Venue Hire
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Make your next conference anything but conventional.

Te Manawa is one of Palmerston North’s most stimulating and attractive  venues. 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 200 people. Please note numbers are currently 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 Bookings Officer on bookings@temanawa.co.nz or click here to submit an enquiry form.


The following  rooms are available for hire:

Location: Gallery Five (mezzanine floor in Art Gallery)
Capacity: 100 (cocktail function – standing)

Location: Ground floor Foyer
Capacity: 200 standing

Location: First floor – Wilkins Theatrette
Capacity: 60 seated

Other spaces may be available when not in use. Seating/equipment can be organised when you book.


Services Available

If you need something special done to make your event even more memorable please feel free to discuss 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, and can organise catering if required.

Equipment Available

  • Sound System
  • DVD Player
  • Lectern with microphone
  • Hand held microphones
  • Data Projector
  • Laptop
  • White Board

Please enquire as to availability and rates.

Birthday Parties

Looking for an exciting and educational birthday party for your child?

Te Manawa offers themed parties for kids up to 8 years of age. We offer the following science-related party themes:

  • Friendly Reptiles
  • Dynamic Dinosaurs
  • Brilliant Bugs (butterflies, ladybugs, weta, etc.)
  • Fascinating Fish

Click here for more information