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Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is a stunning boutique venue offering exceptional service, delicious cuisine and breath-taking scenery. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse, Rose & Smith sits amongst lush native foliage, radiating vintage charm and captivating its visitors with its timeless elegance. At Rose & Smith you can count on a stress-free wedding, working with one of New Zealand’s most experienced wedding planners, Paula Bevege. Your every need will be taken care of with our dedicated team ensuring all details are attended to with precision and perfection. Our stunning light filled venue seats up too 200 guests and is surrounded by native bush and trees over 150 years old, bursting with native birdlife. You will find it hard to choose where to hold your wedding ceremony as the setting offers so many picture-perfect locations. Our in house chef Dale Keith has 30 years of experience as a chef and restaurateur, most notably with Vista Café, The White Swan and as creator of the eponymous Mt Victoria & Thorndon Chipperies. We are fortunate to be based in bountiful Wairarapa where we have access to local farms and orchards that provide us with the freshest produce. Everything we serve is made from scratch, sourced locally where ever possible, and is the true “farm gate to plate” experience. You are welcome to bring your own beverages that we serve for you. Vintage charm, classic elegance, tasteful glamour – Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau knows how to dazzle and impress. We can’t wait to serve you.

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by appointment only


Tauherenikau, State Highway 2, Featherston 1222


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— 200 Seating Capacity
— Ceremony Area
— Wet Weather Option
— Live Music / DJ Friendly
— 100 Parking Spots
— On-site Catering
— Liquor License