's special day        Photo Credit: Sharnelle Lewis

Always the epitome of elegance and charm, the Baths provide a superb venue for sophisticated, stylish weddings, with families able to add their own personalised touches to the setting.

Government Gardens - providing another stunning setting for outdoor photography.





The famous Spanish Mission-style Blue Baths has been hosting weddings since first opening in 1933. The elegant Foyer leads to a sparkling sapphire blue pool, modern art-deco Social Room, expansive Lido Lounge, balconies and a heritage gallery - offering endless possibilities as settings for romantic ceremonies and stunning photography. For an added fine weather option consider a Blue Baths orchestrated outdoor service held within the tranquil beauty of Government Gardens or the Redwoods Forest.




Our favourite locations include the sprightly Victorian panache of the Band Rotunda, Klamath Falls Rose Gardens, or opt for the gracious old-world style of the historic Te Runanga Tearoom; whilst statues, pools, park benches, fountains, a gardener’s cottage and the Rotorua Museum provide even more creative scope for rich photogenic backdrops.





The diversity of architectural styles within our grand heritage building offers a variety of unique settings for stylish receptions and candlelit dinners.


For those planning a large gala affair, the Lido Lounge is the perfect venue, for an intimate celebration, the charming ambience of the upstairs Tearoom with its potted palms and French doors opening to glamourous garden views is ideal. 



The neighbouring Bathhouse Pump Room at Rotorua Museum has high ceilings, detailed plaster mouldings, finely crafted native timber fixtures, and commanding views over the Government Gardens providing yet another spectacular option. Or consider a reception under the all-weather sail set amongst the towering Redwoods at Whakarewarewa Forest. Blue Baths also offers catering at exclusive lakeside Marquee locations and other alfresco settings.





The epitome of sophistication, style and romance in New Zealand since it first opened in 1933, the heritage-listed Blue Baths are where elegance and tradition meet meticulous planning and fresh, innovative style. At Blue Baths, sensational menus are planned to clients’ utmost specifications, and an exquisite in-house array of gorgeous table settings, fine linen, chair-covers and unique centrepieces are on hand to custom-style each event.


Our depth of experience in the local wedding industry means we recommend and collaborate with only the most reputable of regional florists, photographers, cake-makers, celebrants, hoteliers, entertainers, car-hire and decor providers. Assured that every last detail is impeccably attended to, couples are able to relax and let the elegance of art deco arches and the romance of sapphire pools provide the perfect backdrop to their perfect day.



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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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