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.

The Lodge boasts a variety of rooms, each with its own unique charm, catering to weddings of all sizes. From intimate gatherings to lavish affairs, the venue can accommodate your specific needs and create an atmosphere that reflects your vision. Whether you prefer a cozy and romantic setting or a grand and elegant space, The Lodge has the perfect room to suit your tastes.

In addition to its indoor spaces, The Lodge offers captivating outdoor areas that add a touch of natural beauty to your wedding reception. From lush gardens to picturesque landscapes, these outdoor spaces provide a stunning backdrop for your celebration. Guests can mingle, enjoy the fresh air, and revel in the enchanting surroundings.

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. Whether you desire a traditional sit-down dinner, a sumptuous buffet, or creative food stations, The Lodge’s culinary experts will craft a tantalizing selection of dishes that will delight your guests’ taste buds.

From the moment you step foot on the property, the attentive team at The Lodge will work tirelessly to ensure your wedding reception is a truly unforgettable occasion.


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


Elegant or trendy 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 with Canapés and then onto dining.


With plenty of room to entertain and comfortable seating to settle in, a larger party will enjoy The Stables. The Stables offers separate seating areas, large decks and open fires during winter sets the scene for an excellent time for all. The Stables has a separate bar, large kitchen and offers one of the largest capacities in the region. A big party room with a large stage for bands, dance crews, DJ and lighting. Perfect for conferences, fund raising events, 21st birthday parties and  cultural celebrations. The Lodge homestead is also yours to spread out and enjoy predinner canapés and drinks before heading up for dinner if you wish.


An intimate and elegant country dining room suited to a party of up to 30 guests. Ideal for a set table served menu, family table style with a full fine dining service, with an adjoining separate bar with an inhouse entertainment system. Leads out onto a great party deck with inhouse sound system and stunning views of the inlet and sunset.

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


  • 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