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500 standing cocktail

Host your cocktail party or pre-dinner drinks in this stunning, modern space

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

The Atrium at a glance:

The Atrium is three stories high, featuring curving Fijian Kauri, contemporary glass, and the straight concrete lines of the original courtyard. You can select coloured lighting to match your occasion.

You and your guests can also explore the Museum after hours, with private tours of the galleries or a performance from our Māori cultural performers. Unique gifts for your guests are available from the Museum Store.

Unique events in the Atrium

View floor plans and 3D tour

When is the Atrium available?

Our Atrium is open to the public during the day, but is available for set up from 5.15pm, 7 days a week, 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). Depending on your 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 midnight.

How much does it cost?

The Atrium venue hire fee is $5,500 (excluding GST). 

Professional cleaning, furniture removal and reinstate, and security host charges also apply and are excluded from the above price. Please contact us for further details.

Make an enquiry today

Our professional events team can assist you in delivering a seamless event in a venue your guests will not forget.

To discuss your event at Auckland Museum, please contact us by phone on +64 9 302 9765 or via email by completing the form below.



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