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Conference dinners, cocktail evenings, presentations – Puke Ariki is available for hire for private functions – even weddings.

Puke Ariki Foyer

With an atmosphere you can't find anywhere else, the Puke Ariki Foyer provides an original and stylish venue for your event. It can host up to 230 standing guests or 100 seated. 
Catering by Arborio assures top quality food and drink to ensure a successful function.  Please see the Arborio website for details of catering packages.
The Foyer is available for hire from 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and from 5pm Saturday and Sunday. 


Hire Charges

For the foyer alone, the hirage is $2,000 incl GST (this includes staffing requirements during packing in and out and during the event as well as cleaning). If you would like to include access to the galleries, there is an additional $100 charge.

Other spaces

Puke Ariki’s Noel and Melva Yarrow Education Room is also available for hire on request. Seating up to 40 people, depending on layout, the space is suitable for presentations, workshops or meetings. It is available after school hours during term time.

The Community Lounge, situated on Level 1 of Puke Ariki Library, is a public space filled with comfortable seating for up to 15 people. It is available free of charge to small groups (up to 15 people) for meetings or gatherings. Complete this inquiry form to book.

Puke Ariki's Community Libraries also have spaces to hire. Inglewood (40 total, 20 seated) and Waitara (50 total, 30 seated). Libraries have meeting rooms, with kitchen facilities, available for hire during library opening hours. The costs are:

  • Full Day $45 (with kitchen facilities $50)
  • Half Day $25 (with kitchen facilities $30)
For more information on hiring a venue contact us.