The church is available for both day and evening events 6 days a week
(except Sundays) from 9am on the day of your event.
We require that all evening functions finish no later than 1.00am,
with pack-out to be completed by 3.00am.
St Matthew’s can accommodate 250 guests for a banquet or
450 guests for a stand-up cocktail function.
The Concert and Theatre seating capacity is 400.
We host a wide range of events. There may be some occasions where an event is not appropriate for us to host.
Hourly rate $290 before midnight, $390 after midnight. Note that charging commences from the time setup for your event begins until the church has been returned to its original state.
Flat fee: $3990 (includes pack-in from 9am on the day with the event concluding by 1am
and pack-out concluded no later than 3am; labour to clear and reset the nave,
service of 2 security guards for up to 6 hours; professional cleaning).
Rates quoted exclude GST.
Rates for not-for-profit organisations available from our Events Manager.
The yellow spaces next to the church are for the use of St Matthew’s clergy and staff.
Limited parking may be available during your event.
Parking is available at Wilsons parking on the South side of St Matthew’s, at the Sky City Casino, Crowne Plaza in Albert St and Civic Car Park off Mayoral Drive.
There are power outlets available throughout the church including baptistry and the upstairs gallery. There are also two three-phase power outlets available. You may need to provide a generator should the equipment you are using place heavy demands on our power supply.
MUSIC AND SOUND
St Matthew’s has a single CD and PA system that you can use. We have facility to play music from almost any electronic device. You are welcome to bring a band, musicians or a DJ to play during your event. You are also welcome to bring your own PA system.
We have a list of preferred caterers you may want to consider who work regularly at St Matthew’s and are therefore familiar with our facilities. St Matthew’s does have a small kitchen which can be used for catering smaller gatherings.
Caterers on our preferred list are able to use their own liquor license.
Otherwise, you will need to acquire your own license from the Auckland Council.
Alcohol cannot be consumed outside the church.
St Matthew's is a non-smoking venue in accordance with New Zealand's smoking legislation.
There are four separate toilets located in the church (three in the basement, one on the main level). Should you decide to hire extra toilet facilities (e.g. Port-a-loos, Super-loos), these may be set up only at the south side of the church and they must be taken away at the conclusion of your event. Power outlets and water are available outside the church.
You are required to use the services of our preferred security provider TLC Recoveries Ltd
who are well experienced and sensitive with managing security for events at St Matthew’s.
EVENT BOOKING FORM
Would you like to know the availability of St Matthew's as a venue for your upcoming event?
Please complete the Event Booking Form and we will contact you shortly about both availability and booking the event.
Thank you for your interest in using St Matthew's for your event!
Please direct any further questions to our Events Manager.
Updated 5 December 2018