About Ataahua is Tauranga’s premier venue, situated in the suburb of
Pyes Pa, only a short 10 minute drive from the city centre.
The property boasts an array of features. Nestled under stunning
established copper beech trees are beautifully landscaped
gardens, with croquet and petanque grounds, a bush outlook,
the option of holding your event in either a traditional marquee
within a divine walled garden featuring an outdoor fire, water
features and clipped topiary or our stylish indoor venue with a
large shuttered verandah space and separate lounge area.
Ataahua is available for a variety of functions and events
including corporate meetings, conferences or social gatherings
and special celebrations such as weddings, birthdays,
anniversaries, and life celebrations.
John and Bridget Little, and Abby and Jason Luke are the
team behind Ataahua, they have been recognised Tauranga
locals for over 30 years. John ran the award winning
architectural design company Ambienti for many years. Bridget
opened Blanc designer florist in partnership with her daughter
Abby, after her return from England, which included 18 months
working at the famous London restaurant The Ivy. The sale of
both Ambienti and Blanc has allowed them time to dream of
and create Ataahua.
The family’s former private home ‘Littlefarm’ in upper Pyes Pa
was regularly featured in the local garden and artfest and
national magazines, it was often used for weddings. It was the
demand for this stunning property that encouraged them
to develop this stylish purpose built Tauranga function centre.