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The Top 20 Wellington Wedding Venues

by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 18 Aug 2023

What better place to say "I do" than the vibrant capital of New Zealand, Wellington. The capital is rife with arts and culture, intertwined through the city’s range of wedding venues. From the rugged west coast of Kapiti to the stunning hills of the Wairarapa, the dainty gardens of Martinborough, to the urban streets of Wellington CBD - this region has a diverse range of locations to suit every taste. After more inspiration from wedding venues around New Zealand? Take a look at our AucklandQueenstown and Christchurch guides.

QT Wellington

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For something different and something daring, choose QT Wellington. A celebration of creativity and innovation, QT Wellington boasts a unique design and extensive art collections. Surrounded by urban and harbour views, QT Wellington offers colourful spaces, state-of-the-art facilities and decadent dining.

Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

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Foxglove is a heritage venue set on the iconic Wellington waterfront. Spaces include a grand Ballroom, Whiskey Den and Games Room - each with a unique character and appeal. Blending old-world charm with modern conveniences, Foxglove provides bespoke catering, planning assistance, AV capabilities and an unbeatable location for your wedding - showcasing the best hospitality Wellington has to offer. 


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Boomrock sits on a clifftop overlooking the wild beauty of the Tasman Sea. With panoramic views of the South Island and rolling countryside, Boomrock is a testament to the magnificence of New Zealand's landscape. The property is extensive, and the reception venue is a modern space with high beams and a large open fire for added comfort.

Whisky & Wood

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A blank space venue with a character of its own, Whisky & Wood features washed-brick walls, soaring high ceilings, skylights and a wooden bar area. Located in Aotearoa’s creative capital, Whisky & Wood exudes industrial elegance. With 350 square meters of versatility at your fingertips - the space is suitable for up to 120 guests. Have your wedding your way at Whisky & Wood, Wellington's newest event space. 


Ohariu Farm

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Ohariu Farm is a charming venue set amidst rolling hills and countryside. One of the largest venues in the region, Ohariu Farm, can cater to weddings with 200-450 guests! As proud partners with Margrain Vineyard, Ohariu Farm presents an award-winning beverage list- from aromatic whites to beautifully textured Pinot Noirs.

Tarureka Estate

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Named one of the World's Top 10 Barn Wedding Venues by Bridal Musings, Tarureka Estate is a rustic yet sophisticated venue in the Wairarapa. The Loft Barn boasts a soaring chapel-like ceiling and top-floor space for dining and speeches, while downstairs is the dance floor and open bar area to get the party started. The lovingly restored Homestead is another space that doubles as accommodation for up to 18 guests.

The Milk Station

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The Milk Station is an Italian-style oasis framed by olive and Cyprus trees. The historic station dates back to 1919 and has been restored to create the ethereal wedding venue it is today. The Milk Station includes a reception space, a cigar room, four acres of European-inspired gardens and 5-star accommodation.


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Sudbury is a luxury wedding venue set on a 50-acre horse farm. It boasts picturesque views, sun-soaked spaces and country charm for days. The Pergola Garden is a picture-perfect setting for your ceremony, and the property is well worth exploring with your wedding photographer. The Barn is your classic rustic meets modern space, while the Garden Bar boasts an open fire.

Anam Cara Gardens

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Anam Cara is a minimalistic venue that focuses on the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it. Located on the beautiful Kapiti Coast - this magical venue is just an hour from Wellington. With 10 acres of gardens and grounds to roam, Anam Cara is a child-friendly venue with full disabled access to make it easy for the grandparents to attend your special day.


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Zealandia is a 225-hectare eco-sanctuary that feels otherworldly in the best kind of way. With native New Zealand birdsong as your soundtrack and native bush as your backdrop, Zealandia offers a unique lakeside wedding venue just 10 minutes from Wellington.


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Are you seeking a Wellington wedding venue with elevated city & harbour views? Look no further; Dockside is a beautiful sunlit space right on the water. With 30 years of weddings within their walls, they are no strangers to the art of these special occasions. Make the most of this lovely heritage venue by having your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one place!

Wallaceville House

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Wallaceville House is a historic homestead surrounded by acres of pristinely kept grounds. Comprehensive wedding packages allow you to have your ceremony, reception and accommodation all under the same roof! Discover the perfect blend of grandeur and elegance in this early 20th-century space.

Old St Paul's

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Old St Paul’s is an impressive example of Gothic Revival architecture in the heart of Wellington. The beautiful detailing, stained glass windows, dark timber and original furnishings within this venue create an iconic setting for special events. Built in 1866, Old St Paul’s is a beautiful heritage venue seating up to 450 guests.


The Dowse Art Museum

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Did you know you can tie the knot and dance the night away in one of New Zealand's leading public art museums?​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​An art lover's dream - The Dowse be configured to host up to 200 of your favourite people. ​​​​​​​​

Landing at Homebush 

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Rain or shine, Landing at Homebush is a romantic venue with a myriad of places to say "I do". For the reception formalities, the Function Centre can comfortably seat up to 140 guests, whilst a marquee can be added to the property to increase the guest capacity. Being locals, the onsite events team know the ins and outs of weddings in the Wellington region and will extend that knowledge to you!

Greenmantle Estate

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Romance is in the air at Greenmantle Estate - a luxury lodge on the Kapiti Coast. The property is framed by an untouched Nikau forest, providing multiple ceremony locations and space for adding a marquee. Complete with all-weather spaces, beautiful hospitality and premier suites, you'll find this breathtaking venue a 45-minute drive from Wellington.


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Wellington has a huge brunch and café culture, so why not combine these urban elements with your wedding? Prefab is a popular eatery and the perfect modern and minimalist venue for your big day.

Rose & Smith

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Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is a boutique wedding venue that radiates vintage charm like nowhere else. Surrounded by native foliage, charming birdsong, and English heritage trees sits the dining hall - a timeless space seating up to 200 guests.

Begonia House

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Begonia House is a large glasshouse venue in the Wellington Botanic Gardens. The beautiful light, interesting architecture and tropical vegetation make Begonia House a photographer's dream venue. Located close to the City, Begonia House is easy to access and hosts 90 guests for a dinner event or 120 cocktail-style.

Waihōanga River Lodge

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Waihoanga is a stunning, off-the-grid wedding venue just an hour from Wellington. Nestled amidst native bush with accommodation for approx 50 guests, Waihōanga River Lodge is the dream venue for those seeking a festival-style wedding that can be extended over a few days.

The Boatshed

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The Boatshed is an iconic landmark and wedding venue on Wellington's waterfront. This historic boating club retains much of the building's original structure, giving the space a rich ambience. The deck level extends over the edge of the Wellington Harbour and seats up to 200 guests.

Glenview Country Gardens

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Glenview Country Gardens is a family-run venue in Kelson, Lower Hutt. This property offers multiple ceremony locations, such as the hilltop or native gardens. The rustic barn space seats up to 200 guests for your reception and can be dressed up or down. With the beautiful Tararua Mountains as your backdrop, Glenview Country Gardens is a feast for the eyes.