Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is one of the most inspiring venues in Christchurch. Our spaces are ideal for corporate events, cocktail parties, seated dinners, Christmas functions, fashion shows, product launches, weddings, lectures and seminars (to name but a few possibilities). We offer a range of venue hire options at competitive prices – from the grandeur of the Bayleys Knight Frank Foyer to an intimate balcony, a state-of-the-art auditorium and private exhibition viewings, we have a space to suit your needs.


Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Private Gallery Viewings
Bayleys Knight Frank Foyer


Lynn and the team were very easy to deal with – we found them flexible and can-do, they guided us on what made an event at the Art Gallery successful and provided helpful information as to what had worked well in the past
They also worked seamlessly with our other providers – White Tie, Brown Bread and Strawberry Sound – meaning we had a strong event delivery team across the board

The event

Staff – on the night of the event Lynn and her wider team went out of their way to assist both the Te Hono support team and our guests in making the event run smoothly and answered any questions efficiently and dealt with any issues that arose with professionalism and ease.
Ken Hall, Curator – did a fantastic job at introducing the Art Gallery and exhibition. He entertained the crowd and tailored his presentation appropriately for the audience.
Tables and decoration – the space within the Gallery is fantastic for an event of this size and looked spectacular when fitted out. The advice provided by Lynn in regards to table formation, flow of the guests, set out and lighting was invaluable.
Food/catering – there was great facilities for our caterers White Tie to utilise within the Art Gallery and the preparation and delivery of the food appeared seamless on the night.
Guest feedback – the Te Hono team received a lot of positive feedback from our guests about the Art Gallery venue, many of whom were from ‘out of town’ and pleasantly surprised to see such a high calibre venue within post-earthquake in Christchurch. We enjoyed showcasing our city and its facilities and would recommend the Art Gallery as a venue for any large event in the future.

Te Hono National Summit Dinner

Event Galleries

Mid-Winter Christmas at the Gallery

Bayleys Awards Dinner

Weddings at the Gallery

The Champion Center Gala Dinner

Gold Lions Events, SPCA Fashion Show Fundraiser

Singapore Airlines Anniversary Dinner

Te Hono National Summit Dinner

Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation Dinner 2016

Jaguar F-PACE launch

Contact and Bookings

Contact us to enquire about venue availability and arrange a site visit.