Christmas functions
He hui Kirihimete

Invite your Christmas party guests to savour delicious New Zealand food and wine among the nation’s stories and taonga, overlooking Wellington’s stunning waterfront at Te Papa.

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Dinner and Exhibition Viewing Package, $117 per person

Start with a private exhibition viewing of your choice, then sit down to a delicious festive dinner in one of Te Papa’s elegant venues.

This package includes:

  • a private viewing of a Te Papa exhibition
  • venue hire and set-up
  • PA system, including microphone and lectern
  • all wait staff
  • all chairs and tables
  • all table linen (white)
  • menus and table seating plans
  • all crockery, cutlery, and glassware
  • security.

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Christmas 2016 special offer menu (sample)

  • Pre-dinner canapés with drinks on arrival, for half an hour
  • Three-course set menu, with a selection of breads and spreads to start

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 brûlée, manuka honey mousse, and chocolate truffles
  • A selection of wines per table (An allocation of half a 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).
  • Tea, coffee, and infusions to finish

Amokura Gallery - cocktail party

Notes

  • Pricing is based on a minimum of 80 guests. Prices include GST.
  • Offer valid for bookings held 1 Nov 2016 – 31 Jan 2017.
  • For lunch bookings, please contact our team for further information.
  • Private exhibitions viewings are available from 6pm.
  • Travelling exhibitions at Te Papa may incur an extra charge.

Cocktails and Exhibition Viewing Package, $79 per person

Start with mouth-watering canapés and cocktails in one of our elegant venues, then enjoy a private exhibition viewing of your choice.

This package includes:

  • a private viewing of a Te Papa exhibition
  • venue hire and set-up
  • PA system, including microphone and lectern
  • all wait staff
  • all crockery and glassware
  • security.

View our spaces

Christmas 2016 special offer menu (sample)

Cocktails

  • A cocktail on arrival (Account payments or a cash bar can operate for the remainder of the evening)

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 caramelised tiger prawn on grapefruit compote
  • Juniper roasted venison loin on chilled parsnip puree
  • Christmas mince pie
  • Chocolate rum balls

Carving station

  • Maple glazed Christmas ham with traditional condiments in buttermilk bap

Notes

  • Pricing is based on a minimum of 80 guests. Prices include GST.
  • Offer valid for bookings held 1 Nov 2016 – 31 Jan 2017.
  • ​Private exhibitions viewings are available from 6pm.

Contact us and bookings

Make a booking or enquiry. We’re happy to discuss options with you.

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Email: venues@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 381 7272