Venue hire

Please contact the Museum to discuss your next event. The Museum team can assist you with recommendations for catering and accommodation and talk you through security and cleaning requirements.

Social events

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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.

Weddings

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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.

Corporate events

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Function centre

Upstairs, The Kauri Museum’s function centre includes a substantial workshop room, a board room, a staff room with kitchenette and dedicated toilet facilities. The modern function centre is tastefully decorated with artwork from the Museum’s collection and has stunning scenic views of Matakohe.

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Community Hall

The Matakohe Community 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 bifold doors open one side completely and the Hall includes a red curtained performance stage. The Hall is equipped with a full kitchen (with caterer’s access), meeting room, reception entrance and own bathrooms.

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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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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.