Wedding Venues for Hire

This page describes the venues for hire suitable for weddings and functions in Porirua City managed by the Porirua City Council.

The Rose Gardens at Aotea Lagoon

Aotea Rose Gardens - an ideal location for a wedding ceremony or photographs.
Aotea Rose Gardens - an ideal location for a wedding ceremony or photographs. The colours change at various times of the year.

If you are looking for a lovely outdoor venue for your wedding ceremony, take a look at The Rose Garden at Aotea Lagoon. 

The intimate venue is very popular in the summer and you can book its exclusive use for your special day.  The rose garden and expansive lawn provides a perfect backdrop to the colourful rose garden, creating an intimate setting for your wedding. The Rose Garden offers colourful gardens and green backdrops with a multitude of photo opportunities following the ceremony.

Hireage rates are per event, and you must provide your own marquee. A refundable bond is payable.  On-site car parking, roadside parking, easy access and amenity facilities are available.

The Island at Aotea Lagoon

Aotea Lagoon Island - ideal for a wedding ceremony.
The Island at Aotea Lagoon - an ideal location for a wedding ceremony or photographs.

Probably the most unusual and unique wedding venue in Porirua City is the Aotea Island, a 1400m2 flat grass island in the middle of the lagoon. It is reached by a short bridge from middle gateway on Papakowhai Road.

The island is ideal for having an open air event on or erecting a large marquee.  It has the added benefit of single phase power for lighting and sound systems and three phase power for portable temporary kitchen use.  The cost of reasonable usage of electricity is included in the hire fee.

The bridge can be decorated by the hirer to make it an extra special entrance for your special day leading up to your marquee. 

Hireage rates are per event, and you must provide your own marquee. A refundable bond is payable.  On-site car parking, roadside parking, easy access and amenity facilities are all available.

The South Lawn at Aotea Lagoon

An amazing venue which gives your wedding an exclusive use of the southern lawn of Aotea Lagoon. This includes the Rose Garden, an  ornamental pool and footbridge which is ideal for photographs, and a large grassed area suitable for a small marquee.  There is single phase electrical supply on site and potable water.

The South lawn at Aotea Lagoon.
The South Lawn at Aotea Lagoon is suitable for a wedding venue.

Other Parks and Reserves in Porirua

The parks and reserves of Porirua City are amazing. They include some amazing areas of natural landscape and foreshores which can make ideal wedding venues.

Motukaraka Point - wedding venue.
Wedding chairs set up at Motukaraka Point.

Motukaraka Point as a wedding venue.
Marquees set up at Motukaraka Point.

If you have a favourite park or location in a reserve and would like to hold your wedding there, please phone us on (04) 237 5089 or email enquiries@pcc.govt.nz for the site availability and costing.

Bookings

To book your wedding at either the Aotea Lagoon or other Council reserve, please complete the Application Form. 

Gear Homestead

Gear Homestead by Day.
Picturesque historic Gear Homestead - an ideal venue for a wedding ceremony, function and photographs.

Gear Homestead is on 4 hectares of gardened grounds and offers a picturesque setting for wedding ceremonies and photo opportunities. The Homestead is ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions and private functions or parties or cocktail functions.