Harbourside Function Centre

Imagine… A conference venue created from what was an historic Wellington wharf warehouse. The former ‘Shed 22’ has been transformed into five venue hire meeting rooms of different sizes. As a location for corporate events or social gatherings our function centre with stunning waterfront views can fit the bill in so many ways.

What used to house wool, wood and flax in one of its working lives, and a brewery in another, has had its impressively high stud spaces converted into architecturally designed meeting rooms.

The brick walls and metal joinery of the saw tooth roof give an industrial, New York loft feel while the half moon windows and glass ceilings flood the rooms with natural light.

The venue comprises of five individual unique rooms across three levels, which can be multi-configured to suit large or small groups. Whatever the size of your group we have a meeting room for you.

In its largest layout with combined Te Aro and Waterfront rooms, Harbourside (previously known as Mac’s Function Centre) can accommodate up to 300 people for a sit-down dinner, or 600 for stand-up cocktails or corporate events.

All our meeting rooms are air-conditioned, and have high-speed wifi connections.
All of these venues also have disabled access.

Harbourside is a hop, skip and jump from the Te Papa National Museum, only a few minute’s walk from the Wellington CBD, the heart of the capital of New Zealand, and just 20 minutes drive from the Wellington Airport.



The Cable Room
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Large Pillarless room, high ceilings and hardwood floor, great for meetings or events.
300 Capacity
Te Aro Room
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Large room with, unique glass saw-tooth ceiling and feature bare brick walls.
450 Capacity
Waterfront Room
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Function space with large windows and balcony overlooking the Wellington Waterfront.
150 Capacity
Te Aro & Waterfront Rooms
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Perfect large space for Conferencing, trade & exhibition or Gala dinners.
650 Capacity
The Loft
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Funky and original function space with a New York Loft feel.
120 Capacity
The Boardroom
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Located on level 2 Modern Boardroom with creative feel and Waterfront views.
14 Capacity

Black and Gold are dedicated cateres for all their venue hire spaces, Harbourside has an on site kitchen where our dedicated brigade of chefs create tasty dishes for those requiring small meeting rooms, or to provide for the largest corporate events.

Our menus have be 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 try to cater for as many of our guest’s requirements as possible we have included 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.


This iconic bar was one of Wellingtons original craft beer bars and is a venue with harbour views and immediate access to the Wellington waterfront.

As well as lunch (and possibly dinner), you can also have postmeeting drinks after your conference.


We understand how essential Audio Visual is to any meeting or event. The team at AV Media will work with you to ensure all areas of your event are managed with correct equipment and experienced technicians available.

Our Audio visual partner AV Media have installed top of the range equipment at Harbourside Function Centre and can provide any presentation requirements for their conference venues, whether for corporate events or other social occasions.

Click here for AV Media’s Harbourside rate card


4 Taranaki St, Wellington Central
Wellington 6021
New Zealand
8.2 Km 8.2km (15 min drive) from Wellington Airport
1.6 Km1.6km (5 min drive) from Wellington Train Station
3.9 Km3.9km (9min drive) from Interislander Ferry Terminal
ParkingPay parking available at Wilson parking / TePapa just a few minutes walk away
Ian Dumbleton
ANZ, Wellington
Senior Manager

The ANZ helped organise a Cancer Society Jingo Bingo and auction fundraising event. More than 120 people sitting at tables for 10 attended.

“[Black & Gold Events] have been extremely accommodating, gave us great ideas on set-up and how we could expect it to run. I would highly recommend them, based on all my dealings and the clear communications with the team at Black & Gold Events.”

Amanduh la

The post-parade ending and meet point for the Wellington International Pride Parade was at Harbourside Event Space.

“The level of excellence and attention to detail was exemplary and the prompt communication with open dialogue from the team greatly benefitted our project. They were willing to take an ordinary occasion and make it an extraordinary event, and without fail made themselves available for impromptu meetings, welcomed our guests, supported our every requirement and gave suggestions on economically viable ways to enhance the look and feel of our event.”

Richard Barge
Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand’s inaugural iHemp Summit 2018 took place over three days in Wellington as companies, farmers, scientists, funders and regulators shared knowledge and strategies on how to grow the crop’s image and production across its food, fibre and medicine potential. A sell-out conference event of 250 people, along with trade displays in the combined Waterfront Room and Te Aro Room
understood the NZ market at its finish.

“Just a very quick note to thank you for helping to put on a memorable summit; one which people will be talking about for some time to come.”