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Tauranga Venues - The Complete Guide

by Raashka Mannie | 11 Jul 2019

Tauranga is a harbourside city with a wealth to offer when it comes to venues. With its rich history, there are a number of historical venues that now server as popular venue choices, alongside a host of modern venues to choose from. The epitome of convenience and beauty, Tauranga is a top choice when it comes to hosting events. Here's a list of the most popular venues in Tauranga, from contemporary to classic.

 

Tauranga Art Gallery

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In the midst of the city, Tauranga Art Gallery offers a bright and enthralling setting. It is a venue rich with colour and creativity, dedicated to representing Tauranga and its heart. Opened in 2007, it is a modern space with high ceilings and high standards. It’s able to host up to 180 guests and offers catering, as well as audiovisual equipment for those requiring so, and has a team dedicated to event management to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. It’s open for hire after the hours of the gallery’s usual functioning hours.

 

Trinity Wharf

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Trinity Wharf is the quintessence of modern class. A luxury hotel settled within the centre of Tauranga, right on the edge of the water and moments away from the beach, it offers a contemporary yet relaxed vibe that is perfect for all events. It has 6 flexible event venues, is able to cater to up to 400 guests, and offers divine in-house catering. With its tranquil lounge bar and private pontoon and helicopter landing pads, it’s the very height of a well-equipped space. Trinity Wharf is conveniently a short drive from 3 of the North Island’s major city centres.

 

Baycourt

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Baycourt is situated in downtown Tauranga and is considered a treasured part of the city and its heritage since 1983. Most notably known for its connection to the performing arts, it offers a capacity of over 500 guess and a bespoke orchestra for hire. It has multiple spaces within the venue itself to suit any and all functions, a fully-licensed bar, and a team on-site to help you with audiovisual needs, technical set up and so much more. Baycourt prizes itself on being a multipurpose venue and offers a whole host of support services for planning and designing your event no matter the occasion.

 

Eagle Ridge

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Eagle Ridge is a 15-minute drive from Tauranga CBD and is situated on 15 acres of greenery on the hillside of Ohauiti. Built in 2001, it has a purpose-built, luxury events centre that offers both all the privacy and all the space you could desire. Featuring timber floors, chapel ceilings, a full bar, a sound system and crackling fireplace, this venue can host up to 250 guests and has an team exclusively for event hire and management. With its stunning views and exceptional service, Eagle Ridge offers the best of Tauranga venues in one gorgeous space.

 

Mount Maunganui Golf Club

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Mount Maunganui Golf Club began in 1935, but the Clubhouse itself was only launched in 1998. As a result, this venue maintains a modern and stylish vibe as it overlooks the 18th green, with picturesque privacy that is a smattering of minutes away from Tauranga CBD and the airport. The Clubhouse has floor-to-ceilings windows, flooding the venue with natural light, and audiovisual equipment on demand. There are on-site caterers and a helpful events team to assist you with the planning of your event. Mount Maunganui Golf Club can host over 140 guests, and prides itself on its versatility and adaptability when it comes to hosting events.

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