Escape the white walls of the city and take your conference to the Wild West for an engaging delegate experience from the moment they step foot off the bus.
With creativity at the forefront of everything we do, hosting your next conference at The Grounds at Whoa! Studios will provide your delegates with a sensory experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Our unique conferencing, meeting and seminar facilities are functional and versatile enabling us to tailor our offering to meet every requirement.
Within an atmosphere of sophistication and maturity, The Grounds at Whoa! Studios will encourage creativity and fun. Our theatre, better known as ‘The Treehouse’ contains tiered seating for up to 157 delegates. The Treehouse is a unique setting that was created by set builders who brought us Lord Of The Rings and the Hobbit. Complete with state of the art audio and visual technology, the theatre has all of the technology that you require to host a conference on site. The space alone makes for a truely memorable event.
With several flexible break out spaces, the adjoining rooms provide space for exhibitions, workshops, or team building activities.
Our foyer, known as the ‘Red Carpet’ is a natural entry point for events and is connected to both ‘The Treehouse’ and ‘The Grounds’. The ‘Red Carpet’ works well for morning and afternoon tea breakout sessions and offers delegates access to our expansive outdoor area for a needed dose of fresh air.
On the other side of ‘The Treehouse’ you will find our biggest kept secret ‘Glooms Lair’. It is our largest space complete with a steam punk feel, high ceilings and removable props that make this space the perfect clean slate for your vision to unfold in.
The Grounds restaurant with a beautiful contemporary feel, can also be incorporated into your conference. The versatility of this space is unparalleled to anything is close competition, use the restaurant as an additional break out space or reveal to your delegates a large dining room for a seated lunch or gala dinner. The Grounds provides capacity for up to 200 guests seated and up to 500 cocktail style. Our mezzanine floor, located above the restaurant is well set up for smaller meetings, brainstorming sessions and as a space from a larger conference.
Having The Grounds restaurant on site, all your catering needs for conferences, gala dinners and cocktail functions are all provided with ease. With leading chefs, Ben Bayly (of Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules fame and previously Executive Chef at The Grove and Badduzzi) and Mike Shatura (previously Head Chef at The Grove), your delegates will experience nothing but the best cuisine New Zealand has to offer. Together their passion, creativity and fine dining background ensure your catering is impeccable.
Ben and Mike understand that personalisation is important and are more than happy to sit with you and work their magic across your day menu. If you are wanting to provide your delegates with a very special opportunity to get up close and personal with leading New Zealand chefs, Ben and Mike are both also available to present the meal.
The Grounds at Whoa! Studios has a dedicated events team that is on hand to help and guide you through the planning process and ensure your every request is met. We are all very proud of the exceptional and unique product that we offer and the flexibility that we have across the venue offering, food and beverage and can’t wait to share this with you.
Don’t book a conference, book an experience.