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Top 10 Waiheke Meeting Venues
by Raashka Mannie | 28 Apr 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.
Cable Bay Vineyards
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For a vineyard meeting surrounded by olive trees and spectacular shots of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City, choose Cable Bay Vineyards. This Waiheke meeting venue sits hillside on the west coast of Waiheke Island. 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 meeting from start to finish, happy to help with organising everything from transport to entertainment. Cable Bay Vineyards features 3 spaces for hire for your upcoming Waiheke meeting, including The Bistro, The Wine Library and The Motukaha Room, accommodating anywhere from 16 to 120 guests, ideal for either more intimate and larger meetings.
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.
Te Whau Lodge
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All yours for as long as you need it, Te Whau Lodge is a tranquil and intimate venue that checks every box, surrounded by native bush and the sound of New Zealand bird songs. This Waiheke venue and boutique lodge specialises in smaller functions and gatherings of up to 35 guests, making it the ideal choice for smaller conferences and meetings. The sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and dense native bush will frame your meeting in style. Their versatile venue offers panoramic views from their sun-drenched deck, with so much space to mingle and connect with your delegates. Your Waiheke meeting will be crafted with the utmost attention to detail by their experienced staff. Everything at your meeting will be taken care of at Te Whau Lodge, from on-site accommodation to catering options.
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Poderi Crisci is a Waiheke venue that makes meetings sing as a stunning vineyard set on 7.7 hectares of emerald hills and picturesque vineyards. The family-owned vineyard and restaurant is Italian infused, featuring beautiful buildings covered with flourishing vines and greenery. 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 Waiheke meeting. 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 experienced event managers, here to make your meeting as superb as can be.
Waiheke Island Resort
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Where better to hold your meeting than at Waiheke’s go-to conference and corporate venue? Waiheke Island Resort has it all when it comes to event hosting. 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 and meeting 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 venue, committed to delivering fabulous corporate functions every step of the way.
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.