the lodge Pāuatahanui, wellington’s premium venue for funeral receptions

The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is a premium venue to hold a funeral reception, providing a beautiful setting to gather, remember, and celebrate the life of a special person. With its close proximity to Wellington, range of rooms, exceptional catering services, and peaceful location, The Lodge offers a compassionate and comforting environment for loved ones to come together during a difficult time.

The venue’s picturesque surroundings and tranquil ambiance create a serene atmosphere that is conducive to reflection and remembrance. The Lodge provides a peaceful and idyllic setting where family and friends can gather to honor and celebrate the life of their loved one. The natural beauty of Pāuatahanui Inlet offers a sense of solace and comfort, allowing attendees to find moments of peace and tranquility.

The Lodge features a range of rooms that can be tailored to accommodate funeral receptions of different sizes and preferences. Whether you require a small and intimate space for a close-knit gathering or a larger room for a more extensive memorial service, the venue offers versatile options. Each room is thoughtfully designed, providing a warm and welcoming environment for guests to come together and share memories.

Catering services at The Lodge are of the highest quality, ensuring that the funeral reception is complemented by delicious cuisine and attentive service. The experienced culinary team can create a personalized menu, accommodating dietary preferences and cultural traditions, to provide comfort and nourishment during the gathering.

Additionally, the close proximity of The Lodge to Wellington makes it easily accessible for attendees, allowing them to travel with ease and convenience during a sensitive time.

If you are looking for an exceptional venue to hold a funeral reception then The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is the perfect choice.


All of our individual venue rooms have their own character and style:


Conference or meeting or dining this room transforms! Recently refurbished and comfortably seating over 100 guests, Harbour Vue offers a dance floor, entertainment facilities, separate bar and direct access to the Lodge homestead and outside garden. Move easily between the main event, drinks in the separate Vue Bar and then onto dining. Up to 100 for your conference, business meeting or event. The room can be split to meet breakout requirements and all meal service can be contained within the room or alternatively many clients opt to use one event room for their function and utilise another room to have separate dining. Depending on the size of your function The Stables is an ideal complement to the Harbour Vue setting. All rooms are available exclusively for you for the whole day.


With plenty of room to entertain and comfortable seating to settle in, a larger party will enjoy The Stables. The Stables is the largest of our event rooms and will accommodate up to 200 seated and extend to 300 for a canapé or finger food pre conference or stand up cocktail function. The Stables offers separate facilities, gorgeous decking, and open fire during winter with separate bar and food service arrangements. The Stables is a wonderful complement to any business or conference.

With a separate bar, large kitchen and offering one of the largest capacities in the region. A large open room with a stage for presentations, awards, bands, dance crews, DJ and lighting. Perfect for your conference, fund raising events, larger meetings and award presentations. The Lodge homestead is also yours to spread out and enjoy lunch or break out facilities with many areas to choose from.

There is also plenty of space for entertainment of any type, raised staging and dance floor


An intimate and elegant country dining room suited to a party of up to 20 delegates or less with an adjoining separate bar. Leading out onto a great deck for business or pleasure with an inhouse sound system and stunning views of the inlet and sunset. Intimate and elegant Vue ideally suits a small but sophisticated meeting venue seating up to 20 meeting style. Or alternatively, Vue can complement functions held in event venues at the Lodge for your delegates to dine and will seat up to 40.

The Boardroom is ideal for a seated board meeting or small business meeting. Seating up to 20 boardroom style in a comfortable and private setting, this discrete venue is part of the Lodge complex but not in the main area.  

Separate dining is accommodated in the elegant Vue restaurant for more formal dining or alternatively a working lunch in the room. In the summer lunch can be served on the magnificent deck with outstanding views of the harbour or in the secluded courtyard BBQ style.

Contact us today and find out how we can help plan your funeral reception.


“I just wanted to say thank you so much for organising the funeral service so perfectly for me. You and all your kind and caring staff made a really difficult day so much more bearable. I have had so much positive feedback about how lovely the venue was and how great the food was.
All the best”

— Raewyn