Wellington Events | Event Hire | Rydges Wellington

Events

For all Wellington events, Rydges has the perfect venue and service for you. 

Looking for a venue for your upcoming Wellington event — be it a Christmas party, birthday, dinner or special occasion? Look no further than Rydges Wellington - the capital's leading hotel for luxury and excellence.

Centrally located in New Zealand's cool little capital, Rydges Wellington is only a short walk from Parliament, Queens Wharf, Lambton Quay, Courtenay Place, the Train Station, Westpac Stadium and the Cuba Quarter.

Our three function spaces can accommodate up to 40 for a seated dinner or up to 60 for a standing cocktail function. Our executive chef can provide a selection of menus for your consideration, including specialty menus which cater towards specific dietary requirements.

For your larger Wellington events or celebrations, the Grand Space can comfortably accommodate up to 230 delegates in a seated banquet setup. Our team can provide you with everything you need to run the event, and can also recommend theming options to help give your Wellington events the "wow factor".

To request a tailored events package that ticks all the boxes, please contact our team using the online enquiry form or by emailing functions_wellington@rydges.com

Sporting Groups

Rydges Wellington is the capitals newest and largest hotel, and the closest hotel to Westpac Stadium. With 280 guest rooms, spacious conference floor and leisure facilities you are guaranteed to be right in the middle of the action.

Rydges Wellington is centrally located downtown on Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. The hotel is within walking distance to Lambton Quay, Westpac Stadium, TSB Arena, Queens Wharf and the Wellington Railway Station making it ideally located in the heart of the capital.

Rydges can offer a range of services for professional and non professional sporting teams, spectators and families. See below for Rydges Wellington’s Sports Package which provides further details. 

For more information, view our Sports Pack here.

If you are managing a team travelling to Wellington feel free to contact our events team at Rydges Wellington. functions_wellington@rydges.com  or ph: 04 498 3777

School Balls

Choosing a venue for your School Ball can be a daughnting experience but Rydges Wellington can offer you all the advice and assistance you need when it comes to planning a memorable night! 

If you are on the planning comittee let our professional team at Rydges Wellington assist you. We will even go the extra mile and point you in the right directions with recommendations for DJ's, live bands, entertainment or decorations to take away as much stress as possible.

Looking to plan a School Ball with a difference in Wellington? Let our events team at Rydges Wellington assist you. functions_wellington@rydges.com or ph: 04 498 3777

View our Grand Space here.

Christmas functions

Whether tasked with planning a large end of year bash or a small intimate lunch, Rydges Wellington and Portlander Bar & Grill have all bases covered so suit a variety of numbers and budgets. With buffet lunch options to canapé options, the team are confident they can help you plan a successful function.

If a plated menu is what you are after, Rydges Wellington would love the opportunity to customise a themed menu for your event. Should you be interested in seeing how we can assist, our Chef is standing by for the chance to be directly involved with creating something that works within any budget expectations you may have.

Let us help you be on top of it this year, ask about our options to suit a variety of numbers and budgets. 

Take a look at our sample Christmas Canapes Menu and our Christmas Buffet Menu. Prices are indicative only. 

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about booking, please email: functions_wellington@rydges.com or phone: 04 498 3777

Social Functions

For all those special social events, Rydges Wellington can tailor a package to suit your needs. Whether you're planning a christening, birthday or hen's or buck's night, we have the right room and the right menu to make your event a success!

Our events team will tailor a package to suit you. We will even go the extra mile and point you in the right directions with recommendations for DJ's, live bands, entertainment or decorations to take away as much stress as possible.

Looking to plan a Social Events with a difference in Wellington? Let our events team at Rydges Wellington assist you. functions_wellington@rydges.com or ph: 04 498 3777

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Height
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Grand Space n/a 2.8m 325m² 230 n/a 230 120 60 230 50
Pre-function Space n/a 2.8m 116m² N/A n/a 150 N/A N/A 80 N/A
Space 1 n/a 2.8m 59m² 40 n/a 60 29 20 40 22
Space 2 n/a 2.8m 54m² 40 n/a 50 20 20 40 22
Space 3 n/a 2.8m 62m² 40 n/a 70 30 20 50 25