The Wanganui Club come & enjoy the company...

Welcome to The Wanganui Club, a historic establishment that embraces both tradition and diversity. Originally an exclusive gentlemen's club, we now proudly boast a membership that includes prominent Whanganui businessmen and women. Our grand Edwardian-style Heritage House, adorned with ornate plaster ceilings and native timber, serves as a captivating backdrop to our vibrant community. We welcome new members.
Heritage House

Our History

The first premises were in Victoria Avenue, however, in 1915 a purpose-built grand club building was opened in St Hill Street in the Edwardian style.
Now known as Heritage house, entrance is through a large elegant foyer complete with an impressive grand staircase to the upper level which once housed accommodation for visiting farmers and staff quarters as well as several staterooms overlooking the portico.

Inside the club there are ornate plaster ceilings, extensive use of native timber and open brick fireplaces which are lit throughout winter.
Enjoy a drink with us

Enjoy a drink with us

"Intimate Gatherings and Fine Wine: Savoring the Bliss of Small Social Circles, Where Good Company and Great Vintages Create Unforgettable Moments."
Gather 'round, my friends! Picture this: a cozy little gathering with great people, sharing laughter, stories, and, of course, a delightful bottle of wine.

Together, we create an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, where the clink of glasses is music to our ears and every sip takes us on a journey of flavors.

Our members create the magic of genuine connections, and when blended with the pleasure of good wine, they become moments etched in our hearts forever. Cheers to the joy of friendship and the art of savoring life's simple pleasures!

What Our Members Say

Lynn Waters
The Wanganui Club has a warm comforting feeling that makes you feel that you are living part of Wanganui history.
Lynn Waters
Neil Jones
Lovely place.
Neil Jones
Steve Baron
A great bunch of people and a beautiful building to enjoy the company in.
Steve Baron

Latest News

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Andrew London and the Swing Voters

Saturday 25 May 7.30-10.00 PM Wanganui Club, Heritage House Tickets $40 – Price includes coffee, tea and cake! Make sure you book by clicking on this link.
Gentlemen's Clubs Through the Ages

Gentlemen’s Clubs Through the Ages

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Our Club Leadership

Our group of dedicated club leadership and committee strive to create an atmosphere all members can enjoy.

Kathy Cunningham

Club President

Gordon Craig

Vice President

Mark Dawson

The Wanganui Club

Looking for a vibrant social club in Wanganui that combines rich tradition with modern camaraderie? Look no further than The Wanganui Club. As a prominent local social club, we offer a thriving hub of social engagement for individuals seeking exciting things to do in Wanganui.

A Storied Legacy and Inclusive Membership:

Originally an exclusive men-only gentlemen's club, The Wanganui Club has evolved over the years, admitting women and embracing diversity. We welcome both men and women from various social groups, fostering a vibrant community that represents the local fabric of Wanganui. Our club proudly includes many prominent businessmen and women from Whanganui, creating a dynamic and influential network.

Historic Charm and Modern Amenities:

Nestled on St Hill Street, The Wanganui Club's Heritage House, an architectural gem in the Edwardian style, offers an enchanting setting for social interactions. Our club boasts ornate plaster ceilings, extensive use of native timber, and a cosy open brick fireplace, providing a warm ambience during winter. For snooker enthusiasts, our separate snooker room houses two full-size slate tables, steeped in history, providing opportunities for friendly competition and creating lasting memories.

Engaging Events and Artistic Delights:

At The Wanganui Club, we believe in offering an array of captivating events for our members. From the Noble Rotters luncheon during the winter months, where social groups gather for delightful cuisine, to wine, port, and whisky tastings that cater to the refined palates of members, we ensure there's something for everyone. Throughout our club walls, you'll find delightful caricatures of former members and captivating artwork depicting the district, showcasing the rich history and culture of Wanganui.

Unwind and Connect:

Our well-stocked bar, featuring a comprehensive selection of single-malt Scotch whiskies, serves as the perfect gathering spot for members to relax and connect. We also offer a range of non-alcoholic options, catering to diverse preferences and ensuring everyone feels included and valued.

Local Restaurants:

Maria Lane Eatery & Bar: Majestic Square, 98 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui

Maria Lane is a casual eatery & bar in the heart of Whanganui. They are a family-owned and operated business. Their restaurant is designed to immerse you in the vibe and we value the dynamic interaction between their team and you. Their ethos revolves around an enjoyable, quirky, vibrant, uncomplicated and down-to-earth dining experience for all. Maria Lane's menu and style of dining is shared plates focused
and dishes arrive from the kitchen when they are ready.

High-Kut Bistro: 21 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui

Indulge in their ever-evolving menu, a delightful culinary journey that adapts with the seasons. Their offerings are as fresh as they are diverse, ensuring there’s always something to tantalise your taste buds. From succulent steaks, creamy risottos to their delicately prepared tofu dishes, their menu is a regular celebration of the finest produce. Experience the joy of dining with them, where every meal is a unique encounter with the best of the season.

Thai Villa Restaurant: 7 Victoria Ave, Whanganui

Experience authentic Thai Cuisine here in Whanganui. Their dishes are traditionally cooked, using fresh local vegetables and meat to ensure you the finest, mouth-watering tastes and aromas of Thailand. Thai Villa is Licensed & BYO Wine is welcome.

Join The Wanganui Club Today:

Are you ready to enhance your social life and become part of an esteemed social club in Wanganui? The Wanganui Club invites you to join our vibrant community. Take the first step and inquire about membership today, and discover the joy of belonging to a community that values tradition, fosters connections, and offers a wide range of social activities to suit your interests. Contact us today.

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