Academy Galleries

Host your guests surrounded by eye-catching, contemporary New Zealand and international artworks. Academy Galleries creates a sophisticated, thought-provoking and inspiring ambiance for events of up to 250 people


Wellington Waterfront


1 Queens Wharf


Wheelchair accessible

Make your event a work of art in the Academy Galleries, pre-dressed with impressive art exhibitions that are rotated on a 4–6 week basis.

This contemporary setting is open, spacious and well-lit, catering for events of up to 250 people.

The Academy Galleries are located on Wellington’s waterfront, across Queens Square from the TSB Arena and Auditorium (Shed 6) — making this a wonderful venue for breakfasts, cocktails, and hosting before or after shows.

Easily configured in either one large space or two smaller spaces, this venue makes a stunning setting for cocktail functions, dinners, seminars and product launches.

Room information

This venue is divided into two main spaces, Gallery one and Lightspace Gallery. Used together, the open, flowing space is suitable for entertaining with cocktails and canapés.

Both gallery spaces have regular changing exhibits of leading local and international contemporary artists, lending your event a unique and sophisticated flavour.

Layout and capacity

Floor area (m2) 270
Theatre 120
Cocktail 250
Banquet 100

Should we be in a position to host another conference in Wellington, Venues Wellington will be my first port of call. I can highly recommend their professionalism and on behalf of the organising committee want to say a huge thank you!!

Fiona O’Halloran, Conference Convenor, NZ Institute of Medical Radiation Technology

Talk to us about the Academy Galleries

Academy Galleries is a superb venue in Wellington, ideal for hosting small to medium scale events.

To find out more on venue options or to organise a venue site visit, get in touch with one of the Venues Wellington Sales Team

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