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The 5 Best Bay of Plenty Wedding Venues

The 5 Best Bay of Plenty Wedding Venues

Eagle Ridge

Tauranga • 4.8 stars (41 reviews) •

eagle ridge tauranga - wedding venue

Eagle Ride offers a beautiful, secluded country estate that overlooks breathtaking views of Bay of Plenty and Mount Maunganui. The venue was a 2019 finalist for both ‘outstanding ceremony venue’ and ‘outstanding reception venue’, awared by the Wedding Industry Awards, New Zealand. Offering world-class catering, service and accomodation, make sure you include this venue in your shortlist.

Olive Tree Cottage

Tauranga • 4.8 stars (78 reviews) •

olive tree - bay of plenty wedding venue

The Olive Tree Cottage is a near-100 year old venue spanning 40 acres and boasts over 500 weddings and counting. The beautifully restored farm house is situated in the countryside of Pyes Pa. One of the highest rated venues on this list with guests and visitors complimenting its stunning gardens, facilities, buildings and warm service. The cottage has a variety of wedding packages to suit any couple and budget so be sure to check out this incredibly quaint yet beautiful venue.

Water Lily Gardens

Tauranga • 4.5 stars (64 reviews) •

Old Forest School Venue

Situated inland from the Bay of Plenty, this secluded gem is full of lush rainforest and hidden romantic nooks. The iconic, water lily gardens are located between the Karangahake Gorge and the bustling Waihi Beach. It is perfect for those couples looking for something a little different, and looking to immerse themselves in another world.

Fountain Gardens

Tauranga • 4.7 stars (49 reviews) •

Fountain Gardens Tauranga

If you’re after a tropical, lush paradise for your special day, then look no further than Fountain Gardens. This secluded wedding venue is nestled inland from the Bay of Plenty, and will let you get married amongst the sounds of waterfalls and native bushland. Although this venue is quaint and charming, it can still hold up to 200 guests and is only a short drive from the Bay.

Attaaha Garden Venue

Bay of Plenty • 4.6 stars (35 reviews) •

ataahua garden venue

Truly one of the Bay’s most stunning venues, with an idyllic, charming garden atmosphere. The finishing touches on this venue really make it stand out, and your guests will be sure to notice. Ataahua is fully licensed and can cater for large wedding groups or even organise casual dining options such as food trucks or canapes. Following your ceremony guests are free to wander around the grounds, and play croquet or petanque, if you’re feeling a little bit fancy. Be sure to check out their entire gallery, as this venue could make for a perfect wedding.

Kristian James 40th BirthdaySaturday 10th December

DJ Jan was great, really happy with his willingness to listen to me, look at the prescribed list and then be flexible throughout the night.  Top effort and I’d recommend because he was open and a good guy.

Cheers, Kristian

Dean Partridge All Day WeddingThursday 8th September 2016

Jan was awesome. Was a pleasure to deal with, played great tunes and kept the dance floor cranking. Definitely made the wedding something special for us. Couldn’t ask or hope for anything more he really was just brilliant! Mudbrick was very impressed too.

Heather & Richard ChamberlainCastaways, Waiuku

Absolutely awesome. From beautiful ceremony music to getting the entire wedding party dancing (ages 14-80 on the dance floor all night!!), I could not have asked for a better DJ – and had so many guests comment about how great you were. Would not hesitate to book again for any future events, thanks for making our special day so perfect!!


Jan is an incredible DJ, a real master of his craft. He had the dance floor going off at our wedding! We’ve had so many comments from guests about how awesome the music was! We found Jan incredibly professional and responsive, he had no issue in understanding what we were after for our special day and went above and beyond in the lead-up and on the night! Would recommend in a heart beat, thanks again Jan!


We were lucky enough to have Jan DJ our wedding. He played an incredible variety of music which was exactly what we asked for and at no time were there less than 60 people dancing! I would recommend him for absolutely any event as he was super approachable, friendly and went the extra mile for us. I would also recommend the snapstand. The pictures are really clear and our guests had a blast with it!