Welcome to the Wellesley

The WellesleyThe Wellesley Club Inc is no longer operational, having now withdrawn any club facilities or services in the Wellesley Building situated at 2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington. This includes all reciprocal club agreements.

The difficult decision was taken in 2014 to cease trading as the city could no longer support two private clubs. The Wellesley Club and the Wellington Club have forged a stong bond over the years so, with that in mind, the two clubs signed a deed in June 2016 whereby the Wellington Club renamed the Wellington Room to the Wellesley Room which now houses various memorabilia and keepsakes from the Wellesley Club. This will ensure that the memory of both clubs will be preserved together into the future. For membership and other advice please visit the Wellington Club wesbite.

The Wellesley Boutique Hotel continues to operate from the original Wellesley building offering accommodation, casual dining and funtion facilites.

Notice of AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Wellesley Club Incorporated for the Financial Year to 30 September 2017 will be held at the Wellington Club, 88 The Terrace, Wellington on:
Monday 12 March 2018 commencing at 5:30pm.

The Wellesley Club Caricature and Club Memorabilia Collection - Version 1

We are proud to announce the release of this initial version of the catalogue, which includes photographs and information about the caricatures and other memorabilia gifted to the Wellington Club in 2016.

You can view the catalogue here (pdf, 15mb).

We encourage feedback from club members to help fill some gaps, in particular:

  • Photographs of caricatures where we have the name and some information, but no image.
  • Information about a caricature where we have none.
  • Confirmation that the caricature photograph is the correct one for the person named.
  • Identification of the person who is the subject of the caricature, and any information about them, where we do not have the name or any information.
  • Any corrections.

Please provide any feedback to the President of the Wellesley Club or the General Manager of the Wellington Club.

We hope to publish a Version 2 in due course, once we have received any additional information or corrections. In Version 2 we also hope to include images of some of the artwork previously owned by the Wellesley Club.