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Our venues

Unique venues for extraordinary events

www.aucklandconventions.co.nz

OUR VENUES WELCOME

Welcome to Auckland Conventions

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04 Introduction 06

Our venues

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Viaduct Events Centre

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Aotea Centre

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The Civic

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Auckland Town Hall

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Our services

OUR VENUES WELCOME

Contents

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OUR VENUES INTRODUCTION

Introduction Welcome to Auckland Conventions. Holding exceptional events and conventions with flair and professional excellence is our passion. From an electrifying opening ceremony to a sumptuous black tie dinner, whatever the event, we know how to make it truly unforgettable. However you wish to thrill and delight your delegates we look forward to making it happen.

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OUR VENUES INTRODUCTION

BNZ Foyer, Aotea Centre

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OUR VENUES

Our venues Choose from New Zealand’s largest portfolio of venues with flexible spaces to suit every type of event. Our landmark venues include the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, The Civic, Aotea Square and Auckland’s newest premium venue, the Viaduct Events Centre Auckland Conventions offers an array of superb venues able to accommodate every occasion from intimate cocktails to grand banquets, small breakout groups to large plenary conventions, presentations to product launches, breakfast to gala dinners. Whether your event involves 20 or 2000 people, Auckland Conventions has a space to suit.

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OUR VENUES

Viaduct Events Centre

Your choice of over 35 event spaces

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OUR VENUES Viaduct Events Centre

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Viaduct Events Centre A premium venue in a stunning location with eight different spaces suitable for a range of events. Viaduct Events Centre is a three-story 6,000sqm facility on Auckland’s vibrant waterfront with spectacular views of the Waitemata Harbour and city landscape.

Waiheke

Rangitoto

Located on level one, this room is a vast, commanding space with a 12m high ceiling, surrounded by glass walls. It is Auckland’s largest banquet room accommodating up to 1200 people. The enormous 10m by 8m service doors allow convenient delivery of sizeable products including yachts and cars for large-scale exhibitions. For events requiring an indoor-outdoor flow there are multiple access points from Waiheke room to the surrounding wharf.

The three Rangitoto rooms are situated on the eastern side of level two accessed directly by the escalators from the main entrance. The soft concertina walls can be used to divide the space into three separate break-out rooms or opened to make one large space. In addition, the large foyer area in front of the rooms provides an excellent networking and catering space. Rangitoto 1, 2 and 3 each have a balcony overlooking the Viaduct Basin, which will be highly enjoyable in the warmer months.

OUR VENUES Viaduct Events Centre

Waiheke

Auckland’s largest premium banquet room

seating up to 1200

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OUR VENUES Viaduct Events Centre

Kawau 1

Make a big impression with a stunning location 10

OUR VENUES Viaduct Events Centre

Browns Island A premium dedicated boardroom for up to 20 people with all the modern conveniences required to run an efficient meeting. Situated on level two, above the main reception with views of Karanga Plaza. Includes a separate space for catering services.

Kawau 1 Situated on level three this 570m² room offers uninterrupted views of Viaduct Basin including the new Wynyard Crossing footbridge. It accommodates up to 700 people in cocktail setting and 400 in banquet. The northern, full length glass wall also offers views to the main exhibition space, Waiheke Room. The exposed wave roof is not only a unique aesthetic element of the space but is a critical component in the building’s sustainable design.

Kawau 2 Situated on the southern end of level three, Kawau 2 is suitable as an additional break-out room or media room for conferences. Holding up to 70 in theatre style and 100 in cocktail style.

Room

TheatRE

Classroom

Cocktail

Banquet

Exhibition

Size m2

2200

1200

2200

1200

130 booths

2245m2

Rangitoto 1

180

96

240

120

-

192m2

Rangitoto 2

70

40

90

50

-

74m2

Rangitoto 3

70

40

85

50

-

72m2

-

-

410

-

-

338m2

Waiheke

Rangitoto 1, 2, 3 Browns Island

Dedicated Boardroom for up to 20 people

127m2

Kawau 1

570

375

700

400

30 booths

570m2

Kawau 2

70

48

100

380

-

88m2

All capacities are a guideline only and are based on the maximum use of the space available for standard setups. They may be reduced by staging, technical equipment, dance floors, type of menu being served or entertainment.

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OUR VENUES AOTEA CENTRE

Aotea Centre Opened in 1990, Aotea Centre has been used for conventions for over 18 years. The conventions wing is equipped the latest cutting-edge technology, contemporary design and furnishings.

ASB Auditorum

Limelight

The 2160 tiered-seat auditorium is an exceptionally versatile space providing impressive seating for seminars, awards and opening ceremonies, stage dinners and keynote presentations.

Limelight’s ambience and design make for a large, versatile space that is perfect for presentations for up to 200 people when utilising the full space, or two rooms offering presentation space for 140 and 100 people. Located on the same level as Upper NZI and BNZ Foyer and connected by a common foyer area. Limelight has a built-in contemporary bar with a soft wall that can be removed for cocktails following a presentation or for hosting your VIP clients before taking them to a show.

Lower NZI Lower NZI is over 900m² and features an impressive 74m² skylight over the selfcontained foyer, that provides an abundance of natural light. The venue can be partitioned into three generous rooms with a private foyer area, or combined to create a large meeting area that can accommodate up to 620 delegates, theatre-style. When open, the space can cater for up to 1000 cocktail guests and dinners for up to 650.

Upper NZI The extensive use of glass in the Upper NZI provides a large amount of natural light and fantastic views of the city. With over 500m², the space is ideal for up to 350 guests theatre-style, 280 banquet style and is popular for cocktails in the evening light. Upper NZI provides the option of partitioning into three separate spaces or peeping out to a larger area.

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Goodman Fielder Room This room features floor-to-ceiling glass and windows providing ample natural light and an impressive view of Auckland City. The Goodman Fielder Room is a versatile space, able to seat 100 delegates theatre-style. With access to a balcony overlooking Aotea Square it is popular for small meetings and cocktail evenings for up to 100 guests.

OUR VENUES AOTEA CENTRE

ASB Theatre

Plenary seating for

over 2000

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OUR VENUES AOTEA CENTRE

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Create a themed setting with

help from our experts

Lower NZI, Aotea Centre

The Durafort Room is an intimate and quiet space adjacent to the Goodman Fielder Room and can comfortably hold small meetings of up to 25. The Durafort Room is joined by a soft wall to the Goodman Fielder Room which can be removed to open up into one large space if needed.

Owens, BNZ & Air NZ Foyers These versatile, large expanses of space are regularly used for exhibitions, large cocktail functions and lunch spaces for conferences. The BNZ Foyer features a white marble floor and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing stunning views of Aotea Square and the Auckland cityscape. While the largest – the Air NZ Foyer – is an ideal space for corporate exhibitions, gala dinners and award evenings.

Aotea Square As Auckland’s largest open-air space in the inner city, situated immediately outside Aotea Centre, the 4,500m² Aotea Square is ideal to create an indoor-outdoor flow for your event and lends itself perfectly for creating something a little less ordinary.

Room

ASB Theatre

TheatRE

Classroom

2139

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Cocktail

Banquet

Exhibition

Size m2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

180

Herald Theatre

186

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Lower NZI (full hire)

620

260

1000

650

42 booths

909m2

Lower NZI 1

200

80

180

150

-

204m2

Lower NZI 2

195

80

180

150

-

187m2

Lower NZI 3

165

65

150

120

-

180m2

Upper NZI (full hire)

350

150

450

280

26 booths

518m2

Upper NZI 4

130

55

120

90

-

137m2

Upper NZI 5

120

45

100

80

-

125m2

Upper NZI 6

100

40

90

70

-

106m2

Limelight exclusive hire

200

100

250

200

12 booths

318m2

Limelight 1

100

40

100

80

-

125m2

Limelight 2

140

60

150

130

-

193m2

Goodman Fielder Room

100

60

100

80

-

180m2

Durafort Room

25

-

40

20

-

40m2

Owens Foyer

-

-

800

300

25 booths

800m2

BNZ Foyer

-

-

600

250

35 booths

460m2

Air NZ Foyer

-

-

1000

450

50 booths

1100m2

200

100

-

150

-

460m2

Auckland Harbour Board Gallery

(Foyer only)

OUR VENUES AOTEA CENTRE

Durafort Room

All capacities are a guideline only and are based on the maximum use of the space available for standard setups. They may be reduced by staging, technical equipment, dance floors, type of menu being served or entertainment.

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OUR VENUES the civic

The Civic Built in the roaring 1920’s, The Civic was first constructed as a ‘palace of dreams’ to screen movies. In 2000, after a $42 million restoration to bring it back to its former glory, The Civic has been converted into Auckland’s most spectacular performing arts theatre and superior banquet and gala function space.

The Civic Auditorium

Safari Room

Accommodating over 2378 in tiered seating, the design style of the Auditorium is in stunning contrast to the contemporary design of the Aotea Centre. The Auditorium is a favourite for opening or closing ceremonies and unique product launches. As New Zealand’s only atmospheric theatre, the domed ceiling and spectacular starscape make any event extra special.

Exotic décor gives the Safari Room a special intimate feeling. The room comfortably holds up to 80 people in cocktail-style.

Wintergarden

Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal, in keeping with the rest of the venue, has an eastern theme in tones of blue and grey. Located next to the Safari Room, the Taj Mahal holds 50 people banquet-style or 70 for cocktails.

Located directly below the Auditorium, the Wintergarden is accessible from The Civic lobby by a double grand staircase. With its themed walls, and ceiling and central pillars, the room is a spectacular setting for cocktails and special occasion dinners and is also popular for cabaret evenings, product launches and awards evenings.

Room

TheatRE

Classroom

Cocktail

Banquet

Exhibition

Size m2

Civic Auditorium

2378

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-

-

-

-

Wintergarden

550

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700

410

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550m2

Safari Room

70

-

80

60

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160m2

Taj Mahal Room

60

-

70

50

-

110m2

All capacities are a guideline only and are based on the maximum use of the space available for standard setups. They may be reduced by staging, technical equipment, dance floors, type of menu being served or entertainment.

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OUR VENUES 2012 the civic

The Civic

The Civic provides an

opulent and magical atmosphere

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OUR VENUES Auckland town hall

Auckland Town Hall One of Auckland’s most significant heritage buildings, the Auckland Town Hall was opened in 1911 and restored in 1997. It is renowned for its stunning Edwardian Baroque design.

Great Hall

Concert Chamber

The Great Hall is the centrepiece of the Auckland Town Hall seating more than 1500 people theatre-style in three levels. The hall has a permanent concert platform and is renowned for its excellent acoustics. The removable seating in the stalls level of the Great Hall provides for a flat floor area suitable for award and graduation ceremonies, banquets for up to 460 guests and cocktails for up to 1600 guests.

Elegant and stylish the Concert Chamber is spectacular for cocktails or banquets, accommodating 300 and 200 respectively. It can seat 431 theatre-style and features stalls seating that is removable and flat-floored for cocktails and banquets. The Concert Chamber is also renowned for its incredible acoustics and is adjacent to the Great Hall.

VIP Rooms 1 & 2 These rooms are located on the lower level of the Auckland Town Hall and are ideal for an intimate meeting or cocktail event. VIP Room 1 can take up to 40 people cocktailstyle or theatre-style and VIP Room 2 can accommodate 25 people cocktail-style and 30 people theatre-style.

Room

TheatRE

Classroom

Cocktail

Banquet

Exhibition

Size m2

1529

400

1600

460

40 booths

550m2

-

-

250

-

-

-

Concert Chamber

431

160

300

200

20 booths

275m2

VIP Room 1

40

20

40

30

-

50m2

VIP Room 2

30

15

25

20

-

40m2

Great Hall Supper Room

All capacities are a guideline only and are based on the maximum use of the space available for standard setups. They may be reduced by staging, technical equipment, dance floors, type of menu being served or entertainment.

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OUR VENUES auckland town hall

Auckland Town Hall

Lavish interiors create elegant event settings

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OUR VENUES our services

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Our services With a breadth and depth of services and expertise, Auckland Conventions is able to provide complete conference solutions. State-of-the art facilities and equipment, a comprehensive range of in-house services, as well as outstanding knowledge of the best local suppliers and products means we can cater for every requirement.

Technical services

Security services

We offer a tailor-made approach to service from specialised event co-ordinators, here to advise you every step of the way on the best event options, to auckland conventions technical services with the experience and onsite technical capability to take your creative vision and turn it into reality.

Security services is our own team of highly trained professionals who are onsite 24/7. The team can be seen throughout the building during events and are there to provide assistance in safety and security where necessary.

Catering

Auckland offers over 6000 accommodation rooms in the city centre, conveniently located near our venues. Our team will liaise directly with hotels on your behalf to make sure you receive the most suitable accommodation package at preferential rates.

We have partnered with some of Auckland’s finest food and beverage specialists to ensure the highest quality menus will be created for your event. Whether it is a working lunch or a formal seated banquet, gala dinner or themed cocktail party, our catering partners can tailor a package to suit your specific requirements.

Accommodation

With our experience and reputation for delivering outstanding services you won’t be disappointed and most importantly your delegates will have an unforgettable experience – for all the right reasons!

OUR VENUES our services

Technical Services

Technical expertise to deliver a world class event

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OUR VENUES accommodation

Accommodation There are over 6000 hotel rooms in Auckland, our team are happy to source preferential hotel rates on your behalf. We have existing preferential rates with Heritage Auckland and CityLife Auckland.

KEY Auckland Conventions Venues Accommodation Shopping Auckland CBD, Newmarket, Ponsonby

Restaurants Auckland CBD, Ponsonby, Viaduct Basin

Nightlife Auckland CBD, Ponsonby, Viaduct Basin

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OUR VENUES accommodation

The Wintergarden, The Civic

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Freephone 0800 54 98 98 T +64 9 307 5498 F +64 9 307 5499 E [email protected] Level 3, Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Auckland PO Box 5749, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141

www.aucklandconventions.co.nz