Royal Wanganui Opera House interior

Whanganui District Council has a range of unique heritage venues, thanks to our city’s rich cultural history.

The Whanganui Venues & Events team can work with you to make your social, cultural, recreational, educational or business event come alive. Rural halls and community buildings are also available for hire from community groups.

The Whanganui Venues & Events team

The Whanganui Venues & Events team coordinate events for the Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Cooks Gardens and the Royal Whanganui Opera House. The experienced team manage booking enquiries and can help with all of your venue hire needs.

You can find the team at the Whanganui Venues & Events office at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre. Please contact them at  or phone 06 349 0513 or check out their website on