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Wedding venue: Te Marae

Choose Te Marae (Rongomaraeroa) for a unique wedding venue filled with culture, providing an amazing atmosphere for you and your guests. The striking Māori designs on Rongomaraeroa, designed by Cliff Whiting, means minimal theming is required for the space. If you’re looking for an iconic, authentic, venue with access to a private outdoor terrace with views across the Wellington waterfront, then Te Marae is the obvious choice.

  • Capacity 50–200
  • Indoor/outdoor venue
  • Built in stage
  • Magnificent views over Wellington Harbour
  • Excellent green-room facilities
  • Available from 4pm (Te Marae is usually a public museum space)

Sample wedding floorplan for Te Marae

Sample wedding itinerary for Te Marae

4pm Te Marae closes for setup
4.15pm Theming of venue
5.15–5.30pm The couple arrive and photos are taken around Te Papa
6.15–6.30pm Guests arrive
6.15pm Beverage service begins
6.30pm Guests are seated
6.40pm The couple enter room
6.45–6.50pm Welcome and housekeeping 
7.05–7.30pm Entrée service
7.05–7.30pm Kids meals served
7.35–8.20pm Mains service
8.25–8.40pm Cutting of the cake
8.25–8.40pm Speeches
8.50–9pm Dessert service
9pm Tea and coffee served
9–11.30pm 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.