Dinners & cocktails

Exclusive settings for large-scale gala dinners, intimate gatherings, and cocktail functions - give guests a culinary experience they won’t forget.

The Academy Galleries banquet DC

Spectacular dinner settings and intimate cocktail functions are made easy with our unique venues

Combine beautiful spaces with creative culinary solutions provided by some of the best chefs in the capital.

Embrace the heritage character and charm of The Opera House or St James Theatre, with dinner on-stage against the backdrop of an enchanting century-old theatre. Or, transport your guests to another time and place by transforming the TSB Arena or Shed 6 (TSB Auditorium).

Make your dinner a night to remember, held in the Lion Harbourview Lounge overlooking the sparkle of night lights on Wellington harbour from the Michael Fowler Centre, or host cocktails in the wide-open Renouf Foyer — dance floor included.

Host your awards dinner or cocktail function surrounded by fine art in the contemporary spaces of the Academy Galleries. Whether you’re wining and dining 12 or 1200, we can provide the space and the experts to make your culinary event a success.

Our catering partners will work with you to provide a custom-built menu making use of the best fresh, local, and seasonal food available.

The Opera House cocktail event 2019 Xero Awards Event
Sarah Searcancke Catering plate FBC
TSB Arena 2019 Wellington Gold Awards
The Opera House Stage Banquet 130pax 3

Venue recommendations

TSB Arena

UP TO 1800

St James Theatre - on stage

UP TO 289

Michael Fowler Centre

UP TO 800

Academy Galleries

UP TO 250

We received a lot of compliments about the food; the portions were generous and beautifully presented. The wait staff were fantastic too, very discreet and on to it.

Julia Dunn, Events Co-ordinator, ITM

Talk to us about your next event

If you'd like to know more about exclusive venue settings in Wellington for large-scale gala dinners and banquets, intimate gatherings, and cocktail functions, or to organise a venue site visit, get in touch with the Venues Wellington Sales Team.

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