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The Perfect Waterfront Venue in Auckland

Host Your Next Event at Wakatere Boating Club

Located on the waterfront, Wakatere offers more than just sailing. We make our club hall available for venue hire to the wider community. Availability is seasonal and dependent on our sailing programme but don't fret, we're more than happy to work with you to make it happen!

Our Auckland venue hire is the ideal venue for a wide range of events, including special celebrations, reunions, memorial services, and business meetings. The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests and boasts a picturesque view of Auckland's Rangitoto framed by large pohutukawa trees. Our amazing beachfront location adds a special touch to any occasion.

Here at Wakatere, we're all about keeping things easy breezy. That's why we're one of the few self-catering Auckland venue hires. So feel free to bring your own goodies and keep those expenses in check!

Frequently asked questions about our venue hire options.

What features does the venue offer?

When you book our venue at the Wakatere Club Room, you will have access to the following amenities:

  • Large main hall with polished wooden floors

  • Historic sailing club memorabilia - trophies, half models, honour boards

  • Large deck along the entire front & side of the building facing the beach

  • Bifold doors and windows to the deck

  • Immediate access to the beach via a concrete ramp

  • Seating for up to 120 people (tables & chairs onsite)

  • Modern kitchen, stainless steel countertops

  • Commercial dishwasher

  • Instant hot water

  • Microwave

  • Wide gas oven and cooktop

  • Separate food & drink service area onto the deck

  • Commercial roller blind to screen the kitchen to keep it private and quiet

  • Wall-mounted TV, Wifi, microphone

  • Wall heaters

  • Lined curtains on west wall windows

  • Sheer blinds on the north and east windows

What catering options are available?

Wakatere Boating Club is one of the few venues in Auckland that allows self-catering and BYO. You can save money by bringing your alcohol and have full control over your catering requirements.

The Wakatere kitchen has the following amenities available:

  • Large stainless steel topped kitchen counter area

  • Large commercial glass-fronted fridges

  • Commercial dishwasher

  • Instant hot water

  • Microwave

  • Gas oven and cooktop

  • Separate food & drink service area onto the deck

  • Open under bench shelving for catering trays & supplies

  • Commercial roller blind to screen the kitchen to keep it private and quiet

How accessible is the venue?

  • By car Devonport is accessible via both the Northern and Southern motorways. Take the Esmonde Rd exit and follow the signs to Devonport, then Narrow Neck Beach.

  • Free public car park directly across the road for vehicles and charter buses at Woodall Park

  • Pedestrian crossing

  • Disabled access ramp

  • Disabled bathroom

  • Disabled parking

  • All buses in and out of Devonport (from the Devonport ferry terminal to Takapuna bus depot) pass the club with a bus stop at Narrow Neck

  • Local buses meet most of the Devonport daytime ferry services

What is the venue's floor plan?

For a floor plan and info on tables & chairs click here


Commercial Use - What do I need to know?

  • Note that permission from Auckland Council's ATEED is required for filming in public spaces.

  • In the event of clashes with pre-existing Wakatere sailing or venue hire, especially funerals, weddings & regattas, the organisers of all events in our immediate area (including TV and filming) must consult with Wakatere about planned operations prior to the activity.  CONTACT US  

FAQ | Additional Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the details of our venue hire including pricing for weddings, conferences, and all other events throughout the year. Learn about permits, catering options, and licensing regulations.

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Wakatere Venue Hire Expression of Interest Form

Drop a line to our Venue Hire Manager to check if your dream date is free and schedule a grand tour! The venue's capacity is capped at 120, including caterers, musicians, paparazzi, and the like. And just a heads up, we're a volunteer-run club, so please bear with us if we're a tad slow in getting back to you.

We are currently taking bookings for 2024 & 2025. Rates on request. 

Sorry, we do not host teenage or 21st parties.

Please fill in the following fields with as much information as you can. Thank you! 

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