Our Top Picks: Low Cost Venues
Winter is fast approaching but that needn't mean the big boujee party can't go ahead! Take your party indoors and make it one to remember.
If you're a budget savvy mama, you'll love these low cost venues that won't break the bank. While not quite as aesthetic as the "5 star $500 an hour" venues, these venues are semi-neutral and with the right styling, can look amazing!
This cute venue is an OId School Hall nestled in parklike settings in Flat Bush. Although it is a bite-sized venue, you'll appreciate the good facilities and flexibility to use both the building and outdoor grassed areas. Managed by the local community group, you'll also love the affordable hourly rates. Check out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/Flat-Bush-Community-Group-174281032759731/
Although a little bit of a hike from Auckland CBD, Stillwater Hall is a modern venue with great facilities and gorgeous views. With rates starting at $30 per hour and access to loads of useful equipment, this is amazing value for money and be a top contender for North Auckland families planning a party. Bookings can be made here: https://www.stillwaterhall.co.nz/
Located in vibrant Glen Innes, this hall has character, neutral decor, and all the amenities you'd want for your little one's party. Lots of free parking and access to free furniture and kitchen, this venue is kind to the pocket and easy on the eye! Managed by Auckland City Council, you can see live availability here: https://bookings.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/facilities/facility/glen-innes-community-hall
We've mentioned this venue in previous blogs but it still deserves a mention in the top low budget picks! Super cost-effective and within close distance to most Eastern Auckland suburbs, this contemporary event space comes packed with a kitchenette and a modern industrial feel. Managed by the Auckland City Council, you can secure your event date here: https://bookings.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/facilities/facility/ormiston-activity-centre
Tamahere Community Centre, Tamahere, Waikato
This purpose built event space in Tamahere has several function rooms to choose from - all decorated with neutral colours and feature high ceilings. Managed by the community group and starting at $35 an hour, you get access to all the modern cons and facilities at an affordable price. https://www.tamaherecommunitycentre.co.nz/venue-hire/
The Studio space for hire at Waterworld Te Rapa is Hamilton's best kept secret. We couldn't find any advertised photos of the space, but we guarantee it won't disappoint. Conveniently located within the Pool complex, you can have access to a Studio + Kitchen from $30 an hour. Spacious with white painted cinder block walls and dark carpet flooring, this space can be easily styled and transformed into a party wonderland. Start the event with a swim, then move to the party room for cake and soft play - this is a great space at a great price. $60 package bookings can be made through the Waterworld website: https://www.hamiltonpools.co.nz/book-an-event/
From $100 for a whole day, this community hall located at Lepperton School hall is the perfect match for large indoor parties. A brand new facility, you'll find a modern kitchen, furniture, and plenty of parking. Bookings can be made directly with the community group, for more info go here: https://www.facebook.com/leppertoncommunityhall
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