Tākina Events can help you deliver an incredible event.

Our experienced local events team manages a portfolio of spaces across Wellington’s new, purpose-built convention centre, Tākina (‘to encounter, to invoke’) and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (‘container of treasures’).

Our partnership

Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre is owned by the Wellington City Council and managed through Tākina Events, a partnership combining the Tākina and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa event spaces under a common brand and managed by Te Papa. 

Bringing together Te Papa’s exhibitions and events experience and the new, cutting-edge facilities of Tākina delivers a combination of spaces and expertise that strengthens Wellington’s appeal as a destination for hosting local and international events.

Our expertise

At Tākina Events we carry the principle of manaakitanga – hospitality and respect for others – throughout our service. We factor your priorities and budgets into every plan, so you can be confident we’ll deliver an experience that’s tailored to your organisation’s needs.

Whether meetings are your bread and butter, or this is the first event you've organised, our dedicated team is here to help. Decades of industry experience and local knowledge ensure you're in expert hands.

Our services

Both venues are in the heart of the city, offering a range of rooms to suit all event types. Versatile spaces feature stunning architecture and views of the Wellington harbour.

State-of-the-art in-house AV and technology services deliver events to a world-class standard.

High quality catering and menu options provide attendees with local, sustainable and delicious cuisine.

BICULTURALISM - Tākina Events has worked closely with local Iwi to ensure biculturalism is at the heart of our enterprise, drawing on expertise at Te Papa to honour our connection to Aotearoa New Zealand.

SUSTAINABILITY - Tākina Events is dedicated to Sustainability - of Industry, Culture and Environment.

ACCESSIBILITY – Both Tākina and Te Papa offer accessible options for people with physical disabilities, visual impairments and hearing impairments.

Tākina is such a big and exciting initiative for Aotearoa’s capital city. Bringing the operation of Tākina and Te Papa together provides so many options for all types of business and community events and conferences.

Courtney Johnston, Chief Executive Tumu Whakarae of Te Papa.