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11 Best Meeting Venues in Wellington

by Luke Ellery | 26 Feb 2019

Every interaction you make on behalf of your business needs to count - that is particularly the case for meeting rooms. Conferences, gala dinners, and cocktail nights are undoubtedly crucial for corporate relationships, but meetings rooms are where the decisions happen, where the pitches are made, and where the money is spent. With that in mind, selecting a meeting room that suits your needs is of utmost importance. Wellington, being the capital of New Zealand and thus a commercial hub, offers many well-equipped and thoughtfully designed meeting spaces. In this list, we break down our favourites. All of which offer a combination of epic location, architectural originality, high-speed wifi, and cutting edge AV technology.

1/ Wellington ANZ Centre

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The Wellington ANZ Center is one of the best-located workspaces for hire in Wellington. It sits in the heart of Wellington’s commercial precinct and financial centre. The unique architecture of the tower amplifies the harbour views providing a relaxing and meditative workspace for its inhabitants. There are multiple meeting rooms on offer, all fully equipped with the latest AV tech and high-speed wifi. Rooms in the Wellington ANZ Centre are available for hire by the hour and are perfect for training, client pitches, interviews, or presentations.

2/ The Terrace Conference Centre

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Three things make a good corporate event venue, quality rooms, excellent catering, and reliable equipment. Terrace Conference Centre has been hosting corporate events for years and has the three key features down packed. They manage over 13 rooms, a handful of which are the perfect size for meetings or small training sessions of up to 20 people. Their highly qualified team of chefs will make quality dishes that will help set the tone for your event.

3/ Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel

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Three well-lit spacious meeting rooms are available for hire at Mercure Hotel Wellington – The Port Room (18 pax), The Nautical Room (36 pax), and the Starboard Room (20 pax). With numerous testimonials from other business that have used their corporate event spaces, it is safe to say that Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel has a reputation that they uphold every time.

4/ Willeston Conference Centre

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Willeston Conference Centre is a dedicate corporate event space in Wellington with seven rooms for hire. In a boardroom setup, their rooms can host anywhere between 8-30 people. All rooms are open plan, free from pillars blocking your view, have great air conditioning, are bright with plenty of natural light, and have views of the city and over the harbour. High-speed wifi, whiteboards, and a Samsung 65” HD Smart Screen are complimentary and in each room. They have a versatile range of equipment and AV tech available for hire on top of their complimentary services.

5/ Lower Hutt Event Centre

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Lower Hutt Event Centre’s dedicated on-site conference manager will work with you to make your event work in their multi-purpose venue. Stunning meeting rooms with plenty of natural light, and easy-on-the-eyes colour scheme makes their meeting spaces ideal work environments free of distractions. Lower Hutt Event Centre has a range of meeting rooms available that can each host up to 30 people in a classroom/ boardroom style. Being extended and refurbished in 2018, the Lower Hutt Event Centre is equipped with the latest in conference technology.

6/ Front + Centre

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Front + Centre’s goal is to create spaces that change your perspective to help you achieve and succeed. They have seven thoughtfully designed rooms, with lots of light, access to powerpoints and high-speed wifi. Front + Centre know the cognitive benefit of a brief shift in space, so they have hot desks and breakaway areas that function as a new environment for anyone using the venue – helping you to spark your best fresh ideas.

7/ The Arborist

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One of Wellington's favourite restaurants, The Arborist, has a downstairs corporate function space that can host up to 45 seated guests. This makes it the perfect space for big meetings. They provide the tech and the catering (which you know is going to be insanely good), you provide the guests. Their experienced team of function experts can help you during the planning process of your event to make the whole experience a breeze.

8/ Ronald Mcdonald House

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The ASB Community Room in Ronald Mcdonald House is the perfect boardroom space for meetings. The benefits of using the ASB Community Room are abundant. Not only do you get a well-lit, spacious venue with high-speed wifi and top quality audio-visual tech, but all the profits from hiring the space will go to a great cause – you are supporting the children of families that need an extra hand. They even help out fellow not-for-profit organisations by offering a special hire rate for the Community Room. They also offer a separate room with two-dozen lazy-boy chairs and a projector – perfect for long presentations.

9/ Bureau Workspaces

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Bureau Workspaces are a digitally integrated co-working and office-share space; they also manage two meeting spaces. One of which is on the terrace of the Bureau Workspace that can host 8-10 people. The other is located near Wellington Airport in the Maranui Cafe building, which can host up to 25 people. Both venues are well lit and have access to high-speed wifi and complimentary audio-visual tech.

10/ Urban Hub Offices

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Urban Hub Serviced Offices has a range of bookable meeting rooms suitable for up to 10 people. Each room is acoustically designed for privacy and the lighting provided is soft and ambient. Business-grade internet and the latest tech (including 55” HD screens) are complementary with each room. With plenty of experience in the corporate event industry, if you can tell the team at Urban Hub Offices what your goal is, then they can help you bring it to life.

11/ Cliftons Wellington

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Clifton is a dedicated corporate function and meeting space in Wellington. Their adaptable rooms are perfect for any event. From computer rooms to small intimate boardrooms, Cliftons has something available that will work for your needs. Their revolutionary 360-degree magnetic wall strips are a standout feature. They are ideal for ideas meetings, where there is a lot of paper that needs to be referenced again and again. It’s the little creative ideas like that which reflect how well connected Cliftons is with the needs of corporate clients. They also boast some of the best views of Wellington's city and harbour – the view might help get your creative juices flowing.

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