Functions and Events at Zealandia


Host your next function, meeting or corporate event in a unique and tranquil setting. 

Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne provides a picturesque backdrop for your next event, creating an extraordinary experience while also supporting our vital conservation efforts. 

Our spaces can cater for small (up to 8 people) or larger gatherings (up to 200 people) with tailored day delegate packages to suit your function or event. Indulge in modern New Zealand cuisine with a conscience for Rātā Cafe, or add on a tour activity and explore the iconic sanctuary. The choice is yours to make your next event unforgettable. 


Choose from the following venues:


Pāteke Room

Theatre: 120 seated
Canape: 120 standing
Classroom: 80 seated

Large indoor space ideal for conferences, team building events or large meetings. Presentation facilities available. 


Heritage Lawn

200 people

Stunning outdoor space ideal for team building activities, larger outdoor events and weddings. 


Hihi Room

Up to 8 people

Smaller meeting room ideal for private meetings. Presentation facilites available.

Rātā Balcony

Up to 60 people seated
Up to 100 people standing

Part of Rātā cafe which can be closed off for private functions. Suitable for wedding receptions, large group lunches, birthday parties and more. Stunning indoor venue with spectacular views of lower reservoir and heritage valve tower. Large windows open up to bring the outdoors in. 


  • Venue tailored to your requirements
  • Only 10 minutes from Wellington business district
  • Sustainable and environmentally conscious
  • Food and activity add-ons available

To enquire about any of our function spaces, email


View Working Lunch menu

View Platter menu

View Canape menu

View Christmas Buffet menu
*Minimum 30 people