OUR BRAND

Black and Gold manage unique Wellington conference venues and meeting rooms, providing you with the perfect space for any occasion, big or small.

Whether your guests are local or from further away, we’re passionate about delivering world class events at some of Wellington’s most unique venues. We take pride in showcasing the best of the coolest little capital in the world – with hospitality and community at the heart of what we do.

Black and Gold’s experienced managers, chefs and staff can guide and assist you with any questions you may have, giving you the ability to make the most of your function and ensuring the process of planning and hosting your event is a rewarding one.

Whether it’s a conference, team building workshop or a Christmas function, Black & Gold has the venues, expertise and experience to add value to any event.

OUR TEAM

Annette joined Black and Gold in 2015 from InterContinental Wellington to manage the team and events arm of the business.

Annette has been working in hospitality for over 20 years, and began her career as a Chef before completing a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management through Corporate Hotel Group Q Hotels in the UK. Since then Annette has headed up food and beverage teams in large hotels, stately homes, event venues in the UK, Scotland and Australia and has travelled extensively before settling in Wellington.

Her passion for hospitality and diverse background allow her to lead a team dedicated to creating solution-based event planning and execution; ensuring true hospitality, amazing food and beverage and great service delivery is at the heart of everything they do.

Kishor joined the team in 2017 from Epicure NZ. He has extensive experience in food and beverage operations in NZ, UK and India.

After completing his diploma in Hotel Management and catering in India he completed a year working in the UK before moving to Auckland to continue to study and attain an advanced Diploma.

Two years working at Ellerslie before moving to Epicure for a further two years has given him exposure to all types and sizes of events. His dedication to customer service and commitment to excellence drives him to ensure his team of Function Managers deliver outstanding service across all of our venues.

Mita Joined Black and Gold in 2018.

He is a chef with many years’ experience in heading up brigades in some of Wellington’s largest and most established function venues – such as the Amora Hotel, and most recently Parliament.

Mita and his brigade are committed to delivering consistent quality and fantastic food that fulfils our customers’ requirements.

Emma joined the team from the InterContinental Wellington where she headed up Conference Operations for two years.

Originally from Scotland, Emma attained a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a corporate 4-star Hotel group in the UK.

Emma has extenstive experience in running events of all sizes in a variety of established hotels as well as reception, reservations and coordination.

OUR CATERING

Black and Gold provide dedicated catering for all of our venue hire spaces.

Our menus have been specifically designed to be balanced meals, while giving you as much freedom of choice as possible. We use fresh, local and seasonal produce where possible, and most dishes are made in-house by our team of dedicated chefs. To cater for as many of our guests’ requirements as possible, we offer a large number of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

We aim to give you the ability to offer any delegates with dietary requirements as much selection as possible.

We are always happy to tailor menus to your specific needs.

OUR PARTNERS

As well as venue hire when planning corporate events or a social function, we partner with other specialists to cater for all aspects of your conference, meeting, wedding, Christmas Party or other special occasion.

As a professional event management company we are part of Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ). We are also members of Hospitality NZ, the Restaurant Association (RA), and a partner of Business Events Wellington.

Our partners are some of the top New Zealand providers of audio visual equipment, event theming, entertainment, photo booths, equipment hire, bands and flowers.

Because we know how important audio visual is to any event, Black and Gold have partnered with AV Media. This Wellington-based company have installed high grade AV equipment at all our locations, which allows you to present your best.
Contact AV Media direct to find the best way to convey the message of your conference, meeting or event.

AV Media
avmedia.co.nz

We have seen Cut the Mustard create spectacular themes of all kinds at all of our venues, their imagination knows no limits. Lizz and her team will create bespoke and unique experiences for your guests and have great fun doing it.


Cut the Mustard
www.cutthemustard.co.nz

From magicians, stilt walkers and acrobats to amazing races, casino nights and team building, we have contacts for any occasion. Even if you only require a great guest speaker or MC, tell us your requirements and we’ll put you in touch with the best that Wellington has to offer.

Everyone loves a photobooth and they come in all shapes and sizes. Dave and his team at Photobooth Fun are always happy to help.

http://www.photoboothfun.co.nz/

From marquees, dancefloors and sofas, to candelabras table decorations, the team at Hiremaster Wellington are always happy to help and always deliver.

Hiremaster
www.hiremaster.co.nz

We have seen all sorts and styles of bands and DJ’s in the venues so we can put you in touch with some of the best in town.

https://www.hypeentertainment.co.nz/
http://lightthefusenow.com/

Flowers and floral arrangements can transform a room: from simple table decorations to extravagant hanging gardens, you can be sure that these companies will always create something extra special.

Scent Floral Boutique: https://www.scentboutique.co.nz/
Horrobin & Hodge: http://www.horrobinandhodge.co.nz/
Blush & Co: www.blushandco.co.nz

COMMUNITY

We are proud to work out of two venues steeped in history within the Wellington community.

Working directly with the Basin Reserve Trust, we are excited to see the Basin Reserve being used for meetings and events – generating revenue that helps to maintain the venue’s heritage and charm, and secures its future in a way that benefits the whole Wellington community.

Opening the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club to the public for meetings and events has allowed it to remain an active sailing club, and improve the standard of sailing and water safety courses being delivered by the Wellington Ocean Sports Centre.

The club has been able to perform critical maintenance on its iconic waterfront premises, and Yacht Club members have benefited from improved spaces and amenities.

For more information on harbour sails, corporate team days, sailing and water safety classes, visit the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club page.

ORGANISATIONS WE SUPPORT

Together with our parent organisation Kapura (formerly Wellington Hospitality Group), and through the hire of our venues and rooms, we help numerous Wellington clubs, schools and institutions provide their services to the community.

Black and Gold takes great pleasure in assisting organisations in fundraising events, member functions and celebratory dinners.

One Percent Collective
Netball Wellington Centre
Onslow College
Basin Reserve Trust
Wellington Sportsperson of the Year
Poneke Rugby
Big Buddy
Sport Wellington
Phoenix
Pulse Netball
Wellington Firebirds and Blaze
Netball Wellington
KiaOra Netball
LBGTI
Ghost Fishing
Restaurant Association
Hospitality New Zealand