Venue Capacity Index

Many of New Zealand's conference, convention and meeting venues cater for groups of all sizes in a variety of settings.
For your easy reference, venues are listed in order according to theatre capacity, from largest through to smallest.
If you click on the name of the venue you will be directed to their website listing which holds further information.

Meeting room capacities have been ordered in descending order by Theatre style. All accommodation capacities are based on twin share.

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No. of Meeting Rooms
Classroom
Banquet
Cabaret
Boardroom
Rooms
Cocktail
Theatre
Spark Arena 10 1500 10000 10000
Mystery Creek Events Centre 10 8000 4000 1000 10000 8000
Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre 11 594 1400 1120 36 6000
ASB Baypark 6 500 2500 1500 17700 5000
Energy Events Centre 11 2490 2600 1600 5650 4000
Horncastle Arena 18 2500 4500 4000
TSB Bank Arena 4 1560 1400 32 2000 3972
Venues Wellington 1560 1200 2800 3972
New Plymouth Event Venues 15 500 1000 80 3518 3189
ASB Showgrounds 6 500 3500 24 6000 3000
Edgar Centre 4 200 1500 30 1500 3000
Vodafone Events Centre 14 1200 1400 10 2500 3000
Forsyth Barr Stadium 30 250 1000 50 1800 2972
New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) 32 1464 3000 45 4000 2850
Trafalgar Centre 2 2300 600 40 1500 2300
Christchurch Town Hall 5 360 600 2250
Queens Wharf 5 1750 4500 2218
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre 7 1200 1200 22 2200 2200
Dunedin Centre and Town Hall 11 460 550 30 1200 2200
Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events 53 260 30 2200 2139
ILT Stadium Southland 4 120 1000 60 78 2000 2100
Queenstown Events Centre 2 800 800 2000 1700
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre 21 918 1040 635 1500 1700
St James Theatre 4 200 350 50 700 1552
The Langham, Auckland 13 650 900 50 409 1400 1400
Regent on Broadway 4 300 300 45 500 1393
Whanganui War Memorial Centre 3 600 1300
Wanaka Recreation Centre 1 600 600 1500 1200
Ellerslie Event Centre 22 400 900 60 247 1200 1100
Bruce Mason Centre 5 420 450 40 1000 1069
Air Force Museum of New Zealand 4 800 50 900 1000
Lower Hutt Events Centre 7 400 650 60 600 900
Pullman Auckland 16 450 650 50 340 1000 900
Grand Millennium Auckland 16 400 600 452 1000 800
Rotorua Convention Centre 7 300 600 1000 800
ASB Theatre Marlborough 6 250 400 50 720 720
Alexandra Park 8 180 650 60 800 700
Awapuni Function Centre 13 400 550 28 1000 700
Hampton Downs 12 300 500 500 700
Mt Smart Stadium 3 500 650 20 700 700
Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa 15 400 500 54 3500 700
QBE Stadium 10 224 600 40 1000 700
Rutherford Hotel Nelson, A Heritage Hotel 6 350 500 350 300 113 700 700
ASB Waterfront Theatre 3 60 200 30 500 668
Great Lake Centre 4 300 400 750 650
Ascot Park Hotel and Conference Centre 9 320 400 40 220 700 600
Auckland Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira 6 450 500 600
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre 11 260 400 110 146 600 600
Millennium Hotels and Resorts Queenstown 8 270 350 50 220 600 600
Wairakei Resort Taupo 9 300 550 45 380 700 600
Marlborough Convention Centre 3 252 350 252 560 560
Agrodome 3 200 450 550 550
The Devon Hotel and Conference Centre - A Heritage Hotel 11 250 450 360 50 102 750 550
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Wairarapa 7 200 400 40 102 400 500
Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 4 300 380 100 83 500 500
Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre 7 240 340 110 133 500 500
EPICURE - Westpac Stadium 17 120 800 640 60 1700 500
Holiday Inn Rotorua 6 250 300 80 203 600 500
Hotel Ashburton & Conference Centre 6 285 400 30 54 550 500
Hotel Ashburton and Conference Centre 6 285 400 30 54 550 500
Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre 6 250 350 34 400 500
SKYCITY Hamilton 6 210 300 600 500
Crowne Plaza Auckland 10 340 340 110 352 400 460
Carterton Events Centre 200 300 20 400 450
The Spencer on Byron Hotel 7 250 450 70 120 500 450
Queenstown Memorial Centre 2 250 500 422
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre 18 408 300 50 300 500 408
Brentwood Hotel 8 180 230 40 116 500 400
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands 6 200 250 200 50 180 500 400
Heritage Auckland 11 240 300 64 192 450 400
Hilton Auckland 7 160 400 168 60 166 750 400
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport 10 220 350 40 251 400 400
MOTAT - Museum of Transport & Technology 550 500 400
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown 5 180 250 170 50 165 500 400
Rydges Latimer Christchurch 11 240 320 28 138 500 400
Skyline Queenstown 6 130 450 30 650 400
Novotel & Ibis Auckland Ellerslie 6 180 220 65 247 400 360
Rydges Rotorua 7 160 300 80 135 600 360
FMG Stadium Waikato 8 120 250 30 300 350
InterContinental Wellington 6 150 200 40 273 250 350
Lincoln University 50 500 60 500 700 350
Mac's Function Centre 4 130 300 1200 350
Millennium Hotel Rotorua 7 160 160 128 35 227 350 350
Napier Conference Centre 7 180 350 450 350
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 7 144 300 240 30 199 500 350
Real Journeys 200 350 350
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton 7 180 240 24 192 340 340
Copthorne Hotel Rotorua 5 110 200 70 110 300 340
Lake Wanaka Centre 2 200 650 330
Trinity Wharf Tauranga 5 135 296 88 258 350 325
Stamford Plaza Auckland 7 168 220 168 30 286 400 320
Novotel Auckland Airport 12 180 200 60 263 180 315
AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown 1 200 850 300
Novotel Tainui Hamilton 6 130 180 25 177 300 300
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 6 300 80 30 500 300
Sudima Christchurch Airport 10 150 150 40 246 300 300
The Tannery 4 100 350 200 50 600 300
Sudima Auckland Airport 6 120 200 128 35 153 300 280
Hagley Oval Pavilion 150 220 40 260
Sudima Lake Rotorua 3 120 170 60 250 400 260
Dawsons - Cuisine, Events, Venues 180 220 350 250
Heartland Hotel Croydon 6 150 400 40 36 500 250
Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell 1 40 150 60 24 250 250
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 8 150 200 150 50 268 300 250
Quality Hotel Parnell 8 100 140 40 105 260 250
Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre 11 120 180 160 40 222 250 240
Rydges Auckland 12 140 150 48 267 240 240
Rydges Wellington 5 120 230 160 60 280 300 230
Wellington Functions 4 100 190 57 300 230
DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown 5 120 150 112 66 98 220
Heritage Collection Marlborough Vintners Hotel 2 120 120 30 16 250 220
Orakei Bay 3 120 200 60 500 220
The Rippon Hall 3 120 220 40 240 220
Central Energy Trust Arena 8 100 140 50 250 200
Commodore Hotel, Christchurch Airport 7 120 140 50 157 200 200
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga 1 64 120 84 30 33 100 200
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront 3 108 130 40 240 250 200
Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth 5 55 150 55 62 225 200
Heritage Queenstown 4 150 130 112 40 175 250 200
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa 6 115 130 120 66 220 220 200
Mercure Auckland 8 100 150 40 189 300 200
Novotel New Plymouth Hobson 2 120 170 10 188 250 200
Otago Museum 9 50 460 50 850 200
Peppers Clearwater Resort 5 64 120 40 82 200 200
Waitomo Glowworm Caves 1 100 500 200
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco 4 60 180 30 85 200 180
Heritage Hanmer Springs 2 120 160 100 45 86 200 180
Kauri Bay Boomrock Ltd 2 115 200 130 250 180
Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui 2 60 152 60 55 180 180
Naumi Auckland Airport 6 72 130 72 60 193 200 180
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin 9 75 120 70 178 200 180
The Bluestone Room 1 60 180 350 180
Huka Falls Resort 6 80 120 46 70 250 170
Dunedin Public Art Gallery 4 50 130 300 160
Edgewater- Lake Wanaka 3 60 120 90 45 103 160 160
The Grounds @ Whoa! Studios 150 500 157
Brinkley Resort 3 120 120 120 222 200 150
Cliftons Wellington 9 60 100 25 100 150
Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North 4 60 120 42 89 150 150
Crowne Plaza Queenstown 4 100 100 139 200 150
Gibbston Valley Winery 4 120 170 150
Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort 3 80 110 12 96 150 150
Hotel Coachman 7 60 150 30 250 250 150
Millbrook Resort 7 130 150 80 400 180 150
Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo 3 100 140 30 51 190 150
Quality Hotel Elms 5 70 120 60 96 200 150
Salty Dog Inn 3 60 120 120 40 14 150 150
Tamaki Maori Village 4 150 200 150 56 300 150
The Thorndon Hotel by Rydges 5 70 120 70 70 108 160 150
The Wharf 3 60 180 40 520 150
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square 6 70 100 80 50 154 100 140
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay 3 70 90 39 118 120 130
Hilton Lake Taupo 3 90 120 70 30 113 250 130
Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth 2 50 90 40 97 150 130
Scenic Hotel Marlborough 2 65 90 75 54 200 130
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 5 70 100 40 172 140 130
The Kinloch Club 3 80 100 90 40 40 80 130
Heartland Hotel Cotswold 3 50 100 50 77 150 120
PEAK Functions Wanaka 3 70 90 50 100 120 120
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 2 50 100 45 114 140 120
Terrace Downs Resort 5 80 100 30 17 150 120
Tongariro Lodge 3 75 90 50 25 150 120
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City 2 50 60 50 110 100 110
AREA 5 54 80 20 60 140 100
Boomrock 1 50 90 40 130 100
Cardrona Alpine Resort 1 50 50 15 100
Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau 1 40 60 30 94 100 100
Mercure Wellington 4 50 60 35 73 120 100
Papamoa Beach Resort 2 100 60 24 48 100 100
The George, Christchurch 7 50 90 30 53 160 100
Travelodge Hotel Wellington 5 70 60 35 132 120 100
Wellington Airport Conference Centre 8 48 40 52 100
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown 1 60 80 30 142 100 90
Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin 2 35 80 30 55 120 90
Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge 2 50 70 35 76 100 90
Mercure Queenstown Resort 3 70 100 25 148 100 90
QT Museum Wellington 7 50 70 30 163 250 90
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa 3 51 118 36 82 140 90
Stardome Observatory 3 50 80 30 120 87
Sofitel Wellington 4 48 48 36 26 129 70 85
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre 2 45 100 30 115 100 80
Ibis Tainui Hamilton 3 40 60 20 126 80 80
International Antarctic Centre 4 40 120 20 250 80
Karstens 5 32 40 20 100 80
Kennedy Park Resort Napier 2 60 140 24 360 80
Te Puia 350 25 20 1000 80
Wellington SPCA 3 75 50 75 75 75
Kauri Cliffs 6 64 60 24 24 60 72
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview 1 30 40 22 85 100 70
Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport 2 40 60 36 141 70 70
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside 1 45 180 24 273 300 70
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers 9 18 65 44 16 70 65
BreakFree on Cashel 4 40 60 30 263 60 60
Chateau Marlborough 3 25 30 90 40 60
CityLife Auckland, A Heritage Hotel 4 24 40 28 155 70 60
Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate 3 35 35 24 21 70 60
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 2 30 120 26 130 100 60
The Ambassador Hotel 4 40 55 28 160 120 60
The Rees Hotel Queenstown 4 40 28 160 120 60
VR Group of Hotels & Resorts 2 35 48 28 85 80 60
Weta Workshop 1 60
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart 2 26 10 50 50
Distinction Dunedin Hotel 1 25 25 121 50 50
Skyline Rotorua 3 450 25 1000 50
The Waterfront Hotel 1 25 32 20 42 50 45
Eagles Nest 1 50 20 30 100 40
Heritage Collection Portside Hotel, Gisborne 1 24 24 55 40 40
Heritage Collection Tuscany Villas Rotorua 2 6 28 40
Highwic & Alberton 3 60 80 40
Ibis Christchurch 1 30 30 20 155 40 40
Rainbow Springs Nature Park & Kiwi Encounter 1 120 300 40
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch 4 28 30 22 171 40 40
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 1 24 24 24 122 40 40
Te Waonui Franz Josef 2 10 97 40
Sudima Hamilton 2 12 10 69 40 35
Huka Lodge New Zealand 1 70 22 59 70 32
Larnach Castle 1 14 250 17 350 32
Heritage Christchurch 3 60 20 35 80 30
The Classic Villa 2 12 40 12 27 40 30
Wild on Waiheke 1 19 250 19 1 300 30
Dunedin Chinese Garden 1 16 16 10 100 22
Novotel Wellington 14 14 14 139 20 20
Matakauri Lodge 4 12 21 12 16 21 12
Scenic Hotel Te Pania 1 8 109 8
Abbeville Estate
Adventure Playground Rotorua Ltd
AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland 80
AUT Hospitality Services
AUT School of Hospitality & Tourism
Bill Richardson Transport World
Camp Glenorchy
Capstone Hotels & Resorts
Christchurch Adventure Park
Christchurch Centre
Christchurch International Airport Limited
CPG Hotels - New Zealand
Dunedin Venues
EcoZip Adventures
Event Cinemas New Zealand Limited
Explore Group
Fullers Group & 360 Discovery Cruises 650 650 650
Good Group Hospitality
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Highlands Motorsport Park
Hobbiton Movie Set 550 1000
Huka Prawn Park 1
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia 113
Lismore House & Vineyard 100 5 100
LittleWolf
Michael Fowler Centre
Moonlight Country Ltd 1 350 600
Nelson Venues
Novotel Christchurch Airport
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre 350 350
Pacific Jemm - Luxury Super Yacht - Queenstown
Quinovic Viaduct 180
Remarkables Park Ltd
Scenic Hotel Auckland 0 99
Scenic Suites Queenstown
Shed 6
Southern Discoveries
The Opera House
The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 111
The Sebel Quay West Auckland 40
The Spire Queenstown 2 140 18 15 200
TIME Unlimited Tours
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum 6
Touch of Spice
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