Wildlife Reserve & Café Function Venue
Event Space in the Nature with an Outdoor Area
Akatarawa - Upper Hutt City
Total Area (m2)
Enjoy tempting home-made treats complimented with fresh coffee, or order a light café lunch from the menu. The Café can be found at the entrance to Staglands Wildlife Reserve and is a traditional log building constructed with local Douglas Fir. The Café’s cozy interior features impressive wooden trusses, beams and posts with a large open fire that blazes throughout winter.
Outside there are large decked seating areas set under shady trees with fantastic views of the pond, the eclectic birdlife, with only the peaceful hum of nature to disturb you.
At Staglands we also host children’s parties, special occasions, and weddings! The Cafe, surrounding BBQ area and also the back room of The Cafe are available for hire. Read on to find out more.
Hire the Cafe*
Only available after 5pm. Includes the adjacent BBQ deck and outdoor area if required and/or The Nook. Can fit up to 100 people standing or 60 seated inside to 80 seated outside.
$120 per hour + $30 per hour staff charge. If we do the catering, we may waive the staff charge.
Minimum 3 hours hire applies.
Hire of The Nook*
The Nook is a separate room within The Cafe. It can fit up to 25 people seated.
Available 9.30am - 5pm.
$80 per hour. Minimum of 3 hour hire applies.
(*May not be available during school holidays and public holidays)
Free Hire of BBQ Deck beside The Cafe
This is usually available for large groups to hire free of charge. An $80 booking fee only applies for the 6 weekends prior to Christmas. It's ideal for groups up to 40 (depending on the mix of adults and children).
If you would like to use this for a Special function or Christmas party give us a call or email us to discuss further.
Please note the following with regards to all hire information above:
All prices include GST. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure hire of The Cafe. This can be paid by credit card, direct credit or cash. A Surcharge may apply during public holiday weekends. No BYO alcohol. A $60 clean up fee applies if self-catering - we also have crockery available for hire. Minimum numbers may apply.
Contact us for further information for your fantastic function at Staglands!