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12 Amazing Waiheke Corporate Venues
by Raashka Mannie | 13 May 2022
Corporate events tend to run the gamut, be it a glitzy product launch or an in-depth conference. Who said the setting has to be all white-washed walls and a bustling city? You can take a short trip to Waiheke Island, where they bring you doses of sunshine, beachy afternoons and unparalleled dining. Waiheke’s venues are as fabulous as the rest of the island, packed with flavour and colour, lending your corporate event a certain style that will leave your guests in awe. If you’re looking to impress, then check out our list of Waiheke’s most remarkable corporate venues. Our complete guide to the island can be found here.
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The cosy home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant and Waiheke Island Brewery, Wild Estate invites you to host your corporate event at their stunning venue. Essentially an extensive and well-designed garden that doubles a space to host laidback functions, this Waiheke venue knows how to make cocktail nights, seminars, team-building days and more exciting. Choose between their Cellar Door, Vineyard and Brewery for your Waiheke event, with the spaces holding anywhere from 19 to 100 guests. Wild Estate offers sumptuous catering options, on-site parking and plenty of natural light. When it comes to activities at this relaxed corporate venue, you can expect everything from archery to clay bird shooting. Wild Estate is no stranger to corporate event hosting and has a variety of function packages for you to choose from, catering for all your corporate function requirements.
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There’s nothing quite as luxurious when it comes to corporate events as Delamore Lodge, a Waiheke venue that sits proudly on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay. Their first-class service and delicious cuisine are combined to create the perfect setting for your corporate function. The premium facilities and experienced and attentive staff at Delamore Lodge will ensure that you have an incredible time no matter the event, suited for cocktail parties, weddings, conferences and other corporate events. Whether you're after an intimate gathering or a slightly bigger affair, Delamore Lodge can comfortably host up to 80 guests. Their experienced team are experts at organising perfect Waiheke events, so rest assured you are in good hands. Make your day even more memorable with a stay in their sought-after suites, or indulge in fine dining and their day spa for some rest and recovery after the big event. Delamore Lodge is a Waiheke venue that offers only the best backdrop, service and accommodation for your corporate event from start to finish.
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Your corporate event will spring to life with this award-winning winery and restaurant sitting pretty upon the west-facing hills of Waiheke Island. Mudbrick is a popular vineyard and Waiheke venue overlooking Auckland Harbour and the glittering cityscape. Their buildings are constructed of hand-hewn mudbrick, lending it a characterful and timeless appeal. You'll receive nothing but the best food and wine when planning your event; Mudbrick is internationally recognised for its excellent dining and wining. They have a dedicated functions team who will take the organisation of your corporate event into their own hands, whether you’re planning a product launch or a conference for up to 200 guests. This Waiheke venue features boutique accommodation options, team-building activities, unparalleled views and much more. Choose between a selection of their spaces, from their warm Dining Room to their beloved Lodge, and host a Waiheke event that your guests won’t soon forget at Mudbrick.
Waiheke Waterfront Lodge
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Waiheke Waterfront Lodge is the island’s favourite bed and breakfast venue, catering in particular to corporate events. Family-owned and -operated, this Waiheke venue is all about a warm, welcoming atmosphere and a healthy dose of Kiwi hospitality. Just a 15-minute stroll from the shopping district, plenty of restaurants and more, Waiheke Waterfront Lodge is an ideally located venue for smaller conferences, meetings and other corporate events. They host intimate Waiheke events, with catering options for the morning (as they’re breakfast specialists), on-site accommodation and audiovisual supplies for your corporate event. If you’re after team building activities, there’s so much to experience through this Waiheke venue, including horse trekking, kayaking, fishing, eco zip tours, winery and vineyard visits, and so much more.
Palm Beach Hall
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One of Waiheke’s quainter venues, Palm Beach Hall, is the kind of corporate venue with a more relaxed atmosphere than the aforementioned traditional choices. However, this Waiheke venue is beloved by the community and often hired out for smaller seminars, conferences, meetings and other related functions, owned by the residents and ratepayers of Palm Beach. Under the stewardess and care of meticulous individuals from the community, Palm Beach Hall has a capacity of 100 guests, offering both hourly and daily rates to suit your Waiheke function’s needs. It’s essentially a blank slate for you to work with, flooded with natural light and with most of the running expenses covered. Full of character, this Waiheke venue may not be the usual choice for a corporate venue - but it has plenty to offer in terms of flexibility, location and charm, with easy access to the rest of the island and beach.