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Top 20 Tauranga Wedding Venues

by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 13 Sep 2023

Tauranga is a beachside city on the East Coast of the North Island. A renowned surf town, Tauranga is home to some of the greatest waterfront wedding venues in New Zealand. If you want to get married to the sound of crashing waves, you've picked the right place. For more New Zealand wedding venue inspiration, take a look at our Wellington, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown, Dunedin, Hamilton and Christchurch wedding venue guides.

Miss Gee's Bar & Eatery

Miss Gee's Bar & Eatery

Miss Gee's Bar & Eatery is a specialty cocktail bar in the heart of Tauranga. Doubling as an intimate reception venue, Miss Gee's hosts events with 75-130 guests. Complete with vibrant decor, an eclectic menu and the best tunes in town - Miss Gee's is a cost-effective yet incredibly funky spot for your reception!

Clarence Bistro

Clarence Bistro

Clarence Bistro is a classy venue with a touch of romance. Want live music, a DJ, bar service and beautiful floral decor to set the scene? Say no more; the dedicated team at Clarence Bistro will look after you. Whether you want to book a private room or take over the entire venue, Clarence Bistro is an intimate and refined space for 20 to 100 guests.

Black Walnut

David Le Photography

Black Walnut is a rustic venue set amidst acres of black walnut trees, mature gardens and woodlands. This Pahoia venue showcases several ceremony and photography locations, as well as a beautiful glasshouse for your reception.



Ātaahua is a Tauranga venue that embodies the meaning of its name beautifully. Framed by elegant European-inspired gardens cloaked in native bush, Ātaahua sets a stunning setting for your wedding or special occasion. 

Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge is the country estate of our dreams. The 25 acre-property encompasses two charming homesteads, beautiful lawns and onsite accommodation. Not to mention award-winning service, exceptional cuisine and top-tier facilities.

Trinity Wharf

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Trinity Wharf is among the few New Zealand hotels built over the water. Framed by palms and Pohutakawa trees and overlooking Tauranga Harbour - Trinity Wharf is picturesque in every sense of the word. You'll lack nothing with their wedding spaces, premium suites and onsite restaurant.


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Charthouse is an elegant wedding venue overlooking the Marina yachts on Tauranga Harbour. With all-inclusive wedding packages or the option of BYO - Charthouse offers the flexibility to host your day your way. Enjoy sun-soaked spaces and waterfront views at Charthouse.


Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club

Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service

The Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club is an iconic venue on the beachfront at the base of Mount Maunganui. Boasting the best location in town, The Club has undergone significant renovations to create a modern space for weddings and events. Thanks to a commercial kitchen, couples are invited to bring their favourite caterer onsite.

The Elms

Kushla & Co.

The Elms is a prestigious venue set within Te Papa Tauranga, the region's local history museum. This historic site includes several charming ceremony locations, heritage buildings and luscious forest paths. Should the weather turn, the Chapel is a beautiful space with a charm of its own.


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L'Orangerie is a countryside wedding venue with a touch of French flair. Nestled amidst acres of farmland and native bush, L'Orangerie exudes the ambience of rural France. The reception space is a barn structure with a rustic interior: aging beams and all things vintage. As a family-run venue, the L'Orangerie team take the utmost pride in hosting each wedding with a tailored approach.

Waverly On Wairoa

Waverly On Wairoa

Set on the edge of the Wairoa River, Waverly on Wairoa is a purpose-built events centre with all the bells and whistles for your big day. The lawn makes for a beautiful waterside ceremony, while the venue can seat up to 150 guests for your reception formalities. Thanks to a large on-site kitchen, you can bring your favourite caterers!

Oropi Memorial Hall

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Oropi is a down-to-earth, BYO wedding venue surrounded by acres of farmland. With a large indoor space, sun-soaked deck and lawns - Oropi has the ability to host up to 150 guests. Just 20 minutes from Tauranga, Oropi is the perfect venue for those seeking to DIY their dream day!

Mount Maunganui Golf Club

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Mount Maunganui Golf Club is another legendary local spot. The tree-lined venue has undergone renovations to create an elevated dining room seating 50-150 guests. Venue hire includes the whole property, so you can venture across the luscious greens in golf carts with your bridal party post-ceremony!

Waters Edge

Waters Edge

An affordable wedding venue with million-dollar views? Yes please. Overlooking Tauranga Harbour and Memorial Park, The Waters Edge is a stylish space in the centre of Tauranga. The venue seats 120 guests, and thanks to a large commercial kitchen - BYO is easy!

Fountain Gardens

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Fountain Gardens is the forest venue of our dreams. Just 20 minutes from Tauranga, this venue will take you a world away. The serene pathway will lead you to the ceremony platform, a magical location amidst the native bush. Celebrations can continue across the lawns, with your reception taking place in the permanent marquee.

Hotel Armitage

Oh Joy Photography

Hotel Armitage is an elegant hotel and wedding venue designed to make your big day a breeze. Make the most of the hotel facilities, from the delicious catering and event coordination to comfortable accommodations and the swimming pool.

Blue Bi You

Blue Bi You

Why not have your wedding day at your favourite local bistro? Blue Bi You is a treasured eatery amongst Tauranga locals. This intimate venue seats up to 70 guests and overlooks Papamoa beachfront. With a focus on locally sourced seafood, Blue Bi serves the most delicious wedding menus.