Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club

Imagine…sun-dazzled waters dotted with yachts as the background for your corporate event, the sea so close you can smell it or touch it from the decks off our meeting rooms.

Wellington’s premier yacht club was established in 1883. Sitting on the southern edge of Wellington Harbour in Oriental Bay, the Yacht Club has stunning panoramic views of the city-scape.
It is only a few minutes walk along the waterfront to the Wellington CBD, Te Papa National Museum and a number of nearby hotels.
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has three great event hire spaces to cater for any sized occasion.

Completely secluded on the water’s edge between the iconic boat sheds, this conference and social venue provides a place for people to feel distanced from day to day activities.

With its natural light and outdoor spaces, there is really no better place beside the water as a unique venue hire to entertain your guests.

All of the venue hire rooms have high-speed wifi and are fully air-conditioned.
They are also only 15 minutes drive from Wellington Airport.
The backdrop of the city centre and hills makes the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club a stunning space to host weddings, celebrations and events.



Noel Manthel Boardroom
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Traditional Boardroom with large window looking over the Wellington harbour.
14 Capacity
The Wardroom
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Unique and versatile function space with stunning views over the Wellington harbour.
220 Capacity
Alan Martin Room
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Traditional Training room with hardwood floors and windows looking over the water.
30 Capacity

Black and Gold are dedicated cateres for all their venue hire spaces, Harbourside has an on site kitchen where our dedicated brigade of chefs create tasty dishes for those requiring small meeting rooms, or to provide for the largest corporate events.

Our menus have be specifically designed to be balanced meals while giving you as much freedom of choice as possible. We use fresh, local and seasonal produce where possible and most dishes are made in house by our team of dedicated chefs. To try to cater for as many of our guest’s requirements as possible we have included a large number of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

We aim to give you the ability to offer any delegates with dietary requirements as much selection as possible.

We are always happy to tailor menus to your specific needs.


Coenes Restaurant is located within the Yacht Club is one of Wellington’s best eateries. It has views over the Wellington Harbour, and as well as lunch (and possibly dinner), you can also have post-meeting drinks in this most attractive space for either corporate events or socials occasions.


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103 Oriental Parade,
Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011
New Zealand
Phone: +64 4381 2282
7.7km7.7km (12 min drive) from Wellington Airport
2.2km2.2km (6 min drive) from Wellington Train Station
4.4km4.4km (9min drive) from Interislander Ferry Terminal
STREET On street parking $1.50 per hour up to 12 hours (dependant on availablity)
Hannah Laity and Beauden Barrett

Wellington based, around New Zealand known All Black Beauden Barrett and social media influencer Hannah Laity held their engagement party on the water’s edge.

“The venue is amazing and in a perfect spot, truly unique to Wellington. Annette and the team at Black and Gold took such good care of us, they made all our friends and family feel really welcome and created a truly memorable night.”

Agnes and Josh
Bride and Groom

Weddings celebrations in the heart of Wellington are a special event at any time, and even more-so for Black & Gold Events.

“These guys went to extra thousand miles for our specialised wedding. It was a professional service, and every one of our requests was fulfilled.”

Event organiser

Independent event organisers often use Black & Gold’s venues to help give their New Zealand and Wellington clients a first class experience.

“Just wanted to check in and extend my warmest thank you for all your help in the lead up to our function this morning. We had rave reviews about the space and the quality of food people were welcomed with – so a great first impression!”

Jason Reid
Club Manager

RPNYC operates its Wellington Waterfront club facilities in partnership with Black & Gold

“We chose Black and Gold due to their vast experience in the hospitality industry and the high levels of professionalism they constantly strive for. Our members are delivered a great service and our function spaces are consistently well managed to a high standard by their team. Corporate clients return regularly for meeting and conferences, with some booking the same venue on a monthly basis. Working so well as a team ensures the relationship is a win win for both parties.”