The Lodge at Pāuatahanui has long been established as Wellington’s dedicated premium destination venue for weddings, corporate events and special celebrations. With a rich history and a reputation for excellence, The Lodge has been catering to the needs of discerning clients for many years.

Since its establishment, The Lodge has become synonymous with elegance, sophistication, and attention to detail. The venue’s stunning location overlooking the Pāuatahanui inlet adds to its allure, creating a picturesque backdrop for any occasion.

Over the years, The Lodge has continuously evolved and refined its offerings, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of event venues in the Wellington region. It has established itself as a go-to destination for those seeking a premium and dedicated venue that can cater to a range of high quality events.

The dedicated team at The Lodge brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every event, ensuring that each client’s vision is brought to life. From personalized menus to customized event planning, the team goes above and beyond to create memorable and flawless experiences.

As a result of its commitment to excellence and its ability to exceed expectations, The Lodge at Pāuatahanui has solidified its position as Wellington’s premier destination venue.

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