Weddings in the Rotorua Redwoods


Clean air, bird song, the aura of quiet that is – what a backdrop to the start of your lives together. This is THE wedding venue for a very special ceremony and/or reception, not to mention stunning photos!

Your 3km journey from the CBD brings you to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest. Follow a path covered in Redwood needles, to a setting that is serenely magical and romantic. Our wedding venue ‘Under the sails’ (a large white canvas sail suspended by the broad Redwood trees surrounding it) provides us with a space to paint whatever picture you want – with a little bit of lighting and a whole lot of creativity: drama, majesty, magic, fun.

Groups of 10 to 220 people can be seated ‘Under the sails’, otherwise there’s room for 350 at a stand-up function. Catering can be casual, food stations or fully plated. Casual or formal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or evening cocktails – the choice is yours.

Event Impressions manage functions in The Redwoods on behalf of the Rotorua District Council. We provide all venue services, including power, lighting, heating, toilets and an onsite venue manager. We make weddings in the Redwoods very easy, packaging everything you’ll need for your ceremony or reception, or both! Of course, we custom style too.


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Choose to have your wedding ceremony ‘Under the Sails’ in The Redwoods and you’re guaranteed a truly beautiful backdrop to your very special moment.

Event Impressions make it even easier with a complete package providing everything you will need for your ceremony including chairs, registration table, aisle runners, sound system and more. Of course, we custom style too.

Ceremonies can be booked for either a morning or afternoon occasion. Evening ceremonies by arrangement.

Wedding Receptions (Redwood Forest)

‘Under the sails’ is fabulous for receptions. The chameleon of venues, the forest transforms from sunlit beauty in daylight, to husky tones at sunset, to the deep silence of night.

Your guests will travel with you from celebrating your arrival as a married couple, through the formalities, dinner and into dancing under the beautifully lit sail.

Event Impressions provides a full suite of decor options, a crew to set it all up and, more importantly, break it all down.

We can also help with catering, bands, DJ’s and more. Just ask!


Weddings in The Redwoods are essentially bespoke and original. With years of event experience, we pride ourselves on ensuring you can relax and enjoy the perfect day.

So, please make time to talk to us about what the perfect wedding day looks like to you – and we’ll take care of it all, seeing it through ‘til the last happy reveller departs.

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