About this space
The Community of Saint Luke is the perfect location for your next event. Situated minutes from Remuera and Newmarket with free parking, hosting your event here could not be more convenient. We're a lively community consisting of many different groups and individuals who gather for a great variety of reasons. We seek to be a nurturing community and we recognise and value the diversity of the many people who are part of our Community and use our premises. We aim to meet the needs of all who would like to share and enjoy our community buildings, church and other resources.
The Activities Room is suitable for 15-20 people for many different activities:
meetings, training, meet-ups, community & interest groups, rehearsals, workshops, family counselling services, after school activity groups.
A private and warm space, with high ceilings and natural light from the afternoon sun. A cozy heater makes this toasty in the winter months.
Pax: 15 is comfortable with furniture, 20 is great for standing.
Room is approx 5.7m x 6.2m with carpet
Equipment & Technology:
Freestanding whiteboard, piano, tables, chairs, plugs.
There is a portable data projector and screen that can be booked in advance for free. This projects fine on to the wall.
HDMI & VGA cables available.
Ethernet connection that supports teleconfernecing
It has plenty of wall space for post its
This room can accommodate 6 x 1.8m by 75cm tables that can seat 6- 8 people.
It’s fine to use post -its and blu tac on the walls - but no sellotape please
Photocopying is available at a cost of 10c per B&W side of A4. Colour also available.
You are welcome to set up your room in whatever style you need. The room can accommodate U shape, boardroom, classroom, theatre or cabaret style. Let us know what equipment you need when you book.
This space can be opened up into a larger room with the adjacent Lounge Room. To book this larger space use this link:
Next to the room, we have a warm and welcoming communal lounge for your guests to wait before your session.
During weekdays the centre is open from 730am to 10pm, with staff usually available from 730am until mid afternoon, to help, greet your guests and answer questions. Earlier starts or late finishes outside of working hours can be accomodated.
The community centre is open until the last booking has finished. How to access the centre will be communicated before your event starts.
Catering & Alcohol
We don't provide catering but we're happy for you to organise this. We recommend Jess Underground Kitchen who are located 3 mins walk away and have healthy and delicious options. Check out their catering options here: Link.
We have a shared kitchen space in the communal lounge where you can store and plate up food. There is a microwave, steriliser, oven, gas hob, hot water urn and a family sized fridge freezer.
Teapots, coffee plungers, milk jugs, crockery and cutlery, glassware, water jugs and some platters are all included in the cost of hire - but please bring your own food & drink supplies.
If you use the communal equipment, you must be prepared to clean it up after usage.
Alcohol: The sale of alcohol is not permitted on these premises, but you can bring your own to share with your guests. Wine glasses are available as part of the hire.
We'd love to host your group regularly. You can book multiple sessions and pay upfront, or message us if you would like to book ahead and pay monthly. We can help find a regular slot that works for you.
We have a designated disabled car park space and can reserve more if you tell us in advance. This room is easily accessible for wheelchairs, all on one level with an automatic door opening. We have a disabled toilet.
We're open for viewings in normal business hours - although our rooms are busy, so best to message us to check for a suitable time
Please note our car park is one way.
We're located on Remuera Road, a 10 minute walk from Newmarket and Remuera town centres.
We have 38 free car parking spaces.
If these are taken there is free parking on Bassett Road & Arney Road. Please note: Remuera Road has a clearway both sides, 4-7pm.
It’s 10 minutes walk to Newmarket train station.
From Newmarket you can easily connect with the inner & outer city Link buses.
There are bus stops going East and West to and from the city directly outside the centre.
An Uber would cost $15 from Britomart.
It's a 30 minute drive in good traffic to the airport.
We have a bike stand at the front door
Many shops, restaurants and cafes in Newmarket Town Centre and the brand new Westfield Mall. Newmarket broadway has many boutique shops
We’re 3 mins from State Highway 1. Going South, we’re 3 minutes from the St Mark's Road motorway on-ramp; going North, it’s 5 mins to the Gillies Avenue on-ramp.
Some of Auckland's top 50 cafes are within a 10 minute radius including Cali Eatery, Billy, Champ Canteen & L'Atelier Du Fromage
For dinner or drinks afterwards we have (AKL top 50)
Our staff favourites for dinner are Remuera Thai Village and Saffran in Newmarket. The Lumsden has a selection of local craft beers so your post event drinks are sorted!
We're a 10 - 15 minute drive from Auckland Museum and War Memorial, the Domain, the Parnell Rose Garden, Mt Eden and the world famous Eden Park.
We’re near many great accommodation options, and we’re a 10 minute drive from many reasonably priced motels and hotels on Great South Road and Newmarket.