Situated in stunning surroundings, the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion is a flexible and convenient venue that can be booked for a wide range of events. The Pavilion is owned and managed by Hamilton City Council.

Situated in stunning surroundings, the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion is a flexible and convenient venue that can be booked for a wide range of events. The Pavilion is owned and managed by Hamilton City Council.

The rooms in the Pavilion range from a large ballroom with a standing capacity of up to 800 to an intimate lounge with its own secluded patio. This means that the range of events possible in the Pavilion runs from large black-tie charity balls (like the Mark Porter Memorial Dinner) through to public exhibitions (like the National Painting and Printmaking Award), and right down to the small (but important!) events like planning days, seminars and workshops.

Hamilton Gardens Pavilion hirers have the freedom to use the caterer and/or supplier of their choice. This gives event organisers the flexibility to arrange their event to suit their own needs, rather than having to struggle to adapt their event to the venue’s requirements. It means that events in the Pavilion often have that unique, personalised touch which sets them apart and creates a memorable experience for attendees.

The Pavilion’s flexibility means that it is used by a wide range of different groups; from international corporations to small businesses and from central government bodies to grass-roots community organisations. The venue can be used for a no-expense-spared, glamorous ball one night and then be adapted for the needs of a no-frills community organisation the next day.

For many out-of-town people who are attending an event in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, it may be their first trip to Hamilton. Hamilton Gardens is only five minutes’ drive from the Hamilton CBD and is situated on SH1, making it easy for out-of-town visitors to find their way to and from the venue. It is close to Hamilton airport and there is plenty of parking, both for event guests and for service vehicles.

If event attendees need to stretch their legs they can do so in the internationally renowned gardens. Hamilton Gardens is the Waikato region’s most popular visitor attraction, and with good reason. The grounds are immaculately maintained and offer year-round interest. For those attendees preferring a short walk there is the Paradise Garden Collection just around the corner. For more adventurous types there are 54 hectares of lush parkland to explore, including rose gardens, greenhouses, specimen tree collections, and of course the banks of the majestic Waikato river.

The bookings office is open seven days a week all year round except for Good Friday and Christmas Day. Bookings can be made five years in advance and with the popularity of the Hamilton Gardens pavilion, it pays to book early.

Facilities and Services


  • WiFi
  • Parking

Layout description

Conference and Function Venues
Central Court & Exhibition Hall (combined)
Theatre: 650 Banquet: 500
Classroom: 350 Cocktail: 800

Central Court
Theatre: 450 Banquet: 300
Classroom: 250 Cocktail: 540

Exhibition Hall
Theatre: 250 Banquet: 200
Classroom: 150 U-Shape: 70

Chartwell Square Room
Theatre: 1200 Banquet: 85
Classroom: 70 Cocktail: 150
U-Shape: 45 Boardroom: 25

Rotary Lounge
Theatre: 50 Banquet: 65
Classroom: 25 Cocktail: 90


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