Looking for a venue that amazes your guests? The National Aquarium offers a unique and exciting venue for your next function. Whether you are hosting a formal dinner or a cocktail party, the aquarium offers endless possibilities.
Venue Hire Options
Mix up your event with a tour of the exhibits, some close encounters with the animals or even a diving display! We can help you build a theme and create an evening that’s memorable for everyone!
Build your own event or select from one of our existing packages and themes to give you a head start. You can organise your own entertainment or music and our menus cater for breakfast, platters, finger food and buffet dinners.
Breakfast meetings 7am-9am
Evening functions 5pm-12pm
Other times may be available – please ask.
Number of guests
Exhibition Hall: 100 cocktail style, 100 theatre style (seated)
Formal dinner: 80 people
Please confirm your number of guests no less than three working days before your function. If you need to cancel your function, please let us know a minimum of three weeks prior to the date of your booking otherwise full charges may be incurred.
National Aquarium of New Zealand Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Functions||Fee (incl GST)|
|Aquarium Exhibition Hall|
|Note: (available 7.00am to 9.00am and 5.00pm to 9.00pm, charge per hour)
Note: Catering, entertainment and other equipment or services are additional charges - prices on application
|Charge Per Hour||$130.00|
|Guided tours with function - per head||$15.00|