of the NZ Wedding industry Awards

Outstanding Wedding Ceremony Venue 2019


Global Hospitality Awards

Lux - Wedding Venue of the Year 2019 - Waikato


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The Waterlily Gardens sit between the stunning Karangahake Gorge and bustling Waihi Beach, driving distance from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. It is the perfect destination to escape from city life, and immerse yourself in another world.  

Whether you are needing a cosy retreat for the night, looking for that perfect wedding venue, conference or function facility, or just looking for a day out, we know you will find it here at The Waterlily Gardens.



Photo by Jonathan Suckling

Discover a magical wonderland, stunning grounds, lush native forest and romantic nooks. The perfect place to say 'I Do' and celebrate with your loved ones


Photo by Jonathan Suckling

The Waterlily Gardens have been captivating garden enthusiasts for nearly 70 years, first opened in 1951 the gardens have grown and evolved to become the stunning paradise they are today.