Begonia House Foyer

The Begonia House Foyer in Wellington's Botanic Garden can be hired for functions and weddings.


The Begonia House is located next to the Lady Norwood Rose Garden in the Botanic Garden. It's an indoor venue, and the temperature is kept between 16°C - 20°C.

The Begonia House is suitable for weddings and civil unions, formal and corporate functions, and formal dinners.

  • up to 90 people seated
  • 120 people standing
  • main foyer area (minus the semi-circular window bay) is approximately 113m2 (8.7m x 13m)

$180 non-refundable deposit – hire time is calculated from the closure of the glasshouse to the public

  • 4 hours - $600 (minimum 4 hour hire)
  • full evening (hire ceases at 1am) - $900

Refundable Bond $1000.00 depending on function style. Contact the Treehouse Visitor Centre for more details.

Cleaning fee (compulsory) $100.00

  • From the closure of the glasshouse to the public until 1am
  • Functions in the Begonia House Foyer do not include access to the Lily House.
  • Four power points
  • Fixed bench seating for 12 people
  • Catering kitchen with bench space, water heater and sink (note: no oven or refrigerator)
  • Toilets
  • No sound system or tables and chairs are provided
  • Disability access through Lady Norwood Rose Garden
  • Car park next to Lady Norwood Rose Garden
  • Car park access through Centennial entrance, Glenmore Street

Hireage conditions

  • Functions must be pre-booked and include time for setup and clearing away.
  • Self-catering is not permitted.
  • Music must be kept to a reasonable level, especially after 10pm - all music must stop by 12 midnight.
  • The venue must be left clean and tidy.
  • Clients are to remove all belongings and rubbish at the end of the function.
  • No confetti, rice, flower petals or glitter are to be scattered anywhere in the Begonia House or garden.
  • Battery-operated candles only, no open flames.
  • No BBQs inside or in front of the Begonia House.
  • The Botanic Garden and its buildings are smoke free.
  • Premises to be vacated and locked by 1am.

Bookings requests

To request a booking at this venue, complete the booking form and email it to the Venue and Bookings Coordinator at

Wellington Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton's Bush venue booking form  (567KB PDF)

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

Pay for a botanic garden venue

More information

Location map.



Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone 04 499 1400
Fax 04 499 1903
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
September – April
May – August

10am – 3pm
Closed on public holidays