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30 Stunning Auckland Venues for Product Launches
by Raashka Mannie | 18 May 2022
If you're about to take the world by storm and want to announce it with a bang, you're in luck. Auckland City is home to many amazing venues that will make your product launch sing. Whether you are looking for an intimate or large venue, there is something for everyone. From sleek and chic to rustic and bursting with character, these cherry-picked venues are sure to bring out the best in your function. Strike the right tone with the right venue, be it a comfy hotel in the heart of the city or something off the beaten track as you venture into new and exciting waters in style. This comprehensive guide to the best venues for product launches covers the greatest options throughout Auckland. If you're looking for our complete guide to the region, you can find it here.
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It should come as no surprise that one of the most popular and prettiest venues in Auckland, Glasshouse, is also one of the top choices when it comes to product launches. Glasshouse in Morningside offers itself as a sunlit and sublime sanctuary from the bustle of Auckland City. Dubbed an urban oasis, this flexible venue combines idyllic greenery and a sleek industrial setting, presenting itself as one of the city's most beloved and chic spaces. Suitable for a range of events - including your upcoming and all-important product launch - their space accommodates up to 350 guests. They combine a blunt industrial appeal with charming trees and a glass roof that lets in floods of natural light. A blank slate, Glasshouse adapts to every function and tone, reflecting your needs in unmatched style. With a talented and experienced team behind the curtain, you'll find yourself having the time of your life at your Auckland product launch.
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Step into one of the ritziest hotels in Auckland, as poised as they are polished in every facet of accommodation, event hosting and more. Cordis is renowned for its events expertise, from lavish weddings to superb product launches. They are distinguished by seamless service, attention to detail and the latest high-tech solutions. Home to the largest pillar-free ballroom in Auckland, Cordis boasts a total of 18 spaces to choose from, giving it the title of the most event spaces in New Zealand, as well as a new, additional building, dubbed the Pinnacle Tower. When planning your product launch, they can accommodate up to 1,150 guests. Whether it's their Great Room, Jade Room, Crystal Room or more, they have versatile options for you, themed, styled, catered and managed by their incredible events team. Additionally, Cordis has a wide selection of plush guest rooms (640 to be exact!) for you and your guests, as well as a spa and health club. This is a 5-star hotel that brings you 5-star treatment, promising you success like none other when hosting your product launch.
The Hunting Lodge
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Make memories with The Hunting Lodge, an 80-acre expanse that boasts the historic and iconic Hunting Lodge Homestead. This Auckland venue adapts to the atmosphere and tone of every event. They will ensure that your product launch is the talk of the town at their characterful venue. Choose from their emerald lawns, rustic barn and restaurant when planning your product launch. The Hunting Lodge offers bespoke packages for events, helping you put together the necessities in one neat bundle to make planning and executing your event a breeze. This Auckland venue is at the top of the list when it comes to superb service. Their facilities feature mouthwatering catering options, audiovisual supplies, event expertise and more. Their spaces hold up to 250 guests, making it an excellent choice for your upcoming product launch, just a short drive from the CBD and airport.
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Only 30 minutes from the heart of Auckland, surrounded by greenery and tranquil waters, The Riverhead is a private and flexible venue for hire. Outdoors, indoors or a nice mix, this Auckland venue is all about giving you options amidst cosy beauty and convenience. With your catering taken care of by on-site suppliers, plenty of natural light and multiple spaces to choose between, The Riverhead is one of the finest venues on the fringes of Auckland. Their spaces include The Boat House and Deacon's Kitchen and exclusive hire of the entire venue. They host up to 400 guests, with superb touches to their space, including a sun-soaked gazebo, conservatory and more. If you're looking to host even more lucky guests at your product launch, you can request a large marquee to be set up on The Riverhead's sprawling lawns. With a talented events director that has been in the industry for years, your function is sure to dazzle at this outstanding Auckland venue.
Victory Convention Centre
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With 'victory' in the name, your success is guaranteed. This is a multi-purpose venue with plenty of panache, Victory Convention Centre. It's all about functionality and a modern atmosphere that blends into every event, including product launches. Moments away from Victoria Park, this Auckland venue comes equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and a professional events team to help with the planning and running of your function. Their spaces include the Theatre, Foyer, Harbour View Rooms 1 and 2 (which can be combined if needed), and Executive Lounge. The Victory Convention Centre can accommodate 2,400 guests to 8, making it as flexible as it is fabulous. Located in the heart of the city, you are spoiled for choice with its convenience.
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One of Auckland's favourite venues, Tui Hills, is found in the bush-covered Waitakere Ranges, surrounded by a native garden. Offering a stunning setting and modern areas for your product launch, it makes for a magical event space 30 minutes from the CBD. With a maximum capacity of 120 guests, Tui Hills is a light-filled and flexible venue that can help with everything from audiovisual requirements to transport details to delectable on-site catering options. Pick between Nikau Pavilion, The Nectar Room and Kowhai Glade for your product launch. Their facilities are endless, from complimentary WiFi to photo booths. Boasting a seasoned and stylish events team, your product launch will be taken care of from start to finish. Everything will be planned and executed in meticulous fashion credit to an Auckland venue that has hosted a plethora of celebrations and events.
The Tuesday Club
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It's all urban class at The Tuesday Club. This Auckland venue is a blank slate. Sporting an open-plan space filled with natural light, it has polished concrete floors, steel-framed windows and modular wall panels. These industrial touches make for a sleek setting for your product launch. The Tuesday Club has 2 spaces for hire: the main space, the Gallery, and their Hero café. Hosting up to 100 guests, it's an Auckland venue that does its best work when adapting to functions. It has served as the backdrop for everything from photoshoots to (you guessed it) product launches. Credit to their much-loved café, The Tuesday Club offers sumptuous on-site catering. Paint the vision of your product launch across the canvas that is their venue, with infinite options and styling. Let the good times roll with this Auckland venue.
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Your product launch can be all the more anticipated, thanks to Delamore Lodge, a gorgeous resort venue for hire. You can expect more with Delamore Lodge, located on the sunny and idyllic Waiheke Island. Offering privacy and a break from routine, Delamore Lodge hosts corporate events, including product launches. They can accommodate up to 60 delegates in their purpose-built Wharenui Pavilion, with audiovisual equipment and access to high-speed WiFi. Their outdoor spaces do a little more work, extending up to 90 guests in sunlit paradise. A combination of their spaces results in 120 guests milling around in their magical venue. Delamore Lodge also offers on-site catering, luxurious accommodation, and plenty of travel and transfer options. Let your product launch be an unparalleled experience for all at this glorious Auckland venue.
Gracehill Vineyard Estate
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Gracehill Vineyard Estate is an Auckland venue that will make your product launch a rousing success. Ideal for all corporate events, it boasts everything you need and more to host an incredible product launch. This includes on-site catering options, audiovisual supplies and assistance, plenty of parking and more. Their facilities are polished to perfection, poised to help your event transcend boundaries. Gracehill Vineyard Estate has a total of 3 spaces for individual hire: the Lakeview Room, accommodating up to 100 guests; The Vineyard Room, accommodating up to 50; and the Terrace, an outdoor area for up to 100. On the fringe of Auckland, this stunning venue is sure to pull out all the stops for your product launch.
Bruce Pulman Park
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Get ready to have the product launch of your life at one of the most versatile venues in all of Auckland: Bruce Pulman Park. Boasting 10 spaces to choose from, including the Pulman Lodge Tui Lounge, Pulman Arena Conference Centre, PNC Main Lounge and more, this Auckland venue is awash with choices for your upcoming product launch. Their facilities are seemingly endless, including cosy on-site accommodation, audiovisual supplies and assistance, bespoke catering options and plenty of parking for you and your guests. Bruce Pulman Park prides itself on being a spacious, comfortable option for everyone, local and otherwise, surrounded by 64 hectares of greenery and fresh air. Their ongoing involvement in their community has made them one of Auckland's favourite venues, so you'll be getting off on the right foot here.
Smiths & Stables
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Located on 50 acres of rolling hills, paddocks and vineyards in Matakana, Smiths & Stables is a versatile product launch venue option outside of central Auckland. With the space to fit more than 500 guests inside and over 1000 using the courtyards and lawn, the potential for this unique rural venue is endless. Smiths & Stables also has 2 restaurants and 2 bars, expansive manicured lawns, and 2 sheltered courtyards to boot. It’s a delightful mixture of contemporary and rustic, with a wonderful outdoor/indoor flow that few venues can match.
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Dip into old-world festivities with Warkworth Hotel. An hour's drive from central Auckland, this hotel may be off the beaten path, but it's a getaway worth taking. Sporting comfortable accommodation options, divine catering, attentive staff and more, this is an Auckland venue that goes the extra mile for its guests. Warkworth Hotel has a total of three different spaces for hire, including their private dining room, lobby and courtyard; if you're taking things to the next level, you can hire out the entire venue. Packing plenty of style and experience, this Auckland venue is a perfect choice for conferences, seminars, meetings, and much more.
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Where better to have your product launch than Tabula Rasa, a name that translates to 'new beginnings'? Bordered by lush gardens and a sparkling infinity pool, this Auckland venue is as beautiful as it gets. 30 minutes from both the airport and city centre, Tabula Rasa boasts plenty of fully-equipped indoor options with fully integrated digital presentation equipment that is ideal for product launches. Their commercial kitchen offers you a range of menus and options to suit your function, backed up by impeccable service. With a capacity of 100 guests, it has a range of activities to delight your guests, from lawn games to strolls around their immaculate gardens. Saunter around to their gazebo or dine under green canopies with Tabula Rasa. They're here to bring you a product launch that will be as fantastical as you first imagined.
Viaduct Yacht Club
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An Auckland venue in the famous and vibrant Viaduct Harbour, Viaduct Yacht Club Trattoria Moderna, makes a statement. A unique venue in the heart of the city, they host faultless product launches. Accommodating up to 200 guests, they are relaxed by day and glamorous by night - the ideal balance. VYC Trattoria Moderna brings you contemporary dining when it comes to your menus, with local ingredients and a keen eye for detail. Beloved as both a modish venue for something more casual, as well as for much fancier affairs, you can rest assured you're in good hands with them. Their team of experts is sure to bring your Auckland product launch exactly what it needs. VYC Trattoria Moderna also happens to provide all the final touches you need for your product launch. These include entertainment, music, styling, florals, audiovisual supplies and more.
Kauri Bay Boomrock
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It's sea views and fresh air from end to end at Kauri Bay Boomrock. Take in the Hauraki Gulf and rugged cliff sides at this fantastic venue, serving as the perfect location for your product launch. The team at Kauri Bay Boomrock specialises in event management and hosting, dedicated to helping your event achieve unprecedented levels of success with their prowess. Settled on a gorgeous 500-acre property in Clevedon with panoramic views, Kauri Bay Boomrock is unrivalled in its versatility and can cater for up to 250 of your guests. They play host to weddings, seminars, product launches and more. You'll be in for a treat with their flexible space, outdoor games and emerald lawns. An escape from Auckland City, Kauri Bay Boomrock is the product launch venue you've been looking for.
The Officers Mess
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The Officers Mess is historically charming and with oceanside views for miles and miles. This Auckland venue offers a duo of space and versatility for you and your guests to enjoy. Drink in views of the sea, Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island whilst sipping on cocktails, with an expansive deck for your product launch to spill onto. The Officers Mess has 2 spaces to choose from, including the Main Room and Middle Room. They can accommodate anywhere from 40 to 200 guests, making this Auckland venue a great option for anything from conferences to product launches. They take care of all details, big and small, including catering, audiovisual supplies and parking. Tons of natural light pours into every space, making The Officers Mess an extraordinary spot to launch your new venture.
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Come one and come all to St Matthew's, one of the city's legendary buildings that doubles as a venue. The classic architecture of this stunning church paired with high-tech lighting technology turns this venue into an absolute vision that can host up to 250 seated guests. They boast an in-house events team with impeccable taste and organisational skills. Your product launch is undoubtedly safe in their hands. When hiring this venue, you have total freedom concerning catering, audiovisual suppliers and more. You might have preferred vendors but, if not, their expert team is more than happy to lend you a hand with choosing the right people. Nestled in the heart of Auckland, St Matthew's will make your product launch as magical as you imagined.
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Escape to the serenity of Karaka for your product launch. This hidden gem of an Auckland venue is surrounded by flourishing, manicured gardens and charming stables, making it one of the city's prettiest locations. Karaka Pavilion has a total of 5 spaces for you to choose from, including the Garden Bar, Pavilion, Phar Lap Room, Tulloch Room and Auditorium. As a result, you're spoiled for choice when planning your product launch. This Auckland venue caters for up to 650 guests. With plenty of natural light and on-site parking, they award you total freedom when it comes to catering and audiovisual suppliers. Just over a half hour's drive from Auckland central, Karaka Pavilion is an ideal choice for a product launch credit to its lush surroundings and experienced team.
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In close proximity to Auckland Airport is the ever-convenient and versatile Abbeville Estate. Whether you're looking to host your product launch on their emerald lawns or stay cosy inside, this Auckland venue can accommodate up to 350 guests in any one of their welcoming spaces, including the Homestead, Barn, Dining Room and Garden Room. The hewn timber frames speak of over 150 years of history; below your feet, rustic flooring adds an earthiness to Abbeville Estate. This Auckland venue even boasts a kitchen garden that provides herbs and more for on-site catering for your upcoming product launch.
The Grounds at Whoa! Studios
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The Grounds at Whoa! Studios is an events space that is as flexible as they come. Choose to host your product launch at this multi-purpose and modern Auckland venue, located only 15 km from the CBD and 30 km from the airport. With plenty of natural light, an expansive outdoor space and a restaurant, The Grounds at Whoa! Studios is a wonderful venue option in Auckland that can host up to 500 guests. They offer on-site catering options and have a dedicated team on hand to help with the planning and running of your product launch. With a total of 6 spaces for hire, from their Mezzanine to their Red Carpet, you’re looking at the cream of the crop with this Auckland venue.
Space on Crummer
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You can find Space on Crummer in the heart of bustling Ponsonby. This is an Auckland venue that is modern, light-filled and ideal for any event - including product launches. Their spaces are flexible, including the Main Area and Courtyard, hosting anywhere from 50 to 160 guests. This Auckland venue was designed with adaptability in mind, featuring white walls and steel beams for an especially contemporary look. Inside, Space on Crummer also boasts a full on-site kitchen for your caterer's use, whilst the sheltered Courtyard serves as the perfect breakaway area to mix and mingle. For a fashionable, streamlined product launch, this Auckland venue is the answer.
Markovina Vineyard Estate
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The wine-loving district of Kumeu has so much to offer - including Markovina Vineyard Estate. This Auckland is a purpose-built venue surrounded by lush greenery that hosts product launches and much more. They are a family-owned and -operated space with a dedicated events team to help you plan and run the perfect function. Facilities include mouthwatering catering options, on-site parking, as well as both outdoor and indoor spaces to host your product launch. Whether your event consists of a delicious sit-down dinner or is all about cocktails and canapés, Markovina Vineyard Estate can make it stand out from the crowd.
East Street Hall
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East Street Hall is a multi-purpose venue that specialises in fabulous functions. Once a community hall part of a Samoan church, this Auckland venue now functions as a mid-century modernist building that can host spectacular product launches. Catering for up to 250 guests, it is filled with natural light and has all the amenities you're after, including audiovisual supplies, on-site catering options and attentive service. East Street Hall features a total of 4 spaces for hire for your Auckland event, including the Courtyard, Canteen, Summer Deck and Bar. If you're keen on a more exclusive night, you can hire out the entirety of the venue and go to town. With a menu inspired by the food culture of Tel Aviv, you're in for a delight with this Auckland venue, sure to put on a show that will knock your socks off.
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On the cusp of the waterfront and offering glittering views from end to end is Hilton. This iconic venue provides an equally iconic snapshot of Auckland in every direction. The Hilton boasts 7 multi-purpose event spaces, all bathed in natural light and equipped with gorgeous sundecks. This Auckland venue can host up to 700 of your guests, lending any event hosted an air of seamless luxury and success alongside its impressive name. Just a 20 km drive from the airport, this hotel venue specialises in hosting significant functions such as product launches. Toss in their superb catering and plush accommodation, and you've got a real winner when choosing your Auckland venue. Their committed and experienced events team is a cherry on top, helping you to plan and execute a flawless product launch from start to finish.
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Surrounded by olive trees and natural beauty in every direction, Bracu is an Auckland venue to write home about. They feature a total of 5 spaces to pick from, including The Pavilion, Restaurant, Wine Library, Boardroom and Simu Homestead. Hosting up to 190 guests, this Auckland venue is famed for its versatility and location. Just under an hour's drive from the city centre, Bracu is a purpose-built events centre that specialises in curated private events. Sporting top-of-the-line audiovisual supplies and fantastic on-site catering options, they pride themselves on bringing you the total package. The team at Bracu is as seasoned as they come, with tons of suggestions and experience regarding functions. Your product launch will be the talk of the town when you host it at this beloved Auckland venue.
Auckland Art Gallery
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Surround yourself with some of the greatest artistic talents in the country at Auckland Art Gallery. This is the perfect venue for a product launch wrapped in glamour and class. The Auckland Art Gallery building juxtaposes the old and the new with its stunning modern glass and kauri structure connecting to the original Victorian-style building. Multiple function spaces are available, including the North Atrium, Lower Grey Gallery, Mackelvie Gallery, and the East Terrace, all with varying capacities and styles. Exclusively catered by the reputable team at Urban Gourmet, you can rest assured that your guests will love the experience. This Auckland venue has been known to host one incredible function after the other. Your product launch will surely make a statement with them.
Queen's Wharf: The Cloud and Shed 10
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The Cloud is one of the most well-known venues in the city. As a result, it's one of the most sought-after event spaces. Initially a temporary structure to function as a fan-zone during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, The Cloud has quickly become an iconic feature along the waterfront. It can host up to 4,000 people in a cocktail setting on the exhibition floor alone. The upper and/or lower mezzanine floors can also be hired individually for smaller events of up to 230 guests.
Adjacent, Shed 10 is an Auckland venue that is equally famous. Constructed in 1910, this building is the only original remnant on Queen's Wharf. It's a heritage-listed building, coloured with history and charm from the days past. A few years ago, it underwent a careful restoration to offer its services as a venue. It sports a distinctly industrial edge (think concrete floors, steel columns and exposed beams). Upstairs, there's a gorgeous gable ceiling interspersed with skylights. This famed Auckland venue can host up to 3,000 guests, full of flexibility and character that is certain to make your product launch pop.
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Welcome to New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum. The ethos of MOTAT is to "use New Zealand's heritage, Kiwi ingenuity, transport, technology and associated stories creatively and interactively to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow." With this in mind, MOTAT is an endearing and quirky space for your product launch. Spread out over 40 acres, they've been around since the 1800s and host up to 500 guests in their selected spaces. With handpicked suppliers to take care of every event need, MOTAT is an Auckland venue that can accommodate it all. Your product launch can be as large or intimate as you choose. If you're looking for something with more fireworks, check out their Aviation Hall, a masterpiece of aircraft history and prestige, and award-winning exhibition space to boot.