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12 Amazing Waiheke Corporate Venues
by Raashka Mannie | 28 Apr 2021
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.
Cable Bay Vineyards
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Cable Bay Vineyards is a Waiheke venue that sits hillside on the west coast of Waiheke Island, bordered by vineyard views, olive trees and spectacular shots of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. Cable Bay Vineyards has been making award-winning wines for years and is experienced in the art of fine cuisine. They boast a dedicated events manager who will assist you with the complete planning and running of your corporate event from start to finish, happy to help organise everything from transport to entertainment. Cable Bay Vineyards features 3 spaces for hire for your upcoming Waiheke event, including The Bistro, The Wine Library and The Motukaha Room, accommodating anywhere from 16 to 120 guests. Your corporate affair will be in expert hands from start to finish, with their experience ranging from seminars and meetings to cocktail parties and product launches.
Wild on Waiheke
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The cosy home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant and Waiheke Island Brewery, Wild on Waiheke 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 on Waiheke 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 on Waiheke 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 Island Resort
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Let everything fall into place with Waiheke’s go-to conference and corporate venue, Waiheke Island Resort. Sporting newly-renovated spaces, on-site accommodation, complimentary WiFi, bespoke catering, top-notch audiovisual facilities and more, this Waiheke venue is well-established as the island’s premium corporate venue. Waiheke Island Resort offers a series of rooms for your Waiheke event, including The Board Room, Bay Room, Palm Room and Palm Deck, Mawhitipana Room and Restaurant, hosting up to 150 delegates. With a dedicated events management team, you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best when it comes to this Waiheke corporate venue, committed to delivering sublime and memorable functions every step of the way.
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Poderi Crisci is a family-owned vineyard and restaurant with Italian-infused roots, featuring beautiful old buildings covered with flourishing vines and greenery set on 7.7 hectares of emerald hills and breathtaking vineyards. The family has a passion for traditional winemaking and have been producing the Poderi Crisci range since the 90s. They have a variety of spaces to host your upcoming corporate function: the main restaurant is a rustic and Tuscan-inspired building that can host 60 seated or 100 in cocktail-style; the wine cellar is a great winter option, moody and romantic and can host 50 seated or 70 standing; the cellar roof is their most significant space and can host up to 100 seated guests. Poderi Crisci is a Waiheke venue that boasts a team of seasoned event managers with plenty of experience in hosting utterly perfect cocktail parties, dinners and other corporate events.
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Stonyridge is Waiheke’s Mediterranean-style vineyard and is situated between the undulating hills of a vineyard on the island, serving as a fabulous location for cocktail parties, dinners, conferences and other corporate events. The vineyard started growing its first crop in 1982 for a Bordeaux style red wine. Since then, they have only expanded, growing into an internationally recognised and award-winning vineyard. Stonyridge's spaces reflect this European influence, with a large café, dubbed the Veranda Café, overlooking the vineyard, as well as the option of a quainter and private marquee, with the choice of exclusive hire for something more personal. They host a small number of functions each year to preserve the uniqueness of their venue, accommodating up to 120 guests. You’re treated to mouth-watering catering, friendly service and a dedicated team when you host your corporate event at Stonyridge.
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For something a little different, take a look at Batch Winery, a Waiheke venue with 5 options for you to choose from when planning your corporate event, including The Greenhouse, Hedge, Dining Pavilion, Veranda and Tank Room inside the state-of-the-art winery, accommodating up to 112 guests. This stunning Waiheke venue is as flexible as it gets, allowing for both partial or exclusive hire, as well as full use of their sprawling lawns for marquees, outdoor games, photography and more. When it comes to catering, you’ve got all the menu choices you could want and more, from decadent courses of gourmet cuisine to grazing platters and their signature high tea. Batch Winery is all about providing as comprehensive an experience as possible when it comes to your Waiheke event, including plenty of parking and audiovisual supplies for on-site conferences, seminars, meetings and other corporate functions.
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A Waiheke venue located in the midst of the island’s wine-growing country, Tantalus Estate, wants to make sure your corporate event is a superb experience. Masters of intricate Bordeaux-style red wines, Tantalus Estate is in the Onetangi Valley and spans 5.3 hectares of vineyards, a winery, a craft brewery and a restaurant. The setting for your corporate event, should you choose an outdoor option, is accompanied by native trees, an olive grove, macadamia trees and an apiary. You can choose to host your function on the Northern Lawn surrounded by wildflowers or on the Northern Deck overlooking the native wetlands. This Waiheke venue’s restaurant area can play host to wonderful luncheons, dinners and more. The indoor-outdoor flow from the vineyard to the main restaurant brings a seamless transition for guests. Tantalus Estate brings you so many options when planning your Waiheke function, alongside bespoke catering and impeccable service to boot.
Kauri Springs Lodge
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Let Kauri Springs Lodge take care of everything when planning your corporate event. Set in verdant subtropical gardens and serving as a multipurpose venue for events of every kind, this Waiheke venue does it all. When it comes to hosting corporate functions, they pull out all the stops: tailored event packages, delicious catering options, event management and support, audiovisual hire and assistance, on-site accommodation, and so much more. Kauri Springs Lodge is secluded, elegant and filled with natural light; its function spaces are much the same, including the Atrium, Solarium, Pavilion, Lodge House Lounge, Garden Bar, Garden Terrace and Front Terrace. Each of these spaces has unique attributes, from stone fireplaces and skylights to sound insulation and polished concrete floors. You select the space that best fits the nature of your corporate function, while the experienced team at Kauri Springs Lodge delves into the planning, organisation and running of your Waiheke event.
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.