The Lodge offers exceptional culinary options tailored to your wedding theme

The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is the ideal destination for couples looking for the perfect wedding reception venue. With its diverse range of rooms and enchanting outdoor spaces, it provides a magical setting to celebrate your special day. The venue’s exceptional culinary offerings, tailored to your wedding theme, make it an even more enticing choice.

What truly sets The Lodge apart is its dedication to culinary excellence. The experienced team will work closely with you to design a menu that complements your wedding theme and exceeds your expectations. 

The Lodge’s culinary experts and resident Executive Chef will craft a tantalizing selection of dishes that will delight your guests taste buds while catering for all dietary requirements.

Whether you desire your guests to mingle with elegant canapés, relax with a traditional sit-down dinner or a sumptuous buffet, or enjoy creative food stations,  we will work with you to create a culinary experience and menu that fits your style of wedding.

Talk to us about your perfect format and wedding menu and together we can to turn those dreams in to a exceptional culinary reality.


  • 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