Venues

Museums are places where almost anything can happen! Maybe Te Manawa is the ideal place for your next meeting, workshop or event. Our facilities are modern, well-equipped, comfortable and located in the cultural heart of the city, close to George Street.

Your guests will discover an exciting new museum experience. Our facilities can cater anything from small functions to hosting up to 150 people. Please note numbers may be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Consider us for your next

  • Meeting Seminar
  • Event Product Launch
  • Wedding Party
  • Special Occasion
  • Or anything you can dream up…

For availability and rates, please contact our Programme Support Officer on bookings@temanawa.co.nz

Venue Hire - Gallery large
People celebrating in Main Foyer

Museum Main Foyer

Information | He pārongo

Framed on one side with a magnificent picture window, and with a polished concrete floor, this space is perfect for corporate functions and premium gatherings.

Details | Taipitopito
200 square metres
80 Seated / 150 Standing
Food/beverages | OK
Wifi
Accessible
Enquiry | Pātai mai

Gallery Five - theatre-style seating arrangement

Art Gallery - G5

Information | He pārongo

Suitable for all sorts of functions from cocktail party, formal dinners or theatre style seating, this space
is furnished with an overhead projector and drop down screen. Entry is via the art gallery doors at 336 Main Street.

Details | Taipitopito
8.3m wide by 20m in length
80 Seated / 100 Standing
Food/beverages | OK
Kitchen facility downstairs
Wifi
Audio Visual
Accessible
Enquiry | Pātai mai

Chairs arranged in conference room

Museum - Te Rangahau

Information | He pārongo

Made up of the Te Rangahau and Science Education rooms, this space is used primarily for our Te Rangahau Curiosity Centre learning programmes and can be divided into two with one able to
serve as a wet area.

Details | Taipitopito
Can be split in two
100 people
Food/beverages | OK
Kitchenette facility (no oven)
Wifi
Audio Visual
Accessible
Enquiry | Pātai mai

Table set for meeting

Wilkins

Information | He pārongo

Wilkins Theatrette can be arranged theatre-style for up to 60 people, or a smaller number in a board room layout . During evening functions, the adjacent MacDiarmid foyer can be added as a reception and/or cocktail area.

Details | Taipitopito
200 square metres
60 Theatre / 20 Meeting
Food/beverages | OK
Kitchen facility
Wifi
Audio Visual
Accessible
Enquiry | Pātai mai

Facilities and equipment

If you need something special done to make your event even more memorable please feel free to discuss those needs with us. The experienced staff at Te Manawa are open to ideas to make your function even more memorable.  We can be as involved as little or much as necessary. While we can provide tea and coffee, we do not supply or organise catering, but can offer recommendations through out preferred suppliers. Some spaces may not be suitable for the consumption of food and beverages which will be identified at the time of your booking.

Equipment Available

  • Audio Visual (projector and screens)
  • Lectern with microphone
  • Data Projector
  • Laptop
  • White Board
Empty wine glasses ready for a function

Te Manawa is open under Covid-19 Alert Level One.

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