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The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Venue hire

Weddings

Zealandia – Wellington’s most unique wedding venue is available for your special day!

Perfectly positioned for afternoon and evening sun and overlooking our beautiful forest-fringed lake, Wellington’s world-first wildlife safe haven is so close to town, yet worlds apart. And because Zealandia is one hundred percent not for profit, your wedding will make a valuable contribution to our conservation, eco-restoration and education goals.

A unique and beautiful location for your wedding.

Photo By Amy Schulz Photography

Wedding on the Round Lawn.

Photo By Adrian de la Fuente www.delafuenteweddings.co.nz

Bubbles by the lake.

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Tables laid on the balcony at Rata Café.

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The bride and bridesmaids arriving by boat

Photo By Tina Woolcott

A reputation for quality and attention to detail.

Photo By www.kathrynwilsonphotography.com

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Imagine the bridal party arriving via boat across our picturesque lake for a ceremony surrounded by a chorus of birdlife and native flora on our beautiful Heritage Lawn.

Celebrate with bubbles and canapés by the lake.

Choose from a range of stunning locations for your photographs. These will give you wonderful memories for a lifetime.

Then move up to our sun-drenched cafe with beautiful sanctuary views for your reception.

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"We wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of the Zealandia staff who contributed to our wonderful wedding day. We had the most amazing day and many of our guests commented on the wonderful venue and hospitable staff. We felt really well looked after through out the whole planning process and nothing was too much trouble for you and your colleagues. We will be singing Zealandia's praises for many years to come and can't wait to get our photos back to showcase the beautiful park and true NZ flavour we had on the day!"

Gareth & Jenner

"We couldn’t have asked for a better day! Thank you for your help. We hope Zealandia gets many more wedding functions; it’s a fantastic venue that should give the other venues something to worry about!"

"Exceptional service right from the beginning. Anna the function coordinator was readily available to assist with planning, answering queries and ensured that the day went off smoothly. It was important to us to not have to set up and clean up. They day was made easy for me as able to drop of table settings, alcohol etc the day before and pick up the leftovers on the morning after the wedding. Anna and Saoirse set up everything as we wished, ensuring that every detail was attended to, and solved issues that arose throughout the day. Great to have a wide range of meal and alcohol packages to choose from. I would definitely recommend Zealandia for a wedding or function. We are now members, have done the night kiwi tour, visit the café and even sponsor a fencepost…..we are hooked on Zealandia."

Tania & Glen

"We had a great time and we are very grateful to Anna for her excellent, timely and clear communication about the arrangements and to the other staff for all their hard work."

"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your professionalism, your attention to detail and being proactive. All that helped to ensure the evening ran smoothly and the guests enjoyed themselves. "

"The service was smooth as silk. Thank you for making such a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our guests! Nothing was ever a trouble and everything was accomplished with a smile. "

"We really enjoyed having our wedding reception at Zealandia and we are enormously grateful for all the hard work that you and your colleagues put in to making a great day. Everyone we’ve spoken to said how much they enjoyed it too and what a good choice of venue it was. "