Cockayne Lawn, Ōtari-Wilton's Bush – venue for hire

Cockayne Lawn in Ōtari-Wilton's Bush can be hired for weddings.

The Cockayne Lawn at Ōtari-Wilton's Bush in Wilton is an ideal venue for intimate outdoor weddings.


  • 50 people


  • $110 per hour. Fees are non-refundable after booking is confirmed.


  • Available for weddings by prior arrangement


  • Public toilets are available at the nearby Ōtari Information Centre.


  • Car parking is available nearby at the main car park on Wilton Road.
  • Wheelchair access is available from the main car park on Wilton Road.

Notes and hireage conditions

  • Ōtari-Wilton's Bush is primarily a public botanic garden and remains open to the public at all times.
  • Weddings must be pre-booked, including time for setting up and clearing away.
  • Confetti, rice, flower petals, bird seed and glitter are not permitted.
  • No indoor, wet-weather alternative is available at Ōtari-Wilton's Bush for weddings.
  • No electricity is available at the Cockayne Lawn.
  • No vehicle access is available to the Cockayne Lawn.
  • Up to 20 chairs without spikes may be used on Cockayne Lawn but not on the paths around the area.
  • No marquees, gazebos or awnings are allowed.


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