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Wellington school balls He pōro Wharekura

Book a stunning setting and memorable experience for your school ball.

Give your students a stylish school ball experience they’ll never forget. Te Papa’s magnificent venues, overlooking Wellington’s beautiful waterfront, will provide a memorable setting for your school formal.

Book your school ball at Te Papa
Phone: (04) 381 7272



HIBS school ball, 2019. Photo by Abbie Dorrington. Te Papa

School Ball Package, $69 per person

Sit back and relax while our experienced team take care of you and your guests, from your first enquiry, to the post-party clean-up.

  • Venue hire
  • Our spaces
  • Buffet dinner, including breads and spreads
  • Continuous orange juice and soft drinks
  • All wait staff
  • All chairs and tables
  • All table linen (white)
  • Menus and table seating plans
  • All crockery, cutlery, and glassware
  • Dance floor
  • PA system
  • Table centrepiece

Book now

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

Book your school ball at Te Papa

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


  • Pricing is based on a minimum of 150 guests. Price includes GST.
  • Security staff are required at cost and to be organised by Te Papa. One security guard is required per 80 students.
  • Alcohol will not be sold to any students, regardless of age.
  • Soft drink and other non-alcoholic beverages can be made available for sale by prior arrangement.
  • Access to Te Papa will not be granted to any intoxicated person, regardless of age.
  • Any student found to be, or suspected of, consuming alcohol on the premises, will be escorted off the premises and the alcohol will be confiscated.
  • A minimum of 10 parents, guardians, or teachers are required to be in attendance for the duration of the event. One parent, guardian, or teacher will assume responsibility for liaison with Te Papa.
  • Re-entry to the event will only be permitted for parents, guardians and teachers.
  • This package is available for official school balls only, and is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The menu may be subject to change.