Dining and Events


We have a wonderful formal dining room which has been filled with antiques of the period. Breakfast with us is reminiscent of the dining elegance of times past.

  • Breakfast is included in the room rate
  • Breakfast at Paheke is served in a single seating at 8 o’clock.
  • Please advise Juen or Anya about your requirements for an earlier breakfast
  • If you have any special dietary requirements we ask that you discuss this with us at least 24 hours before arrival


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Special Events at Paheke


Paheke is an ideal venue for an outdoor wedding ceremony and marquee wedding receptions or perhaps an intimate small group wedding indoors. The old house with its gables and verandah and the grounds with the majestic Cedar of Lebanon, the old oaks and magnolia trees, make a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. A stream wends its way through the grounds and it is crossed by two rustic bridges, which make for wonderful photo opportunities. We can assist you in the organisation of all or part of your wedding event at Paheke.

  • Marquee wedding reception in the spacious grounds
  • Marriage ceremony in the grounds of the house
  • Champagne cocktail reception
  • Organising, assisting in the selection of, and liaising with celebrants, caterers, photographers, florists and suppliers for your wedding on your behalf.
  • There are many wonderful photo opportunities provided by the grounds.

Paheke would like to thank Simon Hoyle of Southlight for permission to use his photographs on the Paheke website. We would also like to thank Don and Ginny Duffell for their permission to share the photos of their Wedding Day at Paheke. Please visit Simons’ website: www.southlight.co.nz

Southlight Studio, 614 Marine Drive, Days BayLower Hutt, Wellington, NZ tel 04 562 7200 fax 04 562 7204

Picnic Lunches

If you have a day at the beach or a walk amongst the majestic Kauri planned, Paheke can prepare for you a picnic hamper. We will cater to your preferences. Hampers can include a selection of homemade pork pie and chutneys, salad, sandwiches, cheeses, fruit, cake and drink. To best cater to our guests, picnic hampers are available by prior arrangement. NZ$50.00 per hamper for two (this price includes a bottle of wine)

Gift Vouchers

If you are having difficulty finding the perfect gift for family or friends, Paheke will create a Gift Voucher for your loved ones providing accommodation and meals at Paheke. A stay at Paheke would make a perfect anniversary or birthday gift. We would love to help you pamper that special someone. Gift Vouchers are tailored to your specifications. Please call or email Juen at Paheke to arrange.

photo voucher

Outdoor Living

Barbeque and Outdoor Dining Area

We have a covered Barbeque and dining area where guests are welcome to cater for themselves. The barbeque is large, gas heated with a grill, hot plate and roasting tray.

Table and chairs for six persons with additional bench seating.


Secluded Hide Away

Petanque Court

In the shade of the exotic ‘flame tree’ with its brilliant red flowers, play the very European game of pétanque. Maybe you are more of a spectator and would prefer to choose a shady bench and enjoy a glass of New Zealand white wine as you watch the ‘match’. During the match breaks the court serves as an excellent construction site for the smaller engineers in your family.