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The Boatshed

Built in 1874, the Boatshed claims a rich heritage. With spectacular views of the inner harbour and a location right in the heart of Wellington waterfront, it is now known as one of Wellington’s premium venues for corporate events, private functions, and weddings. The Boatshed is surrounded by panoramic water and cityscape views with gorgeous photo opportunities in front of the historic building or steps leading down to the lagoon. Wooden floors and high ceilings make the Boatshed the perfect area to decorate for the ceremony, reception, and dancing. With no curfew, your guests can dance the night away while enjoying the ever-changing city lights. The deck in between the Wellington Rowing Club and the Boatshed can be hired for an outdoor ceremony, and a marquee can also be erected. Seating up to 200 guests at trestle or circular tables, and 300 guests in a cocktail-style, the Boatshed is a versatile building offering elegant space and natural beauty. Our team can ably assist in the preparations by sourcing florists, bands, and stylists to make your planning that much easier. The catering and beverage options are up to you, but we make these choices easier by providing you with a list of trusted and professional companies. Enjoy a wedding at the Boatshed, and you will be treated to the finest service, beautiful views, a superb venue, and memories to cherish for many years after your wonderful day.

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04 801 5090


Taranaki St, Wellington


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Camille Japsers and Neil Furnandiz
05 Feb 2013

The Boatshed was the perfect wedding venue for us. The location shows off Wellington’s beautiful waterfront and cityscape. The Boatshed had all the facilities we could have wanted. Our visitors from around NZ and overseas raved about the wonderful scenery and experience The Boatshed provided for our wedding.The team at The Boatshed were very accommodating and easy to deal with. They took the hassle out of organising a wedding venue by communicating regularly with us and helping us with the special touches that made our day unique and perfect.

Sheryl Freemantle
25 Oct 2014

Highly recommend The Boatshed to any bride looking for a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere. The views are just amazing. Sarah you are an wonderful wedding planner and we couldn’t have done this without you and your wonderful staff. Everything we asked for was provided with no questions asked. Setup was easy and we did not feel pressured in any way to leave both after setup or after the wedding. My daughter had an afternoon tea reception and the food was just amazing. Plentiful and exactly what we asked for. Thank you so much everyone for making our experience such an awesome one.

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