Rose and Smith

Wedding & Events venue at The Tauherenikau Racecourse, Wairarapa, NZ

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau

Boutique Weddings
AND Events

Rose and Smith

Rose & Smith is a unique, boutique Wedding & Events venue in the idyllic Wairarapa at The Tauherenikau Racecourse. Located just an hour from Wellington’s CBD and fifteen minutes from Greytown & Martinborough.

Rose & Smith is surrounded by lush native foliage, charming birdsong and English heritage trees. The venue radiates vintage charm, relaxation and timeless elegance.

Rose & Smith was named in honour of the “Rose & Smith Builders” who built the newly renovated Racecourse Tea House in 1923.

Almost a century later in 2017 Paula Bevege, with the help of the Wairarapa Racing Club, restored the Tea House to it’s former glory for the beginning of a new era.

Rose & Smith opened in 2018 as the Wairarapa’s premier Wedding & Events venue.

Booking Rose & Smith guarantees you professional, friendly hospitality and top-quality local cuisine crafted by accomplished chefs. We serve the finest of the Wairarapa regions beverages and take pride in our close relationships with local artisans and producers.

Rose & Smith’s Owner and Creative Director Paula Bevege is your personal event planner. Paula is one of New Zealand’s best events professionals with 20 years at the top of her game. Paula has brought everything she knows together to create this very special destination venue.

We welcome you to come and experience the magic of Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau.

Paula Bevege
027 449 0025


Venue Map


The Ceremony Lawn

Beautiful Tree Lined Clearing located next to the Round Bar

  • - Seating available for 60pax, Standing 200+


The Tea House

A Grand, High Ceilinged Hall, Crisp Country White with Crystal Chandeliers

  • - Holds 200 Dining on rustic long wooden tables with classic Bentwood Chairs
  • - Full Kitchen, Bar, Bathrooms
  • - Dancefloor
  • - PA


The Round Bar

A stunning circular wooden space. Step inside to nothing but white wooden weatherboards, geometric trusses and concrete floor. A Breath-taking, versatile space.

  • - Ceremony Style Holds approx. 120, Seated & Standing
  • - Cocktail Style Holds 150, All Standing
  • - Break out room Holds 70, All Seated


The Grandstand

Vintage Grandstand facing out over the Racecourse

  • - Ceremony Option, Seats 200 +
  • - Excellent Group Photo Location


The Forest Clearing

A peaceful ceremony space beneath the heritage trees, just five minutes’ walk from the Tea House.

  • - Ceremony Space for 180
  • - Currently weather dependant but space for a clear marquee if desired


The Party Lawn

Lush Lawn area located in between the Tea House & Round Bar

  • - Multi use Area for 200+ guests
  • - Outdoor Kitchen
  • - Full Bar
  • - Outdoor Dancefloor with Festoon lights
  • - Outdoor Furniture


The Ranch House

The spruced up ‘Jockey’s Quarters’. Three character buildings, two accommodating 37 guests, one with a large kitchen and lounge.

  • - Accommodation for 37 guests
  • - Full Kitchen & Dining Area
  • - Shared Bathroom Facilites
  • - Lawn perfect for entertaining guests
  • - Accommodation booked through Rose & Smith but serviced by The Race Course