Te Runanga Tea House
The tranquil beauty of The Government Gardens, a large park located on Hinemaru Street in Rotorua’s central city area is a favourite location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, art displays and intimate candlelight dinners. From the sprightly Victorian panache of the iron lace festooned Band Rotunda to the gracious old world style of the Te Runanga Tearooms, there are many different options.
Te Runanga, (The Meeting House), built in 1903 lies at the heart of the 50 acre garden. It became the social centre of the nearby spa facilities. The place to be seen, for invalids, tourists and locals alike, relaxing and drinking tea or mineral waters from the local springs.
A gracious villa with wide verandas on three sides it’s perfectly positioned to enjoy the expansive views across the Gardens to the city’s two most iconic heritage buildings, the Tudor styled Bathhouse Museum and contrasting Spanish Mission architecture of The Blue Baths. For more information on this venue please contact the Historic Venues team