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If you’ve never been to the region, a weekend getaway with your sweetheart, scouting out vineyards, rustic farm and forest settings, luxury lodges and private properties with breathtaking lake and mountains views is the perfect way to discover your dream wedding location.
A unique outdoor wedding option is to exchange vows on board a heritage yacht or luxury launch as it cruises the sparkling waters of Lake Taupo against the backdrop of the mountains. Many of the scenic cruise operators offer wedding packages and can help you plan your dream day.
Indoor wedding venues include beautiful churches, elegant lakeside hotels, ballrooms, event centres, sports clubs and charming community halls. Many have in-house event planners and catering facilities who can help with your wedding planning.
Broadlands Lodge is hidden in the beautiful Broadlands Valley, a short 20-minute drive from Taupō or 40 minutes from Rotorua. Broadlands Lodge is a unique wedding or event venue for all seasons, with beautiful spaces for a memorable wedding ceremony, reception and photographs.
Wairakei Resort Taupō is situated in a spectacular geothermal valley, just minutes from Taupō's city centre. Experience the beauty of this region as well as thermally heated pools, six spa pools, a golf course, fitness centre and exceptional cuisine.
Renowned for its luxurious hospitality, Huka Lodge offers 20 Junior Lodge Suites and two exclusive cottages - the Alex van Heeren Cottage with four suites and the two-suite Alan Pye Cottage.
Looking for somewhere to host your Special event Wedding or Gathering? Taupo’s Secret Garden is a gorgeous, tranquil venue located in picturesque Acacia Bay just 10 minutes from Taupo town centre.
"What are we doing today?" I'm convinced kids think their parents have magical powers - able to conjure up an exciting holiday adventure at a moment's notice.