• As experienced functions managers, the Te Papa team provides a robust template which covers all details of organising an event. Their support and attention to detail made all the difference in the smooth running and effectiveness of each conference – as well as the enjoyment of the organising team!
      Angela Ryan, Director, Mana Education Centre. 21 February 2011
    • As well as the impeccably able staff, the spaces that Te Papa offers for events are superb. The presentation of the spaces and amenities is of a consistently high standard which raised the sophistication and atmosphere surrounding our conference.
      Angela Ryan, Director, Mana Education Centre. 21 February 2011
    • Te Papa have a wonderful team of Conference and Event professionals, fantastic catering, and onsite facilities that are second to none. In choosing a venue for my clients I need to ensure that all will run smoothly, after all – it’s my reputation on the line. Te Papa is therefore a first choice venue for me.
    • The Te Papa team has the attitude that each Conference or Event is special and will therefore strive to make sure it is a success.
      Dean Bradley
      Convention Management New Zealand Ltd
    • We always receive such positive feedback from our delegates, who never fail to have a great experience at Te Papa. It's definitely a venue with a difference with an ideal central, waterfront location.
      Michelle Kane, Conference Manager, Conference and Events Ltd
    • Te Papa definitely has the WOW factor and helps attract delegates to conferences. The spaces are great to work in, the staff always extremely helpful and the food is first class.
      Louise Watson, Conference Manager, Conference and Events Ltd
    • The event went off without a hitch and the feedback from all who were there has been overwhelmingly positive. The overall experience with Te Papa has been wonderful - the planning and professionalism through to the execution cannot be faulted.
      Grant, Ellie, Shalimar and the GJ Gardner Team. 28 February 2013
    • We had our wedding reception in the icon room and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
      Angela Prestidge - Bride
    • We had a wonderful experience holding our wedding at Te Papa! From the booking process to the big day itself, we found the staff to be most helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We initially booked Icon at Te Papa for our reception but after realizing that our wedding fell on the same day as the Homegrown concert, we decided to hold our ceremony there as well. Glenn Lust did a fantastic job coordinating the day. He found a stunning space for the cocktail hour while Icon was switched over from ceremony to reception area. Meanwhile we took our photos in the beautiful backdrop of Te Papa’s pond, which was nicely secluded from the concertgoers. The food was absolutely perfect! Every dish was cooked to perfection and our guests still talk about it! Glenn and his team executed our vision perfectly and we are thrilled to recommend Te Papa to anyone looking to hold their party in a stylish venue operated by highly skilled and talented people!
      Julie Anne & Matthew

An amazing Wellington location for weddings, meetings, conferences and events


There are so many reasons to choose Te Papa.

For a start, there’s the city itself. Wellington is a bustling, vibrant harbour city known for its colourful weatherboard Victorian houses built on bush-clad hills around a beautiful harbour. Not only is Wellington the nation’s capital, it’s also New Zealand’s creative capital. It’s home to visual-effects company Weta Digital, film-makers like Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, several professional theatres, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and – of course – New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa. 

And just look at where we are. Our stunning waterfront location puts Te Papa at the heart of Wellington and makes it the perfect choice for anything from a unique luxury wedding venue or conference centre. We’re close to all major hotels and public transport and have plenty of onsite parking, so your guests will find us easy to get to.

Fully facilitated event and wedding location

Once you’re here, you’ll find a diverse range of superbly equipped function, conference, and theatre spaces. Expect plenty of natural light, lovely harbour views, and all the colour and vitality of the city.

There really is no other venue quite like it. Include private exhibition viewings and guided tours in your programme. Get your event off to an extraordinary beginning with a pōwhiri (welcome) at our very own marae (meeting place). At Te Papa, your imagination is the limit.

Plus, when you choose to host your event or function at Te Papa, you have the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting New Zealand’s national museum. All revenue from functions and events goes towards keeping Te Papa free.

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Souvenir pennant, ’Wellington’, 1970s-1980s, Maker unknown, New Zealand. Gift of Alan Tennyson, 2009. Te Papa

Let us look after your next function: Call us on (04) 381 7272 or get in touch through our enquiry form.