Exclusive events. Exceptional venues.

 

Sitting proudly amongst the grounds of the Pukekawa Auckland Domain, Auckland Museum provides a spectacular setting and a range of unique, memorable venue options to make your next corporate function shine.

 

Choose from five incredible spaces

Hold your event within the splendour of the marbled Grand Foyer with its dramatic columns, or wow your guests in the Event Centre, with its stunning copper dome and breathtaking 360-degree views across the city.  Cocktail spaces available in the Champagne Mezzanine and Origins Gallery and a purpose-built Auditorium venue for presentations and lectures.


Browse the venue types below, or download our brochure for further information and FAQs. 

Event Centre

Event Centre

Versatile event venue, with near-360 degree views of Auckland city.

 

  • Seat up to 450 guests or 500 standing or 600 theatre for your event.
  • Two pre-function spaces accommodating 120 guests each.
  • Available during the day and evening, 7 days a week.

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of the Event Centre. 

Grand Foyer

Grand Foyer

The stunning neoclassical architecture provides an excellent backdrop for any evening event.

 

  • Seat up to 150 guests for a gala dinner.
  • Host 300 guests at a cocktail-style function.
  • Available for evening events 7 days a week.

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of the Grand Foyer. 

Auditorium and Lobby

Auditorium and Lobby

Purpose-built venue for lectures and presentations.

 

  • Seat up to 199 guests. 
  • Lobby pre-function space to accommodate 199 guests.
  • Venue hire includes AV and lighting requirements.
  • Available during the evening, 7 days a week.

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of the Auditorium and Lobby. 

Champagne Mezzanine

Champagne Mezzanine

Positioned in the heart of the Museum, with an unbeatable view over the Grand Foyer.

 

  • Accommodates 200 guests for a standing cocktail function.
  • Can also be hired as a pre-function space alongside the Grand Foyer or Event Centre. 
  • Available during the evening, 7 days a week.
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Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of the Champagne Mezzanine. 

Origins Gallery

Origins Gallery

Have your guests stumble into 'Jurassic Park’ when you invite them for cocktails amongst the dinosaurs.

 

  • Accommodates 200 guests for a standing cocktail function or private event.
  • Can also be hired as a pre-function space alongside the Grand Foyer or Event Centre. 
  • Available during the evening, 7 days a week.

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images of Origins Gallery. 

Catering options

Catering options

Take the stress out of organising your event and leave it to our expert accredited caterers. They are familiar with all the venues and can be relied on to make your event run seamlessly. Our caterers may be able to offer extra assistance in arranging the detail of your event – whether that’s choosing the perfect table settings or designing a special themed menu. 

Please note that we do not allow any outside catering or self-catering. If you have any questions on food, beverage, glassware, cutlery, crockery or linen before making your booking, please feel free to contact our caterers below:

Audio visual

Audio visual

Are you looking to add sizzle to your event with special lighting or extra sound and staging? Our preferred AV supplier is Multi-Media Systems who can guide you on how to create an unforgettable event. Enquire now or contact them directly using the contact information below to discuss your requirements:

Multi-Media Systems 
09 523 3049 
info@multi-media.co.nz 

Private Māori Cultural Performance

Private Māori Cultural Performance

The Māori cultural performers at Auckland Museum provide a stirring, unforgettable, high-energy performance that can be booked for all private event types. Please enquire now for further information, pricing and options for creating an unforgettable experience for your guests.

Available for both on and offsite private performances.

View the performance options and current pricing here.

Personalised gifting options

Personalised gifting options

The Auckland Museum Store offers a range of personalised gifting options that can help to communicate the culture and values of your company. Talk to us about the best options for your event. 
 

Explore the Museum after hours

Explore the Museum after hours

Dazzle your guests with a private stroll through the museum, or our unique guided tour options available, taking in our exclusive exhibits and collections after hours. Talk to us about upcoming exhibitions or for information on tours available. 

Getting here

Getting here

Our address is: Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1052

Click here for information on ways to get here, including public transport. 

Car parking: Auckland Museum’s car park is available for your guests at an hourly rate, or you can pre-purchase parking tickets for attendees. Please note that whilst on-site paid parking is available, there are also a number of free timed spots in The Domain.

Make an enquiry today


Our professional events team understand the importance of delivering a seamless experience for you and your guests.
 

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


 

 

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