Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Café

Wellington Weddings

For a wedding with a difference!

Whether you wish to have a wedding ceremony, a rustic reception in The Barn, or a chance to take some wonderful photo's in a range of idyllic locations, Staglands Wildlife Reserve is the perfect venue to suit your needs.

We understand that every wedding is different and our flexibility and experience means that we can help you create a day that will be truly memorable for both you and your guests.

For further details please read on or contact us.

Alternatively you can download our wedding package information pack

There are a number of beautiful locations at Staglands where you can hold your ceremony - for example: in The Barn, in the picnic area alongside the river, in The Old Bush Settlement,  Secret Garden or even at the top of The Deer Park.

We are happy to suggest some of the areas that have worked well for other couples.                                

Ceremony only:

$150 for up to 40 guests

$200 for 40 - 100 guests

$250 for 100 - 130 guests

130+ guests by negotiation

This includes an appointment for you to come up to Staglands during our opening hours for a rehearsal prior to your special day. This fee also includes time for wedding photos with your photographer and we will also provide a table for signing the registry. This is a location fee only. Barn hire is $80 per hour (minimum of 3 hours).

We also have seating available to hire. 

Your Wedding Reception:

The Barn is an amazing venue and there's no other place in Wellington like it.   There is a minimum fee of $800 to hire The Barn for wedding receptions and these prices do not include your ceremony fee.

The charming, yet rustic style of this building is ideal. Set in stunning native bush with a veranda that overlooks a beautiful pond and waterfall, The Barn offers a sublime location. We have some great catering options available including our popular Roaster menu or more casual Platters, BBQ & Desserts menu or you are welcome to self-cater. Please note we do not have a BYO license.

Before 5pm:

$80 per hour

5pm to midnight:

$80 per hour + $30 per hour staff fee. If we do the catering we may waive the staff fee.

After midnight:

$150 per hour + $30 per hour staff fee.

Location Fee for Wedding Photos Only:

Wedding party only (before 5.00pm): $50.00

Wedding party only (after 5.00pm): $80.00

Some additional information:

Local marriage celebrant Stephanie Lambert has conducted many ceremonies here. Contact her on spellbound@xtra.co.nz for further information 

Let's discuss what you would like to do...

We realise that every wedding is different and we have purposely designed our venues and catering options with this in mind. So that when we meet with you we go over the important details you need to know and tailor a package to suit your needs.

Please note the following:
  • These prices do not include admission to the reserve. If your guests wish to walk around the reserve this must be agreed beforehand and a fee will apply.
  • Our normal liquor license allows us to serve liquor until 12.00pm
  • A $60 clean up fee applies if self-catering - we have crockery available for hire
  • We do not have a BYO license
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 is required to secure a booking. This can be paid by credit card, direct credit or cash.
  • All prices include GST.
  • December, January and Public Holidays The Barn is usually not available
  • Please remember that there may be visitors in the reserve at the time of your wedding and photos.

Please contact us to make a booking or feel free to come up and see what a great place we have to offer.

(Information last updated October 2014 and prices may be subject to change)



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