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Functions At Lakes Lodge


Lakes Lodge Okataina

Escape the constrictions of the city and breathe in the creativity. Situated 30 kilometres from Rotorua and 20 minutes from Rotorua International Airport, Lakes Lodge Wilderness retreat is a secluded lakefront oasis.

Nestled deep within dense native bush, with stunning lake views, Lakes Lodge Okataina is your ideal venue for a birthday party, family reunion, Christmas party, or any other group function.


Exclusive Catering

Escape the constrictions of the city and breathe in the creativity.

Private Events

Birthdays, reunions, group getaways, the list goes on. We cater to all private parties.


Axe throwing, fishing charters, clay bird shooting. We can help organise every activity.


Our hotel style rooms with lake views can accommodate all your guests, friends, family and work colleagues.

Exquisite Location

Come together surrounded by birdsong and native bush in our secluded glade to say your vows. Or start your forever by the azure Lake Okataina. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, our indoor options have rustic charm and endless decorating opportunities.

Share your first kiss as husband and wife under an arch of flowers surrounded by cheering family and friends. As the canapes and champagne roll out, prepare for a barrage of congratulations and good wishes. Sneak out with your bridal party for some photography amongst native bush.

Sit back and enjoy your first meal as husband and wife at your reception just remember to save room for wedding cake! Your guests will enjoy the views of the lake from our restaurant windows.

As the night draws to a close, you can rest easy knowing guests are sleeping comfortably at our suites and hotel style rooms after a few too many drinks.


Fantastic Facilities

The bride will enjoy getting pampered with hair and make-up in the morning while sipping champagne or chardonnay. The groom and his boys might enjoy fishing or taking a boat cruise on the lake before the formalities begin.

Clink some beers and say cheers with your closest family and friends in our BBQ area on the night before your wedding. Share laughs and stories with a pizza fresh from the pizza oven or a feast cooked on the BBQs.


Contact Lakes Lodge Today

Contact our friendly functions coordinators and start discussing your stay with us.

Call Us

021 229 0398

Email Us

General Enquiries: [email protected]

Conference & Events: [email protected]

Weddings Enquiries: [email protected]

Find Us

692 Lake Okataina Road, Rotoiti, Rotorua