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 six 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.



The Cable Room
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One of Wellington’s most versatile function rooms. Large, ground floor space with integr
220 Capacity
Te Aro Room
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Large, character-filled function room that captures the essence of Harbourside.
450 Capacity
Waterfront Room
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An integrated private bar, views and a large outdoor balcony make this small space perfect
150 Capacity
Te Aro & Waterfront Rooms
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The largest space available at Harbourside, perfect for everything from balls to banquets
650 Capacity
The Loft
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Quirky, fun space with artistic lighting and décor perfect for a range of occasions both
100 Capacity
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Aspirational meeting or dining space filled with natural light and offering stunning Harbo
14 Capacity

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.


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.


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.”

Sebastian Grodd
Life Flight Trust
Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications

The Black & Gold team were absolutely brilliant catering our Life Flight Gala, presented by Hiremaster. It’s our most important night of the year and held in the unique but also challenging environment of a working emergency services base. The Black & Gold team fitted in seamlessly with our many safety and operations protocols and the food was of course incredibly good!