Wharewaka Function Centre is a fully equipped functions venue.  The building named "Te Raukura", is also commonly known as "Wharewaka" and is an award winning functions venue, offering five function spaces, with a combined ground floor capable of catering large events, for up to 500 Cocktail style, but suitable to all function configurations including events such as; meetings, exhibitions, dinners, classroom, banquet and cocktail events.   A must see function centre. 

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The Wharewaka Function Centre, meeting rooms are named after the three Wellington Harbour Islands that the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust owns and co-manages with DOC. Matiu (Somes) is the biggest Island, Mokopuna is the smaller island next to Matiu, and Makaro (Ward) is further over. Legend has it that both Matiu and Makaro Islands received their original Māori name from Kupe, the semi-legendary first navigator to reach New Zealand and get home again with reports of the new land. He named them after his two daughters (or, in some versions of the tale, nieces) when he first entered the harbour about 1000 years ago.

Opened Waitangi Day 2011, this building offers a unique mix of tradition within a contemporary context.  The venue was built to house and showcase, two ceremonial waka taua and waka ama, hence its description as Te Wharewaka o Poneke (Waka House).  Complimented by an in house cafe, this is a waterfront function centre with great indoor outdoor flow.

Te Raukura is located on Wellingtons waterfront, within close proximity to top hotel accommodation and parking and has full in-house catering and beverage services, making this the venue of choice for conferences, functions and events.




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Some of the things people say about us ...

"The staff are just wonderful. So helpful, friendly and professional. They made us feel really at home. And the venue itself is absolutely fantastic - great light, stunning views - a very inspirational setting. And the food is light and healthy. I cannot recommend it more highly."

“Te Wharewaka - What a fabulous spot on the waterfront for our function! A special thank you to the staff at Te Wharewaka for making our Team Day Workshop a very successful day. From the AV to the morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea – friendly and accommodating staff – seamless in fact. So much so we are looking to book this venue for our next function. Highly recommended.”.

I just want to thank you guys for such amazing service that has definitely been the best workshop we've had and will definitely be coming back. You and your staff were fantastic.

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