Large & Modern Auditorium for Conferences, Shows and Gatherings in West Auckland

495 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 4 hours

Hosted by Encounter

SpacetoCo Host since February 2021

Encounter is a vibrant family focused Christian Centre who welcome our community to share our wonderful facilities overlooking the Waitematā harbour in the heart of Rosebank Road.

About this space

Our main auditorium is a glorious space with high ceilings, modern set up and technology that will enable you to create a beautiful event and experience for your guests. This is normally used for our Sunday services and we welcome bookings from our community for shows, ceremonies, concerts, seminars, conferences and celebrations.

The space is very flexible and can work for lots of different formats. The room has a large staged area with a 3metre screen backdrop for presentations. Two additional screens are to the left and right of the stage. The auditorium can seat 400 theatre style or up to 250 seated around tables.

The space hire includes our comfy red chairs that we use for our congregation and we have tables that can be used. We're happy to help with additional options if you want something more bespoke, or you can use a supplier of your choice. Also included is a comfortable and private breakout or breastfeeding room that can have a live feed from the main auditorium.


You're welcome to use our space with a simple mike and speakers set up, however if you have something more ambitious in mind, then this space is kitted out to make that happen. We have rigged lighting, a sound/lighting/media control centre and your event can be recorded or live streamed. If you need AV services, please purchase an hourly operator at checkout and we will be in touch to confirm the details. Pricing may be amended depending on requirements and how much we can negotiate with our supplier. It has free Wifi.

Catering and Alcohol

You're welcome to book and use our community kitchen to prepare meals for your event. You're also welcome to use your own external caterer or chat to us about local suppliers that we recommend. There are lots of options that work well in this space:

Formal dining: The space can be set up with tables and chairs for a formal dinner to be served by caterers

Casual dining: You can set up a buffet and let people serve themselves

Community meals: You can serve meals from the serving space in the kitchen and use the cafe for informal seating

Check out the community kitchen space and the cafe space and book these if you need the extra space for your catering. Click View Hosts Other Spaces at the top to see these.

Coffee and morning tea: Hire our barista and serve light meals in our cafe space

Alcohol is permitted for business related events, however prior approval is necessary. Please contact us to obtain approval.

Green Room/ Set Up space

If you're running a large event or show, consider booking our events hall for a green room or dressing room space. Click View Hosts Other Spaces at the top to see this.


For the auditorium, please purchase the additional cleaning fee at checkout as this space requires professional cleaning after use.


Please book for the time you need to set up and pack down the space. Someone will be on hand to help you get set up and show you where things are. The space is wheelchair accessible and we have disabled toilets.

Booking schedule

1 AM
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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.

Sound/Lighting/Multimedia Operator
$50.00 per hour
For support running the AV for your event. Please note the rate may change when we know exactly what you need.
Cleaning Fee
$150.00 per booking
If you cannot leave the space as you found it, please purchase the cleaning fee.


Tables Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Air Conditioning TV Heater Sound System Available Staff Projector Whiteboard Wheelchair Friendly Stage

Suitable for

Creative Workshop Dance Drama Exhibition Film Performance Photoshoot Birthday (Kids) Birthday General Celebration School Holiday Program Community Group Fundraiser Gathering Meet Up Public Event Conference Course Lecture Training Workshop Support Group Family Event Religious Service


495 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm




  • Please book for as long as you need to set up and pack down.

  • The space must be left as you found it. Please purchase our cleaning package if you are not able to do this.

  • No smoking.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 30 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

There are 40 free car parks on the premises. Other parking is available nearby. The nearest train station is Avondale.


We're set back from Rosebank Road over looking the Waitemata harbour. We're just 15 mins drive from the CBD along SH16. There are plenty of coffee and lunch options within a 5 minute walk, including Rosebank Kitchen, one of Metro's top 50 cafes.

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