Hawkes Bay Venues for Hire - The Complete Guide
by Raashka Mannie | 12 Feb 2020
Hawkes Bay is famed for its stunning beaches and quaint wineries, alongside its unique and inspirational art deco architecture that can be found throughout it. The venues it offers are chic and memorable, with Hawkes Bay's signature charm at the very centre. Whether you're looking for historical or modern, Hawkes Bay has a venue to perfectly match the tone of any event.
The Old Church
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As its name suggests, The Old Church is a testament to the beauty and architecture of old, with high ceilings and a dazzling chandelier. It has 3 separate spaces (The Old Church itself, The Conservatory, and The Courtyard Garden and Bar) that can meld into 1, or be used individually for events, capable of holding up to 175 guests. A 10-minute drive from central Napier, The Old Church has been lovingly restored and converted into an event venue for classy vibes, with the choices of on-site accommodation and catering if required. Dedicated to celebrations, The Old Church is a wonderful space for any event.
Napier Conference Centre
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A purpose-built venue dedicated solely to conference and corporate events, Napier Conference Centre ticks all the boxes when it comes a modern and extensive space. With 8 diverse and malleable event spaces spanning 2 floors, they cater for business meetings, launch parties and everything in between. Equipped with the latest technology, on-site catering and stunning waterfront views, Napier’s Conference Centre is conveniently located on Napier’s Marine Parade, a 10-minute drive from the airport and a stone’s throw away from the CBD.
Porters Boutique Hotel
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In the heart of Havelock North Village, Porters Boutique Hotel is designed to give guests a sense of modern luxury and comfort. Surrounded by the majestic hills of Hawke’s Bay, it has 3 function rooms of varying size: The Triple Peaks Room, largest and able to host up to 70 guests, The Exchange Room, an elegant space that leads into a sunny courtyard and with a capacity of 30; and, finally, The Redwoods Room, ideal as a small, breakaway or meeting room for intimate gatherings for up to 10. Porters Boutique Hotel offers a host of services and facilities for conferences and meetings, audiovisual equipment included, and is delighted to cater on-site.
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
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Recently refurbished, Art Deco Masonic Hotel is a breathtaking and award-winning hotel that boasts a genuine art deco flair to all those that visit. First opened in 1861, it sits on Marine Parade in Napier’s city centre, a short drive from the airport and with the ocean at its doors. Their team is available to help with catering, event planning, accommodation, activity scheduling and so much more. Art Deco Masonic Hote can host up to 220 guests, with packages tailored for functions and group set menus to make planning your event a breeze.
Napier Municipal Theatre
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Combining elegant art deco architecture and modern theatre facilities, the Napier Municipal Theatre is one of the top event venues in the region. With a large auditorium and stunning Pan Pac Foyer, it is both well-equipped and classically beautiful. Capable of entertaining anywhere from 80 up to nearly 1000 guests, Napier Municipal Theatre also offers a full host of technical support and catering options. They are happy to help you promote, organise and plan your event, with professionally-trained staff on deck to make hosting your event all the easier.
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