Old Government House venue hire

From small meetings to large catered receptions, a range of rooms can be booked at Old Government House for University purposes or private functions.

Please note:

  1. University requirements take precedence for the use of space at Old Government House.
  2. Due to the age of the building, first floor rooms are not easily accessible for people with a disability, as there is no passenger lift available.

Rooms available

Room Capacity Room type
Main Dining Room 60 seated Formal dining room
Member's Lounge 100-120 standing Ideal reception room
Vice-Chancellor's Suite 50 standing Very good smaller reception room
  20-24 Meeting room, not ideal for seminars or presentations
  30 Seminar room
  20-40 Formal dining room
Federation of Graduate Women's Suite (First floor) 60-80 Very good seminar/training room
Committee Room 10-20 Very good meeting space

Large bookings

For larger groups, the main ground floor rooms can be combined together.

Terrace seating overlooking the lawn can also provide additional space, extending the number of people that can be accommodated.


Audio/visual equipment

Audio visual equipment is available in most rooms and includes standard whiteboards, data projector, screens and overhead projectors.

Other equipment can be arranged on request.


Catering needs at Old Government House are provided by Montana Catering, one of New Zealand’s most experienced and highly regarded catering companies.

Complete menu options are available for breakfast, morning tea, formal dinner, or reception.


Prices are available on application.

Bookings requested by non-University groups and individuals will be charged an amount that depends on their requirements.


For more information about membership, the Staff Common Room club or Old Government House, contact:

Club Manager
Staff Common Room
Old Government House
Email: scr-manager@auckland.ac.nz