The second stage of Toitoi's refurbishment, focusing on the neighbouring Category 1 historic Municipal Building, opens in May 2022 and unlocks the full potential of Toitoi. We are taking bookings for Municipal Building spaces now.
The Municipal Building offers the historic Assembly Ballroom, Shakespeare Room and additional fit-for-purpose meeting rooms.
The second stage of the development also includes a laneway, as well as a mix of retail and hospitality tenants and newly created additional spaces available for public hire on the ground floor.
The Assembly Ballroom features Hawke’s Bay's largest sprung dance floor, an inbuilt stage and is a stunning example of Edwardian Neo-Baroque elegance.
Offering 400sqm of floor space, a 5m high ceiling, rigging points for truss and lighting and a 20m long balcony overlooking Heretaunga Street, the Assembly combines lavishly refurbished architectural features and modern technology to create the complete package. The Assembly Room holds up to 400 people theatre-style, 300 for a banquet, 240 cabaret and 450 for cocktails.
The Shakespeare room 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 space for catering. Formerly used as the Hastings District Council Chambers until 1977, this 144m2 room will give your meeting the wow factor!
The Shakespeare Room holds up to 150 people theatre-style, 120 banquet, 96 for cabaret or 170 cocktail.
Situated above the corner of Hastings and Heretaunga Streets, with stunning views of Te Mata Peak, this is an ideal large boardroom or small meeting space. At 60m2, this room can hold up to 60 people theatre-style, 50- banquet, 40 cabaret or 60 for cocktails.
Adjoining the Laneway, on ground level, the Heretaunga Room is a flexible space which can be used for many occasions and configurations - from small theatre events to conference breakout sessions. At 100m2, the Heretaunga Room can hold up to 80 people theatre-style, 80 for banquets, 64 cabaret, or 120 for cocktails.
The Municipal Building is the last piece of the Toitoi puzzle, so we’re hunting out like-minded potential tenants for the ground floor of this remarkable heritage space. We don’t really mind what you’re in the business of doing, as long as you’re determined to be the best at what you do. If you want to stun with your architecture and surprise with your hospitality offering, then you’re our people. We want people and businesses who will infuse this space with creativity and passion. There are several tenancies available. Click here to see more