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Wedding venue: Oceania

If you have a large wedding, this is the perfect versatile space. Featuring an ellipse window overlooking Waitangi Park and plenty of natural daylight. Oceania can transform into four different spaces so you can adapt it to suit your needs. There's also back of house access for packing in making it a very convenient location for your wedding reception.

  • Capacity 80–300
  • Large enough for photo booths, dance floor, bigger head table and wedding arch
  • Natural daylight and beautiful views over Wellington marina and Waitangi Park
  • Plenty of space for pre-dinner drinks or buffet stations
  • Audio-visual capabilities for slideshows
  • Available from 8am

Sample wedding floorplans for Oceania

Sample wedding itinerary for Oceania

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.