The Historic Village – experts in business events

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Situated on the edge of the Kopurererua Valley sits the 13.5 acre expanse of The Historic Village. What was once a living museum is now an eclectic mix of shops, community organisations, a thriving art scene and a number of well-equipped corporate venues for hire.

Whether you’re seeking a space for 10 or 150 The Historic Village venues can accommodate a range of conferences, meetings and events. A selection of outdoor spaces are also available, suitable for up to 5000 people.

Hosting your event in this diverse community hub not only provides a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, but also means your function can be tailored with personalised add-ons such as workshops, art lessons and team-building activities across the grounds and native bush.

These activities entail working with and supporting resident not-for-profit and community organisations and tick the corporate social responsibility box by contributing to our region’s wellbeing.

Significant investment has been put into the venues in recent years, with the Village Hall being the most recent to receive an upgrade.

This stunning venue with exposed beam ceilings comes equipped with a plug-in play audio system, built-in bar and a full commercial kitchenette.

The Village Hall is the most popular business venue at the Village and accommodates up to 150 seated theatre style.

The Schoolhouse is perfect for smaller meetings, workshops, or training sessions. This original Mt Maunganui schoolhouse will transport your guests back to their early primary school days with large sash windows, polished native timber floors and an original chalk board. The venue comfortably accommodates 20 guests in a U-shape style setup.

You can book a unique, intimate venue at the Village, such as the art deco Village Cinema. Seating 60 people in fixed tiered seating with individual foldout tables, a large screen and 7.2 surround sound; the Village Cinema is a unique and memorable event space.

Events at the Village extend beyond corporate functions and earlier this year the Tauranga Fringe Festival hosted over 3,500 people in a street party like no other.

The picturesque Village Chapel and adjoining outdoor Amphitheatre are popular for weddings with many locals and visitors choosing to hold their special day there.

A visit to The Historic Village isn’t complete without popping into the Whipped Baker to experience their world-famous-in-NZ doughnuts.

Business events at the Village are able to cash-in on the delicacies that emerge from the on-site bakery, with catering and staff available for any event.

The venues at The Historic Village represent great value and come with a team of experienced individuals that will go above and beyond to ensure your event is successful.

For more information hosting your event at The Historic Village visit www.historicvillage.co.nz or contact village@tauranga.govt.nz.

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