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The Royal Society of New Zealand provides new purpose built (2012) meeting and conference facilities that are ideal for a variety of corporate events, from small meetings, all-day workshops and seminars to cocktail functions and dinners.
The building is conveniently located in Thorndon and is built to state of the art earthquake proof standards. Each room offers natural light and pleasant surroundings.
Our capable and helpful team will assist you to ensure a successful function.
|Aronui Lecture Theatre||Whare Hui 1||Whare Hui 2||Whare Hui 3|
We are located at 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington. (A 5-10 minute walk from train and bus stations and with easy access from the motorway onto Murphy Street).
On weekdays during business hours there is no onsite parking.
There is metered street parking on Murphy Street.
Rooms are hired on an hourly rate; minimum 3 hrs. All prices are exclusive of GST.
Standard hours of hire are 8.30am-4.30pm. Bookings outside these hours may incur extra charges.
The lecture theatre is situated on the ground floor with airconditioning, built in projectors and screens in three positions, hearing loop, wheelchair access and can be opened onto an external garden courtyard.
The meeting rooms are situated on level 1 with both stair and lift access. These rooms are airconditioned, offer fixed whiteboards/projection screens with floor hubs for electronic equipment. The individual rooms can be opened to form one larger room if required.
The third meeting room on level 1 is ideal as a breakout room or for interviews and smaller meetings.
Capacity may be limited when catering is required. The schedule below shows maximum numbers without catering. Please contact our events coordinator to discuss capacity if catering is included.
|Room||Area (Sq m)||THEATRE||CLASS ROOM||COCKTAIL (standing)||BOARD ROOM||U-SHAPE||BANQUET||Rate per hour|
|Aronui Conference Room||180||150||80||165||50||35||80||200|
|Whare Hui 1||40||–||–||–||16||–||–||80|
|Whare Hui 2||40||–||–||–||16||–||–||80|
|Whare Hui (Joint Kete 1&2)||80||–||–||50||20||–||–||160|
|Whare Hui 3||20||–||–||–||10||–||–||67|
|Minimum charge (up to 3 hrs) (GST excl)||Over 3 hrs (GST excl)|
|PC Package (includes the use of laptop computer, pointer, data projector and screen)||70||100|
|Data projector & screen||50||80|
|Laptop computer with DVD player||30|
|Wireless Internet Access||Included|
|Teleconference Unit (direct costs including technician time will be on charged if RSNZ audio conference facilities used)||20||40|
|Videoconference Unit (direct costs including technician time will be on charged if RSNZ videoconference facilities used)||100||150|
|Lectern with microphone||25||40|
|Flipchart stand & paper||25||40|
|Pad/paper/pens||$1 per person|
|Security charge (needed for all hires outside office hours)||$50|
Fully integrated audio-visual facilities are available to cater for most requirements. The lecture theatre is fitted with three high resolution data projectors and drop-down screens. If you are bringing your own laptop for use in the lecture theatre, please test it on our system before the event.
Catering is provided by external parties. We are happy to organise this for you for morning/afternoon teas and lunches (please see the notes above as catering may affect numbers).
Dinners must be organised and managed by the hirer.
We work closely with several very experienced and professional catering companies who are familiar with the facilities available.
|Per Person Charge|
|Tea / coffee||$5 (up to 3 hrs, minimum charge); over 3 hrs $10|
|Mints (if requested)||No extra charge|
To check availability, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone reception 04 4727421 to discuss. Download .
We look forward to hearing from you, and working with you to ensure the success of your function.