Tauranga's Riverside Wedding Venue

Set on the edge of the tranquil waters of the Wairoa River, Waverly on Wairoa is an ideal location for hosting a wedding. Only 10 minutes from Tauranga's city center, our venue is highly recommended by many here in the Bay of Plenty. With facilities to host both the ceremony and reception on-site for up to 120 guests, everyone will be able to enjoy your special day from start to finish, all in one place.

Our ceremony pergola is surrounded by lush greens, the beautiful Wairoa River, and is tucked away to ensure a private and intimate ceremony. Celebrate the rest of your day in our large, open-plan reception venue that boasts stunning views of the river and surrounding trees. Your guests can mix and mingle while enjoying a drink and watching the sun set behind the neighbouring trees.

Waverly on Wairoa want your wedding to be a day that is relaxed, special and remembered by all. Our Venue Manager will work closely with you to design a wedding to fit your taste and budget, and will ensure your wedding is exactly how you want it to be.


Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Your wedding ceremony on the river's edge followed by the reception in our stunning open-plan venue.


  • Ceremony on the river's edge.
  • Reception venue with indoor outdoor flow.
  • Fully equipped kitchen facilities.
  • Private bathrooms.
  • Ceremony rehearsal prior to the wedding.
  • Set up, pack down and cleaning by our staff.
  • Experienced wedding coordinator.
  • Service staff throughout the wedding.
  • Private driveway entrance for bridal car.

Furniture & Equipment

  • 30 white ceremony chairs.
  • 6 rustic wooden ceremony benches.
  • Bar facilities at ceremony area.
  • Tables & chairs for reception.
  • Linen & napkins.
  • Silk chair covers.
  • Crockery & cutlery.
  • Cake table & cake knife.
  • Tea & coffee served with with dessert.
  • Projector, screen & microphone.
  • 4m fairy light curtain.
  • Gift table and white wishing well.
  • Wedding signage and chalkboards.

Venue Access

  • Day before between 10am - 4pm (provided we have no prior bookings).
  • Day of wedding from 11am.
  • Last call at the bar at 11.30pm.
  • Lights on at 11.45pm.
  • Venue hire ends at 12am.




We have a full equipped kitchen here at Waverly on Wairoa, and you are welcome to choose your own caterers to provide the food for your wedding. There are so many great caterers to choose from in the Bay of Plenty, however these are our favourite caterers who provide amazing wedding catering:
Lemongrass Catering
Big Smoke BBQ
Southern Spit Roast
TOP Catering
Kiwi Spit Roast


Your chosen caterers are welcome to use our fully-equipped kitchen to store and prepare the wedding food. The food can be served with our crockery and cutlery which is included in our Wedding Package. We can provide tables and linen for a buffet, which is typically what most weddings in our venue have as their choice of dinner.

The caterers must leave our kitchen in a tidy condition and take all rubbish with them when they leave.

Additional Info

While we typically only allow for licensed caterers in our venue, we do offer the option for couples to provide their own snacks/canapes for after the ceremony, as well as dessert/sweet stations. Please liaise with our wedding coordinator if this is something you'd like to do.

Please note that any caterer in our venue is an independent contractor and Waverly on Wairoa has no liability or obligation to, or on behalf of the caterer.



Beverages Package

Waverly on Wairoa is a fully licensed venue with a full bar menu, and we also allow the option for couples to provide beverages for their guests to enjoy. We offer a Bar Package that is an additional charge to our Wedding Package, which is a per-guest corkage fee. Wedding guests are not permitted to bring their own beverages into our venue.

For drinks service at both the ceremony and reception, the cost is $8.00 per guest.

Facilities & Services

We supply you with our bar facilities, glassware, ice, a licensed Duty Manager and bar staff to serve the drinks throughout the wedding. We are able to serve drinks after the ceremony right through until 11.30pm.

There is limited fridge space at our venue, so for weddings of over 80 guests we highly recommend the use of a chiller trailer to ensure all of you drinks remain nice and chilled.

We take care of all rubbish from guests and recycle all glass, plastic and cardboard.

Additional Information

Due to the surroundings of our venue, we only allow for beer wine, bubbles, cider and non-alcoholic beverages to be consumed on site. There are strictly no spirits or RTDs permitted.

Our licensed Duty Manager will be on site at all times throughout your wedding to monitor consumption and ensure everyone is enjoying their time with us.

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