The Blue Baths

Weddings / Central

The Stunning Art Deco Heritage Building, the Blue Baths opened in 1933. Having been stylishly refurbished this Spanish inspired building is a perfect venue for weddings, corporate events with live theatre and shows throughout the year.

Described as one of New Zealand’s most loved buildings, the Blue Baths are the epitome of glamour and style. This stunning 1930’s heritage building provides a unique venue for weddings, conferences, exclusive corporate events and legendary public shows.

Within this building and its many original features, it has a dazzling collection of spaces; the elegant Foyer, the mod-deco Social Room and spectacular 600 m2; function room, the Lido Lounge, once the adult diving pool.

The Blue Baths event team skilfully orchestrates everything from intimate special occasions to day-conferencing to themed extravaganzas both corporate and private, providing specialist catering from their successful all-day eatery – Terrace Kitchen (1029 Tutanekai St). The event management team oversee and organise events at a stunning array of venues and alfresco locations across the Rotorua region. Expect the highest quality facilities and superb service dedicated to meeting your every requirement. 

Weddings: The Blue Baths are for Lovers! Let the golden radiance of art deco arches and romantic sapphire pools set the stage for your bridal bliss. Where heritage and tradition meet meticulous planning and fresh, innovative style. Sensational menus, stunning, uber romantic venues. Let us help you create the day of your dreams for ceremonies, elopements, receptions and family brunches following the big day!

Private Events: We love community and private events and bringing a vision to life. From school balls to christenings, wakes and concerts – we have the venues, catering and expertise to help you create an event that ticks all the boxes.

Corporate: The iconic Blue Baths sets the scene for an array of international and domestic conferences – your delegates will love this place! Its unique architecture & setting, place in Rotorua’s spa story and amazing ambience all help create a truly memorable experience. The Lido Lounge has a large capacity for a gala dinner or themed night whilst for a more intimate setting – the elegant ambience of the upstairs Social Room with French doors opening on to a Spanish roofdeck and terrazzo stair case is ideal. We provide catering and event management to many venues and locations set within the tranquil beauty of the Government Gardens and beyond to make your next conference spectacular. 

Catering: Blue Baths is part of an ever expanding division of businesses and cafes including Terrace Kitchen, Terrace Airside and Scion eatery accessed via the Redwoods long mile road. We travel the BOP region with our Terrace Catering team in tow to deliver menus that are constantly changing and evolving, to reflect trends, changing seasons and our creative team’s current passions. We work with sustainable and local ingredients to create menus that are exactly right for your occasion. Our friendly, professional and hand-picked staff have the experience and enthusiasm to guarantee your event is truly memorable for all the right reasons! 

How to find us?
Price range

$6 - $11 NZD


Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, 3010