• 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
    Director/Owner
    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

Christmas Packages 

Dinner and Exhibition Viewing

Take advantage of our special offer and invite your guests to a unique festive experience, which starts with a private viewing of one of our exhibitions. Enjoy the rest of the evening by sitting down to a delicious dinner in one of Te Papa’s venues.

$115 including GST *

Offer includes:

  • Private viewing of one of our exhibitions
  • Venue hire and set-up
  • Standard lectern
  • In-house PA System for background music and microphone for speeches
  • Dedicated function staff prior, during and post your event
  • Menus and table seating plans
  • All white table linen
  • All crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • Security

* Additional packages available upon request.

Christmas special offer 2014 menu: 

  • 1/2 hour pre-dinner canapés with drinks on arrival
  • Three-course set menu with a selection of breads and spreads to start

Sample three-course menu:

  • Seared New Zealand scallop martini served on creamy celeriac puree topped crisp pancetta
  • Kawakawa dusted, grilled beef fillet steak on a mirror of black Doris plum jus
  • Te Papa dessert plate mini chocolate lamington, baby pavlova with kiwifruit, tamarillo crème brulee, manuka honey mousse and chocolate truffles
  • A selection of wines per table **
  • Tea/coffee and infusions to finish

 

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

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

* Dates for the offer are from Friday the 1st of November 2014 to Friday the 31st of January 2015. For lunch bookings please contact our team for further information. Offer available for a minimum booking of 80 guests. Private exhibitions viewings are available from 6pm, and on Thursdays from 9pm. All inclusions are Te Papa standard unless specified otherwise. Subject to availability.

** An allocation of 1/2 bottle of red or white wine will be provided per person. Account payments or a cash bar can operate for the remainder of the evening.

 

Cocktails and Exhibition Viewing

Take advantage of our special offer and invite your guests to a unique festive experience with delicious canapés and cocktails at Te Papa surrounded by our national treasures, followed by a private viewing of one of our exhibitions.

$79 including GST*

Offer includes:

  • Private viewing of one of our exhibitions•
  • Venue hire and set-up
  • Standard lectern
  • In-house PA System for background music and microphone for speeches
  • Dedicated function staff prior, during and post your event
  • All crockery and glassware
  • Security

Christmas special offer 2014 menu: 

  • A cocktail on arrival**

Tray served

  • Duck confit and sour cherry chutney in crisp spring roll wrapper
  • Hapuka tartar in a sesame cone
  • Star anis cured Aoraki salmon on beetroot chutney
  • Smoked turkey and green asparagus mini quiche

Food station

  • Fresh Clevedon oysters with condiments
  • Soy caramelized tiger prawn on grapefruit compote
  • Juniper roasted venison loin served on chilled parsnip puree
  • Christmas mince pie
  • Chocolate rum balls

Carving station

  • Maple glazed Christmas ham with traditional condiments in buttermilk bap

 

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

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

* All inclusions are Te Papa standard unless specified otherwise. Dates for the offer are from Friday the 1st of November 2014 to Friday the 31st of January 2015. Private exhibitions viewings are available from 6pm, and on Thursdays from 9pm. Offer available for a minimum booking of 80 guests. Subject to availability.

** Account payments or a cash bar can operate for the remainder of the evening.

 

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