Venue hire - The Historic Village

Venue hire

With six indoor venues and five outdoor spaces The Historic Village can cater to your business meeting, conference, wedding, outdoor festival and many other events.

For venue pricing and capacity information please check out our Venue and Events Guide (9.9mb pdf)

We would love to help you bring your event to life. Enquire through the form below, or call us to discuss your event on +64 7 571 3700, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.

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Village Hall

  • Newly updated hall with exposed beam ceiling
  • Modern plug and play audio visual system
  • Built-in bar and upgraded commercial kitchenette
  • Upgraded ablutions
  • Air conditioning
  • Accessible
  • Capacity: up to 150 theatre style

Village Cinema

  • Unique art deco theatre
  • Fixed tiered seating with individual foldout tables
  • Modern audio-visual system with a plug-and-play setup
  • Commercial laser projector and 7.2 surround sound
  • Accessible
  • Capacity: up to 60 guests

Village Chapel

  • Interdenominational chapel set amongst gardens
  • Fixed seating in traditional pews
  • Adjacent outdoor Village Amphitheatre comes with Village Chapel booking
  • Popular wedding venue
  • Capacity: up to 60 guests


  • Original Mount Maunganui 1913 schoolhouse
  • Adjoined kitchenette
  • Projection screen and whiteboard available
  • Accessible
  • Capacity: up to 20 guests (U-shape set-up)

Balcony room

  • Bookings open from 1 January 2025
  • Large room with expansive balcony with views over the cobbled village streets
  • Dancefloor and stage
  • Built-in bar and kitchenette
  • Bathrooms
  • Facility upgrade commenced October 2022
  • Capacity: 150 guests

Durham Barracks

  • High ceiling, unique venue on the Village Green
  • Newly refurbished venue
  • Adjoined kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
  • Capacity: up to 20 pax U-shaped or boardroom styles

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Bookable outdoor spaces

Village Amphitheatre

  • Open space set among native trees with in-built terraces and a 5 x 3 metre stage
  • Located next to the Village Chapel which is automatically booked as a wet-weather alternative for this space
  • Popular outdoor wedding ceremony location or presentation space
  • Capacity: 120 guests for wedding ceremonies (with own chair hire), or up to 400 for performances or festivals.

Front Lawn

  • Public open space at the main entrance of the Village
  • Ideal to book along with the Village Hall or the Jam Factory for an added outdoor atmosphere to the indoor booking

Forresters Lawn

  • Flat medium sized lawn attached to an outdoor stage with power
  • Perfect for bands or performances looking for outdoor space
  • Able to be fenced off for ticketed events

Village Green

  • Large outdoor event space ideal for festivals and bigger outdoor events
  • Able to be fenced off for ticketed events
  • Previous popular events on the Green included Gincredible, MultiCultural Festival and the Tauranga Fringe Festival

Village Hard Surfaces - Village Square, Main, Market & Brook Streets

  • All the hard surfaces in The Village streets are bookable
  • Ideal for markets or to hired in conjunction with the Village Green for larger events
Opening hours

Grounds open 7 days a week, 7.30am – 10pm

Retail stores open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 3pm
with some open on Sundays

Office open Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm

Office is closed public holidays

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