Massey Venues

Affordable Reception Venues Wellington

Welcome to MasseyVenues! Discover premier reception venues in Wellington. Perfect spaces for your special occasions. Book now for unforgettable events!

Reception 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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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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Hiring an Affordable Reception Venue in Wellington:

Are you on the lookout for an affordable reception venue in Wellington? Look no further than MasseyVenues! We understand the importance of finding a venue that fits within your budget without compromising on quality. Our selection of budget-friendly options ensures that you can host your event in style without breaking the bank.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or special celebration, we have the perfect venue for you at a price that won’t disappoint.

Why Are We the Best Reception Venues in Wellington?

What sets us apart as the best reception venues in Wellington? It’s our unwavering commitment to excellence in every aspect of your event.

From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll experience exceptional service tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Our venues boast stunning aesthetics and prime locations across Wellington, ensuring that your event makes a lasting impression.

With unparalleled attention to detail and a team of dedicated professionals, we go above and beyond to ensure that your special day is nothing short of perfect.

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What Things Can You Expect from Our Reception Venues in Wellington?

When you choose MasseyVenues for your event, you can expect nothing but the best. Our reception venues offer elegant and versatile spaces that can be tailored to suit any occasion, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration. Our experienced staff are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring that your event runs smoothly from start to finish.

We understand that every event is unique, which is why we offer customizable packages designed to meet your specific requirements.

Trust MasseyVenues to provide you with an unforgettable experience for your next event in Wellington.

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.


Our venues cater to a wide range of events including corporate gatherings, conferences, parties, and more. Whatever the occasion, we have the perfect space for you.

Absolutely! We encourage all potential clients to schedule a visit to our reception venues in Wellington. This gives you the opportunity to see the space firsthand, ask any questions, and envision how it will work for your event.

We offer both options. Our venues have partnerships with reputable catering services, but if you have a specific caterer in mind, you’re welcome to bring them in. We’re flexible to accommodate your needs.

Our rental packages vary, but typically include essentials such as tables, chairs, linens, basic lighting, and sound equipment. Additional amenities may be available upon request or as part of upgraded packages.

Yes, we provide convenient parking options for guests attending events at our venues. We can discuss specific arrangements based on your event’s needs and expected attendance.

Absolutely! We encourage clients to personalize the space to reflect their unique style and event theme. You’re welcome to bring in decorations or work with our team to create a customized look for your event.

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!”