Te Papa is open. Te Papa Covid-19 information: Orange
Kei te tuwhera a Te Papa. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Kowheori-19: Karaka

Wedding venue: Icon

An intimate wedding venue with floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of natural daylight, access to a private balcony for you and your guests, and great photography opportunities showcasing Te Papa’s beautiful natural surroundings and the Wellington waterfront.

  • Capacity 50–120
  • Wonderful natural daylight
  • Indoor/outdoor venue
  • Access to a private balcony
  • Elegant, contemporary and versatile windows
  • Built-in bar onsite
  • Curtains to close off spaces, or leave them open depending on the size of your wedding
  • Available from 8am

Sample wedding floorplan for Icon

Sample wedding itinerary for Icon

8–10am DJ/band packs in
8–10am Cake drop
8–10am Theming of venue
4pm MC arrives
4.30pm Guests arrive
4.30pm Beverage service begins
4.30–5.30pm Pre-dinner canapés service
5pm The couple arrive and photos are taken around Te Papa
5.45pm Guests are seated
5.45pm The couple enter room
5.46–5.50pm Welcome, housekeeping, and main orders taken
6.30–7pm Entrée service
7.05–8pm Mains service
8.05–8.15pm Cutting of the cake
8.15–8.45pm Speeches
8.50–9pm Dessert service
9pm Tea and coffee served
9pm DJ/band starts
11.30pm DJ/band ends
11.30pm Bar closes
Midnight Venue vacated

Enquire or book your wedding

If you’d like to make an appointment to visit Te Papa, we can arrange a dedicated wedding coordinator to show you the venue spaces.

To enquire, please fill out our online form or phone +64 (04) 381 7272.