Our spaces are your spaces
From unique wedding venues to trade shows and large functions!
Come to our place where your guests can enjoy your hospitality surrounded by the stories and treasures of a nation. Te Papa is remarkable and our seven purpose-built Wellington venues are very much a part of its life and heart.
Our spaces are contemporary and flexible, welcoming and spectacular. The location is perfect. Front and centre on Wellington’s magnificent harbour – close to all the major hotels, so your guests can enjoy a short stroll along the waterfront on their way to and from your event.
See one of our unique venues become a spectacular dinner venue
A time-lapse transformation of the Wellington Foyer in preparation for the Matariki Ball 2011.
Our spaces at a glance
The table below gives you an overview about each of our venues. You can learn more by following the links.
|Space|| At a glance|
|Icon||An elegant and versatile space with wonderful natural light, private balcony, and stunning harbour views. |
Learn more about Icon
|Icon||34 - 250 people.|
|Soundings Theatre||A fully equipped multi-media audio-visual facility with a large deep-sprung stage. Superbly comfortable tiered seating. |
Learn more about the Soundings Theatre
|Soundings Theatre||328 people.|
|Soundings Theatre Foyer||200 people.|
|Te Huinga Centre||A standalone conference facility with separate entry and spaces easily configured to accommodate many different situations and seating arrangements. |
Learn more about Te Huinga Centre
|Angus Rooms 1 & 2 ||21 - 60 people.|
|Rangimarie Room 1||34 - 140 people.|
|Rangimarie Room 2||24 - 80 people.|
|Rangimarie Room 3||10 - 40 people.|
|Rangimarie Rooms 1 & 2||48 - 250 people.|
|Rangimarie Rooms 2 & 3||24 - 100 people.|
|Rangimarie Rooms 1, 2 & 3||48 - 300 people.|
| Oceania||Designed around New Zealand themes, Oceania is a huge, versatile space ideal for trade shows, product launches, conferences, and banquets. |
Learn more about Oceania
|Total area||60 - 600 people.|
|Rooms 1 & 2 combined||45 - 150 people.|
|Room 1||19 - 75 people.|
|Room 2||19 - 75 people.|
|Visa Platinum Gallery ||Bigger space, greater heights, this remarkable venue is available to hire for your special events and functions. In the past it has showcased some of our most successful exhibitions, and now you too can utilise its impressive architectural grandeur for larger conferences, trade shows, dinners or cocktail parties. |
Learn more about Visa Platinum Gallery
|Visa Platinum Gallery||200 - 800 people.|
|Themed spaces||Unique spaces available outside of museum opening hours.|
|Wellington Foyer||Grand, elegant and spacious, this mighty room at the heart of Te Papa is a spectacular setting for a showcase, gala dinner, or ball. 500 - 800 people. |
Learn more about the Wellington Foyer
|Te Marae||The Marae is Te Hono ki Hawaiki – its connection to Hawaiki is as the place of our spiritual origins. This spiritual idea of Hawaiki means all people can regard the Marae as a place for them to stand – a place to which they can belong. 200 - 250 people. |
Learn more about Te Marae
|Signs of a Nation||A dramatic, intimate space that lights beautifully at night to create an ambience both elegant and welcoming. 50 - 120 people. |
Learn more about Signs of a Nation
|Te Papa Café||350 people.|
|Amphitheatre (outside)||230 people.|
|Bush City Centre||60 people.|
|Espresso Bar||120 people.|
|Boulevard||250 - 400 people.|
|Aorangi Room||50 people.|
|Aorangi Terrace (outside)||100 people.|
Wedding ceremony venues
Whether you want to find the best wedding venue, or just need some unique wedding venue ideas, Te Papa can help.
Get in touch with us today. Our flexible venues provide the perfect environment for your special day, or can be used for business meetings, functions and other parties.