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Conferences, Meetings and Events at Rydges


Hire a comedian. Get a magician. Rope in a palm reader. Or just have your next conference with us.  

Rydges Wellington offers guests the ideal event solution, centrally located downtown on Featherston Street. Our vicinity to the heart of the city, close to Shed 6, TSB Bank Arena, Westpac Stadium and Wellington Convention Centre, ensures guests will experience the vibrancy of the capital.

Our self-contained conference centre can cater for up to 230 conference guests. Everything you need is located on the one floor including five conference spaces, a dedicated catering kitchen and an on-site audio visual technician.

At Rydges Wellington, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail and friendly service – it’s a great choice for your next event.

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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 [email protected]


Our Rydges Wellington venue hire spaces are perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception and guest accommodation on your big day!

Rydges Wellington offers a wedding venue that can tailor ceremonies, receptions and accommodation to suit all your requirements. We know and understand just how important your Wedding day is, which is why we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure it is memorable.

We offer a dedicated wedding coordinator for hire, who alongside our friendly team will be with you all the way to treat your big day with the attention to detail that it deserves.

Our Grand Space is ideal for wedding receptions, catering up to 230 guests.

Our smaller space caters for up to 40 guests, making for an intimate wedding with close family and friends, this is a stylish and sophisticated option. We also have the option of our newly refurbished Portlander Bar & Grill for contemporary Weddings.

Choose Rydges Wellington as the venue for your wedding day and rest assured you will be in the right hands. Our professional team for hire takes pride in providing an excellent standard of service and the finest food to ensure a beautiful wedding that you and your guests will remember forever.               

Rydges Hotel in Wellington has a wedding planner and team to create exactly what couples have in mind to make their special day perfect from wedding to reception to accommodation. Contact our Wellington wedding venue hire now.


'JUST MARRIED’ – FROM ONLY $129* per person

Our new three-course, all-inclusive package features the following from only $129* per person.


♥ Chef’s selection of canapés & drinks on arrival
♥ Three-course set menu
♥ Tea and coffee
♥ 4 hour beverage package*

*Includes pre-dinner drinks. House white and red wines, sparkling wine for toast, beer, soft drinks and orange juice.


♥ Dedicated wedding coordinator
♥ Room hire
♥ Complimentary menu tasting for bride & groom*
♥ Personalised menus
♥ Sparkling wine for the toast
♥ Service of the wedding cake
♥ Cake table, knife and gift table
♥ Dance floor (unless specialty floor is required)
♥ One night’s accommodation for bride and groom in bridal suite
♥ Complimentary breakfast for the bride and groom
♥ Complimentary parking for the bride and groom
♥ Late check out
♥ Special accommodation rates for guests
♥ Special parking rates for guests (or complimentary where available)

*Menu tasting on confirmation of booking. Additional menu tasting $59 per person.
**Minimum number of 50 guests


Children's meals are available for those age 3-12. Please discuss your requirements with our team


Our wedding team would be delighted to assist should you require help with any finishing touches. We have a list of preferred suppliers we could recommend in any of areas of theming, musicians, hire cars and much more.


If you’re after a cocktail-style event, we can discuss your needs and tailor a special package to suit.

Terms and Conditions

Subject to availability and for new event bookings only made between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 and consumed between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. Offer applies to wedding events only, block out dates may apply and a minimum numbers of guests are required – see each Hotel for required numbers. Offer and inclusions subject to change at the discretion of the providing hotel.

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Meetings & Events

Rydges Wellington Conferencing – it’s just the way we are.

So, why Rydges Wellington? We understand it takes more than four walls to make a great venue, so there are a few other things we’d like to bring to the table:

  • We know exactly how stressful managing an event can be. The last thing you need to worry about is the venue, so leave it all to us. Each event has a dedicated coordinator to manage the finer details – which means you can sit back, relax, and know it’s all under control. 
  • With a prime location in the heart of Wellington’s CBD, Rydges is your landmark hotel in the capital. One minute from the Railway Station, two minutes to Lambton Quay, a short drive to Wellington Airport... you get the idea.
  • The dedicated people here at Rydges understand the saying that “there’s no ‘I’ in team”. With each event you don’t just have a coordinator; everyone from the General Manager to the Housekeeping team are on-hand to give you their full support.
  • Food, glorious food. It’s what everyone remembers, and it’s what we do well. At Rydges we’ve stepped it up a notch – our catering is a kaleidoscopic, sensory delight designed to deliver your attendees gently through the day. From the fresh green salads to the rather sinful desserts... frankly, we can think of worse ways to spend the day.

We’re confident Rydges Wellington would be a great fit for your event, so please be sure to get in touch to discuss your requirements further by placing an enquiry using the online form or by emailing the events team on [email protected]

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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
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