The Basin Reserve

Imagine…a venue hire for your corporate event which overlooks wide open green grass, with trees and hills forming the horizon boundary. This Wellington conference venue may even have cricket to accompany you! This is the oldest Test cricket ground in New Zealand, and the only one with Historic Place status.

‘The Basin’ is one of the world’s most iconic and intimate cricket venues and a unique Wellington offering. Our two function spaces look directly out onto the wicket, making it one of the most playful venues in New Zealand.

Our function rooms are in the RA Vance Stand, which has driveway access large enough for buses, and parking for up to 30 cars.

The Basin is just a few minutes walk from the CBD, Cuba Street and Courtenay Place. It is also close to bus stops for all major routes and has easy driving access to the motorway out of Wellington. The Wellington Airport is only 15 minutes drive away.

Through our partnership with Cricket Wellington and The Basin Reserve Trust, we can help arrange cricket activities such as practice in the indoor nets, team photos in front of the scoreboard, ground tours, meeting the Firebirds and much, much more.



The Longroom
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Large windows overlooking the iconic Basin Reserve perfect for meetings or gala dinners.
150 Capacity
The Norwood Room
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Large room housing the prestigious honours board, views over the Basin Reserve.
150 Capacity
The New Zealand Cricket Museum
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Mingle among the memorabilia within the New Zealand Cricket Museum.
50 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.


Through our strategic partners AV Media we ensure our unique Wellington location is a venue hire facility which shows you at your best.

Click here for AV Media’s rate card


37-39 Rugby Street,
Mount Cook, Wellington 6021
New Zealand
Phone: +64 4381 2282
5.8Km5.8km (9 min drive) from Wellington Airport
2.8km2.8km (7 min drive) from Wellington Train Station
1.5km1.5km (11min drive) from Interislander Ferry Terminal

30 Uncovered30 Uncovered spaces on street parking available (dependant on availablity)
Vai Tuita’alili
Events Manager

Though it may be New Zealand’s most iconic cricket ground, other sporting codes, some from Wellington, feel warmly welcomed in using the meeting rooms as a venue for their events.

“Fantastic staff, fantastic service, fantastic atmosphere and a wonderful place to hold any such event. Central Pulse [netball team] highly recommend Black and Gold’s great venues and events team to anyone. From small gatherings to hosting our Pulse corporate events, the B&G team have delivered in so many ways – from great service to great people that make the occasion just so much more special.”

Kia Ora Netball Club

“Kia Ora Netball Club have had our past three years prize givings for 130+ people in the wonderful venues of Black & Gold Events. Everything has always gone like clockwork, with great pre and post customer service, and food, staff and locations perfect for our needs. We highly recommend them.”

Lorraine Walmsley
Ford Sumner, Wellington
Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant

Wellington lawyers, Ford Sumner used Black and Gold for their event organisation

“Annette Farrington, General Manager at Black and GoldEvents, was brilliant with the planning process and on the day of the event, her professionalism, energy, ideas and knowledge was outstanding and because of this we had a fantastic, successful evening, nothing was a bother, everything was handled with confidence and ‘of course you can’ attitude. The food was excellent, it was on time and delicious while the service was very organised. We can’t say enough about your staff and service and how great they were. We would like to thank all the staff on that day for all their hard work and professionalism. Everything went very smoothly and the guests were all very complimentary. We cannot recommend Annette and Black and Gold Events highly enough, You won’t be disappointed! I would recommend Black and Gold Events in a heartbeat.”

Rowena Hensman
Wellington Cricket

Wellington Cricket rely on Black and Gold for its event management

“Black and Gold provide the catering for all cricket events at the Basin for Community, Domestic and International cricket games and our awards functions. They are extremely professional and efficient in all areas of event delivery and hosting, including planning and communication. We really enjoy working with the team and have no hesitation in recommending them. They go out of their way to ensure all our requirements are met and are always happy to assist no matter how big or small the event is.”

Megan Wright
Conference Innovators PCO
Event Coodinator

New Zealand-wide and Wellington-based Conference Innovators partner with Black and Gold for many of the functions it organises.

“Harbourside Function Venue have been fantastic to deal with. Annette and her team are extremely flexible and their ‘can do’ attitude is so refreshing. On the day of our event they were extremely attentive and their attention to detail was superb. We will certainly be using the Harbourside Function Venue and the Black and Gold team again.”