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The Best Waiheke Conference Venues
by Raashka Mannie | 28 Apr 2021
Why not add in a spoonful of luxury when planning your Waiheke conference? Conferences don’t have to be patterns of all work and no play - these Waiheke venues are here to prove that. Against the backdrop of a thriving, vibrant island, you’re treated to cushy accommodation, mouthwatering catering, top-of-the-line audiovisual technology, faultless service and more. Whether your conference is a few hours long or spanning multiple days, you can rest easy knowing that these Waiheke venues are here to make them the most outstanding corporate experience you’ve ever had. For our complete guide to Waiheke’s venues for hire, click here.
Cable Bay Vineyards
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On the west coast of Waiheke Island, you can find Cable Bay Vineyards, a Waiheke conference venue that boasts spectacular views. Your delegates will find themselves surrounded by vineyard views, olive trees and breathtaking shots of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City at this Waiheke venue. Cable Bay Vineyards has been making award-winning wines for years and is experienced in the art of fine cuisine. They boast a dedicated events manager who will assist you with the complete planning and running of your conference from start to finish, happy to help with organising everything from transport to entertainment. Cable Bay Vineyards sports 3 spaces for hire for your upcoming Waiheke conference, including The Bistro, The Wine Library and The Motukaha Room, accommodating anywhere from 16 to 120 guests.
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Mudbrick is a famous vineyard and Waiheke venue looking over the Auckland Harbour and sprawling cityscape. Their buildings are constructed of hand-hewn mudbrick, lending it a characterful and timeless appeal. You'll receive nothing but the best food and wine when planning your event at this award-winning venue; Mudbrick is internationally recognised for its excellent dining and wining. They have a dedicated functions team who will take the organisation of your conference into their own hands. This Waiheke conference venue features boutique accommodation options, team-building activities, unparalleled views and much more. Choose between a selection of their spaces that hold up to 200 delegates, from their warm Dining Room to their beloved Lodge. Your Waiheke conference is sure to be a consummate success with Mudbrick.
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Experience your conference at Waiheke’s Mediterranean-style vineyard, Stonyridge, situated between the undulating hills of a vineyard on the island. The vineyard started growing its first crop in 1982 for a Bordeaux style red wine. Since then, they have only expanded, growing into an internationally recognised and award-winning vineyard. Stonyridge's spaces reflect this European influence, with a large café, dubbed the Veranda Café, overlooking the vineyard, as well as the option of a quainter and private marquee, with the choice of exclusive hire for something more personal. This Waiheke venue hosts a small number of functions each year to preserve the uniqueness of their venue, accommodating up to 120 guests. You’re treated to mouth-watering catering, friendly service and a dedicated events team when you host your Waiheke conference at Stonyridge.
Wild on Waiheke
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Some conferences are planned to be laidback, while others are as polished as can be. At Wild on Waiheke, the home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant and Waiheke Island Brewery, you can have it either way. Essentially an extensive and well-designed garden that doubles a space to host relaxed functions, this Waiheke venue knows how to make conferences more exciting. Choose between their Cellar Door, Vineyard and Brewery for your Waiheke conference, with the spaces holding anywhere from 19 to 100 guests. Wild on Waiheke offers sumptuous catering options, on-site parking and plenty of natural light. When it comes to activities at this Waiheke venue, you can expect everything from archery to clay bird shooting. Wild on Waiheke is no stranger to event hosting and has a variety of function packages for you to choose from, catering to all of your conference’s needs.
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Delamore Lodge rests atop the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay, a luxurious Waiheke venue that brings a gold standard to conferences and events. Their first-class service and delicious cuisine are combined to create the perfect setting for your function. The premium facilities and experienced staff at Delamore Lodge ensure that your conference runs as smoothly as possible. This Waiheke venue is perfect for intimate gatherings to slightly bigger affairs, comfortably hosting up to 80 guests. Their attentive team are experts at organising excellent Waiheke conferences and events, so rest assured you are in good hands. Make your day even more memorable with a stay in their sought-after suites, or indulge in fine dining and their day spa for some rest and recovery after the big event. Delamore Lodge is a Waiheke venue that offers only the best backdrop, service and accommodation for your corporate function.
Waiheke Island Resort
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This is Waiheke’s go-to conference and corporate venue, Waiheke Island Resort. Featuring newly-renovated spaces, on-site accommodation, complimentary WiFi, bespoke catering, top-notch audiovisual facilities and more, this Waiheke conference venue is well-established as the island’s premium corporate venue. Waiheke Island Resort offers a series of rooms for your Waiheke event, including The Board Room, Bay Room, Palm Room and Palm Deck, Mawhitipana Room and Restaurant, hosting up to 150 delegates. With a dedicated events management team, you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best when it comes to this Waiheke venue, committed to delivering seamless corporate functions every step of the way.
Passage Rock Winery
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Surrounded by verdant gardens and vineyards, Passage Rock Winery is undoubtedly one of the island’s favourite wineries and venues. Passage Rock Winery was established in 1993 and now produces 14 varieties of wine. Their vineyard is the perfect setting for your conference, hosting up to 100 guests in a trio of spaces: the Bistro, Sheltered Outdoor Area or Cellar Door. The experienced chefs at this Waiheke venue will craft a personalised menu just for you. Passage Rock Winery has over 20 years of experience in the events industry on Waiheke Island and can assist in all areas, from theming and styling to catering and entertainment. If you're after an extraordinary Waiheke event, then look no further than this versatile venue for your upcoming conference.
Kauri Springs Lodge
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A multipurpose venue with a knack for conferences, Kauri Springs Lodge is settled in emerald subtropical gardens and boasts unique character. When it comes to hosting functions, this Waiheke venue pulls out all the stops: tailored event packages, delicious catering options, event management and support, audiovisual hire and assistance, on-site accommodation, and so much more. Kauri Springs Lodge is secluded, elegant and filled with natural light; its function spaces are much the same, including the Atrium, Solarium, Pavilion, Lodge House Lounge, Garden Bar, Garden Terrace and Front Terrace. Each of these spaces has unique attributes, from stone fireplaces and skylights to sound insulation and polished concrete floors. You select the space that best fits the nature of your conference, while the experienced team at Kauri Springs Lodge takes care of everything else.
Waiheke Waterfront Lodge
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Waiheke Waterfront Lodge has secured its place as the island’s ultimate bed and breakfast venue. Family-owned and -operated, this Waiheke venue is all about a warm, welcoming atmosphere and a healthy dose of Kiwi hospitality. Just a 15-minute stroll from the shopping district, plenty of restaurants and more, Waiheke Waterfront Lodge is an ideally located venue for smaller conferences, meetings and other events. They host intimate Waiheke conferences, with catering options for the morning (as they’re breakfast specialists), on-site accommodation and audiovisual supplies for your corporate event. If you’re after team building activities, there’s so much to experience through this Waiheke venue, including horse trekking, kayaking, fishing, eco zip tours, winery and vineyard visits, and so much more.