Conveniently located on Massey’s Manawatū Campus, this tranquil homestead and gardens provide a private and picturesque backdrop for any event. The idyllic setting and outstanding indoor-outdoor flow make Wharerata the venue of choice when hosting conferences, weddings, garden parties, gala dinners, and family celebrations.
We know you can’t go it alone when organizing a special event, so our experienced staff will guide you through the planning process to ensure everything runs to perfection. We offer a full range of services from professional catering (indoor, outdoor, and even off-site) with a superb on-site cafe and bar, beautiful rose gardens, marquees for outdoor events, and much, much more.
As a character venue and events center, Wharerata is simply unique! Match turn-of-the-century stately grandeur with contemporary features and stunning grounds and you have an icon in the Manawatu events landscape. Our personalized service guarantees you an enjoyable and stress-free experience, one our clients testify to.
With over 30 years experience, weddings are our specialty. We focus on celebrating you as a couple and are here to help make your day as stress-free as possible, with all costs upfront, ensuring no hidden extras for you.
We are a walk-in and walk-out venue, leaving you to supply us your decorations and we’ll do the entire setup and following clean-up at the end.
Our venue provides the ease of having everything in one location – from hosting your ceremony, photography locations, reception dinner, and dancing the night away.