Leonard Cockayne Centre, Ōtari Wilton's Bush - venue for hire

The meeting room at the Leonard Cockayne Centre can be hired for small meetings, seminars and workshops.

The Leonard Cockayne Centre meeting room at the iconic Ōtari-Wilton's Bush can be used for small meetings, workshops, discussion groups and education sessions.

Unfortunately, the Leonard Cockayne Centre meeting room is not available for barbecues or social functions.

  • 25 people seated around tables
  • Half-day for 12 or less people: $330 (minimum 4 hours)
  • Half-day for 13 people or more: $440 (minimum 4 hours)
  • Full day for 12 or less people: $555
  • Full day for 13 people or more: $666
  • Hourly rate: $110
  • Community rate: $44 per hour (the booking party must be a not for profit community group for community benefit)
  • Monday to Sunday: 8am–6pm
  • Bookings essential
  • 6 tables and 25 chairs (not available for outdoor use)
  • Large uncovered deck for break out activities
  • Public toilets, accessed from outside the building
  • Small self-contained kitchen, small fridge and microwave
  • Flat screen with various HDMI cables (note there is no adapter for Apple tech)
  • Coffee, milk and tea supplied
  • Coffee plungers - please bring your own plunger coffee
  • Dishwasher
  • Secure unlimited WIFI
  • Moveable whiteboard (non electronic)
  • Privacy blinds
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • No stationary supplied
  • Main public car park is at the Wilton Road entrance (no reserved parking).
  • Wheelchair friendly paths run from the main car park on Wilton Road to the Leonard Cockayne Centre.
This venue is accessed via a secure lock box system.


To request a booking at this venue, contact the Venue and Bookings Officer at bookings@wcc.govt.nz.

If you've already secured a booking and have been issued a reference number, you can pay online.

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More information

Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone: 04 499 1400

Fax: 04 499 1903

Email: treehouse@wcc.govt.nz