Redwood Forest Events, Rotorua

Rotorua’s most innovative venue experience, this unique and stunning function space is located only a few minutes drive from the Rotorua central business district and major hotels.

The area referred to as ‘Under the Sails’ offers a canopied, open air, all-weather function space surrounded by majestic Redwood trees planted in 1901.

For groups from 10 to 220 for seated dinners or up to 350 for stand up cocktails, this experience cannot be matched anywhere in New Zealand and is a must-do experience when visiting Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty.

The Redwoods is the most magical and memorable location for corporate functions – casual or formal, team building, wedding ceremonies, receptions and more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, product launch, team building, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Event Impressions are the exclusive booking agent responsible for managing and supplying services for all corporate and wedding events Under the Sails and in The Redwoods.


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Corporate Events

You have just stumbled upon THE venue that is going to be the best part of your conference or event in Rotorua, New Zealand. Past users have told us exactly that.

In a clearing transformed with a permanent large canvas sail suspended by the broad Redwood trees surrounding it, you can paint whatever picture you want.

Your 3km journey from the CBD brings you to a path stunningly covered in Redwood needles, and leads you to your function under the sails – lighting, drama, majestic, magical, awesome and most definitely responsible for a flurry of picture taking.

Bespoke to your needs, catering can be casual, food stations or fully plated. You can include entertainment, music, lighting, projection, performance, cultural elements, bands, choirs ..anything.

And behind it all, Event Impressions are there setting the scene bringing all the elements and suppliers together using their coordination skills, knowledge of the venue and local area, making your job easy.

This venue truly is WOW. It will be the highlight of your trip and your guests will remember it for many years to come. It’s just that good.
Speak to us now to make your event come together in The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua New Zealand.



Wedding Ceremonies (Redwood Forest)

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Choosing to have your wedding ceremony ‘Under the Sail’ in The Redwoods ensures a truly beautiful backdrop to one of life’s special moments. The clean air, the bird song, the aura of quiet that is – what a way to start married life.

And never mind expensive photo backdrops, this venue guarantees stunning photos. Just look for yourself.

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.

And we custom create too.

Make a time to come chat to us about your dreams and we’ll be there to take care of it all.
Ceremonies can be booked for either a morning or afternoon occasion. Evening ceremonies by arrangement.
Event Impressions manage functions in The Redwoods on behalf of the Rotorua District Council.

It’s not the quantity the counts, but the quality…this venue is about sustainability for the forest and ensuring we leave only footprints and take only photos.

Wedding Receptions (Redwood Forest)

Under the Sails is also available for receptions and can follow on from a ceremony or simply stand as the reception venue. This is the chameleon of venues, transforming from the sunlit beauty of the day, to the husky tones of a forest slipping into sunset, to the deep silence of night. Your guests will travel with you from celebration of your arrival as a married couple, through the formalities, dinner and into dancing under the beautifully lit sail.

Event Impressions oversee all functions under the sail and provide, by contract, venue services including power, lighting, heating, toilets and onsite venue manager. We provide a full suite of decor options, a crew to set it all up and more importantly, break it all down. We help you find the right services to complete your night including catering, bands, DJ’s and more.

We put it all together and see it through till the last happy reveler departs.

Events under the sail are essentially bespoke and original however our years of experience help you relax and enjoy the best day of your life so far…

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