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Weddings

Looking out over Wellington, with views across the harbour, The Hunter Lounge is just a short trip from town but head and shoulders above the CBD. It's the perfect place for a wedding that is definitely out of the ordinary.

We’re seasoned experts at bringing all the parts together to make weddings memorable for all the right reasons.

Make an appointment to come see the venue and chat with us about how we can help you achieve your vision for your big day.

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Frequently asked questions


We used Good Chemistry to cater our wedding. A number of our guests commented that it was the best food that they had ever experienced at a wedding. A truly excellent culinary experience. Cheers!

— Tessa & Dan​

Features, services, and prices

We will take care of opening and preparing the venue, serving food, and cleaning up, and closing up, with a range of options to suit your preferences and budget.

For more details, and a customised quote, get in touch.

Download our pricelist and FAQs.

The Hunter Lounge $1500.00
capacity 250 seated

Included in hire;
PA system for DJ or playlist
1 wireless microphone
Car parking weekends only
Projector and screen
½ price meals for under 12s

Catering

The Hunter Lounge and Good Chemistry Catering are under the same umbrella, as a venue catering company combo we provide the menus staff and event management in one seamless package.

Buffet

Served with bread rolls and butter

Option A $32.00
Choose 2 mains and 2 sides

Option B $37.00
Choose 2 mains and 2 sides with the options of 3 canapés per person or chef’s choice petit fours

Option C $44.00
Choose 3 mains and 3 sides with options of 3 canapés per person and dessert buffet, 2 choices

Option D $59.00
Choose 3 canapés per person, 3 mains and 3 sides and dessert buffet, 2 choices

Family style

Served with bread rolls and butter

Option A $35.00
Choose 2 mains and 2 sides

Option B $45.00
Choose 3 mains and 3 sides with the options of 3 canapés per person or chef’s choice petit fours

Option C $50.00
Choose 3 mains and 3 sides with options of 3 canapés per person and dessert buffet, 2 choices

Option D $65.00
Choose 3 canapés per person, 3 mains and 3 sides and dessert buffet, 2 choices

Plated Formal Dinner

Set menu 2 main choices, alternate drop

Option A $40.00
Mains only

Option B $55.00
Mains and option of dessert, entrée or 3 canapes

Option C $70.00
Mains, dessert and option of 3 canapes or entrée

Menu Extras

Late night snacks 3-4 items $12.00-$15.00
Cake accompaniments, cream, yogurt, berry compote $5.50

Other costs to consider

Corkage $12.00 per guest 18+
Kitchen, wait and bar staff (price on application)
Furniture hire $7.50 per guest (estimate)
Crockery, cutlery, linen at $8.50 per guest (estimate)


Frequently Asked Questions

How do we Work

The best way to explain this is that we do as much or as little as your budget allows for, we work with suppliers yours or ours and always keep good friends, if you have family helping in any way we are more than happy about that.

Menu selection

Our process for menu selection is for us to find out what styles of food you like, is there a restaurant or particular dish you enjoy, do you want to try to incorporate any special dietary requirements into the menu. We then customise a menu for you.

Leftovers

If there are leftover we will put them into takeaway containers and refrigerated for collection the following day

Corkage Available

How does the bar work? If you choose our corkage option we prefer the drinks delivered the day before so we can chill down what needs to be kept cool and stock the bar the night before. If there are any left overs we can have these ready for collection the following day.

Other bar Options

We are fully licensed so if corkage doesn’t suit you can run everything up on to a bar tab if you prefer.

Access to the Venue

In most cases we can let you in the night before from approximately 8pm. Both of our venues operate Monday to Friday; our goal is to set up the room for your wedding the night before. So straight after service we will clean and set up your tables, chairs and help you with your decorations if needed. The day of the event you can have access to the venue from 10 am for any finishing.

Curfew is midnight and we will also be available the following morning to collect decorations, food and drink leftovers and good byes because by then we will be friends.

Car Parking Onsite

Parking on campus is available for up to 80 cars from 5pm Friday to 7am Monday morning, basically all weekend. There is a large carpark directly below the venues and we can send through a map with instructions.

Audio Visual Package (included in hire of the hunter lounge)

We have an easy to use PA system for plugging in your device of choice, DJ set up or karaoke. We also have one wireless microphone for speeches, a projector and screen all of which is included in the venue hire. We can set up and operate the gear and it helps if you have someone nominate for any special music cues we can show them how to press play at the right times, if you have any special requirements outside of these items we can steer you towards someone who can help or work with your chosen supplier.

Disabled Access

The University of Victoria is proud to be an all accessible campus; both the buildings and venues have wheelchair access and/or lift access.

BYO food – Weddings only

We are a catering company first and foremost however we can't say that we are masters of all global traditional dishes and if you have a family member or a supplier that you want to use talk to us and we will make it work that they provide some menu items. We can take delivery of catering heat though present as a buffet for guests with fresh garnish and condiments; we will also take care of all serving dishes, side dishes, rice, crockery and cutlery for food items bought in.

Waste Minimisation & food Hierarchy

We manage food waste following a four step process; managed ordering and carefully handling, diverting leftovers to food rescue services and secondly to animals as feed, all biodegradable leftovers from plates are composted through the Wellington City Council Kai to Compost service and can be purchased back as compost from Living Earth.

Hard plastics, cardboard, glass and tin are all separated and recycled by our waste provider.

Like what you see?

Book in a time to come and the venues, we would love to sit down over a coffee or a drink and talk over your plans and ideas. Because we are a catering company and the venue we become your wedding planner too, if you are feeling like you need someone to help we know some super talented planners who can help take some of the challenges away and they have packages that suit any budget.

Table Hire

Blond timber trestles 8-10 seater for hire $50 each