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Weddings in the Redwood Forest


Beauty, tranquility, fresh air, peace and nature 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!

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.

Special Rate: Wedding Ceremony Only
Download or Info pack for more information

The Redwoods offers a special reduced rate based on your wedding ceremony fitting between the below time slots, and that no food or beverage is to be served at the venue.
Each time slot incorporates time for set-up, ceremony and break-down, allowing both morning and afternoon ceremonies to take place with ease.
Should your ceremony/wedding plans not fit within these time frames, or if you require any food or beverage to be served, then the full venue hire rates apply.

CEREMONY ONLY - VENUE HIRE & TIMES for restricted hours, special rate - 

*conditions apply, pricing may change at any time, refer to information booklet for terms and conditions

● Booking time 9.30am til 12.30pm
● Access for setup from 9.30am 
● Venue to be clear by 12.30pm
● Suggested ceremony time 11.00am


● Booking Time 1.00pm til 4.00pm

● Access for setup from 1.00pm

● Venue to be clear by 4.00pm

● Suggested ceremony time 2.30pm

Download or Info pack for more information

‘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!

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