Christmas functions
He hui Kirihimete

Savour delicious food and wine among the nation’s treasures, right on Wellington’s waterfront.

Amokura Gallery - cocktail party

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

Book your Christmas function
Phone: (04) 381 7272

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Dinner and Exhibition Viewing, $117 per person
Cocktails and Exhibition Viewing, $79 per person

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.

  • Private viewing of a Te Papa exhibition
  • Venue hire and set-up
  • Our Spaces
  • 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

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*
  • Tea, coffee, and infusions to finish

Book now

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

Book your Christmas function

Read our advice on event planning

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

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.
* 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.

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.

  • Private viewing of a Te Papa exhibition
  • Venue hire and set-up
  • Our Spaces
  • PA system, including microphone and lectern
  • All wait staff
  • All crockery and glassware
  • Security

Christmas 2016 special offer menu (sample)

  • 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 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

Book now

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

Book your Christmas function

Read our advice on event planning

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

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