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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: $6,500.00 includes:


* USE of church for up to 17 hours (9am-2am) as per below:

    9am | Pack-in commences;

    11.30pm | Noise curfew;

    12am (midnight) | Event concludes;

    2am | Pack-out concludes.

* LABOUR to clear and reset the nave (pew moving);

* use of in-house SOUND and LIGHT systems (conditions apply);

* service of 2x SECURITY guards for up to 15 hours;

* professional CLEANING.


Use of in-house heating system during cold months: $35 per hour


Rates for charities' fundraising events and concerts available from our Events Manager.

You will need to pay $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to secure your booking.

Rates quoted include GST.


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.

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.


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.


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).

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 and concerts 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 & Concert Booking Form and we will contact you shortly about both availability and booking the event.

                                                         Updated 22 February 2024


 Thank you for your interest in using St Matthew's for your event!

Please direct any further questions to our Events Manager.

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