As Hawke's Bay's only purpose-built conference venue, the Napier Conference Centre boasts eight diverse spaces over two floors. Following an extensive redevelopment and expansion in 2017, the centre is bigger and better than ever. We can now cater for a wider range of groups, from small to medium meetings to large-scale, multi-day conferences and trade exhibitions in the brand new Large Exhibition Hall.
By day the centre provides professional and functional spaces for the more serious side of conferencing, but by night the same spaces can be elegantly transformed for a themed gala dinner, cocktail party, awards ceremony or ball.
So if you're looking for a venue that's modern, fully equipped, spacious and with unparalleled waterfront views that provides everything you need for your next conference both day and night, look no further than the Napier Conference Centre.
Talk to our experienced, talented team today about your next event! Call +64 6 835 9001 or send us an email.
Our dedicated and experienced team know what it takes to host successful conferences and can assist in every aspect of conference management such as: audiovisual requirements, catering, themes and all those special touches to exceed your expectations and those of your guests.
Venue hire for conferences includes:
The Napier Conference Centre with its facilities, location and our friendly staff will ensure your function’s success. For information and recommendations about extra activities just ask one of our team.
Situated on Napier's Marine Parade, the Napier Conference Centre's location makes it the ideal venue for conferences with the view over the Pacific Ocean providing an unobstructed vista spanning from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers.
Only a walkway separates the venue from the sea and Napier’s beautiful CBD with its Art Deco architecture, many attractions, activities, shops and restaurants, is just a five-minute stroll away.
The Hawke’s Bay Airport is a 10-minute drive from the Napier Conference Centre and there is also a wide range of quality accommodation options located within a short walk or drive from the venue.
In most instances the spaces at the Napier Conference Centre can be configured for conference, theatre, classroom, cocktail (standing event with refreshments), breakfast, lunch or dinner. Additionally, the Napier Conference Centre is fully air-conditioned, has modern audiovisual equipment throughout, and the entire building has complimentary ultrafast Wi-Fi.
By day the centre provides professional and functional spaces for conferencing and by night the same spaces can be elegantly transformed for a themed gala dinner, cocktail party, awards ceremony or anything else that's required.
We have all the expertise and equipment you'll need to help your conference run seamlessly. For any audio-visual requirements, we will find a solution as we work with a range of trusted suppliers. And if you need a florist, musician or hire company or anything else, just ask.
The Hawke’s Bay Airport is a 12-minute drive from the centre with Air New Zealand and Jetstar operating daily flights in and out of Hawke's Bay direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. There are many options for transport to and from the airport and, around Napier and Hawke's Bay. Here are some of our recommendations:
Limited car parking is available for guests and attendees in the centre's car park, situated in the adjacent Ocean Spa Complex, accessed off Marine Parade, 400m north of the centre's front entrance. However, if parking for more than 3 hours you'll need to obtain a car-parking pass from the venue’s reception. Please note that all other street parking around the centre is for a maximum of two hours only.
Parking on the forecourt at the front of the venue is for unloading and loading only and vehicles parked there for extended periods of time may incur an infringement notice. All other street parking around the centre is two hours only.
To find out how our team can help you arrange transport just call +64 6 835 9001 or email us.
We have dedicated staff, equipment and all the latest technology and gadgets to make sure your conference flows without a hitch. Whether you need extra lighting, sound, data projectors or live video feeds, we have the expertise and the knowhow.
For the duration of your event, we'll also provide an audio visual, lighting and technical assistant to monitor and deal with any issues that may arise. We're also happy to liaise and work with your outsourced audiovisual provider if necessary.
The centre's onsite in-house AV technology setup is included with all venue hire and we can quote and organise virtually any additional or bespoke AV requirements you may need.
For more details about AV equipment and technology at the Napier Conference Centre call +64 6 835 9001 or email us.
The Napier Conference Centre's onsite caterers, Dish Catering, offer a wide range of menu choices to suit the budget, theme or dietary requirements of your event and its guests.
From fully cooked breakfasts to cocktail finger food or á la carte dining, menus can be created to suit. All food is freshly prepared onsite daily from locally sourced ingredients or products where possible.
Following discussion of your event requirements with one of our coordinators we will develop menus and work with you to help create a truly memorable culinary experience for your guests. We will also provide a duty manager if alcohol is being served.
A wide variety of accommodation options nearby make the Napier Conference Centre extremely convenient for conference organisers and their guests. We can even help coordinate your guests' accommodation at point of contact at each hotel or by recommendations for your group size and requirements.
Here are a few local providers we recommend that are only a few minutes' walk or drive away:
For more details about accommodation options in Napier, Hawke's Bay, please call +64 6 835 9001 or email us now!
Whether you have an hour to fill, an afternoon, or are considering a before-breakfast energiser at your next event, we are making it easier for you to deliver memorable experiences for delegates.
We have incorporated a number of activity options utilising the strong relationships we have with our other council facilities and local providers to form some great Delegate Activity Packages.
Activities range from swimming with the sharks and private themed events at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, to team golf challenges at Par2 MiniGolf. We can also arrange pre-dinner events in the beautiful museum foyer at MTG Hawke’s Bay.
Click here to view our Delegate Activity Packages.
Our long standing relationships with local partners also allows us to offer Art Deco themed events and activities, so you can make the most of holding an event in the Art Deco capital of New Zealand.
We also work with the Napier i-SITE providing clients with additional options to take their event to the next level, such as taking a ride in a sailing waka, organising progressive dinners, or experiencing the city from the seat of a vintage car.
To find out how our team can help you arrange a whole host of great activities, just call +64 835 9001 or email us.
For information about what to see and do in and around Napier, talk to the friendly team at Napier i-SITE.
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The Napier Conference Centre gets a gold star! The staff was extremely helpful and made my event so polished and professional. The A/V tech did a great job working with the team all day. Shanelle was helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious and they catered beautiful for dietary restrictions. All that is great but then when you couple it with absolutely incredible views and a brand new, state of the art facility... wow. I could not have had a better conference experience for my group. Many thanks!
International Fruit Tree Growers Conference
Onward Travel, Walden, New York, United States
I cannot speak highly enough of my involvement with Shannan Merson and her team for the professional and efficient manner in which all aspects concerning the Freemasons Central Division Conference were managed. The whole event from planning to completion was exceptional and we have received many favourable comments about the venue and the catering. My sincere thanks to all involved.
Freemasons Central Division Conference
As someone who regularly visits conference venues as an MC or Presenter it is a genuine pleasure to be able to speak positively about the Napier Conference Centre. It is in my home province so I could well be accused of bias, but I have found Donna, Jacqui and the Team at Napier to be excellent to work with. There is always plenty of communication ahead of time, the AV team they work with do an excellent job, the catering is something people often comment on in glowing terms and the venue itself provides a multitude of spaces. The ability to cope with the inevitable “last minute” changes seems to be something they all take in their stride. Couple all that with the fact that there are many accommodation and restaurant options all within easy walking distance, as well as a stunning sea view! The number of events now being held at the conference centre is testament in itself to the excellent service they provide and the flexibility of the venue to accommodate groups from small to large.
David Todd "Toddy", Napier
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