The Bolton Hotel has a long history of care and attention to detail. It was named after one of the first ships to land exhausted immigrants onto the shores of Wellington. The year was 1840 and on board was a young woman named Sophia Harris. Determined to plant her favourite rose in her new garden, Sophia transported a cutting in a potato, and nurtured it throughout the long and difficult journey. The rose survived because one resourceful woman thought of doing things differently. It’s that same spirit of independence that is the hallmark of everything Bolton. We are truly independent – independently owned and independent in our thinking. Being independent means we don’t have to follow a formula – we make our own choices and decisions. We treat our guests as individuals – providing them with the comfort and privacy they value. Being there for our guests and providing them with the care they need throughout their journey is what sets us apart. The Bolton is a proudly independent spirit, uniquely Wellington and part of the very fabric of our city’s history and culture.
The Bolton Hotel offers you an intimate wedding with charm and elegance. When planning begins for your wedding put yourself in the capable hands of our fantastic Events Manager, Theo Wijnsma, at the Bolton Hotel. His aim is to aIlow you to relax and enjoy the day with the total confidence and assurance that our team can provide a stunning and memorable day for you, your partner, friends and family. The Bolton Hotel is ideally suited for small to medium sized weddings. A relaxed cocktail event or formal dining we ensure an atmosphere of romance and style in ARTISAN restaurant + bar. Theo will help create a bespoke event specific to your dreams, wishes and budget.
Our Executive Chef, Maclean Fraser will meet with you personally to create the menu you desire including a tasting session to tease your taste buds. Naturally the delicious fare is complimented by an impressive wine and beverage list providing some of the best New Zealand has to offer with a selection of specialised imports.
Your tailored wedding reception at the Bolton Hotel can include; Dedicated wedding co-ordinator • Stylish venue with floor plan to suit your requirements • Cake stand and knife • Background music, room dressing to your theme • Individually presented menus • Delicious set menu personally created with you by our Executive Chef • A Premier Suite for the Bride & Groom on the night of the wedding with a bottle of bubbly, breakfast the following morning with a late check out of 1pm (minimum spend applies)
Bolton Hotel Wedding Accommodation We also want the important people in your life to share this special day with you; special rates are available for your wedding guests travelling from overseas, out of town or those just wanting to stay in the city following your amazing day. An ideal way to have your guests in one location for transport and further socialising opportunities. We have Studios ideal for couples and individual guests attending the wedding, with large ensuite, king bed, two arm chairs and kitchenette if required. Alternatively we have Suites available that have a separate living area to the bedroom, great for family gathering together.
We also offer Twin Suites which have two queen beds in the bedroom, with ensuite and separate Iiving area, great for famiIies for friends travelIing together. A very popular option is our Two bedroom Suite, two bedrooms (2 kings or 1 king, 2 singles), two bathrooms, large living area and kitchen, ideal for families and wedding party. If you would like to see any or all of these rooms, you need only give us a call and arrange a time. Availability of upgrade to Presidential or Residence Suite for the bride and groom on request, additional charges apply.