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Hire a venue like no other – choose from our range of contemporary and versatile spaces.

Hire a Wellington venue like no other – choose from our wide range of contemporary and versatile spaces, from a magnificent venue for 1,000 guests to an intimate meeting room for 4–20 people.

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Venues at Te Papa

Wellington Foyer | Taiwhanga o Pōneke

Wellington Foyer - Gala dinner

Hire the heart of Te Papa! This unique space is six storeys high, with granite floors and a huge circular window framing the city – a spectacular setting for large events, including dinners and balls.
Capacity: 1,000 people
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Amokura Gallery

Amokura Gallery - Dinner function

Choose architectural grandeur for your conference, trade show, dinner, or cocktail party. The large and versatile Amokura Gallery has staged some of Te Papa’s most successful exhibitions – hire it for your own special event.
Capacity: 800 people
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Oceania trade showroom

Planning something big? Oceania is a huge, adaptable space, tastefully designed. It’s great for trade shows, product launches, conventions, conferences, and banquets.
Capacity: 610 people (30–610 per space, depending on layout)
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Photo taken from the balcony in ICON

ICON has wonderful natural light, a large private balcony, and impressive views – perfect for your elegant wedding reception or celebration.
Capacity: 250 people
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Te Marae

Te Marae set up for a Gala Dinner

Book this atmospheric setting for your dinner, performance, or seminar. Te Marae is an authentic and inclusive maraemarae communal meeting place for the 21st century, with stunning views over Wellington’s harbour.
Capacity: 250 people
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Treaty of Waitangi: Signs of a nation

Cocktails at the Signs of a Nation space at Te Papa

This dramatic, intimate space lights beautifully at night to create an elegant and welcoming feel.
Capacity: 150 people (plus 150 at Espresso | Kawhe Kutētē)
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Soundings Theatre

Soundings Theatre with audience

Soundings Theatre is a spacious and comfortable auditorium with full audiovisual equipment – ideal for conferences, performances, and seminars.
Capacity: 328 people (plus 200 in the foyer)
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Te Huinga Centre

Te Huinga Rangimarie

Hire up to five flexible conference rooms around a central reception. Te Huinga Centre is private and has fantastic views across the city and harbour.
Capacity: 360 people (15–250 per room, depending on layout)
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Blue Whale

Blue whale - Meeting space

Meeting rooms in the heart of Wellington. Hire one or both of our intimate boardrooms for your next business meeting or team-building event. Private foyer available.
Capacity, Room 1: 8
Capacity, Room 2: 20
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Other venues



Amphitheatre (outside)


Te Papa Cafe


Espresso | Kawhe Kutētē



Other areas in Te Papa may be available to hire. Contact us to make an enquiry.

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Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7272