Ngā waahi Spaces

The Tākina Events team manages the venues at Tākina and Te Papa. In the heart of Wellington these two directly adjacent and iconic buildings provide you with the options you need for your next event.


Tākina offers a flexible floor plan and modern light-filled spaces which can be customised to suit every event type.

Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum and art gallery, offering stunning waterfront views and the ambience that comes with being a much-loved public institution.

Tākina - Taking bookings now for 2023

Two divisible plenary halls located on separate levels allow for two conferences to function concurrently, or easily combine both levels for a larger conference.

Key features

  • Two plenary spaces seating up to 700 pax and 1,600 pax respectively
  • Up to 2,500 sqm of exhibition and catering space
  • Up to 11 break-out spaces
  • Two dedicated secretariat spaces
  • Five green rooms with AV connectivity to monitor plenary activity
  • Fully integrated AV systems including projectors, screens and sound systems

Taking bookings now for 2023

Te Papa

 A nationally recognised institution, Te Papa is situated on Wellington's stunning waterfront. Home to New Zealand's art, culture  and natural history collections, Te Papa is a contemporary museum that has drawn in over 30 million visitors since it was built in 1998.

The innovative thinking behind the building saw purpose-built venue spaces included, meaning your guests can now be immersed in the energy of this special place.

Key Features

  • One plenary space seating up to 550 pax
  • An auditorium welcoming 328 pax, including two green rooms
  • Up to 519 sqm of exhibition and catering space
  • Up to 7 break-out spaces
  • Spectacular dinner setting for up to 500 people, set at the very heart of the museum
  • Venues with abundant natural light and iconic views over the Wellington Marina and Waitangi Park
  • Fully integrated AV systems including projectors, screens and sound systems