Facilities

Wellington Botanic Garden includes facilities for weddings, meetings, small conferences, corporate functions or concerts.

Begonia House.

Begonia House at the Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is a scenic, popular place for weddings and events. There are a number of picturesque settings for hire. As it is a public garden, no part may be hired exclusively.

For weddings, photo sessions and functions

Functions, as well as photo sessions, must be pre-booked. Wedding photos can be taken anywhere in the Garden (bookings necessary), but photography sessions are not permitted inside Begonia House.

Small weddings - of around 20-30 guests - can be held almost anywhere in the Garden. Large weddings may be held on the Dell and Magpie lawns, Puriri and Linden lawns by the Duck Pond, and on Remembrance Ridge.

Please note, you're not allowed to spread confetti, rice, glitter or flower petals anywhere in the Garden.

Marquees

Marquees are only permitted on The Dell between November and April, and must be erected by a marque company. The Garden does not provide marquees. More information on Marquees.

The Begonia House foyer

The foyer of the Begonia House is available for weddings and cocktail functions from 5pm, after the House has closed to the public. The foyer takes up to 90 people seated at tables (depending on your configuration), and 120 for standing receptions. You must engage a caterer to hire this venue and arrange your own seating and sound system. The temperature is 16 - 20°C. A catering kitchen is available.

For picnics and outdoor events

Begonia House.

Begonia House at the Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is a scenic, popular place for weddings and events. There are a number of picturesque settings for hire. As it is a public garden, no part may be hired exclusively.

Magpie Lawn

Magpie Lawn - above the Glenmore Street West entrance and below the Mariri Road entrance - is a spacious summer venue for large functions. There are toilets 400m away in the Main Garden. 

The Dell - behind the Begonia House - is a good size for large picnics, functions and public performances. Three-phase power and water is available, and there are toilets nearby. Service vehicles are the only vehicles allowed in this area. Amplified music must stop at 10pm.

The Soundshell

The Soundshell - just inside the Main Garden - can hold up to 600 people and has a stage. Toilets are located nearby in the Main Garden. 

For seminars and workshops

Treehouse Visitor Centre

The Treehouse Visitor Centre provides information and houses the Garden's administration office.

There is a seminar room that can be booked for seminars and workshops, but not social events. The seminar room seats up to 35 people in a theatre style seating arrangement, or 20 people around tables.

Café services

To book the Picnic Café, contact them directly.

Phone 04 472 6002

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Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone 04 499 1400
Fax 04 499 1903
Email treehouse@wcc.govt.nz
Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Weekends
September – April
May – August

10am – 3pm
Closed
Closed on public holidays