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
Horncastle Arena 18 2500 4500 8888
Mystery Creek Events Centre 10 8000 4000 1000 10000 8000
Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre 11 594 1400 36 3000 6000
ASB Baypark 6 500 2500 1500 17700 5000
Forsyth Barr Stadium 25 250 2000 50 1000 5000
Energy Events Centre 11 2490 2600 1600 5650 4000
Positively Wellington Venues 1560 1400 155 2800 3972
ASB Showgrounds 6 500 3500 24 6000 3000
Edgar Centre 4 200 1500 30 1500 3000
Vodafone Events Centre 14 1200 1400 2500 3000
New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) 24 3000 45 4000 2850
Queens Wharf 1200 1750 4500 2218
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre 7 1200 1200 20 2200 2200
Dunedin Centre and Town Hall 8 410 550 30 1000 2145
Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events 53 260 30 2200 2139
ILT Stadium Southland 5 120 1300 60 42 1950
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre 21 919 1040 635 1500 1750
Queenstown Events Centre 2 800 800 2000 1700
The Langham, Auckland 13 650 1400 50 409 1400 1400
Regent on Broadway 4 300 300 45 500 1393
Whanganui War Memorial Centre 3 600 1300
Isaac Theatre Royal 180 220 380 1290
Ellerslie Event Centre 26 400 900 60 147 1200 1200
Bruce Mason Centre 5 420 450 40 1200 1069
Air Force Museum of New Zealand 4 650 50 900 1000
Alexandra Park 8 400 800 60 1400 1000
Hutt City Event Centre 670 912
Pullman Auckland 16 450 650 50 340 1000 900
Grand Millennium Auckland 16 400 600 80 904 1000 800
Rotorua Convention Centre 7 300 600 1000 800
ASB Theatre Marlborough 6 250 400 50 720 720
Awapuni Function Centre 13 400 550 28 1000 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 12 224 650 40 1800 700
Rutherford Hotel Nelson, A Heritage Hotel 8 350 500 350 300 225 700 700
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 8 450 15 700 600
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre 11 250 500 30 147 600 600
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
Palmerston North Convention Centre 6 250 400 34 650 550
SKYCITY Hamilton 6 250 350 30 600 550
The Devon Hotel and Conference Centre - A Heritage Hotel 11 250 450 360 50 102 750 550
Blue Baths 3 200 350 100 650 500
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Wairarapa 7 200 400 40 204 400 500
Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre 6 150 400 40 85 500 500
Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre 8 310 320 40 251 500 500
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
Rydges Latimer Christchurch 11 208 320 24 276 500 500
The Spencer on Byron Hotel 7 300 450 70 500 600 500
Crowne Plaza Auckland 10 340 340 110 352 400 460
Carterton Events Centre 200 300 20 400 450
Queenstown Memorial Centre 250 500 422
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre 18 408 300 50 300 500 408
Brentwood Hotel 9 180 230 232 500 400
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands 6 200 250 200 50 360 500 400
Heritage Auckland 11 240 300 80 321 450 400
Hilton Auckland 7 160 400 60 165 750 400
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport 10 240 350 40 250 400 400
MOTAT - Museum of Transport & Technology 2 300 550 200 800 400
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown 5 180 250 170 50 255 500 400
Skyline Queenstown 6 130 450 30 650 400
Toll Stadium 6 100 300 40 600 400
InterContinental Wellington 6 150 200 40 273 250 370
Novotel & Ibis Auckland Ellerslie 6 180 220 65 247 400 360
FMG Stadium Waikato 8 120 250 30 300 350
Forum North 8 300 400 30 700 350
Lincoln University 50 500 60 500 700 350
Mac's Function Centre 4 130 300 1200 350
Millennium Hotel Rotorua 7 160 160 35 454 350 350
Napier War Memorial Conference Centre 6 150 320 40 650 350
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 7 144 300 240 30 199 500 350
Orakei Bay 4 120 200 60 500 350
Real Journeys 200 350 350
Rydges Rotorua 5 150 250 20 270 600 350
Shantytown Heritage Park 150 250 350 350
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton 7 180 240 24 192 340 340
Copthorne Hotel Rotorua 5 110 200 70 220 300 340
Lake Wanaka Centre 2 200 650 330
Trinity Wharf Tauranga 5 135 296 88 258 350 325
Stamford Plaza Auckland 7 168 220 180 30 286 400 320
Novotel Auckland Airport 10 180 200 72 263 315 315
AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown 1 200 850 300
Novotel Tainui Hamilton 6 130 180 42 432 300 300
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 6 300 30 500 300
Sudima Christchurch Airport 6 150 150 40 400 300 300
The Tannery 4 100 350 200 50 600 300
Amora Hotel Wellington 11 130 150 36 384 300 280
Sudima Auckland Airport 8 120 200 128 40 306 300 280
Hagley Oval Pavilion 150 220 40 260
Sudima Lake Rotorua 3 110 180 60 500 400 260
Dawsons - Cuisine, Events, Venues 180 220 350 250
Heartland Hotel Croydon 5 150 400 50 36 500 250
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 8 150 200 50 268 300 250
Lake Resort - Heritage Collection 1 40 150 60 60 250 250
Quality Hotel Parnell 8 100 140 40 105 260 250
Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre 12 120 200 160 40 222 250 240
Peppers Clearwater Resort 5 64 144 40 156 240 240
Rydges Auckland 12 140 150 48 672 240 240
Rydges Wellington 5 120 230 60 400 300 230
Wellesley Boutique Hotel - Heritage Collection 5 8060 120 70 13 180 230
Wellington Functions 4 100 190 57 300 230
DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown 5 120 140 112 66 98 220
Heritage Hanmer Springs 3 120 160 140 45 168 200 220
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa 6 120 140 120 66 220 220 220
Marlborough Vintners Hotel - Heritage Collection 2 120 120 30 32 250 220
Te Puia 350 50 1000 220
Zealong Tea Estate 5 105 180 28 300 220
AUT Millennium 3 85 80 200
Central Energy Trust Arena 8 100 140 50 250 200
Commodore Hotel, Christchurch Airport 7 120 140 40 314 250 200
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga 1 64 120 30 66 100 200
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront 3 108 130 40 480 250 200
Copthorne Hotel Grand Central New Plymouth 5 55 150 55 124 225 200
Heritage Queenstown 8 150 150 96 90 2756 400 200
Mercure Auckland 8 100 150 40 189 300 200
Novotel New Plymouth Hobson 3 120 170 10 188 250 200
Otago Museum 9 50 460 50 850 200
Terrace Downs Resort 8 150 180 18 214 300 200
Waitomo Glowworm Caves 1 200 250 200
West Plaza Hotel Ltd 80 140 40 230 200
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco 4 60 180 30 85 200 180
Hotel Grande Auckland Airport 72 130 72 60 180
Kauri Bay Boomrock Ltd 2 115 200 130 250 180
Kingsgate Hotel The Avenue Wanganui 2 60 152 60 110 180 180
The Wharf 3 200 500 180
Huka Falls Resort 6 80 120 46 70 250 170
ilex – Botanic Gardens 2 80 120 50 180 160
Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel 7 75 120 60 111 150 160
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin 8 75 100 30 178 130 160
Brinkley Resort 3 120 120 120 222 200 150
Cliftons Wellington 9 60 100 25 100 150
Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North 4 60 120 42 178 150 150
Crowne Plaza Queenstown 4 100 200 15 139 200 150
Millbrook Resort 7 130 150 80 400 180 150
Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo 3 100 140 30 102 190 150
Peppers Carrington Resort 3 130 130 60 130 170 150
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 70 160 150
Edgewater- Lake Wanaka 4 55 88 77 45 102 140 140
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square 6 70 100 80 50 154 100 140
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay 3 70 90 39 332 150 130
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre 2 70 96 30 115 120 130
Hilton Lake Taupo 3 90 120 40 113 250 130
Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth 2 50 90 40 204 150 130
Scenic Hotel Marlborough 2 65 90 60 54 200 130
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 5 70 100 40 172 140 130
PEAK Functions Wanaka 3 80 100 50 180 150 120
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 2 80 120 36 114 140 120
Tongariro Lodge 4 75 90 50 127 150 120
Tui HQ 4 60 180 14 250 120
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City 2 50 60 50 220 100 110
AREA 6 54 80 54 100
Beachcomber Motor Inn 2 80 80 15 94 100 100
Boomrock 1 50 90 40 130 100
Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort 3 80 100 50 48 150 100
Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau 1 40 60 30 188 100 100
Stardome Observatory 3 50 85 30 120 100
The George, Christchurch 7 50 90 30 53 160 100
Travelodge Wellington 5 70 70 45 132 150 100
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 30 110 120 90
Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge 2 50 70 35 76 100 90
Mercure Queenstown Resort 3 70 100 25 296 100 90
Museum Art Hotel 7 50 70 30 163 120 90
Sofitel Wellington 4 48 48 36 26 28 70 85
BreakFree on Cashel 4 40 64 40 550 100 80
Ibis Tainui Hamilton 3 40 60 40 274 80 80
International Antarctic Centre 4 40 120 20 250 80
Kennedy Park Resort Napier 2 60 140 24 360 80
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa 4 42 110 34 82 150 80
Wellington SPCA 3 75 50 75 75 75
Kauri Cliffs 6 60 24 24 72 72
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview 1 30 22 170 100 70
Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport 2 50 50 20 140 70 70
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside 1 4 220 20 273 300 70
Chateau Marlborough 3 25 30 90 40 60
CityLife Auckland, A Heritage Hotel 4 24 40 28 259 70 60
Gibbston Valley Winery 1 50 200 400 60
Heartland Hotel Cotswold 1 26 30 77 60 60
Heritage Collection Auckland's Waitakere Estate 3 35 35 22 45 70 60
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier 2 30 120 26 130 100 60
The Rees Hotel Queenstown 4 40 50 28 500 120 60
Cardrona Alpine Resort 55 15 55
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart 2 26 10 50 50
Heartland World Heritage Hotel 1 24 200 24 52 300 50
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City 1 26 24 121 50 50
Skyline Rotorua 3 500 25 1000 50
The Waterfront Hotel 1 25 32 20 42 50 45
Eagles Nest 1 50 20 30 100 40
Highwic & Alberton 3 60 80 40
Ibis Christchurch 1 30 30 20 155 40 40
Portside Hotel - Heritage Collection, Gisborne 1 24 16 24 69 40 40
Rainbow Springs Nature Park & Kiwi Encounter 1 120 300 40
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch 4 28 30 22 342 40 40
Tuscany Villas Rotorua - Heritage Collection 2 24 30 40
Wild on Waiheke 1 20 12 60 40
Huka Lodge New Zealand 1 70 22 59 70 32
Larnach Castle 2 14 250 17 450 32
Heritage Christchurch 3 60 20 35 80 30
Sudima Hamilton 2 10 160 50 30
The Ambassador Hotel 26 30 30 149 45 30
The Classic Villa 2 12 40 12 27 40 30
Novotel Wellington 14 14 139 20
Scenic Hotel Te Pania 1 8 109 8
Abbeville Estate
Adventure Playground Rotorua Ltd
AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland 100
AUT Hospitality Services
AUT School of Hospitality & Tourism
Bill Richardson Transport World
Blanket Bay 2 20 26 12 26 26
Christchurch International Airport Limited
CPG Hotels - New Zealand
Distinction Hotel Dunedin
Dunedin Chinese Garden
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Explore Group
Fullers Group & 360 Discovery Cruises 650 650 650
Highlands Motorsport Park
Hobbiton Movie Set
Huka Prawn Park 1 250 300
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia 0 226
LittleWolf
Luxury Lodges of New Zealand
Mayfare Group Ltd
Monteiths Brewing Co 1 250
Moonlight Country Ltd 1 350 600
Nelson Venues
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Papamoa Beach Resort
Quality Hotel Elms 120 96
Quinovic Viaduct
Safari Hospitality
Scenic Hotel Auckland 0 99
Social Cooking
Southern Discoveries
Te Waonui Franz Josef
The Bluestone Room
The Kinloch Club
The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 111
The Sebel Quay West Auckland 40
The Spire Queenstown 1 25 12 10 40
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum 6
Trafalgar Centre
Vbase
VR Group of Hotels & Resorts
Wanaka Recreation Centre
Weta Workshop 80 40