Venues

 View of Old St Michael's Church from outside

Old St Michael's Church

Capacity: 50 seated

The church is frequently used for a variety of purposes: meetings, workshops, rehearsals, photo shoots and film shoots, parties and gatherings like christenings to name a few. The church has been deconsecrated. If wanting to use the grounds outside we require you to hire the church for the duration from set up til everything is cleaned, packed down and taken away. This way the church can be used as a wet weather option and for the bathroom and kitchen facilities and also for the chairs and tables.

CHURCH WEDDINGS
Old St Michael’s Church is a very charming setting for a smaller ceremony. Some people use the church for a ceremony and then put up their own marquee outside for their reception or they have their ceremony outside too and just use the church for a breakout space, a rain option and the bathroom and kitchen facilities. If wanting to use the grounds outside we require you to hire the church for the duration from when you begin setting up til everything is cleaned, packed down and taken away from wherever you begin first and finish last (church or grounds). The Church seats 50 people

RESOURCES
- 50 folding chairs
- 10 trestle tables
- Toilet facilities with disabled access
- White board
- Small kitchenette with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave oven and zip
- Some glassware, crockery and cutlery

 Opanuku Studios

Opanuku

Capacity: 100 seated / 200 standing

OPANUKU STUDIO
Opanuku is a lovely dance studio type space with a large mirror on one wall. It is light and airy with high ceilings, it has New York loft styled beams and wooden floors and is up a set of stairs. Opanuku Studio seats max 100 or 200 standing.

OPANUKU WEDDINGS
Opanuku is a lovely space for a medium sized wedding reception. There is ample scope for decoration and it has our best functional kitchen. The large frosted glass sliding doors can be open to create a feeling of more space and connection with the kitchen servery or closed to make the space more private.

RESOURCES
- 100 assorted chairs
- 10 trestle tables.
- Bathroom Facilities with disabled access
- A really good kitchen with a domestic oven, large fridge, glass and dish steriliser (everything must be washed with soap in the sink before being put through the steriliser) and some crockery, glassware and cutlery.
- There is also a service/disabled lift.

 Shed 1 photograph courtesy of Hotshots

Shed 1

Capacity: 350 seated / 500+ standing

Shed 1 is our performance space. It does occasionally get used for other purposes but is a very large space to dress and decorate. It could seat up to 350 people, 500 standing room. It’s an ex basketball court which has been painted black and totally blacked out so there is no natural light in the space when all doors are closed. The whole space is divided by a set of bleachers.

RESOURCES
- 127 black fabric chairs
- 13 trestle tables and 8 large round banquet tables
- Option to hire our black curtains which can divide the room.
- Portable scaffold which can be used to rig lighting
- Purpose built lighting bars
- 3 Phase Power
- Kitchenette with a fridge, domestic oven and microwave

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 Outside by the main entry to Shed 2

Shed 2

Capacity: 350+ people

Shed 2 is more of a rehearsal space – it has skylights so has great lighting. It still has the basketball court markings on the floor and 2 of the walls are raw framing with silver builders paper behind so it has a rustic look. It comes with:.

RESOURCES
- 10 trestle tables
- 135 white plastic chairs
- Kitchenette with a fridge, domestic oven and microwave

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 The Cellar's function room

The Cellar

Capacity: 50 - 80 people seated

The Cellar is the old underground wine cellar and wine shop– it’s more of a function room now, it has a small bar and is used a bit for music gigs, private parties and exhibitions. It has red concrete floors, pillars and white walls. It also has a small adjoining tiered seating theatrette. It is an underground space so has no natural light at all. It seats 80 in both spaces or 45 in the function room and 30 in the theatrette.

THE CELLAR WEDDINGS
The Cellar is another interesting spot for a smaller alternative wedding celebration. It has been recently used for a steampunk styled wedding reception.

Resources
45 black vinyl chairs
8 small round resin tables
It has a kitchen with fridge, domestic oven, microwave and zip

Barrel Store

Capacity: 80+

The Barrel Store is one of our most unique venues. It is a long narrowish space with great concrete and brick walls. It is frequently used for a number of purposes: Private parties, photo and film shoots and exhibitions and as a making and studio space. The Barrel Store comes as it is, has no running water or kitchen facilities. Keys can be given to the Opanuku Toilets nearby so basically everything has to be brought in for this space but it is truly awesome. It also doesn’t have much natural light, just what comes through the large old sliding barn doors. Lastly it can leak in heavy rain.

BARREL STORE WEDDINGS
The Barrel Store is popular for a more alternative styled wedding. It could seat up to 80 people banquet style in the room or more for a stand up cocktail style wedding reception. The Barrel Store comes as it is, has no running water or kitchen facilities. Keys can be given to the Opanuku Toilets nearby so basically everything has to be brought in for this space but it is truly awesome. It doesn’t have much natural light, just what comes through the large old sliding barn doors but can be lit to look fantastic.

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 Old fireplace in Lower Homestead

Lower Homestead

Capacity: 25 people seated, 15 if seated at tables

The Lower Homestead is a small venue which is mostly used for classes, workshops and meetings . There are also offices which share the kitchen space it can seat up to 30 people.

LOWER HOMESTEAD WEDDINGS
This venue has been used for smaller wedding receptions. There is a possibility to also use the large veranda outside it. There are offices which adjoin this veranda so booking a reception to take place on the veranda is date dependant. Up to 8 smaller round tables could be placed on the veranda and the space inside seats up to 30 or standing room 60

RESOURCES
- 29 chairs
- 8 trestle tables
- Kitchen with fridge and microwave oven this is shared with the adjoining office space
- Public toilet facilities nearby, no disabled access

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 Interior of Meeting Room

Meeting Room

Capacity: 10 people

The Corban Estate Arts Centre meeting room is a small room situated near the Corbans Homestead and is suitable for casual, regular or one off hire for arts, cultural, or education meetings.

RESOURCES
- Large boardroom table
- 10 chairs
- Whiteboard

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