Conveniently located on Massey’s Turitea Campus, this tranquil homestead and gardens provides a private and picturesque backdrop for any event. The idyllic setting and outstanding indoor-outdoor flow makes Wharerata the venue of choice when hosting conferences, weddings, garden parties, gala dinners and family celebrations.

We know you can’t go it alone when organising a special event, so our experienced staff will guide you through the planning process to ensure everything runs to perfection. We offer a full range of services from professional catering (indoor, outdoor and even off-site) with a superb on-site cafe and bar, beautiful rose gardens, marquees for outdoor events and much, much more.

As a character venue and events centre, Wharerata is simply unique! Match turn-of-the-century stately grandeur with contemporary features and stunning grounds and you have an icon in the Manawatu events landscape.  Our personalised service guarantees you an enjoyable and stress-free experience, one our clients testify to.