Small venues perfect for intimate gatherings

If you’re looking for a smaller space for up to 100 delegates, Rotorua won’t disappoint when it comes to options and variety. Here are just a few for you to consider for your next event.

Tonic Bar, Terrace Kitchen

Cocktail: 50 | Boardroom: 14 | Banquet: 32 

Above Terrace Kitchen you’ll find her playful mistress, Tonic Bar. Renowned for its signature cocktails and craft beer, good food and a cool vibe, it’s a great place to host an intimate cocktail event, dinner celebration, prize-giving, end-of-year function for your execs, or any other small event.

When you reach the top of the tawa stairs, you’ll be seduced by more of the Terrace Kitchen’s iconic fresh and welcoming d├ęcor, and indoor/outdoor seating options. The north-facing rooftop deck boasts beautiful panoramic views over Lake Rotorua.

Volcanic Hills Winery, Skyline Rotorua

Cocktail: 80 | Banquet: 35 

Enjoy a premium experience at Volcanic Hills Winery and Tasting Room.

Overlooking Rotorua from its stunning hilltop perch atop Mt Ngongotaha, the Tasting Room provides guests with 180-degree views of twinkling city lights, beautiful Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and surrounding forests and mountains.

Volcanic Hills’ venue is an ideal spot to host a small dinner or cocktail event for anyone looking for something a bit different. It’s here where delicious gold-medal champion wine collides with award-winning cuisine that includes New Zealand seafood, meat and produce. Incredible service rounds out an a la carte dining experience that lingers on in your heart long after the cheese and port wine have finished.

The Chapel, On the Point

Theatre: 50 | Cocktail: 70 | Boardroom: 15 | Banquet: 40

One of the most enchanting venues in Rotorua is The Chapel at On the Point.

The beautiful stone chapel provides an impressive panoramic view of Lake Rotorua and historic Mokoia Island. The Chapel is a great place to host intimate strategy meetings, product launches or even a wellness retreat. 

Additional spaces at On the Point can be incorporated into your event, such as the beautiful gardens, the lakeside lawns, or one of their elegant function rooms.

The Social Room, Blue Baths

Theatre: 100 | Classroom: 40 | Cocktail: 120 | Boardroom: 50 | Banquet: 60

Blue Baths is a renovated heritage bath house, originally opened in 1933. The Social Room is an elegant second-storey space accessed via the foyer and along a sweeping Art Deco terrazzo staircase. Several French doors provide access to a private rooftop balcony and beautiful views overlooking manicured bowls lawns and garden beds, and Rotorua Museum and other historic buildings in Government Gardens.

The Social Room is the perfect private venue for your event, with a mix of modern and Art Deco features creating an elegant yet relaxed ambience. The space can be set for seated dining or a casual cocktail event. This venue also makes for a beautiful day conference venue.
The team at Blue Baths are hooked on the creative process, from the behind-the-scenes orchestration that goes into creating a special experience for guests, to the setting, the service and, of course, the food.

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