Functions on Hastings encompasses 660sqm of floor space with ground level access. With rigging systems and utilities designed to make our largest venue a genuine multi-use facility, this space offers modern style and easy accessibility, for large banquets, expos and events.
Adjoining both Functions on Hastings and the Opera House, the modern industrial Cushing Foyer can be used in concert with either venue, or as a venue in its own right. Modern design, including digital screens, art features and two mezzanine floors, combines to create a truly unique venue which blends the best of technology and architecture.
The Opera House guarantees your guests a memorable experience, surrounded by an opulent Art Nouveau interior of awe-inspiring proportions. It was built in 1915 and is one of the top lyric theatres in Australasia. It can be used as a plenary or for a banquet or unique cocktail party on stage.
The Assembly Ballroom combines stunning Edwardian Neo-Baroque architecture and a 5m high ceiling with rigging points for truss and lighting. With a 20m long balcony overlooking Heretaunga St, the Assembly is the complete package.
The Shakespeare is an ideal space for medium-size meetings in any configuration. The room is easily accessible via lift or stairs from Heretaunga Street, and features a separate catering space, which can hold up to 25 theatre style on its own.
Situated above the corner of Hastings and Heretaunga Streets, with stunning views of Te Mata o Rongokako, this is an ideal large boardroom or small meeting space. Its name means "The Face" reflecting its purpose - hui kanohi ki te kanohi or face-to-face meetings.
Adjoining the Laneway, on ground level, this is a flexible space that can be used for everything from small theatre events to conference breakout sessions.
Get the best of what Functions on Hastings offer for cocktails, but with room for more guests.
Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre has a wide range of spaces on offer for events of any size. Located in Hastings CBD, Toitoi is situated for both convenience and accessibility.
With the historic Opera House at its heart, Toitoi's spaces offer a unique blend of awe-inspiring heritage architecture and modern technology. It truly is a venue unlike any other in Aotearoa.
Our tech, catering and event co-ordination teams are ready to create your next bespoke event.
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