Wigram Base is one of Christchurch's most historic accommodation, event and bar facilities. Situated at the heart of what was once New Zealand’s primary Air Force training base, Wigram Base is rich with the history of what once was, while looking to the future of what can be.
Situated in the original Wigram Officers Mess that 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 and graduation parties. After its sale in the 1990’s the “O’s” has been given new life as Wigram Base, paying homage to the history of the building and those who passed though her doors in its many years. 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 plays host to a range of function and event spaces, the original St Marks Chapel from the Air Force base as well as the Harvard Bar and private accommodation.
We pride ourselves on flexibility and our ability to adapt to your requirements. 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.