Wellington Events | Event Hire | Rydges Wellington


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

The festive season is approaching as we are tearing through the year.

There is the undeniable excitement that bubbles within when we acknowledge that the shortest day has long since passed and we are now on the homestretch towards summer days spend with our cherished ones. However, for many of us, with that distant jingling sound comes a certain degree of chaos when it comes to planning the next workplace Christmas function – one that will outshine the last, suit the masses and of course...not cost the earth!

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 from only $55.00 incl GST per person, and canapé options from $26.50 incl GST, 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 Christmas Canapes Menu and our Christmas Buffet Menu.

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

Rydges Partners With AuSAE

It's official - We're in a Relationship!

Rydges Hotels & Resorts New Zealand are proud to introduce a newly established partnership with the New Zealand Australasian Society of Association Executives (NZ AuSAE).

When Brett Jeffery, General Manager New Zealand AuSAE invited our five NZ Rydges Hotels onboard as the exclusive Annual Hotel Partner, it was an offer we just couldn’t refuse! Brett and the team act as the central body for Associations and Non-Profit Organisations.  

Needless to say, Rydges NZ are excited to be carefully selected as the first Annual Hotel Partner and look forward to offering our assistance and our expertise. Being selected is an undeniable accolade to how our hotels operate and the great team of people behind the scenes that have a passion for hospitality and events.

Rydges Hotels & Resorts NZ continue to strive towards a forward thinking and unique approach to conference and events to deliver a memorable experience. Rydges offer clients coverage over five fantastic locations....

Auckland Conferencing Fact Sheet
Rotoua Conferencing Fact Sheet
Wellington Conferencing Fact Sheet
Christchurch Conferencing Fact Sheet
Queenstown Conferencing Fact Sheet

Our experienced team of Conference & Events experts throughout NZ look forward to attending all upcoming NZ AuSAE events to meet and mingle with members of NZ AuSAE.

If you frequent the NZ AuSAE events, be sure to look out for the team...

Rydges Hotels & Resorts NZ are confident this will be a great partnership and we’re looking forward to assisting a variety of Associations with event and accommodation requirements in the New Year.

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
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