Te Papa Venues transitions to Tākina Events

Last year Te Papa Venues embarked on our new venture as Tākina Events.

Tākina Events is the culmination of our local team, who you know well, and a brand new, internationally appealing space. We have the experience of working with you to deliver world-class events, but our portfolio now includes Tākina, Wellington’s new Convention and Exhibition Centre, opening June 2023, in addition to the spaces at Te Papa.

With this addition, we’re able to offer increased capacity, stunning architectural design and a 5-star environmentally certified building. Our menus still champion local produce and we are working hard on our industry relations to ensure we are fostering young talent, and contributing to the sustainability of Wellington’s culinary scene.

We have also worked closely with local iwi to ensure biculturalism is at the heart of this new enterprise, drawing on expertise at Te Papa to honour our connection to Aotearoa.

Tākina means to invoke, summon, to connect, to bring forth. It takes inspiration from the defining feature of Wellington, the winds, and centres us in the capital city while making it clear this is a place we want to share. Find out more and stay in the loop about the opening below.