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Make your next function or special event stand out!

Are you looking for an exciting venue to host your next event?
We offer a range of engaging and unique spaces that will surprise and delight your guests. If you are planning a wedding, corporate function, social event or need a space to hold your AGM or next meeting, contact us today to find out more. Our experienced team can assist you with recommendations for catering and accommodation and talk you through security and other arrangements.

VOLUNTEERS HALL

Perfect for a cocktail party or wedding ceremony, the Volunteers Hall with the world’s largest Kauri slab can comfortably host over a hundred people. The balcony surrounds and dual waterfall staircases can make for a dramatic entrance or great viewpoint for the evening’s entertainment. The Hall has a piano and organ.
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PIONEER CHURCH

The Church is set in stunning heritage rose gardens with a view over rolling pastures. The Church and grounds are suitable for intimate ceremonies of up to 50 guests, or as a location for wedding photos. The Church has an organ, beautiful stained glass windows, ornate lamps and small rear room.
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TOTARA HOUSE

A unique venue for wedding photoshoots and bespoke functions.
Totara House is a magnificent 1896 kauri villa set in beautiful heritage gardens. The home was lived in and faithfully preserved for 117 years by the family of George and Emily Smith. Today this historically significant house is part of The Kauri Museum and is only open to the public by appointment and on select open days.
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OTAMATEA BOARDING HOUSE

The perfect backdrop to a classical wedding photoshoot, the two storied colonial Boarding House has many beautiful settings. Adorned with antique furniture, the Boarding House features a romantic staircase and lit double balcony. The Boarding House is right next to the Volunteers Hall so the wedding party can enjoy their photoshoot while guests continue the celebrations.
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COMMUNITY HALL

The Matakohe War Memorial Hall can host up to one hundred and twenty guests for dinner. This can be increased with the addition of a marquee adjacent to the hall. The hall’s bi-fold doors open one side completely. A performance stage is featured at one end of the hall. The hall has a full catering kitchen with caterer’s access. There is also a smaller meeting room, reception entrance and bathrooms.
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TEAM BUILDING

The Kauri Museum can work with you to design fun and interactive team building activities. From treasure hunts to selfie races, our team will work with your to design your best event yet, indoors or out. Or, ask us about having a specially curated selection from our collection presented to your team as part of your event’s theme or as an exploration of your company’s history.
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