Te Papa Venues and Takina, two event venues in Wellington, New Zealand, have combined forces to form Takina Events.
The partnership enables business events planners to access and book the spaces and services of both conference venues together. The two venues are situated across the road from each other, and one dedicated team will run the operation.
Te Papa is a conference and events venue that hosts more than 900 events each year, while soon-to-open Takina will offer over 10,000m2 of flexible meeting and events space over two floors that can cater for up to 1,600 in its main plenary space, when it opens in mid-2023.
“What is already an exciting new asset for Wellington, combined with the venue spaces at Te Papa under one operation, now gives us an opportunity to deliver unique events on a scale the capital hasn’t seen before,” indicated Tākina Events’ general manager Andrew Dorrington.
“And joining forces will help to support the promotion of the capital as a vibrant destination for hosting local and international events,” he said.