Venue Hire

"The staff were so friendly and helpful when I hired one of the rooms - the facilities and access were so perfect for our self-catered afternoon tea. The studio in the barracks building was so nice and light, spacious and airy- perfect for a summer function. It was nice to be able to spill out onto the deck and the lawns. The price was very reasonable for the room hire. Will definitely recommend this place to other people to hire!" Hannah Johanson 27 Feb 2017 (via facebook)

"Great venue - successful meeting held here yesterday. Great communication and helpful staff " Kelly Neighbours 3 Feb 2017 (via facebook)

Venue Hire

If you are looking for that special venue to hold your meetings, training, small conference, workshops, or product launch we invite you to consider Lake House Arts Centre. Impress your clients, indulge your staff, friends and co-workers, and experience the unique setting of our stunning heritage buildings and grounds. Built entirely of heart kauri in the late 1800s, and relocated to Barry’s Point Reserve in 1996 from Takapuna Beach, our vibrant arts centre has been gracefully restored. The stunning gardens, free parking, conveniences, and accessibility to Auckland City makes Lake House Arts Centre an ideal venue for hire.

Lake House grounds comprise six different spaces including the delightful onsite Café which can be hired after hours, and can cater for morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Room hire also provides access to the Lake House grounds which make the loveliest setting for outdoor functions and activities. Please email or fill in the form on the right to make an enquiry.

We look forward to offering you a warm welcome to Lake House Arts.

Our package deals are a cost effective and low admin way of making sure you get all you need - download the price list here

Equipment and extra's available for hire (all prices are GST exclusive):

  • Portable Projector screen
  • Whiteboard
  • Hot-water urn (5 litre) - free of charge
  • Mugs + tea/coffee/sugar/milk - $2 per person
  • Digital Projector - $80/day or $20/hour
  • Wine glasses: $10 per tray (36) 
  • Extra Chairs available at $1 per chair

HR 4

A sunny, versatile, all-purpose workshop room, ideal for larger groups. Can be used for meetings, art, craft, dance and movement classes. Capacity is up to 30 people as a classroom or up to 60 for meetings or conferences. Contains sink, stools, ceiling heaters, and trestles for art activitys. Chairs also available on request. Dimensions: 5.4m x 10.5m. (This studio is located in the separate barrack building behind the main house) .
$30+gst per hour/$25+gst for not for profits


Room 2 Digital Studio

An Interactive digital studio. This room is available to creatives wanting to experiment with VR (virtual reality) in particular the art program 'Tilt Brush'. All users must complete a one-off paid orientation before being able to hire this space and equipment.  Included -  

  • HTC VIVE Virtual Realty System Complete
  • Steam VR Software Applications 
  • Online Access
  • Black Out Blinds
  • Optional Digital Projector 

$69 + GST - One Hour Orientation
$30+gst per hour/$25+gst for not for profits

$599+GST Corporate Training & Team Building
through VR - Trainer Provided. Lunch Provided.
Max 8 People.



HR 3 

 A smaller studio. Used primarily for clay and mosaic classes. Perfect for 'messy' workshops with strong benches and pottery wheels. Capacity up to 15 people. Contains ceiling heaters and 'messy' sinks. No kitchen facilities (This studio is located in the separate barrack building behind the main house).
$30+gst per hour/$25+gst for not for profits


Pop Up Studio

An open and flexible function or workshop space. Suitable for meetings, presentations, private lunches, and educational classes. Capacity is 20 people around tables or up to 40 theatre style. Contains sink, heatpump/air conditioning unit, wall mounted white board, projection screen, and black-out blinds. Tea and coffee making facilities extra.
$30+gst per hour/$25+gst for not for profits

Tindall Room

An all-purpose function room suitable for meetings, presentations, conferences or private lunches.  The Tindall room can be accessed from the front verandah as well as inside corridor. Capacity is 20 people around tables or up to 35 theatre style. Contains a Heatpump/air conditioning unit, wall mounted white board and black-out blinds. Tea and coffee making facilities extra. Dimensions: 4m x 6.6m.
$30+gst per hour/$25+gst for not for profits

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877


Opening hours

Office/Reception/Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2pm

Cafe Hours
Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am - 4pm
Saturday - Monday Open from 8:30am - 3pm
Mondays are coffee and counter food only.

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