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Old St Paul's, Wellington

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Church Historic Site
In the heart of Wellington's heritage district stands Old St Paul's, a former cathedral made wholly out of native timbers. An outstanding example of Gothic Revival architecture, the wooden building features embroidered furnishings and colorful stained glass windows. Notice the memorial plaques on the interior walls and columns, and the flags displayed in the nave: many of these are dedicated to New Zealand and US marines who fought and died in World War I and World War II. Ask a guide to tell you some of the quirky stories associated with this former church, which today hosts a number of cultural events. Add Old St Paul's to your Wellington travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Wellington tour planner.
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  • Our Wedding was held in this Beautiful Historical Church. I loved being in this atmosphere with Family extended Families and Friends.  more »
  • Really interesting historic church, with very informative guides on hand. It was peaceful and interesting with a nice little gift shop with unique and some home made wares. I really enjoyed this exper...  more »
  • In 2012 we were married at Old St Pauls. It is a beautiful venue for a wedding. We had a small wedding and the size and intimacy of Old St Pauls is great for a small party.  more »
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  • Easily one of the nicest old cathedrals ive seen anywhere. V pleasant to look at inside with the amount of old wood used in construction and the lighting inside. It may not look like much from the street but its very quaint.
  • Lovely ambience for small audience concerts though parking is not great... Unless you make use of the nearby New World!
  • Excellent place to visit if you are in the area. The architecture, construction, and windows in this Church are worth the stop.
  • Great historical place to visit. They included the kids too.
  • Such a beautiful and delightful church to visit. the staff were very friendly and there were educational videos to see.

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