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Top 14 Auckland Venues for Corporate Events

by Luke Ellery | 31 Aug 2021

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.

The Grange


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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.

 

St. Matthew’s

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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.

 

Victory Convention Centre


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You can host your corporate event at Victory Convention Centre, a multipurpose venue that is all about functionality and a modern atmosphere. Just minutes away from Victoria Park, this Auckland venue comes equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and a professional events team to help with the planning and running of your corporate event. Their spaces include the Theatre, Foyer, Harbour View Rooms 1 and 2 (which can be combined if needed), and Executive Lounge. Victory Convention Centre can accommodate anywhere from 2,400 guests to 8, making it as flexible as it is fabulous. Choose to host your corporate event with this versatile and expansive Auckland venue located in the heart of the city.

 

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.

 

Five Knots


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One of Mission Bay's finest venues, Five Knots offers glimmering views all around and service like none other. Mere minutes from Auckland central, this stunning venue provides 2 spaces for your corporate event: the Commodores Lounge for up to 120 guests, and the Five Knots Room for up to 190 guests. Versatile and filled with light, this Auckland venue is ideal for meetings, seminars and corporate events of every kind, with facilities such as on-site catering, a fully-licensed bar and plenty of parking. Five Knots is revered for its unparalleled views across the board, stretching from the breathtaking cityscape and all the way to the harbour. Your Auckland event will be an affair to remember at this impeccable venue, hosting incredible corporate functions for years.

 

Thursday Bar


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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.

 

Cordis

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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 over 13 customisable spaces available for numbers ranging from 40 to 350, Cordis has a space for any large or small scale corporate event. 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.

 

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.

 

The Riverhead


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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.

 

Good George, Mission Bay


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All the good times await at Good George, Mission Bay. Fun-loving and light-filled, this Auckland venue hosts cocktail parties, meetings, product launches and other corporate events. They specialise in corporate functions with flair, immersing your guests in their stunning location with ocean views all around. At Good George, Mission Bay, you can choose between a duo of spaces: Mission Room, a secluded room for up to 120 guests, or The Deck, a more casual space for up to 80. If you're feeling ritzy, you can hire out the entire Auckland venue for your bash. They provide everything you need and more for your corporate event, from audiovisual necessities to bespoke menus. The real cherry on top is Good George's selection of award-winning beers and ciders, ready to turn your corporate event into a fiesta.

 

Cocoon House


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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.

 

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.

 

Sea Breeze


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For an Auckland venue that makes things a breeze, there's Sea Breeze. Whether you're parked in the sparkling harbour or chartering a cruise around glassy waters during your event, this superyacht is here to make your corporate event an affair to remember. Suitable for up to 99 guests, this Auckland venue is a luxurious and stylish option when it comes to hosting corporate functions. Originally built in 1976 and once christened Ulysses and owned by Graeme Hart, this stunning 105-foot superyacht showcases classic craftsmanship that further elevates its charm. From its Pelorus Deck to Salon Magique, Sea Breeze features a series of seamless spaces designed for entertainment. The cherry on top is its plush accommodation, with a total of 3 polished guest rooms that host up to 6 lucky individuals. From hosting fashionable soirées to meetings with some extra oomph, this Auckland corporate venue has got you covered.

 

Spectra Café


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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.

 

Okahu


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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.

 

Hilton

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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.

 

Abbeville Estate


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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.

 

Tui Hills


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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 Museum

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It may be chock full of antiques and history, but the Auckland Museum event space is one of the most modern and groundbreaking architectural spaces in Auckland. The museum event space can host up to 600 people in theatre-style seating, but the space is versatile and can also be used for cocktail functions or a gala dinner. The best of all is that you and your guests can explore selected museum exhibits after hours. The Museum's Maori cultural performers can also take you on an entertaining journey to learn more about our Tangata Whenua.

 

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.

 

The Cloud

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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.

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