Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome

Te Kāinga is the Pipitea Marae - a home away from home.  Wellington’s traditional urban marae is in the heart of the city and at the heart of our culture. 

Pipitea Marae and Function Centre's recent renovations to the exterior, saw the Pipitea Marae Atea (outside area) place second in the "Innovation Public Open Spaces" category of the Wellington Civic Trust awards.  The internal renovations bring it up to a modern and fresh venue, ready for all styles of events.  This function facility is ready and waiting to host your event.  Full onsite food and beverage services, make this venue a one-stop shop for numerous styles of events and functions.

Banquet 500 (set menu) 400 (buffet)
Cocktail 750
Classroom 200
Theatre 600
Concert 750
Exhibition as needed

Pipitea Marae was built in the early 1980s to meet the needs of the urban Māori population of Wellington and where traditional kawa and protocol are observed. In 2009, the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and the Ngāti Poneke Māori Association Inc created a partnership where they offer the Marae to be used and embraced by all. Pipitea Marae continues to signify a place for people of all iwi and races to meet.

Parking facilities
Audio visual and sound system.  Equipment onsite and installed by AV Media the providers for this venue
Across from Westpac Stadium and Wellington Railway Station
On the fringe of Wellington’s entertainment hub
15 minute drive to the airport
Great hotel accommodation at close proximity

Make Pipitea Function Centre and Marae your conference, dinner or cocktail venue. Read more
The Venue caters to official functions.  Read more

Contact Us

Interested in making a booking? Need information?
Or want to arrange a walk through? Fill out our request info form and the event manager will answer all of your questions.

We will attempt to answer all emails within 24 hours. If you can't wait phone numbers are listed below.