Why Te Papa venues?
He aha ngā painga a Te Papa mō te hui

Wow your guests with stunning waterfront function and meeting spaces, among the nation’s treasures.

Invite your guests to join you on Wellington’s stunning waterfront, among the nation’s greatest treasures. Te Papa is a full-scale conference centre and dream wedding venue in the heart of New Zealand’s capital city.

We’re just a pleasant stroll away from the city’s major hotels, with plentiful onsite parking and nearby public transport.

Parking at Te Papa – discounts may be available.

Unique function and meeting venues

We’ve got the wow factor. Expect plenty of natural light, harbour views, and amazing cultural treasures.

Choose from our diverse range of superbly equipped function, conference, meeting, and theatre spaces. From an elegant wedding to a large dinner function, or from an important business meeting to a stand-out trade show, we have the perfect venue and catering solution for you.

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Make the most of the museum

Add a private exhibition viewing or guided tour to your programme, or begin with an authentic and moving pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) at our contemporary marae (meeting place).

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We can cater your event with inspired cuisine, or your attendees can relax over coffee and lunch at one of our two cafes. Shoppers will love browsing for gifts and mementos at our stores.

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Get satisfaction knowing that your support helps keep the national museum free for everyone to enjoy.

It’s all about people

We’re well known for our highly trained, talented, and friendly staff. Our dedicated functions team will help coordinate your event with the same commitment and attention to detail as our museum curators give the nation’s treasures.

From the moment you first make contact, we’ll do everything possible to ensure you and your guests have a unique, effortless, and memorable experience with Te Papa Venues.

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Choose Wellington

As we locals say, ‘You can’t beat Wellington on a good day.’ Our bustling, vibrant capital is known for its colourful weatherboard Victorian houses built on bush-clad hills around a beautiful harbour.

Wellington is also New Zealand’s creative capital, home to Weta Digital, film-makers Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, professional theatres, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and – of course – New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa.

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Phone: (04) 381 7272