Massey Venues

Affordable Conference Venues in Wellington

Welcome to the pinnacle of conference excellence in Wellington! Step into a world where impeccable service meets unparalleled facilities. Discover why our conference venues stand out as the best choice for your next event in the vibrant heart of Wellington. Let us elevate your conference experience to new heights.

Top-Rated and Affordable Conference Venues Wellington

Dominion Museum Building


The New Zealand Dominion Museum Building was completed in 1936 and originally housed the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. The building is now part of the Wellington Campus and houses a number of unique event spaces.

Located behind the National War Memorial at Pukeahu Park, the prestigious location and proximity to Wellington CBD have made the Dominion Museum one of Wellington’s most sought-after venues.

The Great Hall is a single large ballroom with a very high ceiling stud. Suited for festivals and trade shows, launch events and seated gala dinners.

Tea Gardens – the original Tea Rooms at the Dominion Museum. This 300 capacity venue retains the original wooden floors, royal Daulton wall tiles, large art-deco windows, and high-vaulted ceilings.

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Te Ara Hihiko


Te Ara Hihiko, meaning ‘The Creative Pathway’, is home to the College of Creative Arts (CoCA) on our Wellington Campus.

This unique facility was completed in 2012 and houses a range of modern, architecturally designed spaces. With incredible views over Mt. Victoria and Wellington, Te Ara Hihiko is a Wellington icon.

A 126 seat theatre with retractable seating is found in the heart of the building and is surrounded by a range of versatile breakout spaces and large open-plan creative spaces. Large central gallery space has been designed with registration, catering, and conferences in mind.

With the latest in technology, design, and architecture throughout, Te Ara Hihiko has hosted conferences, product launches, film screenings, networking events, award ceremonies, and more.

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Tussock Bar and Cafe


Tussock offers the perfect venues for birthdays, conferences, weddings, and Christmas parties.

Whether you organize the event or have the Tussock team to assist, successful venue hire in Wellington is all about ease, convenience, and central location.

When you book your event at Tussock, you can ensure the following:

• Central Wellington location with easy access.

• We are located in the heart of Massey University Campus – close to Courtenay Place.

• Well signposted and easy to find.

• Multiple venue options with parking available*.

• Competitive rates for day or half-day hire periods.

• Location offers a discrete and private venue for your event.

• Fabulous team of professional staff to help you plan the event, and our in house catering team on-site to provide a taste sensation for you.

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How to Hire a conference venue in wellington

If you’re searching for the perfect conference venue in Wellington, look no further than MasseyVenues. Our commitment to providing exceptional service and top-notch facilities ensures that your event will be a resounding success.

When it comes to hiring a conference venue in Wellington, navigating the options can be overwhelming. That’s why we streamline the process, making it simple and straightforward. From booking to execution, our experienced team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring that your event runs seamlessly.

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Why Are We The best?

What sets us apart as the best conference venue in Wellington? It’s our unwavering dedication to exceeding expectations.

At MasseyVenues, we understand the importance of attention to detail. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll be greeted with professionalism and hospitality. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with everything you need to host a successful conference, from cutting-edge technology to comfortable seating arrangements.

We take pride in creating an environment that fosters productivity and collaboration, ensuring that your attendees leave feeling inspired and engaged.

What Things Can You Expect From Our conference venue?

When you choose MasseyVenues for your conference venue in Wellington, you can expect nothing but the best. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond just the physical space. From catering options to audiovisual equipment, we go above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of your event is taken care of.

Our dedicated staff is on hand to address any concerns or special requests, ensuring that your event goes off without a hitch. With MasseyVenues, you can expect a seamless experience from start to finish, leaving you free to focus on what matters most – your conference.

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Other Services We Offer at Massey venues


Venue Hire

Choose from a diverse range of venues that cater to various event sizes and styles. Our spaces are not just locations; they are canvases waiting for your unique vision.



Our Palmerston North venue has in-house catering units managed and operated by Massey Venues & Wharerata.



We have onsite accommodation options to cater for large or small groups, with other options in the closley located CBD.

Audio Visual

Massey Venues is proud to offer a wide range of audio-visual solutions and can build a set-up to suit your event.


Event Management

Massey Venues specialises in event management with an experienced in-house team.


Yes, we offer a range of catering options to suit your preferences and dietary requirements. From light refreshments to full-course meals, our experienced catering team has you covered, ensuring that your attendees are well-fed and satisfied throughout the event.

Our conference venues in Wellington come fully equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, including projectors, screens, sound systems, and microphones. We also have technical support available on-site to assist with any setup or troubleshooting needs.

Yes, we provide ample parking facilities for conference attendees, ensuring convenience and ease of access. Whether you’re arriving by car or public transport, we’ve got you covered with convenient parking options.

Yes, we welcome collaboration with your preferred vendors. Whether it’s your favorite photographer or a specific florist, we strive to accommodate your choices to ensure your wedding day reflects your personal style and preferences.

It’s recommended to book your conference venue as early as possible to secure your preferred date and ensure availability. However, we understand that sometimes events come up last minute, so feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Other Venues at Massey Venues


Highly recommended
— Xero | Conference | 600 guests
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“I would highly recommend using Massey University as a venue, not only does it offer fantastic facilities, but having the venue facilitated by [Hospitality Services] has made it a flawless experience.”
A Success
— Cancer Society | Conference | 100 guests
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“I would like to thank you so much for the catering and the effort you went to, to make our conference a success. The food was amazing & presented beautifully.”
Beyond Expectations
— Wellington LoopEd Trust | Conference | 900 guests
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“The service that we had from Massey Venues went above and beyond expectations. Massey exceeded my expectations in every way.”
Using the space again
— Rhiannon NZAPP Auckland Heat Organiser
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“We hired the Massey AT2 theatre for a pole competition and are so glad we did. Andrea and her team were really helpful with providing all the information required and ensuring we had what we need for the day to run smoothly. The venue itself had all we needed in terms of audience seating, backstage options and a foyer for guests to hang out prior to doors opening. We look forward to using the space again in future”
The room facilities were well-equipped
— Response + Recovery Aotearoa New Zealand (RRANZ)
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“In February, we hosted a weeklong workshop at the Massey Albany campus. Our workshop had both online and in-person presentations, as well as breakout workgroups. The room facilities were well-equipped with the technology needed for the presentations; and the space was more than sufficient for the participants to comfortably work in their breakout rooms. The on-site staff were extremely responsive to needs and were a joy to work with during the workshop. In leading up to the course, they were reliable communicators in helping us plan out the week. We definitely hope to be able to run future events here, as the service and venue were terrific. Many thanks to Andrea and her team!”