Venues & Events

Our Venue Spaces

Whether you wish to have an intimate wedding ceremony in The Settlement Church, a Christmas Party in The Barn, a whole school educational visit, or a children’s birthday party at Wellingtons wildest little destination, we have a selection of options to cater for your needs.

The Café

Enjoy tempting home-made treats complimented with fresh coffee or order a light café lunch from the menu.

The Barn

The Barn is available during the day for all visitors to enjoy and is the perfect spot for groups and families to enjoy a picnic or BBQ.

Weddings at Staglands

For a wedding with a difference!

Children's Birthdays

Kids just love Staglands - and what better way to share it with their friends and family than to celebrate their birthday at the wildest little venue in Wellington?

Christmas Parties

For a Christmas party with a difference come to Staglands! At Staglands we will work with you to create a truly memorable Christmas party.

School & Other Group Bookings

Staglands Wildlife Reserve provides a wonderful educational environment for school groups, offering fantastic learning opportunities that reflect the NZ Curriculum.

Email us to book an event on one of our venue spaces

Contact us for further information for your fantastic function at Staglands!

Let us know more about the event you're planning and we will get back to you with more details on which special packages best suit your needs.

One of the best places to go around Wellington, especially with kids! Lovely, very friendly and funny animals, beautiful surroundings. For the 3+ hours we spent there, we smiled and laughed as much as for the previous week? month? :-) Little historical area within the reserve is another remarkable spot.

Alexey Volkov

The staff are very welcoming. The animals were super interactive, sometimes to an amusing extent (being followed by a guinea fowl horde was hilarious). The place is huge, and I think we saw about 98% of it. A beautiful array of feathered friends, fish and furry creatures. Was definitely worth the drive. I'll pop by next time I visit NZ.

Nowhere Town

Enjoyed wandering through and petting the animals. Great for a family visit, lots of good picnic spots if you don't want to go to the cafe.

Thomas Beagle

100% recommend !!!! You get to pet a lot of animals ! I was hoping the pigs to be roaming around the grass area, but I was still able to pet them over the fence. It’s a huge reserve and got space to do picnics ! I would recommend giving yourself at least 3 hours to see everything ! They got other attractions like a train tour and apparently weddings too. You can walk along the river and feed trouts at the pond. A lot of birds just walking about so won’t recommend if you’re afraid of birds. 

Dana Young

"Easy way to fill in a fun filled day with the children. Awesome set up, reasonable price, and can take your own lunch or eat in the Cafe. Perfect!"

Emma McGregor

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