Grand Foyer For elegant cocktail parties, gala dinners and awards The Grand Foyer is one of Auckland's most unique venues. Built in 1929, a time known for grandeur and luxury, this space will lend an air of elegance to your special event, gala dinner, or awards evening. This venue's majestic neo-classical design means youll need little decoration beautiful stonework, soaring columns and spectacular stained-glass, lead-light ceiling create an inspirational backdrop to any event. Unique Museum experience for your event You and your guests can also explore the Museum after hours, with a private tour of the galleries or a performance from our Māori cultural group. You might also like to choose some beautiful gifts for your guests from our Museum shop. Elegant Korowai (cloak), replica carvings or finely crafted pounamu pieces - you're sure to find the perfect gift to complement your evening. Catering, beverages and audio-visual for your gala dinner or awards Your event can be supported by one of our accredited caterers and an audio-visual team. The teams are familiar with the venues, and can be relied on to make your event seamless and special. When is the venue available? The Grand Foyer is a public space during the day, but is available for evening events 7 days a week, 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). You may set up from 5.15pm on the day of your event. Depending on how long you need to set up, we recommend that your guests arrive no earlier than 6.30pm. The Museum must be cleared of all guests and staff by 2am, so we suggest finishing your event by 12.30am. Capacity Seats 150 for dinner 400 for cocktails Download the Grand Foyer factsheet (includes pricing) Last updated on: 30 Jun 2014 | File Size: 556 kB Download the Museum Grand Foyer floor plan Last updated on: 14 Aug 2013 | File Size: 40 kB Take a tour of the Grand Foyer View Larger Map Grand Foyer Gallery GALLERY Looking for a different venue? Is the Event Centre not quite right for your event? Try one of our other venues.