Venue Hire

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City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Wellington is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art galleries offering distinctive, memorable exhibitions from local, national and international artists. Our award winning architecture and bright, stylish spaces make City Gallery Wellington, a truly captivating venue.

Venue Hire spaces

Make events a work of art in the spectacular environment of City Gallery Wellington. City Gallery is located in the heart of Wellington city, within the Civic Square. Directly across from Wellington's harbour and all major hotels.

Opportunities are available to host truly unique corporate receptions, dining functions, cocktail parties, product launches and film festivals. 

Three versatile spaces are available for hire.

  • Hancock Gallery and Foyer
  • Adam Auditorium
  • Deane and Hirschfeld Foyer
  • City Gallery Wellington Boardroom


Hancock Gallery and Foyer


Entertain your guests in style in the Hancock Gallery and Foyer.

If you have a client function, impress your guests with this striking space. Whatever the occasion, this space is sure to impress.


Consider the Hancock Gallery  and Foyer for:

  • Dinners and breakfast events for up to 120 seated guests
  • Award ceremonies and presentations for up to 150 seated guests
  • Cocktails, drinks and canapés for up to 250 standing guests

- Hireage rates from $1800

Availability:

  • Seven days a week
  • Morning events before 10am
  • Evening events after 5pm

 

Adam Auditorium

The Adam Auditorium is located on the ground floor of the Gallery, with entry from the main entrance and private entrance from Harris Street, this theatre style auditorium is a gem hiding in central Wellington.

The Adam Auditorium has capacity for 134 seated and two wheelchair spaces.

A range of technical facilities are available, please contact City Gallery for further information.

Consider the Auditorium for:

  • Film screenings and product launches
  • Conferences and lunch time meetings
  • Debates and performances

- Hireage from $600 / hr

Availability:

  • Seven days a week
  • Twenty four hours

Deane and Hirschfeld Foyer

The Deane and Hirschfeld Foyer, on level one of City Gallery Wellington, provides the perfect setting for smaller gatherings for cocktails and canapés.

Transform this blank canvas to meet your requirements, and treat your guests to private viewings of the Deane and Hirschfeld Galleries.

Consider the Deane and Hirschfeld Foyer for:

  • Dinners and breakfast events for up to 60 seated guests
  • Award ceremonies and presentations for up to 60 seated guests
  • Cocktails, drinks and canapés for up to 80 standing guests

- Hireage from $1000

Availability:

  • Seven days a week
  • Morning events before 10am
  • Evening events after 5pm

City Gallery Wellington Boardroom

The City Gallery Wellington Boardroom is a new area on level one, perfect for smaller meetings. Treat your guests to harbour views by transforming this space to meet your requirements

Consider the City Gallery Boardroom for:

  • Smaller meetings
  • Breakfast or lunch meetings for up to 12 seated guests.
  • Presentations for up to 20 seated guests
  • Cocktails, drinks and canapes for up to 25 standing guests. 

Availabilty 

  • Seven days a week

- Hireage from $350

Private Viewings at City Gallery

Treat your guests to a private viewing of our ever-changing exhibitions of exciting contemporary art as part of your function. Gallery spaces may be opened during the start of your evening for a small additional cost.

Subject to programme and agreement in advance.

* Discount rates available for non-profit and community groups, please enquire.

For more information please contact Erika McClintock, Visitor and Commercial Services Manager on +64 04 913 9028 or email Erika.McClintock@wmt.org.nz

City Gallery Wellington facilitates venue hire for corporate and community events, unfortunately, we do not book private personal events such as weddings or birthday parties.

Other Venue hire options through Wellington Museums Trust

For information about additional venues for hire within the Wellington Museum Trust, please contact Cory Anderson at cory.anderson@wmt.org.nz for more information, or download the WMT Venue Hire Booklet. 

City Gallery is proud to have a Silver rating from Be. accessible