Harbourside Function Centre

A conference venue created from what was once an historic Wellington wharf warehouse that stored wool, wood and flax in one of its working lives, and a brewery in another.

The building formerly known as ‘Shed 22’ has been transformed into Harbourside Function Centre – a venue offering five versatile spaces on three levels, all right on the Waterfront. 

Harbourside has had its impressively high stud spaces convered into architecturally designed meeting, conference and social spaces: 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.

In its largest layout combining the Te Aro and Waterfront rooms, Harbourside can accommodate up to 350 people seated theatre style, over 200 for a banqueted dinner, and up to 650 for a stand-up cocktail or social event.

All rooms are air-conditioned, have high-speed Wifi, and disabled access.

Harbourside is a hop, skip and jump from Te Papa National Museum, only a few minutes walk from Wellington CBD, and just 20 minutes drive from Wellington airport.

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OUR ROOMS

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 events or gala dinners.
650 Capacity
The Loft
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Funky and original function space with a New York loft feel.
100 Capacity
The Boardroom
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Located on level two, this modern boardroom inspires with waterfront views.
14 Capacity
 
Catering

Black & Gold are the dedicated in-house caterers for all venues we operate.

Harbourside Function Centre has an on-site kitchen from which our dedicated team of chefs can cater for everything from small private meetings, to large corporate galas.

Our menus have been specifically designed to be balanced meals, while giving you maximum freedom of choice. We use fresh, local and seasonal produce, and to cater for as many of your guests’ dietary requirements as possible, we offer a large number of gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options as part of our core offering.

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

RESTAURANT & BAR

This iconic bar was one of Wellington’s 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.

AUDIO VISUAL

We understand how essential quality audio-visual solutions are to every event. This is why Black & Gold chooses to partner with leading supplier AV Media, who have installed top of the range equipment at Harbourside Function Centre.

The team at AV Media are specialists, and will work with you to ensure all all areas of your event are managed with the correct equipment, and experienced technicians will be available on-site.

Click here for AV Media’s Harbourside rate card

Location

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
Wellington
Creator/Director

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
Organiser

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.”