ILGA World Conference, 18-22 March 2019, Wellington

CONFERENCE VENUE

Pipitea Marae

Pipitea Marae and Function Centre is one of Wellington's largest venues, offering conference facilities capable of seating 500 and cocktails for 900. 

The internal upgrade has created a fresh large internal area free of pillars, new carpet and paint. Four break out areas, a separate boardroom and stage completes this venue.

Managed by the Wellington Functions Team, offering full onsite food and beverage services, make this venue a one-stop shop for numerous styles of events and functions.

 

Parliament

The Banquet Hall, on the first floor of the Beehive, is the largest function room in the parliamentary complex. Guests reach the Banquet Hall entrance from an open marble staircase with bronze balustrades that leads from the ground floor foyer.

The Banquet Hall is a semi-circular space, designed to be big enough to host state banquets with up to 300 guests. On the inner wall there is a large three-dimensional mural by John Boys Drawbridge (1930–2005). 

The mural portrays the atmosphere and sky of New Zealand using enamel gloss paint on aluminium angles. It is one of the artist’s most significant works.

The décor of the Banquet Hall is dominated by Takaka marble on the lower walls and columns. The tongue and groove floor is made from tawa, a New Zealand native timber, laid in segments radiating from the core of the building.

 

Michael Fowler Centre

RUN BY POSITIVELY WELLINGTON


VENUES

The team at Positively Wellington Venues (PWV) believe in the power of live events—from shows and performances to conventions and events.

They’re not only well trained in event logistics and delivery, but are also incredibly passionate about finding creative solutions for each and every event. They understand the exacting demands and end-to-end attention to detail that are required to ensure complete success.

The PWV portfolio of venues can be quickly transformed from large-scale conferencing and exhibition spaces to swanky spaces for gala dinners and cocktail functions as well as productive and innovative spaces for business meetings.

Wellington's main stage for international conferences and leading performing artists, this much-loved part of the Wellington skyline sits right at the heart of the capital city's civic and cultural precinct.

 

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor focused museum experiences.

As well as being a six level museum that showcases New Zealand's national art and treasures, it is also a unique conference and events venue that combines serious business with outstanding hospitality.

The stunning waterfront location puts Te Papa at the heart of Wellington, and provides plenty of natural light and lovely harbour views.

Te Papa is close to all major hotels and public transport and offers plenty of onsite parking, so your guests will find us easy to get to.

Te Papa offers you the opportunity to combine unique museum experiences with your event, and has a number of experienced in-house teams delivering a range of products and services.

The Wellington Foyer is Te Papa's premier large venue space and ideal for the Gala Dinner.

There is no private function room or event space in Wellington quite like this—a mighty room at the heart of Te Papa, six storeys high with granite floors and a huge circular window framing ever-changing views of the city. It is unique and unbeatable.

 

Cuba Street

Cuba Street is a creative and culinary melting pot of buskers, art galleries, graffiti-filled alleyways, quirky cafes, nationally acclaimed restaurants and community exhibition spaces.

One of the capital’s icons, Cuba Street is a meeting of minds, menus and market culture enjoyed by everyone from young to old, hipsters to suits, locals to visitors.

The Cuba quarter is widely regarded as the best place for vintage shopping in New Zealand thanks to a trail of second hand boutiques such as Hunters and Collectors.

Tucked down a quiet corridor at number 106, Matterhorn (106 Cuba Street) is Cuba Street’s most famous and most awarded bar. It also has a Cuisine Restaurant of the Year string to its culinary bow. Also check out San Francisco Bathhouse (171 Cuba Street) and Good Luck (126 Cuba Street).

Wellington’s bohemian zone is also the best spot to follow your nose and stomach. It’s here you’ll find coveted award-winners Logan Brown (192 Cuba Street) and Matterhorn (106 Cuba Street), as well as a trail of cool cafes and ethnic eateries.

  • Try Fidel’s: 234 Cuba Street.
  • Arthur’s: 272 Cuba Street.
  • Plum: 103 Cuba Street.
  • KK Malaysian: 54 Ghuznee Street.
or whatever you see that takes your fancy.