Winter Wairarapa wedding venue Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau: food wine and country hospitality


passing food across a full table, Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

If you're after amazing Wairarapa food, wine and country hospitality for your wedding venue, congratulations! You've found Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau.

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is an elegantly converted stables building, set in the leafy grounds of the historic Tauherenikau racecourse.

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is a lovely year-round wedding venue, especially during winter. As an added incentive, there are generous venue hire discounts for low season and mid-week. Just imagine having the whole Wairarapa to share with your friends and family, during a winter weekend, then being married on a quiet Monday for example.

The venue offers the very best in local produce cooked by head chef Dale, often on coals and wood fired ovens outside. Think grilled octopus with wasbi mash, Palliser Ridge spit roasted lamb and woodfired apple galette with salted caramel mascarpone. Shared platters are passed around, up and down the long tables.

Wairarapa local wines, beers and spirits are championed such as Matahiwi Estate and Lighthouse Gin (inspired by Cape Palliser lighthouse!).

These photos were taken at the Wellington on a Plate 2019 event A Hop, Skip and Jump. Even though it was rainy and cold outside, the warmth and brightness that was felt inside was delightful.

Everyone enjoyed the country hospitality, enjoying quality time with friends and making new ones. Many people had come from Wellington, an easy one hour's bus ride away.

The venue is managed by experienced event & wedding planner Paula, whose attention to detail is just stunning. The luxurious stationary was created by Bhaktiniranjanmistry and the flowers by Horrobin and Hodge.

If you like my documentary style of photography, please feel free to check out my Lucalia Photography Wairarapa wedding photos.

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

looking inside Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
long tables set at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

place setting at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

place setting with stationary and flowers Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

menu on crochered cushion at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guests mingling at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

pouring Matahiwi Estate brute rose at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

sparkling wine being served by staff at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
welcomed with a drink and a smile at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guests smiling holding wine glasses at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guests smiling and talking at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
wine glasses on a wine barrel outside in the rain at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

outdoor cooking on coals at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

canapes at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guests eating canapes at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

wood fired cooking outside Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guests smiling looking at menu Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
entree on a plate at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
vegetarian entree being served at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

long lunch with entree and wine at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

lady talking and smiling at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
fish about to be cooked in an outdoor wood fired oven at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

head chef Dale Keith cooking pork outside over wood at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

spit roasted lamb outside at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue
Palliser Ridge lamb served on shared platters at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guest taking a photo of her food on her phone at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guest serving herself from shared platters at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guest licking her fingers at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

guests clinking glasses in cheers at Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau Wairarapa wedding venue

If you like my documentary style of photography, please feel free to check out my Lucalia Photography Wairarapa wedding photos.

Lots of love, Sarah x

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