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. Located only 10 minutes from Tauranga's city centre, our venue is highly recommended by many here in the Bay of Plenty. With facilities to host both the ceremony and reception on-site, your guests 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 gardens. 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 river's edge. Use of private driveway for bride and groom. Reception venue with outdoor deck area. Tea & coffee served with with dessert. Pack down and clear up by our staff. Venue manager and staff available throughout.

Furniture & Equipment

  • Tables & chairs including linen.
  • Cutlery & crockery.
  • Cake table & cake knife.
  • Data projector for displaying photos.
  • Four picnic tables on the reception deck.
  • Rustic archway on the reception deck.
  • Four metre fairy light curtain.
  • Gift table and white wishing well.

Venue Access

  • Day before between 9am - 3pm (conditional).
  • Day of wedding at 11am.
  • Last call at the bar at 11.30pm.
  • Lights on at 11.45pm.
  • Venue hire ends at 12am.
  • 10am - 12pm the following day if required.




We do no provide catering here at our venue, therefore 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
No Biggie Food
Kiwi Spit Roast
Kex Kitchen


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

If you would like your caterer to leave leftovers for you to collect the following day, please communicate this with both the caterer and Venue Manager. You will need to provide containers and arrange a time for the leftovers to be collected. Typically this is done the following morning.

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.



B.Y.O Package

Waverly on Wairoa is a fully licensed venue that allows the option for couples to provide the beverages for their guests to enjoy. We offer a B.Y.O Package that is an additional charge to our Wedding Package, which is a per-guest corkage fee. We also offer a full bar menu available on request.

For drinks service at both the ceremony and reception, the cost is $10.00 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 when the last call is done at the bar before the end of the night.

There is limited fridge space at our venue and 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

Our license only allows for beer wine, bubbles, cider and non-alcoholic beverages to be consumed on site. There are strictly no spirits or RTDs permitted. Please ensure you provide plenty of non or low-alcoholic options for guests. We supply a water dispenser for guests to help themselves to as well.

It is our responsibility to ensure both guests and staff enjoy their evening without any disorderly behaviour from guests becoming intoxicated. 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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