We have complied some of our most frequently asked questions with answers to help you organise your function with us at Orakei Bay.
How do I organise a site inspection? Please contact us on (09) 520 0006 or click here to email our team. We will be delighted to arrange a time for you to visit the venue and meet the team. If you happen to be driving past, drive on up and use the call button to the side of the door - or just call us from your mobile and we'll come out to meet you and show you through any areas that are not booked for the day.
Is the venue heated/air conditioned? Yes. The venue offers heating and air-conditioning to suit your event no matter what time in the year.
How do I get to Orakei Bay? Drive along Tamaki Drive from the city, then turn inland on Ngapipi Road. Turn right at the roundabout onto Orakei Road, you will find Orakei Bay immediately on your left. Give your guests the option of taking the Train to the venue - Depart from Britomart and simply cross the road once you reach the Orakei Station stop.
Is car parking available? There is 80 complimentary parking spaces directly outside the venue. There is also space for taxis, limousines and coaches to drop off and pick up.
Is there disabled access within the venue? The Gallery and Foyer are the best choices if you require access for disabled persons. There is an outdoor ramp to The Gallery and once inside, The Foyer and The Gallery are all on one level.
Is there internet access in the venue? Yes. There is complimentary wifi throughout the venue.
Can you smoke on the deck? Yes. All outdoor areas can be smoking areas if you wish and we are happy to provide ashtrays for these guests.
Do you cater for dietary requirements or Cultural food? Yes. Our Culinary team are happy to accommodate all special dietary & cultural requests
Can we have our ceremony at Orakei Bay? Yes, we will be delighted for you to hold your ceremony at Orakei Bay. We are lucky to have both an indoor and outdoor option onsite for your ceremony. We have the beautiful Waterside Garden which is lovely on a summers day however, if the weather is not perfect on your wedding day, we can relocate your ceremony to the Foyer, an intimate private space at ground level.
Do we have to hire the furniture? We have a selection of furniture including chairs, tables & lounge furniture available onsite for your use. Should you require extra or specialist pieces we can arrange a quote for you.
Do you cater for children? Certainly. Children aged 12 & under are catered for with the same care as all our guests. Please ask us for a quote and dining options.
How far in advance do we need to book? Dates book up quickly, especially during the busy seasons. We would recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Do you require a deposit? Yes. An initial deposit is required to secure your date, please ask our team for the T & C’s.
How long do we have the room for?When you enquiry with us, we will discuss your requirements in terms of set up time & pack down, guest arrival & departure times and we will quote accordingly to suit your requirements.
Please note – All prices quoted exclude GST (15%) and are subject to change at anytime.
"Just wanted to say thank you for a great night on Friday, everybody really enjoyed themselves. The food was delicious and the service was great."