Conference Facilities

Kāpiti Coast is brimming with unique conference facilities! For large or small events there's a venue for everyone.

El Rancho

58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach, Waikanae

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Set on a lush green 60 acre site, El Rancho is located alongside the Waikanae River and just a short stroll from Waikanae Beach. Whether you are planning a small retreat or a large conference, we have a lot to offer:

  • A range of accommodation options for groups of 20 - 500+ people

  • Exciting onsite recreational and team building activities 

  • Catering services for groups of 20 - 500+

  • 10 meeting rooms for breakouts or seminars 

  • A 700 seat auditorium and indoor gymnasium

  • Retreat co-ordination services & online registration services

  • Audio and visual equipment

  • Beautiful local attractions including the river, the beach and coastal eateries

El Rancho

Southward Car Museum

Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Southward Car Museum is the leading conference and function facility on the Kāpiti Coast, offering four conference spaces. The museum and a number of outdoor spaces are perfect for team-building exercises.

  • Southward Museum Theatre - up to 474 people in a theatre style configuration, with a 1:10 rake the speaker or performer can be seen clearly by all. Thanks to clever engineering the theatre floor can be hydraulically flattened to create a large ballroom style room, perfect for weddings and dinners. 

  • McLaren Boardroom - A bright and spacious boardroom offering climate control and Audio Visual Equipment. Suitable for up to 10 attendees. 

  • Bugatti Room - up to 120 people seated at large round tables, or 150 without tables, a commercial kitchen perfect for your catering needs, ceiling mounted projectors and speakers.

  • Bentley Room - up to 80 people seated at large round tables, or 120 without tables, small kitchen and bathroom facilities, ceiling mounted projectors and speakers. 

Southward Car Museum

Coastlands Kāpiti Sports Turf

10 Scaife Dr, Paraparaumu

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Located in the Mazengarb reserve the venue is minutes away from Kāpiti Coast Airport and accommodation as well as a few minutes drive from State Highway 1 and the shops. 

Built in 2012 this modern complex comprises a large conference room and a small break out room with full catering and bar facilities. The Kāpiti Pavilion comprises two rooms. The larger of the two is ideal as a lounge or conference room, with the smaller one offering an ideal setting for smaller meetings or as a break room. The entire venue presents a private well-appointed, modern environment.

Kāpiti Sports Turf

Lindale Motel and Conference Centre

3-7 Ventnor Drive, Paraparaumu

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Our modern conference facilities have a capacity from 2-80 people, a range of conference equipment and catering options available. It is a single storey building with good natural light, beautiful lawn outside, extensive free secure off-road parking and wheel chair access. Available for hire from 7:30am to 10:00pm daily with a minimum 4 hour hire period.

  • Nikau Room – Our largest conference room accommodates up to 80 people in a theatre style set-up and 40 people in a banquet style set-up.

  • Phoenix Room – Our medium sized meeting room can comfortably seat up to 15 people in a U-shape style set-up and up to 24 people in a theatre style set-up.

The Phoenix and Nikau Rooms have a connecting door, which can be opened up to create a larger space. Catering for morning tea/lunch/afternoon teas is available by arrangement. 

Lindale

Ngā Manu - Robins Nest

74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae

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Escape the buzz of the office and let the natural surroundings of Nga Manu invigorate your creativity. Robin’s Nest provides the perfect venue for meetings, day conferences and team building for up to 90 people. The building’s ambient temperature can be controlled for comfortable all-season use.
This single-space venue has great natural light, and easy indoor/outdoor flow with an extensive deck surround and lawn area overlooking our main pond.

Available facilities:

  • WiFi
  • Overhead projector with laptop input
  • Whiteboard
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Water jugs and glasses
  • Kitchen area with sink, fridge and microwave

Ngā Manu - Robins Nest

Kāpiti Office Suites

Level 1 - 18 Ihakara Street, Paraparaumu

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Kapiti Office Suites is located on the Kapiti Coast and is the workplace of choice for many local professionals who don’t want to commute into the CBD every day, but who still need a professional, modern and fully equipped work environment.

Meeting room hire (Casual). 10 visit concessions are available.

1-6 people

  • Smart TV screen

  • Whiteboard

  • Expresso coffee machine

  • Catering can be arranged at additional cost

  • Free Wifi

Kāpiti Office Suites

Kāpiti Conference Room

129C Rimu Road, Paraparaumu

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Kapiti Conference Room offers a temperature-controlled space, all the tech you need including free WiFi, and an in-room kitchenette to keep the coffee flowing. Add to that a lovely semi-rural view, easy access to a walking track that takes you all the way to the beach and Coastlands just across the road, and we think you'll agree that Kapiti Conference Room ticks all the boxes.

  • Table seating for 15
  • 2 x break-out areas, incl. couches and a small table for 4
  • Free WiFi
  • Whiteboard
  • Large TV with HDMI connection
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In-room kitchenette incl. microwave, cups & glasses etc
  • Tea, coffee and milk provided for all day bookings
  • We have caterers we can recommend, should you require it
  • 2 parking spaces within the building, plus easy walking distance to additional parking

Kāpiti Conference Room

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