Historic Homestead & Function Venue 

Welcome to Oruawharo

Elegance, tradition, nostalgia . . . the 150-year-old Oruawharo homestead. Rob, Dr Erica, Will & Bianca invite visitors to share their pleasure in the charm of their historic home, old church and gardens.


Oruawharo’s homestead, gardens and woodlands offer possibilities for all. A superb wedding venue, the home and surrounds create a unique atmosphere for an almost limitless variety of other special occasions, from business functions to family parties and festive-season dinners.

Oruawharo makes a wonderful destination for outings for interest groups and clubs, after your meal Oruawharo owners, will introduce you to the history of their home, and visitors can wander and view the extensive gardens, and private collection of art and antiques.

Catering is available for all occasions, and the homestead is easily accessible, just 2km off SH2 in Central Hawke's Bay.

Oruawharo Homestead

Everything you want to know about the Historic Home

St Vincent's

What can this venue offer you? Indoor, outdoor or any where your imagination can take you!

Bookings are essential.

Rob & Dr Erica Lauder
William Lauder & Bianca du Toit