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Auckland Conference Venues - The Top 20 Conference Venues

by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 15 Sep 2023

The following conference venues are among the finest that Auckland has to offer. With modular spaces, excellent facilities and delicious catering, these venues are designed to accelerate productivity and nurture your focus. With an emphasis on comfort and convenience, many of these conference venues include onsite accommodation. For even more venue ideas, take a look at our comprehensive guide to Auckland Venues for Hire.

Rydges Auckland

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Rydges Auckland is an impressive conference venue located in the beating heart of Auckland City. With state-of-the-art AV to maximise productivity, floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views to keep you motivated and in-house catering to keep you fueled - Rydges Auckland is designed to help you win. 

Alberts

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Alberts is an inner-city conference venue with 14 light-filled rooms - from boardrooms to lounges, a bar, a cafe and an intimate theatre. These versatile areas include state-of-the-art AV equipment and modern facilities for your convenience and comfort. Let the talented in-house events team manage all aspects of your meeting or event, including catering, thanks to a full-scale commercial catering operation. 

QT Auckland

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QT Auckland is a sought-after hotel venue located on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. With a striking location, opulent spaces and decadent dining - QT Auckland offers a conference venue like no other. Within the hotel, you'll find Limáni 1 & 2 - modular rooms that be used individually or combined to create an expansive space for a conference, large-scale meeting, cocktail event or long-table lunch. 

Pullman Auckland

Pullman Auckland

Designed to impress, Pullman Auckland is an event planner's paradise. With 3,000 sqm of space ranging from ballrooms to boardrooms, Pullman offers the perfect canvas to paint the colours of your event. The emphasis is on convenience - from attentive service to high-end facilities, valet parking, catering, and luxurious accommodation options.

Rydges Formosa Golf Resort

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Rydges Formosa Golf Resort is an awe-inspiring coastal venue with jaw-dropping views as far as the eye can see. Rydges presents six distinct conference, meeting and event spaces. Some spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views, while others include breakout areas and blank spaces for you to paint the colours of your event.

Akarana

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Indulge in panoramic views of Waitematā Harbour and Rangitoto Island from the comfort of Akarana - a seaside venue with an impressive set of spaces and high-end facilities to match. Perched on Tāmaki Drive, Akarana is an inspiring venue to host a conference, product launch or meeting. 

The Trusts Arena

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The Trusts Arena is a multi-faceted venue with 7 event spaces, onsite catering and world-class facilities. Daily Delegate packages range from as little as $39 per person, making planning your meeting or conference easier than ever. The Trusts Arena team have thought of everything, so you don't have to.

Hilton


Hilton

Hilton is an acclaimed hotel venue on Auckland's iconic waterfront. Presenting unmatched views of the Waitemata Harbour, blank canvas spaces and incredible hospitality - Hilton is a dreamy venue for your conference. Downstairs, you'll find the iconic FISH Restaurant and Bellini Bar for a wind-down meal and cocktail.

Jet Park Hotel, Auckland


Jet Park Hotel

Lend your event the space it deserves. Jet Park is located just five minutes from Auckland Airport and sets the tone for creative and successful conferences. This convenient venue boasts a beautiful range of meeting rooms, ballrooms, boardrooms and break-out spaces — all designed with beautiful events in mind.

 

The Annex at 10 Madden Street


The Annex at 10 Madden Street

The Annex at 10 Madden is a versatile, stand-alone event space in the heart of Wynyard Quarter. Contemporary in its design, The Annex provides a light-filled space with high-end facilities. The striking exterior makes a statement, while the large outdoor area allows you to extend the scope of your event. With a dedicated Event Manager and state-of-the-art AV facilities, The Annex at 10 Madden sets you up for success.

Vineyard Cottages

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Set in Waimauku, Vineyard Cottages is an off-the-grid feeling venue with all the amenities to make your intimate conference a roaring success. Homely in every sense, this venue consists of 5.5 acres of rural goodness, 7 cottages, and a conference centre for up to 50 guests. Not only a fabulous venue, Vineyard Cottages produce their own wine, honey, oil and more delectable goodies for you to enjoy.

The Officers Mess


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Situated on the cliff top at Narrow Neck Beach Devonport, 'The Officers Mess' is an impressive landmark building and venue. Presenting million-dollar views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf, there is no doubt it's an inspiring conference location. With flexible packages, this Takapuna venue can provide catering and service to suit your specific needs.

Okahu


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Extending over the water, Okahu provides an inspiring space for your next meeting or conference. Located in the centre of Tāmaki Drive, Okahu is just 7km from Auckland CBD. This modular venue can be split into four spaces, tending to all your conferencing and strategy session needs. With all-inclusive packages or the option of dry hire - Okahu is flexible to its core.

 

The Grounds at Whoa! Studios


The Grounds at Whoa! Studios

Unique in its essence, The Grounds is a conference venue with a dynamic offering. Spaces include a stage set, a film studio, an expansive outdoor area and a beautiful restaurant space. Suitable for up to 500 guests, The Grounds will set the scene for a conference like no other.

 

Tui Hills


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If you're looking for a native bush-covered venue that feels miles away from the city noise, consider Tui Hills. Nestled in the Waitakere Ranges, Tui Hills is a refreshing and fully equipped conference venue. With flexible menus, onsite activities and modular spaces - Tui Hills can be your one-stop-shop. 

 

Cordis


Cordis

Cordis is the largest hotel venue in Auckland, boasting a record-breaking 18 spaces - from ballrooms to boardrooms. With cutting-edge technology designed to make your productivity skyrocket, award-winning catering and luxury accommodations - Cordis is undoubtedly the ultimate conference venue.

Aotea Centre

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Aotea Centre is the dream venue for large-scale conferences or conventions in Auckland City. The main theatre is the largest modern-tiered theatre function space in New Zealand; with a capacity of 2,000 guests. Thanks to recent renovations modernising the space, Aotea Centre sets the bar in excellent conference venues.

Hotel Novotel

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Enjoy 4.5-star comfort and convenience at Novotel Auckland Airport. Located at the entrance of the International terminal, Novotel offers convenience in droves. Thanks to high-end facilities and soundproof windows, you'll have the uninterrupted focus needed for your conference. 

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre

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Waipuna is one of New Zealand's most comprehensive conference centres. With 17 flexible function rooms and a 410-seat tiered theatre, they're the venue that does it all. Filled with natural light and overlooking the Panmure lagoon, Waipuna is located in Mount Wellington, just by Sylvia Park.

Naumi Hotel

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Naumi Hotel will change your perception of airport hotels. With a colourful and quirky design, Naumi is a conference venue that dares to differ from the norm. The collection of flexible function rooms can host any event, from an executive meeting or large-scale conference to a chic cocktail party.