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Wigram Base

Wigram Base is one of Christchurch's most historic boutique venues for wedding celebrations.

The original RNZAF Base Wigram Officers Mess was built in 1938, it served officers of Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Wigram for decades. During its time it would see royal visits, dining ins, graduation parties and dinners and events for International delegations.

After its sale in the 1990’s the “O’s” has been given new life as Wigram Base. The staff and management of Wigram Base aim to provide an atmosphere befitting the building and its rich history.

Recently undergoing renovations and restoration, Wigram Base has a range of function and event spaces, from the stunning art deco ballroom complete with fully sprung parquet flooring, providing a touch of class and a throwback to the military dining experience, to the quiet sophistication of our Anteroom with its traditional fireplace and art deco style lighting. In our private acre and a half of gardens you find the original St Marks Chapel built in the 1940’s for the Air Force base, perfect for an intimate ceremony followed by old fashioned garden games, champagne and canapés. While the Air Force my not be the primary users now, this venue keeps busy.

We pride ourselves on flexibility and our ability to adapt to your requirements, from garden ceremonies to formal dinners we have something to suit your style and budget. Our full scale commercial kitchen and professional management team have years of experience in the industry, looking after both big and small events so you can be confident you're in good hands.

Should you have any special requests please don't hesitate to discuss these with our in house team. Feel free to come in for a coffee, cold beverage or to simply look around the grounds and historic buildings and discuss how best we can assist you.

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  • Venue type: Hotel/Restaurant
  • Capacity: 100
  • Food options: In house catering
  • Beverage options: In house Bar
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