Venue hire

Venues to hire at The Historic Village

With five indoor venues and six 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 (636kb 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

Schoolhouse

  • Original Mount Maunganui 1913 schoolhouse
  • Adjoined kitchenette
  • Projection screen and whiteboard available
  • Accessible
  • Capacity: up to 18 guests (U-shape set-up)

Balcony room

  • Large room with expansive balcony with views over the cobbled village streets
  • Dancefloor and stage
  • Built-in bar and kitchenette
  • Bathrooms
  • Facility upgrade commencing October 2022
  • Capacity: 150 guests

Indoor venue setup and layout

All indoor venues come with tables, (trestle or rounds) chairs, water glasses, plates, and cutlery with water stations available. Full-service catering and staff are available on request.

Some of our indoor venues can be configured in a variety of different layouts. The number of people a venue can hold will depend on the layout.

Venue Theatre layout Classroom layout Banquet layout Cabaret layout U-shape layout Boardroom layout Cocktail layout
  Theatre layout Classroom layout Banquet layout Cabaret layout U-Shape layout Boardroom layout  
Village Hall 150 60 100 80 39 42 150
Village Cinema 60 n/a  n/a  n/a n/a  n/a n/a
Balcony Room  00 50 80 60 30 36 120
Balcony Room annex n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 18 n/a
Schoolhouse 50 n/a n/a n/a 20 20 n/a

Bookable outdoor spaces

Village Amphitheatre

  • Open space set among native trees with in-built terraces
  • 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 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

Office open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Office is closed public holidays

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