Say “I do” in a native bush oasis only 10 minutes from Wellington’s CBD.

From private ceremonies to wedding parties, Zealandia is perfectly placed to host your dream ceremony while making a valuable contribution to conservation work in Wellington.

The Heritage Lawn, featuring the iconic valve tower, historic boatshed and our beautiful forest-fringed lake, provides the perfect backdrop for wedding parties of up to 200 people. Alternatively, the Round Lawn offers a more secluded and intimate setting for ceremonies of up to 40 people, surrounded by stunning native bush. We also have an atmospheric indoor venue available should the weather be inhospitable on the day.

Inspired by the seasonal menu at our onsite Rātā café, locally and sustainably sourced refreshments can be served after your ceremony as you venture into the valley for some idyllic wedding photos.

Make your big day unforgettable surrounded by New Zealand native flora and fauna. To start planning the wedding of your dreams, contact our Functions coordinator at

For more information and pricing, download our weddings brochure here.

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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 came for a walk through the sanctuary the other day and it reminded me that we are long overdue in saying a huge thank you for the amazing day you gave us for our wedding. Our family and friends still talk about it to this day as one of the most enjoyable and relaxed weddings they've been to.”  -  Jamie & Brendan


“Our sincere thanks to all your team for our wedding day celebrations.  The team leader Alicia was exceptional, and her and her staff made the day run super smoothly.  All of our guests commented on what a superb location Zealandia was for the wedding, and they were particularly impressed with the food. Overall it was a great experience and we could not have asked it to go any better on the day. It pleased us to know that the profits from the day were going to the trust.” - Stefan & Kate