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Top 14 Auckland Venues for Corporate Events
by Luke Ellery | 13 Jul 2022
Auckland is the largest and most densely populated city in New Zealand. As a result, there are some of the most versatile and unique selection of venues for hosting corporate events. Whether your event is small or large, this list is sure to help you find the perfect space to leave your guests feeling excited and inspired. We all know that the idea of “corporate” has expanded over the years - no longer does a corporate event feel like a colourless experience where everyone has to say and do set things. On the contrary, many businesses actively disrupt the norm. Auckland caters to this newfound myriad of corporate styles by providing a variety of venues from minimalist urban style spaces, to venues outside of the hustle and bustle of the city that provides fun-filled experiences. If you're searching for more venues within Auckland, check out our complete guide here.
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You'll be making a stylish statement with The Grange, an eatery with a European influence located in the welcome bustle of Takapuna. This Auckland venue is the ideal modern option for an array of corporate events, from casual cocktails to private luncheons, boasting mouthwatering catering options, sunny service and audiovisual equipment upon request. The Grange specialises in bespoke private events, with a total of 7 spaces for you to choose from. These include the Main Dining Room, Terrace, Greenhouse, Private Dining Room, Inside Bar, Outside Bar and Arbor. You can combine these spaces to create a more unique setting for your corporate event or hire exclusive sections for whatever you please. Designed with a sense of ease and grace in mind, this Auckland venue delivers the very best to your corporate function, whether it's cocktails on the sun-soaked deck or a product launch in their glamorous main space.
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Elegant architecture, striking audiovisual capabilities and a flexible interior makes this one of Auckland's best and brightest corporate options. St Matthew's is an Auckland venue that has hosted several modern, flashy corporate events that all went off seamlessly as a result of their committed in-house team and impeccable planning. In hiring this venue, you have full control over catering, beverages, entertainment and more. The seasoned team at St Matthew's can provide a list of preferred vendors should you need it. This iconic Auckland venue makes the ideal location for inner-city corporate events, including conferences, cocktail parties, gala dinners and more. With a sophisticated, characterful charm to it, your event will be the talk of the town.
Space on Crummer
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Host your corporate event at Space on Crummer, a blank canvas of a venue that is settled in the heart of Ponsonby. Space on Crummer is an Auckland venue that is modern, light-filled and ideal for any corporate event. Their spaces are flexible, including the Main Area and Courtyard, hosting anywhere from 50 to 160 guests. This Auckland venue was designed with adaptability in mind, featuring white walls and steel beams for an, especially contemporary look. Inside, Space on Crummer also boasts a full on-site kitchen for your caterer's use, whilst the sheltered Courtyard serves as the perfect breakaway area to mix and mingle.
Crown Range Lounge
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From sophisticated soirées to easygoing luncheons, the Crown Range Lounge is your go-to Auckland corporate venue. Now partnered with local Parnell restaurants, this inviting space offers a plethora of options for your upcoming corporate function. Pick between their Courtyard, Clubroom or Lounge for your cocktail party, private dining experience or celebration, with a capacity of up to 80 guests. Crown Range Lounge hinges on a sense of relaxed luxury, often a private and tailored experience for you and your lucky guests, brought to you by attentive staff and meticulous planning.
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Be bold with Little Creatures, an Auckland corporate venue that allows you to spread your wings. Once a military base and also the birthplace of the commercial aviation industry in New Zealand, this event space has blossomed into a hotspot for corporate activity and events. There are a total of 7 spaces to choose from for your Auckland corporate event, from the adorable Kittyhawk to the more extensive Seaside Garden Bar. If you want to go all out, hire out all of Little Creatures, with a capacity of 550 guests. They offer a host of sumptuous catering options, high-end audiovisual equipment, plenty of on-site parking, and attentive event coordination throughout.
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Thursday Bar brings an unmatched level of exclusivity to your corporate function as a private members bar for hire. Located in the heart of the city on Symonds Street, this Auckland venue is part of the ever-creative Crave Global, filling the need for a private, polished space to hold intimate corporate events in the city. Freshly revamped for its launch, Thursday Bar has been modelled after a New York-style members bar, complete with brushed gold touches and moody lighting. As the name suggests, this Auckland venue is only open to its members on Thursdays; if you're a non-member looking to book it out on another day, you're in luck. Accommodating up to 51 guests, Thursday Bar invites you to leave everything behind in this underground space, cloaked in luxury.
The Annex at 10 Madden Street
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Run by Generator, The Annex at 10 Madden Street is part of the bustling Wynyard Quarter. Sleek and stylish, it serves as the perfect canvas for your Auckland corporate event. It boasts a single, flexible space that hosts up to 140 people. Go as large as you like, or whittle it down to suit the requirements of your corporate function. The Annex at 10 Madden Street comes with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and an on-site events coordinator, at your beck and call to ensure that your corporate event runs to a T. This Auckland corporate venue is the ideal option for a polished event, filled with natural light and adapting to every style.
Commercial Bay Meeting and Event Suites
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A premium function space in Auckland City, Commercial Bay Meeting and Event Suites is designed to make your corporate event a seamless experience. This Auckland corporate venue is located on level 2 of the new PwC Tower and in the lobby of the HSBC tower, featuring views of the CBD, on-site catering, audiovisual supplies and assistance and more. As an in-demand Auckland corporate venue, it combines sophistication with function. Commercial Bay Meeting and Event Suites is operated by Generator, experts when it comes to coordinating and hosting events of every kind. There are a total of 11 spaces to choose from when planning your corporate event at this venue, ranging from 12 to 150 delegates.
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Cordis is the Latin word for heart, soul and mind - the venue has embraced every aspect of their name’s origin. Cordis is aptly located in the heart of Auckland City; their experience in event hosting gives you that precious peace of mind and their delicious catering feeds your very soul. With 18 customisable spaces available for over a thousand guests, Cordis has a space for any large or small scale corporate event. This now includes their latest space, the Jade Room, with floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor balcony. Your guests can enjoy the luxury accommodation available on-site, as well as the many Auckland landmarks and tourist hotspots located a walking distance from the hotel.
Smiths & Stables
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Located on 50 acres of rolling hills, paddocks and vineyards in Matakana, Smiths & Stables is a versatile corporate venue option outside of central Auckland. With the space to fit more than 500 guests inside and over 1000 using the courtyards and lawn, the potential for this unique rural venue is endless. Smiths & Stables also has 2 restaurants and 2 bars, expansive manicured lawns, and 2 sheltered courtyards to boot. It’s a delightful mixture of contemporary and rustic, with a wonderful outdoor/indoor flow that few venues can match.
Gracehill Vineyard Estate
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Host your next corporate event at Gracehill Vineyard Estate, an Auckland venue that caters to anything and everything. Ideal for all corporate events, it boasts everything you need and more to host an incredible function. This includes on-site catering options, audiovisual supplies and assistance, plenty of parking and more. Their facilities are polished to perfection, poised to help your event transcend boundaries. Gracehill Vineyard Estate has a total of 3 spaces for individual hire: the Lakeview Room, accommodating up to 100 guests; The Vineyard Room, accommodating up to 50; and the Terrace, an outdoor area for up to 100. On the fringe of Auckland, this corporate venue adds a sense of seamless style to everything they do.
Connemara Country Lodge
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Spread out on plenty of rolling farmland and boasting views of Manukau Harbour, Connemara Country Lodge is an Auckland venue for all. Its centrepiece is a grand, comfy country house with spacious decking and light-filled rooms. You can have your function on the manicured lawns, beneath a string of fairy lights or tucked away in a marquee. Connemara Country Lodge hosts up to 100 guests, with accommodation for up to 8 so you and your guests can rest easy before or after the big bash. Facilities include multiple locations for your cocktail party, conference or other corporate events; there are BYO options, plenty of on-site parking and more.
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Dip into old-world festivities with Warkworth Hotel. An hour's drive from central Auckland, this hotel may be off the beaten path, but it's a getaway worth taking. Sporting comfortable accommodation options, divine catering, attentive staff and more, this is an Auckland corporate venue that goes the extra mile for its guests. Warkworth Hotel has a total of three different spaces for hire, including their private dining room, lobby and courtyard; if you're taking things to the next level, you can hire out the entire venue. Packing plenty of style and experience, this Auckland venue is a perfect choice for conferences, seminars, meetings, and much more.
Woodhouse Mountain Lodge
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It's time for a corporate event at Woodhouse Mountain Lodge, spanning 100 acres of private land known as Kōurawhero Estate. This is an intimate Auckland venue that is chock-full of all the amenities you could ask for, including catering options, on-site parking and audiovisual requirements. Resultantly, it is one of Auckland's preferred venues for corporate events that want a sense of exclusivity, surrounded by gorgeous views, fresh air and a sense of serenity. Woodhouse Mountain Lodge features on-site accommodation options for up to 36 guests; it has a maximum capacity of 60 guests overall. Spend your meeting, conference, dinner or more with views of the Hauraki Gulf, breathtaking from end to end.
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Your corporate event will have it all with The Riverhead. Only a 30-minute drive from Auckland and surrounded by greenery and tranquil waters, this corporate venue is a private and flexible space that offers itself up for hire. Outdoors, indoors or a nice mix, this Auckland venue is all about giving you options amidst cosy beauty and convenience. With your catering taken care of by on-site suppliers, plenty of natural light and multiple spaces to choose between, The Riverhead is one of the finest venues on the fringes of Auckland. Their spaces include The Boat House and Deacon's Kitchen, as well as exclusive hire of the venue for your corporate event.
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Are you looking for an Auckland venue to dazzle your guests with? Find just that at Cocoon House, home to Auckland's most exclusive events. This stunning space is a toast to contemporary style, perfect for every intimate corporate function. Featuring a total of 3 floors, it offers a multitude of rooms for you to choose from for your cocktail party, meeting and more. From the dining room to the private bar, it exudes unmatched elegance, surrounded by modern décor and filled with swathes of natural light. Cocoon House has a maximum capacity of 40 guests, making it perfect for smaller corporate functions. This Auckland venue boasts top-notch service, audiovisual supplies and a curated experience that will leave your guests in awe.
East Street Hall
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Embrace versatility at East Street Hall, a flexible Auckland venue that is happy to host your next corporate event. Once a community hall part of a Samoan church, this Auckland venue now functions as a mid-century modernist building that hosts cocktail parties, conferences, product launches and more. Catering for up to 250 guests, it is filled with natural light and has all the amenities you're after, including audiovisual supplies, on-site catering options and attentive service. East Street Hall features a total of 4 spaces for hire for your corporate event, including the Courtyard, Canteen, Summer Deck and Bar; if you're keen on a more exclusive function, you can hire out the entirety of the venue and go to town. Their menu was brought to life by the food culture of Tel Aviv, so no matter your corporate function, from seminars to meetings, you and your delegates will be treated to the very best in dining, service and more.
The Officers Mess
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Try something historically charming and with oceanside views for miles and miles, otherwise known as The Officers Mess. This is an Auckland corporate venue that offers space and versatility for you and your guests to enjoy. Drink in views of the sea, Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island whilst sipping on cocktails, with an expansive deck for your event to spill onto. The Officers Mess has 3 spaces to choose from, including the Main Room and Middle Room. They can accommodate anywhere from 40 to 200 guests, making this Auckland corporate venue a great option for anything from gala dinners to meetings.
Bruce Pulman Park
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Take to South Auckland for your next corporate event at Bruce Pulman Park, an adaptable venue that makes the most of its location. Boasting 10 spaces to choose from, including the Pulman Lodge Tui Lounge, Pulman Arena Conference Centre, PNC Main Lounge and more, this Auckland venue is awash with choices for your upcoming corporate function. Their facilities are seemingly endless, including cosy on-site accommodation, audiovisual supplies and assistance, bespoke catering options and plenty of parking for you and your guests. Bruce Pulman Park prides itself on being a spacious, comfortable option for everyone, local and otherwise, surrounded by 64 hectares of greenery and fresh air. Their ongoing involvement in their community has made them one of Auckland's favourite venues.
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If contemporary elegance is your goal, Spectra Café has got you covered. This eatery was designed to be a toast to the best that modern architecture can give us, located on the seventh floor in the middle of the busy Auckland City. They have everything you need for your upcoming corporate event, from their professional and attentive staff to stunning views over the city and harbour. When it comes to their menu, you'll in for a treat with their seasonal and simple dishes that are sure to delight. Opened in 2020, Spectra Café seeks to be an Auckland venue for hire that offers both open spaces for collaborative thought alongside private dining. Accommodating anywhere from 50 to 350 guests, this is a perfect choice for every corporate event.
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Perched on the edge of Okahu Bay, Okahu is a multifunctional corporate venue that gazes out at the glittering water, Rangitoto and cityscape of Auckland. They have a dedicated events management team to help with the planning and running of your corporate function, as well as delicious off-site catering options and an audiovisual supplier. When it comes to hosting an Auckland corporate event with style, Okahu can be the perfect venue for you. They're only 5 km from the CBD and 25 km from the airport, available for exclusive hire throughout the week.
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Boasting the finest views over the Auckland Harbour from all directions, the Hilton in Auckland is an iconic feature of the city’s skyline, reaching far into the water - the hotel is barely distinguishable from a luxury cruise liner. The Hilton has over 10 versatile spaces that can host 25 to 400 people, with many of those spaces having one-of-a-kind views of Auckland’s stunning harbour. Surrounding the base level of the hotel are some of Auckland’s most acclaimed restaurants and bars including Bellini, The Culpepper, Euro, Wildfire and more. When hosting your corporate event here, you're in for a roaring success.
The Grounds at Whoa! Studios
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A modern and purpose-built venue, The Grounds at Whoa! Studios is an events space that is as flexible as they come. Choose to host your seminar, conference or other corporate events with this Auckland venue, located only 15 km from the CBD and 30 km from the airport. With plenty of natural light, an expansive outdoor space and a restaurant, The Grounds at Whoa! Studios is a wonderful corporate event venue option in Auckland that can host up to 500 guests. They offer on-site catering options and have a dedicated team that is available to help you make sure that your corporate event goes exactly as planned.
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Moments away from Auckland Airport is the ever-convenient and versatile Abbeville Estate. Whether you're looking to host your corporate event on their emerald lawns or stay cosy inside, this corporate venue can accommodate up to 350 guests in any one of their space, including the Homestead, Barn, Dining Room and Garden Room. The hewn timber frames speak of over 150 years of history; below your feet, rustic flooring adds an earthiness to Abbeville Estate. They even boast a kitchen garden that provides herbs and more for the on-site catering for your upcoming corporate event.
Kauri Bay Boomrock
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Engage all the senses on this stunning 500-acre property in Clevedon. A few things you can expect: culinary delights to die for, outdoor activities to get your heart racing, and views to leave you feeling blessed. Any event hosted here is already on the verge of being the coolest event you’ve ever organised - quite simply because of how cool Kauri Bay Boomrock is. They can host up to 250 guests in their Lodge which has the most incredible views of the Hauraki Gulf. All your guests can experience the amazing on-site activities which include the likes of clay bird shooting, tractor driving, knife throwing, floral workshops, cooking challenges, and more.
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Tui Hills is a corporate venue that can be found in the bush-covered Waitakere Ranges, surrounded by a native garden and making for an incredible corporate space just 30 minutes outside of Auckland. With a maximum capacity of 120 guests, Tui Hills is a light-filled and flexible corporate venue that can help with everything from audiovisual requirements to transport details to incredible on-site catering options. Pick between Nikau Pavilion, The Nectar Room and Kowhai Glade for your corporate event. From luncheons in an outdoor garden to conferences in an open, airy room, Tui Hills can be the perfect Auckland venue for your corporate event.
The Hunting Lodge
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Your corporate event deserves the best and The Hunting Lodge knows that. Home to the historic and iconic Hunting Lodge Homestead, this Auckland venue adapts to the atmosphere and tone of every corporate event, whether you're hosting a small meeting or a large seminar for up to 250 guests. Choose from their emerald lawns, rustic barn and restaurant when planning your corporate affair. The Hunting Lodge offers bespoke packages for events, helping you to put together the necessities in one, neat bundle to make planning and executing your event a breeze. This Auckland venue is at the top of the list when it comes to superb service, featuring mouthwatering catering options, audiovisual supplies and assistance, event expertise and more.
Auckland Art Gallery
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Your guests are bound to be impressed by the cyclopean kauri columns that tower over the street as they enter one of Auckland’s beloved landmark buildings: The Auckland Art Gallery. A variety of spaces are available within the gallery, including the delicate Lower Grey Gallery, the lux Mackelvie Gallery, the light-filled East Terrace, and the crisp and versatile North Atrium. The Auckland Art Gallery can host, product launches, conferences, galas, award ceremonies, conferences, seminars and more – whatever the corporate event, this Victorian-influenced modern space is sure to leave your guests feeling blessed.
University of Auckland's Fale Pasifika
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Primarily, the fale functions as the cultural and spiritual home to the University of Auckland’s’ Pacific communities. Secondarily, it functions as a stunning space that can host a variety of private or corporate events for up to 250 people. This stunning feature on the University’s campus provides guests with a real taste of Pacific culture. With 7 academics, artists, and architects from various Pacific communities having a personal hand in the design and construction of the Fale Pasifika Complex, the building is a genuine work of art that beautifully represents Pacific culture. The vast space is fairly customisable which makes it suitable for a variety of events, from seated dinners and conferences to cocktail events.
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Every Aucklander knows The Cloud, and they know it is one of the most sought-after event spaces in the CBD. Originally constructed as a temporary structure to function as a fan-zone during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, The Cloud has swiftly become an iconic feature along the waterfront of New Zealand’s City of Sails. It can host up to 4000 people in a cocktail setting on the exhibition floor alone. Both the mezzanine floors can also be hired individually for smaller events of up to 230 people. With tons of character, contemporary charm and natural light, this corporate event venue is a top choice for conferences, seminars, product launches and more.