The Lodge, surrounded by rolling hills and overlooking the beautiful Pāuatahanui inlet, make for a breathtaking venue for your wedding ceremony

The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is an exceptional choice for couples seeking the perfect wedding venue. With its array of rooms and enchanting outdoor spaces, this idyllic location caters to every aspect of your special day. 

We can accommodate your wedding ceremony rain or shine, ensuring your special day will go without a hitch.

Our variety of rooms are available to accommodate weddings of all sizes – from intimate gatherings to grand receptions, The Lodge has the flexibility to meet your specific needs. Each room exudes elegance and sophistication, creating a captivating ambiance for your guests.

However, what truly sets The Lodge apart is its captivating outdoor spaces. Overlooking the stunning Pāuatahanui inlet, the natural beauty of the surroundings becomes a breathtaking backdrop for your ceremony. Whether you envision exchanging vows beneath a canopy of trees or hosting a romantic outdoor reception, the venue’s gardens, courtyard and landscaped areas provide an unrivaled setting.

The Lodge’s proximity to local churches in Pāuatahanui and Plimmerton further enhances its appeal as a wedding venue. For couples desiring a church ceremony, the convenience of nearby options allows for a seamless transition from the sacred space to the picturesque surroundings of The Lodge, where the celebration can continue in style.

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  • Historic Country Lodge
  • Exclusive use of The Lodge for your special day
  • Fully renovated and upgraded facilities
  • 20 minutes from Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kāpiti Coast
  • Situated in Pāuatahanui with its beautiful inlet and rolling hills
  • Complimentary apartment for wedding day preparation
  • Accommodation for wedding party
  • Wet and dry ceremony options
  • Three well-appointed function venues with separate facilities
  • Spectacular scenery and sea views
  • Excellent flow between all Lodge facilities
  • Flexible wedding day set up, pack down rehearsal times
  • Wedding planning facility
  • Ample car parking
  • Inclusive price – no additional charges
  • All menus designed and presented in-house by our teams of experienced chefs
  • Three bars and meet & greet reception rooms


“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