Venue Hire 2024

Do you need a venue for your event or activity? Our function rooms are popular for everything from birthday parties to classes to meetings and funerals.

Bookings:  For a regular or casual booking, phone 383 8699 or email office@ibpc.org.nz  This is the booking form ,and safety and emergency info you will need to read.

Spaces for hire:

Hall (150 people). 10 x 15m. Clean, well lit, ventilated. Direct kitchen access.

Lounge (50 people). 8 x 6.2m + 6 x 3.5m annex. Opens to north-facing fenced deck and grassy space. Light, warm and well ventilated. Direct kitchen access.

Auditorium, 13 x 20m. Seats 180 with movable individual padded seating. Warm and light.

Kitchen: free with venue hire and equipped with large capacity oven, steriliser, microwave, fridge, Zip hot water and crockery/cutlery.

Nordmeyer Garden. A memorial space that includes a children’s play area. This is at the south end of the church property.

Hire Rates 2023:
For Hall or Lounge

Community and non-profit groups: $25/hr.
Classes (where attendees pay) Hall or Lounge: $35/hr.
Parties (Hall plus Lounge): $50/hr. One space may be hired under certain condition.
Commercial use: $50/hr per space; $75 for both.

Auditorium

Community groups: $35/hr.
Classes (where attendees pay):$45/hr.
Commercial use: $75/hr for the full Centre.
Weddings and funerals, see below.

Resources for hire:
Tables and chairs are included in your hire fee: 100 chairs, 14 trestle tables (1.8 x .76m). Trestle tables: $5/table for off-site events. Own transport required.
Pre-school party ride-ons: $15 for 10 (damages must be paid for).
Data projector, whiteboard, sound system (church or lounge), free wifi.
The church premises are alcohol-free, however members or friends of the congregation may apply to Parish Council to have this lifted for champagne and wine only.

Audio facilities:
Here’s some info on what sound equipment and support we have. A data-projector and sound system are available in both the church and lounge.

Weddings:
Our church is the perfect venue for your wedding. A connection to this church isn’t a requirement. Come and experience its beautiful light space with rich, warm wood tones and a very welcoming feel.

If you have a date in mind, contact us today and we’ll let you know if it’s available. You may engage your own pastor for the ceremony. We ask that he or she is a Christian pastor and that they contact Minister Nathan Parry well in advance of your wedding.

Hire of our facilities for weddings can include the following:
Church: $450.00
Hall and Lounge: $75/hr for both
Minister: $350 including preparatory meetings ($250 for a wedding at another venue).
Organist: $150 including rehearsal and service
Sound Technician: $175 including rehearsal, service, set up and use of church sound equipment. A data projector is available. Please bring your own laptop for audio-visual content.

Funerals:

We are available to discuss your and your family’s needs and can tailor a service to your wishes.
Minister’s service: $300. If the service is followed by a graveside committal or service at a crematorium there is an extra charge of $50.
Church: $400.00.
Sound technician: $150, paid direct. Organist: $150, paid direct.
Lounge: $50/hr or $75/hr for Lounge and Hall. Available for your after-service gathering. The lounge is warm and light.

Cleaning and space setup: A charge of $70 applies for arranging the auditorium, and cleaning if catering is provided at the premises.

Kitchen: Fully equipped and caterer friendly.