Imagine your wedding ceremony & reception in one of New Zealand's most beautiful historic buildings.

Old St Paul’s welcomes everybody to celebrate their special day in this beautiful historic venue.  Personalise your own traditional or modern wedding ceremony, a religious or civil service, a same sex wedding, or renew your vows – everything is possible. Impress your guests with this stunning venue for hosting modern elegance in a traditional setting.

Still looking for a reception venue?  Look no further!  Old St Paul's offers you a truly unique dining experience for your reception.  We spin around the pews for you and create something special for hosting up to 100 guests for a seated dinner. Check out our photographs and video and then talk to us about your options!

Beautiful stained glass windows and the glowing wooden interior of this architectural masterpiece make this heritage venue a perfect backdrop for your wedding photography too.

Look through our wedding information pack (includes floor plans and details of our winter wedding packages ) for further information (pdf, 1.4mb).  See menu options from our preferred caterers - Nosh (pdf, 3mb), Sarah Searancke Catering (pdf, 1.4mb), or The Catering Studio (pdf, 126kb). 

A wedding at Old St Paul's
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Hiring Old St Paul's for your Wedding Ceremony

Venue hire includes:

  • The hire of Old St Paul’s and grounds for 1.5 hours
  • The services of our Wedding Co-ordinator, who will work with you to ensure your ceremony at Old St Paul’s will be unforgettable
  • Professionally arranged seasonal flowers
  • A choice of pew decorations
  • The services of our Director of Music, David Trott, who will help you choose from traditional or non traditional pieces played on the organ or grand piano. Special requests can be accommodated. A facility to play music from almost any electronic device is also available
  • A wedding rehearsal with your celebrant/minister, your wedding party and our Wedding Co-ordinator to ensure your special day will be relaxed and stress-free.

Price: NZD 1,150 incl GST (1 May - 31 August)  & NZD 1,350 incl GST (1 September - 30 April).

Additional hour

Why not book an additional hour to have extra time for photography of the occasion?

Price: NZD 250.00 incl GST.  

To make your ceremony even more special we offer you:

Personalised candles

A Candle Ceremony symbolises the pledge of unity between the bride and groom and the merging of two families. Our beautiful personalised candles are a set of three and bear the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date, a picture of Old St Paul’s and a verse. Special requests are possible.

Price: NZD 98.00 incl GST.


For almost 150 years, the Old St Paul’s Bellringer Guild have rung to signal the arrival of the bride to the church and as the couple leaves the church to signal their new life together. The bells add a wonderful touch to your wedding.

Price: NZD 250.00 incl GST. 

Planning a winter wedding?

Look at our special all-inclusive packages (pdf) for your ceremony and reception! The packages are on offer 1 May - 31 August 2017.  Please get in touch with our Wedding Coordinator to find out more.

Wedding reception at Old St Paul's
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Hiring Old St Paul's for your Wedding Reception

Venue hire includes:

  • Access to Old St Paul's from 12 noon - 12am (pack out completed/lock up at 1am)
  • Spinning and removing pews to prepare the venue for seated dinner/buffet and the ceremony
  • Use of grand piano
  • AV technology including sound system and microphones (additional charges apply)
  • Heating
  • Cleaning
  • Old St Paul's staff for entire event
  • Ceremony set up and arrangements as above.

Price: from NZD 3,200 incl GST. 

Please check the pricing guide within our wedding information pack (pdf, 1.4mb) for details.  See menu options from our preferred caterers - Nosh (pdf, 3mb), Sarah Searancke Catering (pdf, 1.4mb)  or The Catering Studio.

Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator to discuss your requirements, by email or telephone (04) 473 6722.

  • Ceremony and reception at Old St Paul's

    Enjoy both your ceremony and reception in this beautiful historic venue.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Adorable pair, bride and flower girl

    How adorable are these two?  Image: Anna Munro

  • A magical moment

    A magical moment.  Image: Amy Schulz Photography

  • Exchange of vows

    Exchange your vows surrounded by the spectacular architecture at Old St Paul's.  Image: Colin McDiarmid

  • Here comes the bride

    Here comes the beautiful bride!  Image: Anna Munro

  • Bridal party

    A bridal party with elegance and style! Image: Amy Schulz Photography

  • Muisc Director, David Trott

    Old St Paul's music director. Image: Anna Munro

  • Beauty and serenity at Old St Paul's

    Serenity meets beauty. Image: Amy Schulz Photography

  • Seated dinner

    An elegant table set for your reception dinner at Old St Paul's. Image: Sabrina Hyde Photography

  • Ceremony at Old St Paul's

    Since 1866, Old St Paul's has been a beloved historic wedding venue in Wellington.  Image: Adrian de la Fuente

Dates available!

There are wedding dates sooner than you may think.

Ask us when


Use these forms to confirm your requirements for your special day.

Booking Old St Paul's (Word, 953 kb) - to confirm your wedding date and time, and other general requirements (excludes reception reservations)

Special (traditional) Requirements (Word, 810 kb) - to confirm optional requirements such as the bellringers and personalised candles.

There are dates available over 2017-2018!  Check availability with our Wedding Coordinator.