An enchanting setting for bride and groom offering seclusion & privacy

The Lodge at Pāuatahanui goes beyond being a magnificent wedding venue; it also offers elegant accommodation for the bride and groom. This ensures that their stay is as enchanting and memorable as their special day.

Our rooms offer stunning views out over the Pāuatahanui inlet framed by beautiful rolling hills and countryside.

The lodge features luxurious and meticulously designed suites that provide the perfect sanctuary for the newlyweds. These elegant accommodations are thoughtfully furnished with exquisite decor and modern amenities, creating an atmosphere of relaxation and sophistication. The rooms are designed to cater to the couple’s every need, offering comfort, privacy, and a touch of opulence.

Each suite at The Lodge reflects the attention to detail and exceptional standards that the venue is known for. From plush bedding to stylish furnishings, every element has been carefully chosen to create an ambiance of refinement and comfort. The newlyweds can unwind and bask in the joy of their union in these elegant and tranquil spaces.

Our guests will enjoy the comfort of cocktail bar and open fires in winter and our beautiful outside decks with sea views and garden courtyards in summer.

In addition to the luxurious accommodations, The Lodge at Pāuatahanui also offers personalised services to ensure that the bride and groom’s stay is flawless. We go above and beyond to meet your  needs, providing exceptional service and assistance throughout your stay. From arranging romantic touches to offering recommendations for local attractions, we are dedicated to creating a truly unforgettable experience.


  • Historic Country Lodge
  • 30 minutes from Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kāpiti Coast
  • Fully renovated & private lodge styled suites
  • Safe, secluded, private and easily accessible
  • Helicopter transfers available
  • Ample car parking
  • Personal and discrete service
  • Honeymoon packages available
  • 20 acre grounds
  • Extensive beverage selection
  • Stunning sea views
  • Native bush, forest & unique New Zealand countryside
  • 5 minutes from the unique and beautiful Pāuatahanui village
  • Easy access to South Island Ferry terminals
  • Free WIFI
  • Plenty of local bars and restaurant in 10 km radius
  • Plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy


“My wife Eve and I held our 50th wedding anniversary at the Lodge, and I must say that the team could not do enough for us. The Lodge is a superb setting for any special occasion, and the hospitality is second to none. I highly recommend the Lodge and wish to thank everyone for the wonderful memories we have of celebrating our 50th anniversary there.”

— Don

“My fiance and I have been to the Lodge a number of times for different functions since 2020 and on each occasion we have enjoyed the hospitality of the Lodge team including wonderful food and drink, their professionalism and being made to feel warmly welcome. We look forward to upcoming functions at the Lodge.”

— Megan

“We have used this venue now on several occasions for business meetings and workshops. The owners are incredibly accommodating – nothing is too much trouble. The standard of food is very high and there is always plenty of it. There are a number of rooms which may this a versatile venue for meetings and breakout rooms. And on a fabulous Wellington day its great to make use of the extensive outdoor decking areas. I would highly recommend this venue for your next meeting or function. You won’t want to leave!”

— Michelle

“I have been to several events at the Lodge and each one has been a great experience. The beautiful setting, spacious events area, multiple bars and fantastic staff make this place truly fantastic. An easy 5 stars in my book.”

— Shavez