The Lodge Pāuatahanui – Wellington’s Premium Wedding & Events Venue

The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is Wellington’s premium venue for weddings, corporate events, and celebrations due to its exceptional qualities and offerings. With its stunning location, versatile event spaces, impeccable service, and attention to detail, The Lodge provides an unforgettable experience for any occasion.

Firstly, the venue’s picturesque location overlooking the beautiful Pāuatahanui inlet creates a breathtaking backdrop for weddings, corporate events, and celebrations. The serene surroundings and natural beauty of the area add a touch of enchantment and elegance to any event, making it a truly memorable experience.

Secondly, The Lodge offers a range of versatile event spaces that cater to different types and sizes of gatherings. Whether it’s an intimate wedding ceremony, a corporate conference, or a joyous celebration, the venue has rooms that can be customized to suit specific needs. From elegant ballrooms to charming outdoor spaces, there are options available for every event style and requirement.

Furthermore, The Lodge prides itself on providing impeccable service and attention to detail. The dedicated staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of the event is flawlessly executed. From event planning and coordination to personalized menus and attentive assistance, the team at The Lodge strives to create a seamless and unforgettable experience for guests.

If you are looking for an exceptional venue for your for wedding, corporate event or special celebration then The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is the perfect choice.


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 celebration.

The lodge offers

  • Historic Country Lodge
  • 20 minutes from Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kāpiti Coast
  • Situated in the vibrant Pāuatahanui village
  • Accommodation
  • Three well appointed function venues with separate facilities
  • Spectacular scenery and sea views
  • Close to swimming beaches
  • Marine and bird sanctuary
  • Ample car parking
  • 20 minutes to South Island Ferry terminals
  • All menus are designed, prepared and presented in-house by our teams of experienced and professional chefs
  • Fresh local produce
  • Airport transport available
  • Three bars
  • Weta studios and Lord of the Rings Country!


“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