terms and conditions
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.
The church is usually available for both day and evening events Monday to Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.
We host a wide range of events. There may be some occasions where an event is not appropriate for us to host.
Venue Flat Fee: $5,400.00 includes:
PACK-IN from 9am on the day with the event concluding by midnight (noise curfew 11.30pm;
PACK-OUT concluded by 2am;
LABOUR to clear and reset the nave (pew moving);
use of in-house SOUND and LIGHT systems (conditions apply);
use of up to 190 CHAIRS;
service of 2x SECURITY guards for up to 15 hours;
Use of in-house heating system: $30 per hour
Sound & Light Technician on-site: $55 per hour
Rates quoted exclude GST.
Rates for charities' fundraising events available from our Events Manager.
You will need to pay a $500 (GST Incl.) non-refundable under normal circumstances deposit to secure your booking.
From 13 September 2022 until further notice the following protocols will be followed:
stay home if you feel (even slightly) unwell
wearing a mask inside the church is optional
hand sanitiser will be available
COVID-19 Refund Policy
If you are not able to proceed with your event due to an Alert Level in effect at that time (the Alert Level which doesn't allow mass gatherings indoors), your deposit will be either fully refunded or transferred in full to a new date (subject to availability).
Limited parking is available during your event.
Other parking is available at Wilsons Parking on the South side of St Matthew’s, at the Sky City Carpark, Atrium carpark (entrance is through the Crowne Plaza Hotel entry on Albert Street) and Civic Car Park (entry at Greys Ave and 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.
Sound and Music
St Matthew’s has a 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.
Alcohol and Smoking
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 five separate toilets located in the church (four in the basement, and one accessible 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.
Updated 18 January 2023
Thank you for your interest in using St Matthew's for your event!
Please direct any further questions to our Events Manager.