Wellington Foyer

Te Papa's Wellington Foyer is six storeys high with granite floors and a huge circular window framing the city. It's a spectacular setting for a large-scale showcase, dinner, or ball.

Square meters


Ceiling height






Theatreroom configuration capacity


Classroomroom configuration capacity


Banquetroom configuration capacity


Cabaret (8)room configuration capacity


Cocktailroom configuration capacity


(3m x3m booth)room configuration capacity


U-shaperoom configuration capacity


Boardroomroom configuration capacity


About the space

Wellington Foyer is a dramatic venue for evening events. Situated in Te Papa in front of a huge circular window, and in the middle of The Void – an artwork that travels the height of the museum.

Flanked by two of our most popular exhibitions, there's little needed in the way of decoration. However, if you do want to make an impact our AV team can create stunning lighting displays, or you can use the height of the space for hanging features.

Whatever you decide, the Wellington Foyer will be a venue your guests remember.

Wellington Foyer is available for evening functions as it's a public space in the museum.

Timelapse of an event being held in Wellington Foyer


If you want outstanding food, our in-house chefs can accommodate anything from healthy breakfasts to indulgent degustations. Our philosophy is to nourish people and ideas with local, sustainable, and delicious cuisine.

Or, head out enjoy Wellington’s world-class hospitality scene. Both our spaces are in the city centre with lots of food options nearby.

Our food philosophy