From a glamorous welcome function to a relaxed post conference networking opportunity, a Christmas party to a product launch, we have a diverse range of venues for hosting memorable cocktail parties.
For large scale premium cocktail functions ANZ Viaduct Events Centre can host up to 2200 guests in the Waiheke Room. The Kawau rooms also offer uninterrupted views of the Viaduct Basin and the cityscape, a beautiful setting for a cocktail function of up to 700 guests.
Within the Aotea Centre there are multiple spaces that are popular for hosting cocktail parties. The BNZ foyer with its white marble floor and floor to ceiling windows is a fantastic space for up to 1000 guests. Alternatively the Limelight room with its built in bar and contemporary decor is also a good choice.
For a once in a life time experience treat your guests to cocktails and canapés on the stage of The Civic or enjoy the beautiful heritage surroundings of the Auckland Town Hall. For a totally unique experience treat your guests to cocktails and canapes at one of the multiple spaces available at Auckland Zoo.
If you would prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of the city consider hosting your cocktail function on the North Shore at the Bruce Mason Centre or QBE Stadium Function Centre. Both of these venues offer a range of fantastic spaces for cocktail functions each with their own unique atmosphere.
For an elegant and stylish cocktail party consider the Auckland Art Gallery. The beautiful North Atrium with floor to ceiling windows leading to a beautiful kauri canopy is a stunning space to host special guests for an evening of cocktails and canapés.
Food and beverage are integral to the success of a cocktail party. Our gourmet caterers will work with you to select beverages and develop a menu to impress your guests. And our technical services team can help with all the technical solutions you may require to deliver your cocktail function.
Size ( m2 )
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
Capacity 130 - 2200 Size 2245m2
With 12m high ceilings and glass walls looking out across the Waitemata Harbour, the Waiheke Room provides a dramatic setting for events day or night.
Capacity 96 - 240 Size 192m2
The largest of the Rangitoto rooms, this space can seat up to 180 theatre style. It has its own balcony for indoor-outdoor flow and floor to ceiling windows that enjoy stunning views of the harbour.
Capacity 40 - 90 Size 74m2
With a private balcony to make the most of the stunning waterfront location, Rangitoto 2 is ideal for smaller meetings and celebrations.
Capacity 40 - 85 Size 72m2
As well as being the perfect venue for small dinners, meetings or cocktails, Rangitoto 3 can also be used in conjunction with other spaces at ANZ Viaduct Events Centre for multi-room functions.
Capacity 30 - 700 Size 570m2
On the top floor of ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, this 570m² room is an impressive venue for any event. With views stretching out to the Viaduct Basin, along the waterfront and towards the city, the setting is stunning.
Capacity 48 - 100 Size 88m2
This private, intimate room includes its own private balcony overlooking the restaurants and walkways of Wynyard Quarter. At 88m² it works well as a self-contained room or as a breakout space for a larger events.
Capacity 100 - 120 Size 192m2
We are proud to share our new, purpose-built intimate venue space at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. With panoramic views of the stunning city night lights and the Auckland Viaduct, this venue provides a unique backdrop for hosting cocktail parties, VIP functions, weddings and corporate events.
Capacity 42 - 1000 Size 909m2
A contemporary and versatile 909sqm space with a private foyer with multiple configuration options. A huge skylight provides natural light.
Capacity 26 - 450 Size 518m2
Capacity 12 - 250 Size 318m2
Another versatile space, Limelight can be used as a whole, or divided into two rooms. The area has a built-in bar that is easily hidden from sight when not needed.
Goodman Fielder Room
Capacity 60 - 110 Size 180m2
With floor to ceiling windows, and a balcony over-looking Aotea Square, this room is a favourite for day meetings, conference break-out sessions and intimate celebrations.
Capacity 25 - 800 Size 800m2
This large foyer combines natural daylight and modern lighting to create an 800m2 space suitable for a range of events.
Capacity 35 - 600 Size 460m2
Floor to ceiling glass windows and stunning white marble flooring creates a beautiful, contemporary feel to the BNZ Foyer. This clean, bright space of 460m² is multi-functional.
Air New Zealand Foyer
Capacity 50 - 1000 Size 1100m2
Located on the top level of Aotea Centre, the Air New Zealand Foyer is bathed in natural light and offers sweeping city views.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Capacity 180 - 350 Size 240m2
Celebrate under the Kauri canopy of the North Atrium. Take advantage of the dramatic proportions of this flexible, 240 sqm space.
Capacity 100 - 200 Size 168m2
Discover the grand proportions of the 19th-century Mackelvie Gallery, as you celebrate among the splendour of this recently restored space.
Lower Grey Gallery
Capacity 100 - 150 Size 150m2
Introduce your guests to the Lower Grey Gallery, located in the original heritage portion of the venue. It is characterised by decorative columns, a corniced ceiling and pale wooden floors.
Capacity 300 - 300 Size 325m2
Sitting at the very edge of Albert Park, the East Terrace offers an expanse of open space that looks out from the Gallery's rooftop. It is a distinctive setting on its own or connects with our other event spaces.
Auckland Town Hall
Capacity 40 - 1600 Size 550m2
This large and versatile venue is an elegant space perfect for cocktails, dinners, graduations and exhibitions.
Capacity 20 - 431 Size 275m2
For an intimate feel, the Concert Chamber is a beautiful setting for banquets and cocktail parties.
Old Elephant House
Capacity 64 - 200 Size 170m2
The Old Elephant House will be closed for refurbishment from 24 December 2016, until further notice.
Once home to the Zoo's elephants, the Old Elephant House is now an iconic indoor venue, suitable for everything from conferences to wedding receptions, cocktail parties, photo exhibitions or seated dinners.
Lion Viewing Shelter
Capacity 60 - 80 Size 67m2
A popular semi-outdoor venue, the Lion Viewing Shelter will give your guests an extraordinary view of Pridelands.
Capacity 40 - 50 Size 85m2
The historic Band Rotunda is our iconic function space with four surrounding lush lawn areas. Each of the lawns can be booked separately or combined to suit your specific function requirements.
Capacity 150 - 250 Size 400m2
Set amongst picturesque flora, Central Lawn is a stunning outdoor venue available for day or evening events.
Capacity 40 - 100 Size 200m2
For that extra-special event, Willow Island is a partially secluded venue situated close to the Band Rotunda in the centre of the Zoo.
Capacity 80 - 80 Size 253m2
In March 2016 the Auckland Zoo introduced a new space called the African Savannah which is now open and available to use for your next event.
Bruce Mason Centre
Capacity 450 - 1069 Size 820m2
The Bruce Mason Centre Theatre is a perfect venue for large seated conferences or flat floor dinners.
Hauraki Gulf Room
Capacity 21 - 400 Size 271m2
The Hauraki Gulf room is a popular space within the Bruce Mason Centre offering plentiful natural light and a lovely view of the Hauraki Gulf.
Hauraki Gulf Bar and Rangitoto Balcony
Capacity 4 - 100 Size 271m2
The Hauraki Gulf Bar and Rangitoto Balcony area enjoy beautiful views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf with pleasant indoor outdoor flow.
Capacity 6 - 90 Size 126m2
Killarney Room is a versatile space with large windows. This space is well suited to small conferences, meetings and private functions.
Mt Smart Stadium
Capacity 500 - 700 Size 945m2
The East Lounge at Mt Smart Stadium has comfortable capacity for up to 1000 guests. This pillar-free space has spectacular views over the number one ground.
Capacity 80 - 300 Size 312m2
Mt Smart’s South Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows providing natural daylight and panoramic views over the immaculate Mt Smart Stadium field.
Stacey Jones Lounge
Capacity 16 - 200 Size 253m2
Themed with league history, this lounge is perfect for fans seeking a space with heritage and legacy.
John Walker Lounge
Capacity 50 - 250 Size 312m2
A spacious lounge named after one of New Zealand's running greats and with fitting views over the Athletics Arena.
QBE Stadium Function Centre
Capacity 224 - 1000 Size 974m2
This expansive space has floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the room, with stunning views over the main stadium field.
Capacity 80 - 350 Size 327m2
The North Lounge is the ideal space for cocktail functions or meetings, with views overlooking the main field, and capacity for 240 delegates theatre style or 350 people cocktail style.
Capacity 60 - 300 Size 248m2
The South Lounge is well suited to meetings and cocktails, with views overlooking the main field and capacity for 180 delegates theatre style or 300 people cocktail style.
Bayswater and Mairangi Rooms
Capacity 40 - 120 Size 135m2
The Bayswater and Mairangi Rooms are adjacent spaces and offer the flexibility to be combined to create one space or separated to create two individual rooms with sound proof retractable dividers.
Capacity 16 - 75 Size 68m2
The Waiake Room is suited to smaller functions of up to 75 people and works well as a medium sized break-out space.
Capacity 32 - 120 Size 240m2
The Referees Lounge is a quiet space ideal for groups of 30-200 people.
Ross Finlayson Executive Suite
Capacity 30 - 40 Size 55m2
The Ross Finlayson Executive Suite is the perfect choice for a boardroom meeting or cocktail function.
Level Three Lounge
Capacity 100 - 600 Size 482m2
The Level Three Lounge is an expansive space with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light.
Capacity 24 - 160 Size 120m2
The Concourse Lounge is the perfect option if you require a meeting or function space with ground floor access.
Capacity 410 - 700 Size 550m2
For sheer extravagance, it is hard to beat the Wintergarden. With 550m2 of space the Wintergarden is ideal for dinners, cocktail parties and product launches.
Capacity 60 - 80 Size 160m2
The low ceiling and exotic decor of this space create a unique atmosphere for celebrations.
Taj Mahal Room
Capacity 50 - 70 Size 110m2
Rich colours and exotic décor, the Taj Mahal Room is a superb location for a range of events.
The Civic Auditorium
Capacity 300 - 2378 Size -m2
Step into another world at The Civic Auditorium, seating up to 2378 people, this beautiful, Moorish-themed auditorium is ideal for ceremonies and presentations.