Something borrowed, something blue…


Find your “something blue” by saying your vows near secluded Lake Okatania. A stunning azure lake and lush bush make the perfect backdrop for your special day. Choose between saying I do in a secluded bush setting, on the sandy white shores of the lake or in a cosy lodge lakeside lodge in which everyone feels welcome.

Whether you are planning a festival lawn wedding, a wedding on sandy shores or an adventurous outdoorsy wedding, each and every wedding at Lakes Lodge is unique.

Secluded Glade


Host the romantic wedding of your dreams in the secluded glade setting in Lakes Lodge. Perfect for couples who want both romance and fun, glade weddings provide a picturesque background to a fairy-tale wedding. The trees also provide shade and comfort for your guests.

Imagine walking down an aisle of petals, guests playing petanque or giant jenga, saying your vows under a floral arch, serving iced punch and more. Being set in a scenic reserve, Lakes Lodge garden weddings are surrounded by native fauna, abounding flora and a backdrop of birdsong.

By the lake


Dreaming of sandy toes and a glistening lake backdrop? The shores of Lake Okatania is the idyllic place to tie the knot. Being located in a scenic reserve, Lake Okatania offers privacy and intimacy.

Rent our canoes for unique photo opportunities. Say I do under a floral arch. Set a sailing or picnic theme. Ditch the boring guestbook and have guests sign a wooden oar instead. The opportunities are limitless with a lakeside wedding.

Rustic log venue vows


For couples after a rustic indoor ceremony or a wet weather alternative, Lakes Lodge has options for small and large ceremonies.

For groups of less than 100 guests you can you can say your vows in an intimate lounge area with large windows overlooking the beautiful lake. A fireplace adds to the lodge atmosphere. For groups of over 100 guests, we have a large conference room that is ideal. The conference centre is built resembling a log home, offering comfort and rustic charm.

Lakeview Restaurant and Bar


With spectacular views of Lake Okataina, our lakeview restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy your first meal as husband and wife. Our talented chef is accustomed to preparing exceptional buffet and a la carte meals to suit all tastes.

The Lakes Lodge fully licensed bar features a wide selection of fine wines, spirits, liqueurs, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and espresso coffee.

Wedding Information Pack


For more information about our great Rotorua wedding venue you can download our latest wedding package brochure or wedding accommodation rates below:

Wedding package brochure
Wedding accommodation rates


Please contact us to enquire about the details of your wedding, and how we can make the very most of your special day.

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Physical Address:
Lakes Lodge Okataina
692 Lake Okataina Road
Rotoiti
Rotorua
NOTE:No delivery to this address
Postal Address:
Lakes Lodge Okataina
PO Box 6007
Rotorua
3043
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