The Basin Reserve

When Wellingtonians have a need to come together, they choose to do it at the Basin Reserve. 

This iconic ground is more than just the home of Cricket Wellington and occasionally the BLACKCAPS and WHITEFERNS – it’s a place of true community significance for all Wellingtonians that is a great option for your next business or social event.

Affectionately known as ‘The Basin’, this centrally located facility offers two hireable venue spaces in the RA Vance stand, with capacity for up to 200 standing and 150 seated theatre style.

Off-street carparking is available, and the rooms come with the latest audio visual technology integrated as well as high-speed WiFi.



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.
200 Capacity
The New Zealand Cricket Museum
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Mingle among the memorabilia within the New Zealand Cricket Museum.
50 Capacity

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

The Basin Reserve has an on-site kitchen from which our dedicated team of chefs can cater for everything from small private meetings, to large social occasions.

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.


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 in both the Longroom and Norwood rooms at the Basin Reserve.

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.


37-39 Rugby Street,
Mount Cook, Wellington 6021
New Zealand
Phone: 04 381 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.”