Hire our Venues | Wellington College

Hire our Venues


Wellington College is situated 10 minutes from the airport and five minutes from the city centre, adjacent to Government House and overlooks the Basin Reserve.

Brierley Theatre and Firth Hall (as a joint hire only) is available for hire during the weekends and over the holiday periods at very competitive rates.

  • Central location
  • Heritage architecture
  • Elegant entertaining and function facilities
  • Ample and free parking after hours, close to public transport

Please note that we do not accommodate 21st Birthday Parties or School Balls.  We are unable to take bookings for regular events on a weekly basis.

Firth Hall, built in 1924, was the original dining room of the Wellington College boarders and was part of the boarding establishment of Firth House (named after Wellington College’s longest serving Headmaster JP Firth: 1892-1921).

Firth Hall was the only part to have escaped condemnation.  It was incorporated into the Arts Centre which opened in 1987 and was deemed to be known as the Brierley Theatre (named after Old Boy and benefactor Sir Ron Brierley 1951-1954).

Wellington College’s Brierley Theatre and adjacent Firth Hall – ideal for weddings, special occasions and corporate functions allow for an entire wedding occasion or just the reception and similar private functions. We have three recommended caterers that you can contact to cater for your event.

The reception facility features a splendid open-plan dining room/ballroom, that seats up to 250 guests. The historic Firth Hall adjacent to the Brierley Theatre is suitable as a pre-reception cocktail area and as an area for those quieter moments.

It helps that Wellington College’s Brierley Theatre is located five minutes from the CBD and with the advantage of extensive free parking.


Please contact us to discuss our hire fee, charges and bond, plus Terms and Conditions.   

Your hire includes 25 tables/15 round tables and 250 chairs.

[Please note that while the College campus is undergoing construction, there are some conditions on availability but we will endeavour to meet your requirements].

Your hire allows you to choose from one of our three preferred caterers - self-catering is not permitted. IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, please telephone or email Lynda Woods - 04 803 0313 or wcvenues@wc.school.nz 


Venue Hire Contact, Availability and Viewing of Venue: Please telephone or email Lynda Woods - 04 803 0313 or wcvenues@wc.school.nz