Massey Venues

Garden Wedding Venue Manawatu: Affordable Packages at Wharerata

Welcome to Wharerata – where dreams come to life and moments become memories. We’re thrilled to be part of your journey, creating an enchanting experience that reflects your unique story. Let the magic begin!

Celebrate your way

Garden Wedding Venue at Wharerata in Manawatu

Wharerata, Manawatu’s premier garden wedding venue, invites you to say “I do” amidst enchanting landscapes and timeless elegance.

Our meticulously manicured gardens provide a picturesque backdrop for your special day, offering versatile spaces for intimate or grand celebrations. Our dedicated team ensures a seamless, personalized experience, from outdoor ceremonies surrounded by nature to sophisticated indoor receptions.

With locally sourced, seasonal menus and a commitment to excellence, Wharerata promises to transform your wedding dreams into cherished memories. Elevate your love story at Wharerata, where every moment is as enchanting as the surroundings.

Wharerata Catering Menu

The Best Wedding Venue in Manawatu

Discover the epitome of natural beauty and romantic charm at Wharerata, recognized as the best garden wedding venue in Manawatu.

Our stunning landscapes, meticulously curated gardens, and timeless ambiance set the stage for unforgettable moments as you celebrate your love amidst the beauty of nature.

Garden Wedding Venue in Manawatu

Hiring a Garden Wedding Venue in Manawatu

Choosing a venue is the first step towards crafting your dream wedding. At Wharerata, the process of hiring a garden wedding venue in Manawatu is a seamless journey.

Our dedicated team is here to guide you, ensuring that every detail aligns with your vision. From initial inquiries to the final farewell, we’re committed to making your experience stress-free and joyous.

Why Are We The Best Wedding Venue in Manawatu?

At Wharerata, we pride ourselves on being the premier choice for a garden wedding venue in Manawatu. It’s not just about the breathtaking surroundings or the versatile spaces we offer.

It’s our unwavering commitment to excellence, personalized service, and the ability to turn your dreams into reality that sets us apart. Your love story deserves nothing less than the very best, and that’s what we promise to deliver.

What Things Can You Expect From Our Wedding Venue in Manawatu?

When you choose Wharerata as your garden wedding venue in Manawatu, you can expect a tailored experience that exceeds expectations. From enchanting outdoor ceremonies to elegant indoor receptions, our venue adapts to your unique preferences.

Locally sourced, seasonal menus crafted by culinary experts, meticulous attention to detail, and a team dedicated to ensuring your day unfolds seamlessly – these are just a few things you can anticipate as you embark on your journey with us. Your expectations are our inspiration, and we’re here to make your wedding day extraordinary.

Other Services We Offer at Massey venues


Venue Hire

Wharerata in Manawatu is your one-stop for a captivating venue, meticulously designed for gatherings of all sizes.



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.


Wharerata stands out for its enchanting gardens, versatile spaces, and a commitment to creating unforgettable moments, making it the premier choice for couples seeking a dreamy garden wedding in Manawatu.

Absolutely! Wharerata offers customizable packages to suit your preferences, ensuring your wedding day reflects your unique style and love story.

Yes, Wharerata provides on-site accommodation, offering convenience and comfort for you and your guests to extend the celebration beyond the ceremony.

Wharerata’s culinary experts craft diverse menus using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, ensuring a delightful dining experience for you and your guests.

Wharerata offers versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing us to host both intimate ceremonies and grand celebrations, making it suitable for weddings of all sizes.

Certainly! Our experienced event management team is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience, handling everything from planning to execution.

To book your dream garden wedding at Wharerata, simply contact us. We’ll guide you through the process, answer your queries, and help you secure your preferred date.

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!”