Built with uncompromising attention to detail, The Grounds at Whoa! Studios offers a premium and magical experience for our guests. Our events are supported by Whoa! Studios and we work together as a one of a kind operation with 5 different spaces including a stage set, film studio, expansive outdoor area and beautiful restaurant space. 

Our venue is available for hire for formal dining events, award ceremonies, conferences, team building, cocktail functions, live performances, weddings and anything else you can imagine. Our dedicated team at The Grounds take a creative, hands-on approach to provide an unforgettable experience found nowhere else in Australasia.

Get in touch with our Event Manager to enquire:

Mobile: 021 0257 8050


The Grounds at Whoa! Studios is the perfect stress-free destination for your Christmas party.

Whoa! Studios is the only film studio in New Zealand open to the public and we have one of the country’s best outdoor adventure playgrounds – we are the premier destination for your family friendly Christmas Party. Whoa! Studios is the home of ‘Custard’s World’ our children’s online TV series available to view on TVNZ Heihei. Onsite the children will be able to experience a ‘Custard’s World’ live puppet show and interact with Custard and the gang. The children and adults will enjoy an amazing menu designed by Ben Bayly served in Dr Glooms Lair and be able to spend the day on our urban playground and giant inflatables!

Our adult offering is equally as amazing – we will work with you to create the best Christmas Party yet! We can provide you with a sophisticated seated dinner or a casual dinner party, if you’re open to something quirky ask us about our immersive theatre experience “The Gloom That Stole Christmas”.


Get in touch with Jade to enquire now 
 021 025 78050


Wedding Reception for 140 guests

“I cannot emphasise enough how impeccable The Grounds was in contributing to our incredible day. We wanted exceptional and you guys happily went beyond that. We are constantly confronted with our family and friends raving about the lamb, the ravioli, and the dumplings! Our parents were amazed by the professionalism of the restaurant manager. Our guests adored the aesthetics of the environment. The attentive nature of the wait staff has also definitely made mention. The beauty of it is that this was the personality of The Grounds throughout the planning process too! What a wonderful experience we had with you guys. So many thank you’s.”

Natua and James Kaa-Morgan

Immersive Dinner Experience for 120 guests 

Collaborating with The Grounds on our biggest annual event of the year, once again proved to be a huge success.  Their entire team commit 100% to ensuring a next level experience, and again for us they exceeded all expectations!  Their creative approach to every element of our event produced unique, once in a lifetime touch points that resulted in a premium evening for our guests.  Liquid delights, divine gastronomy on top of being entertained in special spaces, that just aren’t the norm, left us all wanting more.

Helene Hunt – Entrepreneurs Organisation

Full Day Conference for 155 guests

“The service provided by The Grounds at Whoa! Studio’s was absolutely impeccable, which made for a good conference experience for us. The Journey from meeting with Rebecca Nelson, to discuss our vision, to executing this with Jade Thorne and Ben Bayly, was seamless and never a request too big! Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the visual experience of the amazingly crafted Treehouse studio and the culinary experience provided by Ben and Mike. The venue has everything you need to take your event to the next level by providing something ‘outside of the box’, however, never faulting on professional service that you would find in a conference centre/hotel.”

Candice Mulder – Deloitte


Want delicious premium food prepared by award-winning chefs at your next event? Our renowned chefs, Mike Shatura and Ben Bayly will work with you to create a fully customised bespoke menu to help take your function to the next level.

Available New Zealand-wide.


Get in touch with Jade to enquire:
M: 021 0257 8050


Your little one deserves a birthday that’s as special as they are.

We would love to host your child’s birthday party and help you make unforgettable memories. Here at The Grounds we work with Whoa! Studios – please click here for further information and to book.