The Pavilion

The University’s deluxe pavilion marquee: a flexible flat floor space that can accommodate a variety of events.

Typically situated on the lawn of Old Government House, one of the most historic buildings in New Zealand, The Pavilion offers a unique space for your next event in the heart of the University of Auckland City Campus.


The Pavilion is usually installed on Old Government House Lawns for a minimum of three event seasons a year: summer (February, March), autumn (April, May) and spring (September, October).  Each event season is approximately 8 days long.  The Pavilion is primarily a University venue, but is open to external hirers upon application.

The Pavilion structure is also available for hire & installation in other spaces if required.  The full size of The Pavilion is 55m x 20m, however the venue can be constructed in 5m bays, allowing us to construct the venue at smaller sizes if necessary. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

Venue specifications

Size 55m x 20m
Area  1100 sqm
Ceiling height 7.2m
Eave height 4m


The Pavilion has a specified safe capacity for the following events. Venue capacities shown are indicative only and are dependent on event scope, catering and audio visual requirements.

Cocktail 1300
Theatre 1100
Banquet 700

Contact us

Venue Services, Event Services
Phone: 09 923 2353