the lodge Pāuatahanui, Wellington’s premium venue for celebrating a special engagement

The Lodge at Pāuatahanui is an exceptional choice to celebrate your engagement, offering a captivating and enchanting setting that sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. With its stunning location, intimate ambiance, and impeccable service, The Lodge provides the perfect backdrop to mark this special milestone in your journey as a couple.

Situated overlooking the picturesque Pāuatahanui inlet, The Lodge offers a romantic and idyllic atmosphere to celebrate your engagement. The natural beauty of the surroundings creates a serene and enchanting backdrop, evoking a sense of joy and anticipation as you embark on this new chapter together.

The venue provides a range of elegant and versatile spaces that can be tailored to your engagement celebration. From intimate dining rooms to charming outdoor areas, The Lodge offers the perfect setting to gather with your loved ones and celebrate this momentous occasion. Whether you envision a small, intimate affair or a larger gathering, the venue can accommodate your specific needs and preferences.

The dedicated team at The Lodge is committed to delivering exceptional service, ensuring that every detail of your engagement celebration is taken care of. From personalized menus and exquisite culinary offerings to attentive assistance with planning and decor, the team goes above and beyond to create a memorable experience that reflects your unique love story.

If you are wanting an exceptional venue to celebrate your engagement with family and friends then look no further than The Lodge at Pāuatahanui. 


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 engagement celebration.


  • Intimate celebration for twenty or gala dinner for 200!
  • Facilities to suit all celebrations with innovative options available
  • Only twenty minutes from Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kāpiti Coast
  • Three venues in one – up to 160 seated – 350 for cocktails and canapés
  • Exclusive use of all Lodge facilities for your celebration
  • All menus are designed & prepared in-house by our team of experienced chefs
  • Helicopter transport easily arranged
  • Accommodation
  • Stunning scenery with spectacular views of inlet and native bush
  • Indoor and outdoor entertainment areas
  • Event management and coordination available
  • Entertainment – band to disco – jazz to orchestra!
  • Transport to and from the venue available
  • Ample car parking


“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