Tauranga • 4.8 stars (41 reviews) • https://www.eagleridge.co.nz/
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) • https://www.olivetreecottage.co.nz/
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) • https://www.waterlily.co.nz/
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.
Tauranga • 4.7 stars (49 reviews) • https://fountaingardens.co.nz/
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) • https://www.ataahua.co.nz/
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.