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Corporate Hire & Functions

Business Meetings, Corporate Events, Private Functions – Napier, New Zealand

Looking for a venue with class and a unique touch that will amaze your guests for your next meeting, function or event? Then look no further!

A Unique Venue

Not only does the National Aquarium have two great venue options for your next meeting, function or event, but it also has the added features of the Aquarium. Why not mix up your event with a tour of the exhibits or a Little Penguin Close Encounter!

Build your own unique event or choose from one of our existing packages to give you a head start for an occasion that will be memorable for everyone in attendance.

Talk to us about menu and beverage options – we have set menus that cater for breakfast, platters, finger food and buffet dinners.

The Aquarium has two distinct areas for hire: the Exhibition Hall and the Function Room.

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is perfect for:

  • Business Meetings
  • Corporate Events
  • Private Functions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Buffet Dinners
  • Cocktail Parties

Exhibition Hall Venue Hire

The Exhibition Hall is ideal for both early morning (before 9am) and night-time events and has a capacity of 100 cocktail style, 100 theatre style (seated) or 80 for formal dinners.  The exhibition hall is located is right in front of our main Pania Reef Tank and Oceanarium tunnel.

  • Charge Per Hour:  $199

Function Room Venue Hire

The Function Room (East Coast LAB) has a capacity of 50 people and is ideal for daytime events during business hours. This room is discrete and can be set up as desired along with a projector for presentations.

  • Charge Per Hour (Day time):  $120

Small Meeting Room

There is a smaller meeting room available on request where availability allows as this is also part of our education suite. Price on application.


Venue Pricing – National Aquarium of New Zealand

The National Aquarium of New Zealand fees and charges (inclusive of gst) as approved for 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 (bookings confirmed prior to this date will remain at original quoted rate). Note: Catering, entertainment and other equipment or services incur additional charges – we can provide pricing upon booking.

View our full price list.


Make a booking enquiry

For more information please email us or phone +64 6 834 1404.


National Aquarium Hours

Breakfast meetings  –  7.00am-9.00am

Evening functions    5.00pm-12.00am

Other times may be available - let's chat.


Aquarium Cancellation Policy

Please confirm your number of guests no less than three working days before your meeting, event or function. If you need to cancel, please let us know a minimum of three weeks (21 days) prior to the date of your booking otherwise full charges may be incurred.

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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