Best Meeting Venues in Auckland
by Luke Ellery | 12 Feb 2019
So, you’re making a pitch, hosting an interview, or a board meeting, or maybe a video conference in Auckland. You’re going to need a meeting venue that helps you feel motivated and provides you with all the necessary equipment to help you come out of your meeting feeling successful. Maybe you’re a bit old school and need a whiteboard and markers, or maybe you’ve got your presentation ready to go but need a projector to display it on - either way, you don’t want to be arranging those things yourself. The best meeting venues in Auckland are the ones that provide the goods for you, and the following 14 meeting venues, are indeed the best.
1/ The Boardroom at Cordis
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Cordis provides high-speed wifi and cutting edge presentation technology in every function space and dedicated AV team on site that can help with setup or any unexpected hiccups. Cordis’ dedicated boardroom is permanently set up with a large central table ideally seating 10-12 people. Catering can be provided by the Cordis team. Its central location grants easy access to the building and since the venue is also a hotel, there is plenty of accommodation available should any attendees be travelling a long distance to be at your meeting.
2/ Crowne Plaza Hotel (The Boardroom & The Albert Meeting Venue)
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The Albert Meeting Venue
Capable of accommodating up to 49 people comfortably, The Albert Meeting Venue is the perfect light-filled space for large meetings.
Waste no time with Crowne Plaza’s purpose-built boardroom. Featuring a capsule coffee machine, comfortable leather seats, easy-to-use interactive projectors, and whiteboards. The comfort and productivity of the rooms guests was the primary thing in mind during its design. Booking any venue space at Crowne Plaza grants you 2gb complimentary wifi.
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Generator is a company that construct, purpose-built, modern workspaces. They have 6 comfortable meeting venues available around Auckland central. They provide a 40″ LCD panel in every room and there are flip charts and whiteboards available. They even offer an electronic whiteboard for a blend of the old and new. Skype video conferencing, Polycom conference phones and high-speed Internet (wifi or wired) is accessible as required. Their AV team can help you set up, and their team of baristas can provide you with that much-needed java to get your creative juices flowing.
4/ Hotel Grand Windsor
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If you want your meeting to have a touch of luxury to it, then consider hosting it at the Grand Windsor Hotel in Auckland. Built in 1928, the luxury hotel still exudes the elegance of a bygone age. As well as large-scale events, they hold small meetings and product launches which, as you can only imagine, are handled by one of Auckland’s finest events teams. In the words of the team from The Grand Hotel Windsor, “ We offer a unique level of luxury that will make you feel cared for” and what more could you want really.
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The Hilton in Auckland has plenty of rooms available for large-scale or small-scale meetings. They even have meeting day packages that make planning your meeting so much easier. The basic meeting package includes the room, wifi, flip chart & markers, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service. Other add-ons are available that can provide full catering, or screens, monitors, or projectors. The Hilton Auckland is conveniently located adjacent to some award-winning restaurants including Euro, Wildfire, and Bellini.
6/ Millennium Hotel (Tui Suites & Business Centre)
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Accessible via private lifts at the hotel’s main entrance, the Tui Suites are a unique meeting venue that boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking central Auckland. They can comfortably accommodate around 20 guests in a meeting setting. Catering and other services can be provided upon request.
The Millenium Auckland Business centre is made up of 7 comfortable boardrooms. Some with a seating capacity of four, others, up to 10. The rooms in the business centre can be hired for an entire day or by the hour. Wifi and other amenities are available in every room depending on your needs.
7/ Naumi Hotel ( Zest & Oomph Rooms)
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Naumi is conveniently located right by the Auckland International Airport making it a great choice of venue for anyone hosting meetings with international attendees. Two primary meeting spaces are available at Naumi, both of them completely unique to the standard hotel boardroom space.
The Oomph Room (pictured above) is perfect for a larger scale meeting. The design elements are intended to invoke a feeling of peace, calm, and serenity – all feelings that contribute to productivity. Comfortably seating up to 40 guests, this room comes equipped with a projector, a flipchart with pens, a whiteboard with markers, conference telephone, high-speed wifi, and a coffee & tea station.
Innovate on the standard meeting with Naumi’s Zest room. Who needs a big boardroom table, and giant chairs when you could have a pool table and a bunch of bean bags! It will certainly help everyone in attendance to relax which in many cases leads to better business. The worst business decisions are made under stress. The Zest room comes equipped with a television, a flipchart with pens, a whiteboard with markers, conference telephone, high-speed wifi, and a coffee & tea station.
8/ Novotel Auckland Ellerslie
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All Novotel meeting rooms offer natural light. The Executive Boardroom provides stunning modern technology and style with a 12 person capacity. High-speed wireless internet is available to all guests and the experienced conference team at Novotel can help with a wide range of AV and technical needs.
9/ Pullman Auckland
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Pullman is dedicated to ensuring that each and every business meeting they host is flawlessly executed. Pullman can provide a quote for nearly any event within 24 hours. high-speed cable or Wi-Fi Internet, webcams, and sophisticated audio-visual equipment are all available through Pullman Auckland. They include discreet technical assistance (if needed) from their IT Solutions Manager. Their main boardroom can fit 18 seated guests and provides plenty of natural light with views over the iconic Albert Park.
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The Royal NewZealand Yacht Squadron has a number of rooms available suitable for meetings ranging from 10-25 people.
The Committee Room
Comfortably seats 15 people in a meeting setting, this room is usually reserved for historic club events. However, upon application, it can occasionally be made available. Stunning views, natural light, and plenty of space make it one of the finest meeting rooms RNZYS has to offer.
The Crow’s Nest
Catching all-day sun through a large north-facing window that also happens to have a spectacular view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, The Crow’s nest is the smallest available meeting venue offering a seated capacity of 10 guests.
The Commodore’s Room
An L-shaped room offering a flexible break-out area, suitable for up to 25 people in a meeting style setting. Booking the Commodore’s room also gives access to a mezzanine overlooking the Harbour Bridge. Plenty of natural light makes this room an ideal work environment
11/ Rydges ( The Executive Rooms & The Rimu Room)
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The Executive Rooms
The executive rooms range in size and can also be used in tandem to create even larger spaces. Whether your meeting is for 10 or for 36, Rydges has a space for you. Each executive room is equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment, air conditioning, and wifi access.
The Rimu Room
One of Auckland finest private dining venues. The Rimu Room is a beautifully decorated space with a massive 16 seater wooden Rimu wood table as its centrepiece. Turn your board meeting into an unforgettable dining experience that will leave your guests more than impressed.
12/ Sky City Convention Centre
Sky City Convention Centre has 21 versatile meeting rooms available, each with high-speed wifi access, audiovisual equipment, and on-site tech support. Sky City’s central location in Auckland and the many internal restaurants and entertainment options make this venue a particularly enticing one. You know with Sky City that you will get the complete package and your meeting will go off without a hitch.
13/ The Sapphire Room
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The Meeting Room at 4 Brown St is the perfect spot for hosting a meeting or small workshop in a central location. The Meeting Room comfortably seats 10 people around a large rustic table. The space is fully air-conditioned, and large barn doors can be closed off for added privacy if you should wish it. You also have full access to the many delicious food vendors of Ponsonby Central to provide catering for your meeting – I think we all secretly want a meeting entirely catered by Burger Burger
14/ Thievery Studio
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The Meeting room at Thievery Studio is a small corporate space that has a whole lot of character. It has stunning natural light all day, but also the option to black out the room for digital presentations. Wifi is available and they offer optional extras including whiteboards, markers, projectors, and other audiovisual equipment – oh, and a stag head (pictured above) an essential to every serious business meeting. The K-road location is easy to get to and has long been a hub of culture and food.