Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga proudly cares for 45 heritage properties throughout the motu. View the full list here.
Many of our award-winning heritage properties are open to the public. Explore the list below or see Visit Heritage for the properties with the richest visitor experiences.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is a member of Tohu Whenua, a visitor programme highlighting the places that have shaped our nation.
With over 70,000 objects spread across 22 historic properties, including the country's oldest building, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga cares for a combined collection of national significance.
See our Collections page to start exploring.
Many of our properties are available to hire for weddings, film shoots, meetings and other occasions. Browse the selection below to find the property that's right for you.
Te Tai Tokerau | Northland
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland
Te puku o te ika a Māui | Central North Island
Te Moehau Road
Te Moehau Road
Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington
Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui | Northern South Island
Waitaha | Canterbury
Te Tai Poutini | West Coast
Ōtākou | Otago
Murihiku | Southland
Located on the waterfront in romantic Russell, Pompallier Mission and Printery is just a short stroll from the town’s historic churches and world class catering outlets.
Pompallier’s Garden of Significance provides the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony, while the distinctive French architecture makes a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. Our heritage orchard and parkland hillside offer numerous options to capture lifelong memories.
Alberton is one of Auckland's most popular heritage venues for garden weddings and wedding photography. It is ideal for corporate cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and as a meeting venue for companies and non-profit organisations.
Alberton caters for a wide range of activities from six people in a formal dining room or meeting setting, to a picnic venue for small groups out in the garden.
This lovely historic place provides an inspiring location for filming and photography.
You can contact us on (09) 846 7367 or through the email link below.
- up to 100 people for an outdoor wedding
- up to 70 people for a seated meal
Meetings and corporate functions
- up to 70 delegates theatre style and 40 seated boardroom style
Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture and provides a spectacular heritage setting for your next event. Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event, celebration of life, or meeting, Highwic is the perfect venue for your upcoming function. Highwic offers many unique and charming spaces such as the 1880s Drawing Room, the Billiard House as well as award-winning heritage gardens.
Highwic is also available for commercial filming and photography, as well as wedding/special occasion professional photography. Large wood panelled rooms offer opportunities for a period setting or can be dressed for a more contemporary look. While the expansive grounds with winding paths, award-winning heritage gardens and fernery all provide a picture-perfect backdrop.
Weddings and functions:
- up to 60 people for a formal dinner
- up to 90 people for a cocktail reception
- marquee space for up to 100 people
- onsite parking for up to 20 cars
- up to 40 people theatre-style
- up to 40 people at round tables
Welcoming, elegant and tranquil, Old St Paul’s is the ideal venue for your cultural event or celebration.
- see our wedding pack
Old St Paul’s is a serene, peaceful and special place to celebrate the life of your loved one. The church is non-denominational, offering flexibility in the ways you can honour your family member.
Old St Paul’s is a consecrated, non-denominational church, ideal for a religious christening or a naming ceremony. Especially fitting is the beautiful stone baptismal font.
Concerts and performances
- seating for up to 460 people
- grand piano or pipe organ
- bar license
- staging options
- audio visual system
Please note: Antrim House is currently unavailable due to restoration work.
Situated back from the street and removed from downtown bustle, Antrim House provides a peaceful setting for meetings and private functions during normal business hours.
- seats up to 16 guests for boardroom meetings
- up to 40 for theatre-style meetings
- electronic whiteboard
- overhead projector and screen
We work closely with a number of very experienced and professional catering companies who are familiar with the facilities available at Antrim House.
Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House offers a breath-taking backdrop for any special function or event. Our spaces range from landscaped gardens, historic verandas, large reception rooms and exclusive garden marquees.
The house has an idyllic garden setting perfect for wedding ceremonies, family occasions, private parties or corporate functions.
For more information, call us on +64 3 341 1360 or email us through the link below.
The Cedar Room
- table seating for 6-8 people
- dinner reception for 6-8 people
The Camellia Room
- up to 55 people theatre style
The Peasgood Room
- up to 12 people boardroom style
- up to 15 on three round tables
- up to 28 for standing reception