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Venue Hire

Hidden Groves Venue Hire

Hidden Groves Retreat Centre is a beautiful, spacious venue nestled in the lush, native bush of the Ōtaki Gorge. Being just walking distance to the Ōtaki river and sitting below the Tararua Range, this is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, and nourish your body, mind and soul with loved ones!

This stunning venue is just 20 minutes drive from the Waikanae train station, so it's easy to access from Wellington, and is just 15 minutes drive from the Ōtaki shops. From the venue, you can basque in picturesque 360 degree views of the ocean, surrounding rolling hills and vibrant native bush.

The serene, secluded location of this gem means you can enjoy the sounds of the native birds singing and waterfalls trickling during the day, and star gaze in the clear sky at night.

Venue Facilities Title
Black Flower

The property includes the following assets:

  • Walking trails through native bush
  • Forest bathing trails
  • Ponds and waterways
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Large long tables and park benches

Facilities offered inside the venue:

  • Three rooms with four bunk beds in each (12 beds total)
  • Two extra rooms with four bunk beds in each (8 beds total)
  • A large, main hall space with a data projector installed
  • A smaller room for break out meetings or to use for extra beds
  • Five internal toilets and showers
  • Two external toilets
  • A kitchenette for guests
  • A commercial kitchen, cool room and food storage space
  • Outdoor sinks for washing dishes
  • A large deck with picnic tables


We have a brand new, first class commercial kitchen from which we would LOVE to provide vegan or vegetarian catering for your event!

We do not hire out the kitchen for guests to cook in, as professional training is required.



We are happy to host the following events:

  • Yoga/meditation retreats
  • Work team bonding events
  • Conferences
  • Wellbeing events
  • Community events
  • Women circles
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Wedding photo shoots
  • Children's birthday parties
  • Prize givings and graduations
  • Baby showers

We aim for our venue to be an eco-friendly and conscious space. As we usually use this space for yoga and meditation events we ask that you kindly do not bring or consume any meat, egg, onion, garlic, fish or alcohol here. This is strictly a no drugs and alcohol venue. If you smoke or vape, please do this outside the property.



We have special, affordable cost packages available depending on your event and preferences. We can tailor packages to your event and can discuss pricing once we are in touch. 

If you are interested in viewing the venue and hiring it for your special event, please fill out the form below!


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Reach out and get in touch - we love hearing from you! Either drop a comment below or give us a call if you have questions and we'd be happy to have a chat.