Gala dinners are often the most eagerly anticipated event on a conference programme and it’s important to choose the right venue to match expectations and achieve your vision.
We offer a diverse range of venues suitable for gala dinners. For a truly exclusive experience consider dining on the stage of The Civic. If an elegant dinner setting is what your require chose from the beautiful Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Art Gallery or ANZ Viaduct Events Centre – Auckland’s largest premium banquet venue with capacity for 1200 guests. Or perhaps for a rustic and unique dining experience treat your guests to dinner in the Lion Viewing Shelter at Auckland Zoo where they can marvel at the kings of the jungle.
Food and beverage are an integral component of a successful gala dinner. Our gourmet caterers will develop a menu to suit your budget and will treat your guests to a culinary experience that won’t be forgotten.
Our technical services team are experts in their field and will work with you to turn your technical vision into reality. With their indepth experience of our venues they will ensure that your function runs without a hitch.
Size ( m2 )
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
Capacity 130 - 2200 Size 2245m2
At 2245m² this is central Auckland's largest banquet space. 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
Lower NZI is an incredibly flexible space offering four different configuration options. Each option creates a contemporary space perfect for hosting cocktails, banquets, classroom or theatre style events.
Capacity 26 - 450 Size 518m2
Large windows and city views add to the contemporary feel of the Upper NZI. The 518m2 area can be used in its entirety or divided into three separate spaces each with excellent soundproofing and superb technical facilities.
Capacity 12 - 250 Size 318m2
Another versatile space within Aotea Centre, Limelight can be used in its entirety, or divided into two separate rooms.
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
The East Terrace offers an expanse of open space that looks out from the Gallery's rooftop through ancient pōhutukawa trees to the lawns and band rotunda in Albert Park.
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
Central Lawn is a beautiful circular space, which is close to great animal viewing areas and available for hire either day or night.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.