Armanasco House: Historical villa for hire - events, parties, meetings & workshops.

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· 576 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Blockhouse Bay Community Centre

Hosted by Blockhouse Bay Community Centre

SpacetoCo Host since November 2020 · 5k bookings

A community centre with great spaces that celebrate the many different people and cultures living in and around our diverse and colourful community. We have just been informed by Council that we will need to close the centre for February and March 2024 for the roof to be totally replaced. this means that the only bookings we can take over that period are for Armanasco House.

About this space

The Centre is proud to offer a place to meet, gather, connect and belong for our local community. We are always open to new ideas, events, activities or groups wishing to start up in the Bay.

Armanasco house is a unique and historic venue for small gatherings. It is nestled at the top of Gitto's domain between the main shopping street and a bush walk down to the beach. It was lovingly restored by volunteers and contains antiques and ornaments from its era (1890). It is a flexible space that would work well for small intimate functions, private meetings, training and workshops, team away days, music practice or small recitals. It would also be a special wedding venue for a small celebration. This venue is not suitable for childrens birthday parties.

Some example events we have held in the house are a 90th birthday high tea, smaller yoga groups, majong and piano lessons.

Included in the space hire is:

  • Tables & Chairs

  • Heating and fans

  • Use of the kitchen

Available at extra cost:

  • Modern piano hire

  • Projector hire


There are two basic rates:

Private: To be used for private events like parties or commercial or profit making events e.g. a ticketed speaking engagement or a business meeting.

Community: To be used if your hire is for a not for profit community event or group.

If you are booking this Space for a function you will be charged a Bond (Space Protect) of up to $500.00. This will be held against your nominated card from the 4 days prior to your function and released 3 days after your function.


Private: $25 per hour

Community: $20 per hour

To use the community rate, select your time and date. Use the discount code BHBCOMMUNITY to receive the $5 per hour community discount.

Catering & Alcohol

You are welcome to self cater or use external caterers in our hall & kitchenette space. The kitchen space has a hot water urn, bench, fridge and an oven.

There are no utensils, pans, crockery, cutlery or glassware provided as part of the hall hire. You or your caterers will need to bring in everything you wish to use to cater your event. The kitchen must be cleaned and left as you found it. Any clean up or prep time must be included in your hireage. All rubbish must be removed.

You may serve but not sell alcohol on our premises. If you wish to sell alcohol, you must procure a licence from Auckland Council and provide proof of this to us.

Music & Sound

You’re welcome to play music as part of your booking. The sound needs to be turned down after 11pm and off by Midnight due to neighbourhood noise regulation.


During our normal office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-3.30pm and evenings by appointment only), someone on reception will be available to let you into the hall. This is a 5 minute walk from Armanasco House. If your booking is outside of these times, you can pick up a key in advance from reception.

Booking schedule

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Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Modern Piano Hire
$30.00 per booking
Purchase this if you wish to use the piano at Armanasco House


Tables Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Heater

Suitable for

Creative Workshop Film Photoshoot Visual Art Birthday (Kids) Birthday General Celebration Graduation Party Baby Shower Playgroup Community Group Gathering Meet Up Conference Meeting Class Course Lecture Study Training Workshop Counselling Meditation Support Group Therapy Yoga Family Event Religious Celebration General Fitness Engagement Marriage Proposal


576 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


  • No smoking inside or outside the centre

  • Book enough time to set up & clear down your event

  • No pets or animals apart from guide dogs

  • Leave the centre as you found it, clear stage & clean kitchen

  • All rubbish must be removed

  • Sound to be reduced after 11pm, no amplified sound after midnight

  • Please report all breakages to manager

  • Keys must be returned after your booking

  • No use of pins, nails, powder, glitter or confetti

  • Please do not enter the space before your booked start time

  • Children are to be supervised at all times


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Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 7 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

We are located in the centre of Blockhouse Bay Village. The 11,24B, 68, 191, 195, 209 and 248X buses stop C & D outside the entrance to the community centre. They have regular services out to the City Centre, Onehunga, New Lynn and Lynfield. There are free parking spaces at the centre, and plenty of on street residential parking nearby. It’s a 20 minute drive via the 16 to the CBD in good traffic. A short walk away is lots of cafes for coffees and food, and a large Countdown. Five minutes away is Gittos domain with native bush walks leading down to the beach.

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