The Garden Room: Community Meeting Room for Parties, Classes & Creative Activities

4.8 (17)
· 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Grey Lynn Community Centre

Hosted by Grey Lynn Community Centre

SpacetoCo Host since March 2021 · 5k bookings

Building Bridges and Fostering Unity. Our vision is a connected and resilient community where diversity thrives, and individuals flourish, through inclusive programmes and sustainable practices. Our Mission Connect and support diverse communities Build resilience through sustainable practice Facilitate programmes for wellbeing Serve as an accessible community hub. Our Values Be Inclusive - Whanaungatanga Be of Service- Manaakitanga Be Sustainable - Kaitiakitanga Do the right thing -Kotahitanga

About this space

Our Garden Room is a flexible, multi-use space that's particularly good for kids or creative activities. It has felted walls, easy clean floors and opens out to our communal courtyard and playground area. The space is perfect for kids birthday parties, classes, art lessons, meetings, community groups, fitness, dance and drama, rehearsals, training and much more. Please note that the room capacity is up to 75 people sitting on a theatre style setting and placing any other furniture or the need to move around the room will reduce this capacity. The room hire includes:

-6 trestle tables (H:1.8m x W:750cm and 70 chairs (included on the booking)

-Free Wi-Fi

-Fixed whiteboard

-Access to secure playground (non exclusive)


-Heatpump and fan

-Children's chairs and tables (for hire)

-Children's toilet

Dimensions 11m x 7m


Weekday: $40

Weekend: $61 - this rate will be automatically charged if you book on a weekend.

Public Holiday: $61 - this rate will be applied after your booking is confirmed.

Please be aware that when making a booking your times are all inclusive, meaning that you need to book times from when you enter the room to when you leave the room.

Additional charges

For all bookings that are after 10pm on a weeknight or 9pm on a weekend, an additional Night Service fee of $26 per hour applies.

For all bookings that are on a public holiday, an additional Custodial Service fee of $26 per hour applies.

A $150 bond will be applied to all bookings. It is automatically held and returned within 4 working days of your event. See more details in the SpaceProtect Section below for how this works.


We ask all our hirers to be mindful when entering and living the premises or gathering in the communal areas, although there could be some incidental noise. If this is an issue during your time at the centre please do not hesitate to address this with the custodian. Alternatively, please contact us and we will work with you to best enable the success of your booking.

Food and Drink

You're welcome to bring your own food and drink or use external caterers for your event. The kitchenette is accessible through a door and serving hatch to the room space. The kitchenette includes a fridge, microwave, small dishwasher, hot water boiler and sink. You will need to bring your own crockery, cutlery, glassware etc. You may serve alcohol.


We have a projector and large 2m wide mobile screen that can be hired additionally for presentations. Please add this at checkout. The AV connectors are HDMI and VGA.


You can put up decorations for your party. The felted walls are ideal for velcro and pins. Please do not use pins or tape in the walls. All decorations must be removed at the end of your booking.


You are expected to leave the room as you found it. Cleaning equipment is provided. If you cannot commit to cleaning the space, please purchase the cleaning option at checkout.


Grey Lynn Community Centre is located on Richmond road in a cluster of neighbourhood shops and eateries. We're lucky to be surrounded by some of Auckland's best cafes and there are plenty of options nearby for your lunch and coffee break or after event drinks.


The Garden Room has wheelchair access and there is a disabled toilet on the ground floor. There will always be a staff member present to let you in for your booking. There are 2 disabled car parking spaces. There is baby changing and a small private breastfeeding area.

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

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.

Childrens Table
$15.00 per booking (6 available)
Please purchase if you wish to hire 1 table and 6 chairs for children
Alcohol fee
$125.00 per booking
Alcohol Fee - Please purchase if your event serves alcohol.
Night Service
$26.00 per hour per slot
Additional hourly fee for any booking after 10pm on a weeknight or 10pm on the weekend.
This item will automatically be added to your booking during certain times.
Weekend Rate
$21.00 per hour
This rate will be automatically applied to weekend bookings to increase the hourly rate to $58/h
This item will automatically be added to your booking during certain times.
commBOX Interactive Classic screen
$30.00 per hour
75" Interactive Smart Screen. This item has a bond on $100
Garden Public Holiday Surcharge
$21.00 per hour (15 available)
Surcharge as weekend rate on Public Holidays
Public Holiday - Custodial Charge
$26.00 per hour
Public Holiday - Custodial Charge


Tables Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Outdoor Area Free Parking Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Air Conditioning TV Heater Available Staff Projector Whiteboard Wheelchair Friendly Playground/ Playspace Stage BYO Permitted Cleaning Equipment

Suitable for

Creative Workshop Dance Exhibition Film Performance Birthday General Celebration Baby Shower School Holiday Program Community Group Fundraiser Gathering Meet Up Public Event Meeting Training Workshop Counselling Meditation Support Group Therapy Yoga Family Event General Fitness Engagement


510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


6:00am - 11:30pm


6:00am - 11:30pm


6:00am - 11:30pm


6:00am - 11:30pm


6:00am - 11:30pm


6:00am - 11:30pm


6:00am - 11:30pm


Please note that the decking and playground areas are shared communal areas and bookings DO NOT have exclusivity of useNo smoking

No naked flames

If you set off the fire alarm, there may be a fine if the fire service are called


No smoke machine

No Sellotape, Blutack, push-pins, tacks or nails to be used on the walls or whiteboard

You can use tacks and pushpins on the felted wall

Please remove any strings, push-pins and tacks you might have used to fix the decorations before the end of your booking

Tables and chairs MUST be wiped down and returned to the storage space with NO exceptions

The room must be left as you found it, there are cleaning tools available on request

There is no rubbish disposal at the facility, please remove ALL rubbish from your event


4.8 (17)

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

The centre has 20 free private car parking spaces, that are first come first serve to all our centre users. There is lots of free residential parking within a 5 minute walk of the centre. The centre is on the 105 bus route that connects Westmere and the CBD.

Space Terms and Conditions

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This Space is covered by SpaceProtect

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