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.
Please get in contact with the Massey Venues team today, and one of our Event Managers will be in touch to assist you with your next event.