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Auckland Venues for Hire - The Complete Guide

by Raashka Mannie | 21 Aug 2019

The City of Sails, Auckland is a hotspot for all manner of events: cocktail parties, gala dinners, conferences, seminars, meetings and so much more. No matter how big or small, Auckland has unique venues to cater to your event, be it with a contemporary or traditional twist. With the famed Sky Tower at its centre offering serene views of the Viaduct Harbour, as well as Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, there is a wealth of spaces in Auckland to choose from when considering a venue for your next Auckland event. We have a list of the best venues for hire in Auckland, from the cosy and conventional to the modern and dynamic.

 

Auckland Art Gallery

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The perfect venue for a formal event that wishes to showcase 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 each 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 from start to finish.

 

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

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First opened in 1994, Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill is part of the illustrious Good Group and has undergone extensive rennovations to make it the gorgeous and spacious waterfront venue that it is today. With local seafood and produce as the main features of their menu, Harbourside offers on-site catering with bespoke menus, as well as space for up to 500 standing guests (150, when seated). They are settled on Auckland's waterfront, boasting spectacular views, and have an all-weather covered deck for your use should you wish to have an indoor/outdoor flow to your event.

 

White + Wong's

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East meets West at this innovative and rejuevating venue. Perfect for cocktail nights and fabulous dinners, White + Wong's can offer on-site catering tailored to your event, with a blend of street food and classic delights such as Peking duck and freshly steamed dumplings, ensuring mouthwatering dining options as well as a colourful space to host your function. They have a maximum capacity of 350 guests and are located on the viaduct, right in the middle of central Auckland, making White + Wong's as convenient as it is delicious an option.

 

Dirty Laundry

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Contemporary with American detailing for a little edge, Dirty Laundry is an all-day eatery in the busy CBD of Auckland. As a restaurant venue, they offer on-site catering with bespoke options, and are settled in the niche spot of being both sleek and modern yet relaxing. This careful balance ensures that they have struck the ideal tone for a venue that can cater to anything and everything, accomodating up to 100 guests and a mere 25km drive from the international airport. Dirty Laundry is a unique and fun space to host dinners, cocktail parties and the like, featuring a comprehensive beer and wine list to unwind with.

 

Auckland Museum

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Dine in the grand marble foyer or under the iconic copper roof of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, The Auckland War Memorial Museum. The available spaces are suitable for events ranging from 150 to 600 guests. The latest technology in audio-visual equipment is available to ensure any speeches or presentations made during your event will go off without a hitch. The most exciting part of hiring out Auckland’s museum as your function venue is that after your event is finished, your guests can explore select exhibitions with a private guide! There’s nothing like exclusivity to make your event stand out.

 

Anthology Lounge

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Anthology Lounge is located on Karangahape Road, a historic and colourful strip of Auckland City. This venue is a charater space that has leant itself to some of New Zealand's finest talent as a music lounge and wine bar, featuring gorgeous high ceilings and windows that flood the space with moody, natural light. Anthology Lounge considers itself a multi-purpose venue, with space for showcases, gigs, dinner and much more, catering for up to 200 guests. The walls are decorated with iconic music imagery, making this venue all the more unique and endearing.

 

Botswana Butchery

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A gorgeous restaurant venue in the esteemed Ferry Building on Quay Street, Botswana Butchery is the twin sister of an eatery by the very same name in Queenstown. Bostwana Butchery specialises in menus full of flavour and innovation, with a strong emphasis on cultivating a stellar dining experience for all their guests. Accomodating for up to 155, Bostwana Butchery offers exceptional service, tailored menus with locally sourced ingredients and à la carte dining options. With some of the best wines from both Auckland and Central Otago, Bostawana Butchery is the epitome of comfort and class.

 

Bracu

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Tucked away amongst the rolling Bombay Hills and surrounded by more than 30,000 Mediterranean-style olive trees, Bracu is a breezy 35 minutes from central Auckland and is an elegant, airy venue for your event. As they're located on the Simunovich Olive Estate, they offer an original beauty and sense of seclusion to any function, with an experienced team on hand to help with planning and organising anything you need. They can host up to 190 standing guests, or 160 seated, and are 35km from the airport.

 

ASB Showgrounds

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Originally constructed in 2009 and with more than 30 million dollars spent on the project, ASB Showgrounds have facilities to cater to any demand. They have virtual walkthroughs of all their function spaces available on their site. They have an abundance of on-site parking, the latest in audio-visual technology, and a range of versatile event spaces. With over 18,000m² of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, you’re spoiled for choice with the 10 different spaces this venue has to offer. ASB Showgrounds can accomodate for thousands of guests, so don’t be shy with those invites. 

 

NZ International Convention Centre (NZICC)

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The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) will be a modern building with versatile interior space. NZICC is in the process of its construction but will open its doors to eager event planners in 2020. With adaptable spaces able to cater to a number of events including a pre-function capacity for 2,700 people, a convention capacity for 3,150, and one-off events capacity for 4,000. The NZICC will be within walking distance of the waterfront, Auckland tourist attractions, and hotel facilities.

 

Generator Britomart

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Generator Britomart rests on Auckland's waterfront, offering breathtaking views of the harbour and hosting anywhere from 18 to 200 delegates for cocktail parties, dinners and the like. It features 4 different spaces to choose between: The Assembly, only available after hours and featuring a bar menu, their most spacious option; The CEO Bar, an intimate space with 2 rooftop balconies; Executive Boardroom, with panoramic views of the harbour and city; and The Bridge, featuring a bi-folding soundproof wall that opens into The CEO Bar.

 

Stanbeth House

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Stanbeth House boasts an industrial fit out filled with natural light and tons of character, situated within the centre of Auckland City. It features 2 separate spaces: The Square, a creative thinking space that is tailored to your needs, flexible and perfect for workshops, seminars, meetings and all things cognitive between you and your guests; and The Lounge, with a full bar and enormous bay windows that overlook the bustling centre of Britomart, allowing for the option of exclusive booking and providing the ideal option for dinners, cocktail events and so much more.

 

12 Madden St.

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On 12 Madden St., in Auckland City's stunning and spacious Wynard Quarter, this venue features 5 different spaces that can accomodate up to 280 guests. There's The Generator, a boardroom-styled space ideal for intimate meetings and gatherings, as well as The Powerplant, a polished space with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood it with natural light and is as flexible as they come. There's also The Workshop, the largest space of the 5, a blank canvas with lovely cityscape views and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment on hand, and The Accelator, a unique 'pop-up space.' Finally, there's The HQ, based on networking and connections, with a bar, lush greenery and chic accents for extra pizzazz.

 

Vodafone Events Centre

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Every year the Vodafone Events Centre hosts conferences for businesses that empower, inspire, and educate. They are able to fit up to 3000 people in the main space, but alternative event spaces are entirely available depending on your needs. Their massive doors on the ground level are a logistical lifesaver for any large set pieces or complex equipment. Being only 10 minutes away from the airport, and having 750 car parks on site means none of your guests will find trouble getting there.

 

Thievery Studio

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Thievery Studio is a versatile and modern space, the very epitome of a “blank canvas” on which to design your next Auckland event. Located on a vibrant and renovated strip of K Road, they offer a duo of spaces for your event, flooded with natural light and wooden floors. Thievery Studio features unique and beautiful features such as a cyclorama infinity wall, rustic windows and blackout options (perfect for presentations and lectures). They are located 20km from the airport and can accommodate up to 120 guests.

 

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre

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The ANZ Viaduct Events Centre is a multi-functional events centre in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. The 32 million dollar building opened its doors in 2011. The facility is made up of 6,000m² and 8 individual rooms suitable for all sorts of events including conferences, exhibitions, awards nights and gala dinners. It is a perfect blend of functionality and style, and its location near to Silo Park, one of Auckland’s cultural hotspots, will give your delegates a great taste of what Auckland has to offer.

 

Queen’s Wharf (The Cloud/Shed 10)

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Every Aucklander knows The Cloud, and moreover, they know it is one of the most sought-after event spaces in the CBD. Originally constructed as a temporary structure to function as a fan-zone during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, The Cloud has swiftly become an iconic feature along the waterfront of New Zealand’s City of Sails. 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.

On the other hand, Shed 10 is a venue 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 so it could offer its services as a venue, with a distinct 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 sure to make your event pop.

 

Aotea Centre

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Offering the latest in audio-visual technology and the potential for every room to be data-linked makes Aotea Centre perfect for large-scale events such as conferences or conventions. The main theatre is currently the largest modern tiered theatre function space in New Zealand and is equipped with a unique blackbox. This purpose-built performing arts and events centre can host up to 2,000 people on all 3 of its tiers. It has undergone refurbishments that have refreshed and modernised its myriad of spaces, completed in March 2019 and opening its doors for full capacity hosting once more.

 

The Orange

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A historic events centre, The Orange was a purpose-built event and function hall that was opened in 1923. Since then it has hosted thousands of events. It was at its most popular in the 1940s when lines to enter the dance hall would reportedly stretch all the way down Newton Rd. Something was clearly done right because The Orange is still entirely relevant. Timeless brick walls, exposed wooden beams, a lofty ceiling, and a sprung wooden dance floor give the venue an urban chic appearance which has become an extremely popular style for many function spaces to emulate.

 

Sky City Events Centre

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Sky City Events Centre can proudly boast 2 levels containing 21 functions rooms, bars, restaurants, a convention centre and a 700-seat theatre. Resultantly, Sky City can host any and every event (even all at once, if you so desired). The Sky City Centre has a plethora of activities for your delegates, from shows and performances to the casino. Alternately, if your guests aren’t satisfied with what the centre itself offers, the central location means they have all of Auckland’s CBD at their fingertips.

 

St. Matthew’s

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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. St Matthew's has hosted a number of modern and flashy events that all went off seamlessly as a result of their committed in-house team and impeccable planning. In hiring this venue, you will need to consider external catering and beverage services. The team at St Matthew's can provide a list of preferred vendors should you need it.

 

The University of Auckland's Owen G. Glenn Building

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The University of Auckland's Owen G. Glenn building has a multitude of rooms for your event, ranging from small tutorial and case rooms to auditoriums that seat up to 600 people. Each and every space comes equipped with the most advanced audiovisual technology and offers the potential to stream seminars between rooms. The main atrium can accommodate cocktail-style functions for up to 500 people or formal sit-down dinners for up to 250 guests. However, this exclusive building is only accessible to businesses that have a relationship with the university, giving it a special air like few other venues in Auckland.

 

MOTAT

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The core vision of MOTAT, New Zealand’s largest transport and technology museum, is to “use New Zealand’s heritage, Kiwi ingenuity, transport, technology and associated stories in a creative and interactive way to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.” With this in mind, MOTAT is an endearing and quirky space for your event, spread out over 40 acres since the 1800s and hosting up to 500 guests in their selected rooms for hire. With handpicked suppliers to take care of every event need − from audiovisual and styling to catering and serving − MOTAT is a venue that can even accommodate intimate parties of 10 for a quiet, classy night out. If you’re looking for something with more fireworks, check out their Aviation Hall, a masterpiece of aircraft history and prestige, and an award-winning exhibition space to boot.

 

Glasshouse

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Glasshouse in Morningside offers repose from the bustle of Auckland City. Dubbed an urban oasis, this venue combines idyllic greenery and a sleek industrial setting, presenting itself as one of Auckland’s most beloved and chic spaces. Suitable for a range of events including seated dinners of up to 180 people, cocktail events for up to 350 people, car launches, fashion shows and photoshoots, Glasshouse offers a stylish and unique space. The glass roof is the very definition of indoor/outdoor flow and allows for all weather and seasonal events.

 

Pilkingtons

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Pilkingtons is a convenient venue within the centre of Auckland City. A multi-layered event space, they specialise in both formal and casual events with an endless sense of flexibility. They’re a breezy 20-minute drive from the airport, surrounded by a plethora of city activities and accommodation. Pilkingtons will allocate a personal events manager to help with organising and managing your event to ensure it’s both memorable and successful. Depending on the size of your group or style of event, Pilkingtons has seating capacity for up to 100 guests, which doubles at standing capacity.

 

University of Auckland’s Fale Pasifika

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Primarily, the fale functions as the cultural and spiritual home to the University of Auckland’s Pacific communities. Secondarily, it functions as a gorgeous space that can host a variety of private or corporate events for up to 250 people. This feature on the University’s campus provides guests with a real taste of Pacific culture. With 7 academics, artists, and architects from various Pacific communities having a personal hand in the design and construction of the Fale Pasifika Complex, the building is a genuine work of art that beautifully represents Pacific culture. The vast space is fairly customisable which makes it suitable for a variety of events, from seated dinners and conferences to cocktail events.

 

Okahu

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Okahu sits on the edge of Okahu Bay, with gleaming waters spreading all around it and stunning views of Rangitoto and the harbour to boot. With its modern finish and the beach a stone’s throw away, Okahu offers an ideal setting for an array of events. Their attentive staff and exceptional customer service are essential factors in why this venue is so sought after. Okahu makes your day all the easier by providing services such as professional catering, beverage management and floral arrangements. They’re a mere 5km from the city centre, with a capacity of up to 250 guests. Okahu is Auckland’s premier waterfront venue.

 

The Wharf

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The Wharf is the ultimate corporate function venue, designed to delight and inspire your guests and help your business make the best impression. Against the stunning backdrop of Auckland’s metropolitan city skyline, this venue caters for up to 600 of your guests, with a host of catering options to choose from and quality cuisine inspired by seasonality and local ingredients. 10km from the city centre and 25km from the airport, The Wharf’s corporate events team’s priority is to ensure your next event runs as smooth as silk.

 

Sculptureum

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A fine art venue in Matakana, Sculptureum combines the love of life and art with the love of events. It has a remarkable 3 sculpture gardens and 6 art galleries packed into acres of airy land, with views overlooking Little Barrier Island. The founder of the Sculptureum, Anthony Grant, has spent a decade collecting artwork from around the world. The Miro Room is the designated event space within Sculptureum, a blank canvas on which you can imprint your vision. This venue can accommodate up to 200 of your lucky guests.

 

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS)

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RNZYS rests at the base of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, boasting a spacious and multi-functional building. The building has a distinctive nautical appearance, sun-drenched decks and an observation tower that has stunning views of some of the best Auckland has to offer. Able to accommodate up to 500 guests, RNZYS has a series of rooms to serve as a space for your Auckland event and is only 20km from the airport. Their professional and dedicated team prides themselves on hosting an unforgettable event for you and your guests.

 

Ostro

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With fresh ocean views and a fresher menu, Ostro is a Brasserie and Bar on the water's edge famed for its inspired, locally-sourced menu with a seasonal edge. This venue offers tranquil views of Waitemata Harbour and Takutai square, as well as a liberal mix of outdoor and indoor seating for a breezy flow between the views and the contemporary interior. Ostro can host anywhere from 20 to 150 guests for events such as cocktail parties, delicious dinners, private lunches and so much more, featuring a dedicated events team at your beck and call.

 

Ellerslie Events Centre

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Ellerslie Events Centre is a modern, spacious facility with sprawling grounds and 22 rooms to choose from when planning your Auckland event. They offer extensive outdoor space for functions and activities, as well as on-site catering and and a professional events team to help organise and manage your event. Ellerslie can accommodate over 1000 guests in multiple spaces, from the airy and contemporary Guineas Ballroom on the very top floor, to their Carbine Room, ideal for intimate meetings and conversations. Ellerslie also boasts top-notch audiovisual equipment, and professional entertainment and styling options.

 

Seafarers

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Seafarers brings to you a host of rooms to pick from, resting in the midst of Auckland's bustling harbour. Choose between 4 different spaces for your event: Green Room, Matisse Room, Tommys and Seven, all with an individual charm and varying capacities. Whereas the Green Room offers, as the name suggests, flourishing greenery, velvet and a distinct mood, Seven is a restaurant venue that brings all manner of Asiatic delicacies. Seafarers aims to offer a wide range of spaces for your event, with the same sense of convenice and luxury across the board.

 

The Jefferson

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The home of the finest whiskies in Auckland, The Jefferson resides in the heart of Auckland City. This venue offers 3 separate spaces for functions, catering for up to 150 guests, and is available for both partial and exclusive hire. They offer a number of beverage packages for your guests, as well as a carefully tailored catering option served cocktail-style throughout the night. With a full bar on-site, as well as the option of whiskey tastings, The Jefferson makes for a unique venue for your Auckland event.

 

Grand Mercure

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Grand Mercure is part of Auckland's gorgeous waterfront district in the middle of the CBD, with a floor dedicated to conferences and events. This hotel venue features 9 spaces to select from: Boardroom, Little Barrier, Waiheke, Kawau, Browns, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Great Barrier and Hauraki Gulf. They can accommodate intimate parties of 14 and grander gatherings of 200, with options of accommodation, on-site catering, theming, styling and so much more credit to their committed and professional staff. Grand Mercure also features The Deck, an inner city venue that's not to be missed.

 

Cordis, Auckland

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Cordis is renown for their events expertise, be it a lavish gala dinner or a cosy cocktail party. They are distinguished by seamless service, attention to detail and the latest high-tech solutions. Cordis is home to the largest pillar-free ballroom in Auckland, as well as a whole host of spaces that would perfectly cater to your event. Pick between meeting rooms, boardrooms and so much more, with a venue that provides on-site catering options and a personal events executive. They can host up to 1,150 of your guests and reside within the very heart of Auckland city.

 

Hilton

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An iconic history and offering an equally iconic view of Auckland City in every direction, the Hilton offers 7 multipurpose event spaces all bathed in natural light and equipped with a gorgeous sundeck. The Hilton can host up to 700 of your guests, lending any event hosted an air of seamless luxury and success alongside its impressive name. This Auckland venue sits right on the edge of the water in the midst of the city, and is a breezy 20km drive from the airport.

 

Pullman, Auckland

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One of Auckland City’s largest inner-city conferencing and banqueting hotels, this venue is the ideal answer to any question your next event poses. Pullman, Auckland has 16 dynamic and flexible spaces to choose from. They can accommodate up to 1000 people overall and are located 20km from the airport. Pullman also has a range of smaller meeting spaces, conference rooms, boardrooms, and gallery rooms that are perfect for more intimate seminars or lectures.

 

Orakei Bay

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Take in the views of the Orakei Basin with Orakei Bay, a dynamic venue that can meet any event with aplomb.They proudly offer a world-class combination of stunning venue spaces and conference planning expertise, with a capacity of up to 400 guests. A dedicated events organiser is on hand to help with planning and managing your event. Additionally, Orakei Bay is a quick 5-minute trip from Auckland City, ensuring that it is as convenient as it is breathtaking.

 

Hus Art Farm

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Hus Art Farm is 30 minutes from the centre of Auckland and is a perfect venue for conferences, promotions, team building and so much more. Mrs. Hu, a patron of the arts, has created this residence and event space for international performing and visual artists to stay and collaborate and showcase their work in the custom-built gallery. With its majestic views, large gallery, purpose-built bar, and expansive grounds and ponds, this venue transforms itself into a premier option for any event and can host up to 200 guests.

 

The Stables

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Located on 50 acres of rolling hills, paddocks and vineyards in Matakana, The Stables is a versatile venue option outside of central Auckland. With the space to fit more than 500 guests inside and over 2,000 using the courtyards and lawn, the potential for this unique rural venue is endless. The 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.

 

Kauri Bay Boomrock

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Drink in serene views of the Hauraki Gulf with Kauri Bay Boomrock. 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 of the Hauraki Gulf, Kauri Bay Boomrock is unrivalled in its versatility and can cater for up to 200 of your guests.

 

Villa Maria

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On the outskirts of Auckland City, Villa Maria maintains an urban and industrial aesthetic (but with a lot more open space). Villa Maria offers 7 function spaces that can host up to 300 people depending on the style of function. This is the perfect venue for any corporate event that is expecting international guests as it is conveniently located only 5 minutes from AKL International Airport. Moreover, you are sure to impress international (and local guests alike) with the incredible wine stock. Villa Maria is, after all, New Zealand's most awarded winery and has been for the past 30 years.

 

Crowne Plaza

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With 10 diverse and flexible function spaces to choose between, Crowne Plaza is a venue within the heart of Auckland City that outdoes itself. They can host up to 490 of your guests, be it in their spacious and airy ballroom, or offer intimate meeting spaces for smaller gatherings. Step inside the doors of one of the top Auckland hotels and experience the international Crowne Plaza standard, with a little kiwi flare. A mere 20km from the airport, this venue offers on-site catering and a team committed to bringing your event to life in the best way possible.

 

The Bluestone Room

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In the beautifully-restored heritage building, The Bluestone Room is a venue that speaks volumes in character and history. From its early history as a 19th-century warehouse, through fame as a jazz club and band venue, it forms an integral link to Auckland of the past. However, The Bluestone Room of today is as modern as they come, featuring polished floors and timber ceilings. The Function venue has been designed with versatility in mind and can cater to a variety of events for up to 350 guests.

 

Everybody’s

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Everybody’s is undoubtedly one of Auckland’s busiest spots, especially as it’s adjacent to a very popular nightclub, The Roxy. This restaurant-bar and function space has customisable function menus that can turn any night into one that will be never be forgotten. Everybody’s can play host to a number of events, from gala dinners to cocktail parties, with its contemporary atmosphere and European-inspired menu. The stunning interior design will give your gala night the wow factor that every event planner dreams of.

 

Hotel Novotel

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Equipped with 7 flexible event spaces, restaurants, bars, and a convenient location – a literal stone’s throw away from the international arrival gate at Auckland International Airport – Novotel is the most convenient conference centre for international guests. Novotel provides Ergonomic furniture, high-tech equipment, and any catering you may need to ensure your conference is a resounding success. The Novotel company has a number of conference spaces located all around the world; let their international reputation fuel your confidence in the flawless execution of your event.

 

Waitakere Estate

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Host an unforgettable conference with an immersive luxury venue amidst native rainforest. It may seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but it is actually only 30km away from both Auckland's CBD and Auckland International Airport. Allow your delegates to feel like they have disconnected from the rest of the world so they can focus on the content you have to present. Their on-site facilities are second-to-none in a totally self-contained retreat. Waitakere Estate’s boutique accommodation allows your delegates to remain on-site, in complete luxury, throughout a multi-day conference.

 

Grand Millenium Hotel

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The Grand Millennium can host more than 1,000 guests and is within the very centre of Auckland City. There are 16 flexible function spaces available, suitable to a range of styles and requirements. It is boasts world-class amenities for you and your delegates, with complimentary WiFi, audiovisual equipment and 5 different spaces to choose from for your Auckland event. Grand Millenium Hotel combines elegance and convenience with personalised service, resulting in a night that your guests won’t forget anytime soon.

 

Leigh Central

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A coastal venue on the outskirts of Auckland, Leigh Central specialises in a relaxed atmosphere and an escape from city life. They have 2 spaces to choose from: the Courtyard Lounge (30 guests) and the much larger Seaview room (up to 150), both of which can be configured to suit any special event whether large or small, corporate or casual. Leigh Central also features a full size commercial Kitchen, 2 bars, a deck and lawn with beautiful sea views, and a private, walled courtyard.

 

The Bank

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The Bank is a character space with high ceilings, original windows, exposed brick and polished concrete floors. It’s a blank space on which to paint the colours of your event, and holds up to 110 people standing or 80 people seated at any one time. The Bank is a quick 5km from the centre of Auckland, offering amenities such as on-site catering, beverage management via the option of Pocket Bar, furniture hire and audiovisual equipment. This venue is an ideal space for all events, melding functionality and minimalism into one.

 

Chancery Rooftop Chambers

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Chancery Rooftop Chambers is a charming and cosy space for your event. The terrace is a combination of decking, pebble and trellis gardens. It features a gazebo, which does its best work adorned with festoon lighting. Hiring the Rooftop Terrace includes the Norman Shieff meeting room which opens onto the terrace through a set of French doors. Also included is the use of another small meeting room with a kitchen and plenty of space for storage. The outdoor terrace comes with outdoor furniture, sun umbrellas and heaters. It’s the perfect venue for a more relaxed event, be it cocktails during a summer evening or a smaller meeting between colleagues.

 

Tabula Rasa

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“New beginnings” is the meaning behind Tabula Rasa, and that is precisely what this venue brings with them surrounded by lush gardens and a sparkling infinity pool. 30 minutes from both the airport and Auckland central, Tabula Rasa boasts plenty of fully-equipped indoor options with fully integrated digital presentation equipment that is ideal for a range of events – from meetings to award dinners. Their commercial kitchen offers you a range of menus and options to suit your team, backed up by 5-star service. This Auckland venue has a capacity of 100 guests.

 

Plume Restaurant

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Plume Restaurant is a venue located a scenic drive north of Auckland in the lovely Matakana wine region. Surrounded by shops, beaches and accommodation, this venue offers a relaxed, easy atmosphere for your next event. Plume Restaurant has a number of flexible spaces to choose between, entertaining groups as intimate as 10 to gatherings for up to 180 guests. With delicious on-site catering options available, Plume’s atmosphere coupled with their hosting expertise ensures your event will be a roaring success.

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