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Top 10 Waiheke Meeting Venues
by Raashka Mannie | 16 Jul 2021
There’s nothing quite so decadent as a function on Waiheke Island, particularly when that function is a meeting. Framed by the ocean and the island’s lush native flora and fauna, this location is famous for its myriad of vineyards, wineries and venues that add a touch of wonder to every event they host. When it comes to meetings, Waiheke is no stranger to top-of-the-line audiovisual technology, contemporary facilities, sumptuous catering and more, bringing a sense of seamless style alongside productivity amongst stunning views. If you’re looking for our complete guide on Waiheke’s venues, you can find it here.
Wild on Waiheke
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Wild on Waiheke invites you to host your meeting at their stunning venue, the home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant and Waiheke Island Brewery. Essentially an extensive and well-designed garden that doubles a space to host more laidback meetings, this Waiheke venue knows how to make your corporate event a roaring success. Choose between their Cellar Door, Vineyard and Brewery for your Waiheke meeting, 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 venue, you can expect everything from archery to clay bird shooting. Wild on Waiheke is no stranger to event hosting and has a variety of function packages for you to choose from, catering for all your corporate requirements and ensuring that your meeting is the peak of productivity.
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Delamore Lodge stands tall on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay, a luxury venue in Waiheke that is glad to host your meeting. Their first-class service and delicious cuisine are combined to create the perfect setting for your Waiheke event. The premium facilities and experienced and attentive staff at Delamore Lodge will ensure that you have a productive and incredible meeting. Whether you're after an intimate meeting 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 your meeting. Delamore Lodge is a Waiheke venue that offers only the best backdrop, service and accommodation for your corporate gathering.
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Treat your delegates to an award-winning winery and restaurant sitting pretty upon the west-facing hills of Waiheke Island, otherwise known as Mudbrick. This popular vineyard and Waiheke venue looks over the beloved harbour and sprawling cityscape of Auckland. 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 meeting; Mudbrick is internationally recognised for its excellent dining and wining. They have a dedicated functions team who will take the organisation into their own hands, making planning and hosting your meeting an effortless affair. This Waiheke meeting 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 for the ages. Your guests are sure to thank you for choosing Mudbrick as your meeting venue.
Waiheke Resources Trust (Sustainability Centre)
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Part of the well-known Waiheke Resources Trust, the Sustainability Centre is a small but well-equipped venue choice for any Waiheke meeting. Featuring all the audiovisual technology you could need, from projectors to cameras, high-speed WiFi, tables and chairs, on-site parking, as well as a kitchen for your caterer’s use, this Waiheke venue is a sound choice when it comes to more intimate events. Often used by the community to host all manners of affairs, from yoga sessions to seminars, the Sustainability Centre also offers a discount for all non-profit organisations. Their space is filled with natural light and can comfortably host small groups; their on-site café can provide everything you need and more when it comes to refreshments and nibbles. An added bonus, the Sustainability Centre is a Zero Waste venue, meaning that your Waiheke meeting will be as clean and green as it is productive.
Waiheke Waterfront Lodge
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The island’s ultimate bed and breakfast venue, Waiheke Waterfront Lodge, is the meeting venue for you. 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 more. They host intimate Waiheke meetings, 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 to add to your meeting, 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.
Kauri Springs Lodge
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Kauri Springs Lodge is set in verdant subtropical gardens and serves as a multipurpose venue for events of every kind - including meetings. When it comes to hosting functions, this Waiheke venue pulls 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 meeting, while the experienced team at Kauri Springs Lodge takes care of everything else.