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Manaaki Management currently manages three separate venues, with a total of 7 rooms/spaces for hire.

We manage these venues on behalf of the owners of each premise and oversee all services such as facility management, bookings, and food and beverage services.

Manaaki Management markets these venues under the “Wellington Functions” umbrella to market more venues in the future.


Wharewaka Function Centre

Impress your guests in the modern and beautiful Wharewaka Function Centre, a purpose  built facility offering 4 spaces, with a modern contemporary look and feel, this venue is a “must see”.

Bookings from 20 – 230 seated, up to 500 standing.

Indoor, outdoor flow on the ground floor and stunning views on the first floor.


The Wellington Rowing Club

The Rowing Club has arguably the most spectacular views in Wellington.

This room has a beautiful wooden floor and is painted a light cream to offset the crystal blue waters visible through windows which surround  the room on three sides.

Excellent indoor/outdoor flow to the deck area overlooking the lagoon and the inner harbour.


Pipitea Marae & Function Centre

Pipitea Marae and Function Centre is a traditional urban Marae in the heart of the city and at the heart of culture. 


A dual-purpose venue offering both corporate/private hire for all styles of meetings, conferences, and events, whilst maintaining the special and precious cultural services, when in use by our community groups.

Our Catering

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Day Catering Selection

Our day catering options are tailored to suit your needs. Choose from our convenient individual boxed lunches, perfect for a quick and easy meal, or opt for our sharing platters designed to foster a sense of community among your team. Minimum numbers apply. Venue hire is charged additionally.


Day Delegate Package

Elevate your corporate event with our flexible day delegate catering options. Our packages include exclusive use of your main function room until 5 pm, an arrival beverage, and chef's set choices for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. No additional venue hire charge for your main room. Dietaries may incur additional charges. 


Beverage Menu

Indulge in a curated selection of beverages showcasing the finest from our local drink vendors. At Manaaki Management, we take pride in supporting local producers, ensuring every sip reflects our commitment to quality and community.


Workplace Catering

We believe in catering that caters to everyone. Our workplace catering options are designed to accommodate all dietary needs, ensuring everyone at your event or meeting can enjoy delicious food without compromise. Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or have other dietary preferences, our menu offers a diverse range of options to satisfy every palate.


Kono - Platter Selection

Whether you're hosting a corporate event or a social gathering, our platters are meticulously curated to satisfy every palate. From artisanal cheeses and charcuterie to fresh seasonal fruits and gourmet dips, each platter is a feast for the senses. Elevate your next event with our beautifully presented platters that promise to impress your guests.


Plated Set Menu

Elevate your dining experience with our exquisite plated menu, where every dish is a masterpiece of flavor and presentation. Perfect for formal events, weddings, or corporate dinners, our plated menu offers a refined culinary journey that reflects our commitment to quality and sophistication.

Other Services  -


Audio Visual Services - AV Media

Connect directly with the AV Services Team.
Are our exclusive AV, lighting and sound provider at our venues. Please connect directly to secure your requirements. They will invoice separately.

You can contact them by clicking the links below...


Cultural Services - Wharewaka Tours

Connect directly with the Cultural Services Team.

They will provide advice to ensure Te Ātiawa tikanga & kawa are upheld at Te Raukura,
Te Wharewaka o Pōneke,
to support your time with us.

You can contact them by clicking the links below...


Theming Services

You can arrange your own

no glitter, confetti, smoke & haze machines
to be used.


Please ensure you pass this info onto your suppliers

We look after 3 of Wellington’s finest function venues with multiple rooms to choose from.

These venues are the premier choice for Wellingtonians & conference organisers looking for venues with a historical, contemporary or a Māori touch.

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