Somervell Presbyterian Church - Auditorium (Church)

Somervell Presbyterian Church. Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 2 hours
·
250
Somervell Presbyterian Church

Hosted by Somervell Presbyterian Church

SpacetoCo Host since November 2023 · 500 bookings

We have a range of spaces suitable for a variety of purposes available for hire – from a small informal gathering, weddings and funerals, to a large concert and everything in between.

About this space

Somervell Presbyterian Church is a progressive, affirming and welcoming church that is the perfect location to host a wedding, concert or performance. It’s also suitable for regular or one-off community events, art exhibitions, and many other functions. Situated minutes from Remuera and with easy access from the motorway using the Greenlane exit, and with free parking, hosting your event here could not be more convenient. We aim to meet the needs of all who would like to share and enjoy our community buildings, church and other resources. The Church is a modern building with lots of windows letting in natural light.

The church space has large windows letting in natural light to a space which is large and airy, with great acoustics. There is a small balcony which overlooks the church space, and can seat up to 15 people. We have a piano, an electric organ and a professional sound desk and projectors. We can video events and provide live-streaming of your event. The church has an under floor heating and ventilation system.

Included in the space hire is:

  • Wifi

  • seating for up to 250 people, with an additional 15 upstairs on the balcony (you may need to allow additional time to set up and pack up if you wish to use all of the seating available).

When you hire the Church space, entry is through the carpeted foyer, which provides a pleasant area for mingling before or after your event.

The church has fixed ceiling projectors and a sound/speaker system which you can add to your booking at checkout. The projector comes with HDMI and VGA cables. You must bring your own adapters if none of these work for the ports on your machine, or you can bring a memory stick. Our staff will run the sound desk/projector for your event. Please check the sound system/projector assistance box when booking. There is a charge for this.

We can supply an organist for your event - please select the organist box when booking (there is a cost for this). If you wish to use the organ and provide your own organist, you will need to confirm this with our office staff.

Guests may take a hot or cold drink into the church space, but if you wish to serve more substantial meals, please ensure you book an additional room space. We recommend the foyer for light refreshments, or the Hall for a more substantial sit-down or buffet meal. These locations can be booked separately. You are able to book the kitchen as an add-on, either with lite use (tea/coffee and finger food etc.) or full use (cooking meals etc.) for self-catering your event or with external caterers. Included in the kitchen are sinks, zips (for instant hot water), a fridge, oven and cooktop, microwave and steriliser. There are cups available and limited crockery, and we recommend you bring your own cutlery, glassware and cooking and serving equipment. You are welcome to serve alcohol at your event. If you intend to sell alcohol at your event, please make sure you have purchased a license from Auckland Council. To apply online head to: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/alcohol-licences-fines/Pages/default.aspx Please note, special licenses can take 25 days to process.

You are welcome to decorate the church for your event. However, you must not use pins or tape or anything that would damage the walls or furnishings. Please note that the church must be left as you found it, so all decorations must be removed. All decorations and anything you have brought in for your event must be removed by the end of your booking as we can't accommodate storage or set up/pack down before or after your booking time has ended. Please book the time you need in the church space to set up, pack down and clean as the church may be used directly before or after you.

Somervell Presbyterian Church is within walking distance of nearby shops and eateries. There are a number of options for your breaks or after event drinks.

Booking schedule

Mon
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1 AM
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10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
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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.

Sound Desk/AV Assistance
$50.00 per hour
For Auditorium Bookings Only; Mandatory for Weddings/Most Functions
Organist
$200.00 per booking
For Auditorium Bookings Only, maximum 3 hours
Main kitchen: tea/coffee
$15.00 per hour
Use of kitchen available upon request, please note this is a shared space
Whiteboard
No Extra Charge (2 available)
One on each level available for use, cannot guarantee availability if already in use
Portable TV/video screen
$20.00 per hour
Main floor only. Has HDMI cables. You must bring your own adapters if none of these work for the ports on your machine, or you can bring a memory stick
Main kitchen: full use
$50.00 per hour
Use of kitchen available upon request, please note this is a shared space

Amenities

Tables Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Air Conditioning TV Heater Sound System Projector Whiteboard Wheelchair Friendly Lighting Stage BYO Permitted Cleaning Equipment Accessible Toilets

Suitable for

Wake Family Event Drama Performance Visual Art Rehearsal Creative Workshop Photoshoot Film Recording Conference Meeting Religious Service Religious Ceremony Religious Celebration Community Group Gathering Meet Up Fundraiser Public Event Training Class Lecture Workshop Course Study Marriage Proposal Wedding Reception Wedding Ceremony Engagement Exhibition

Location

Somervell Presbyterian Church. Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times

Monday

7:30am - 11:45pm

Tuesday

7:30am - 11:45pm

Wednesday

7:30am - 11:45pm

Thursday

7:30am - 11:45pm

Friday

7:30am - 11:45pm

Saturday

7:30am - 11:45pm

Sunday

12:00pm - 11:45pm

Rules

  • No smoking or vaping on site.

  • If you set the fire alarm off, you may be liable to pay the call out fee for Fire & Emergency NZ to attend the site.

  • Rubbish must be removed from the premises

  • Venue must be left in original condition

If rules are not followed this may result in a partial or full deduction from your bond.

Please be aware of the AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS as below:

In the event of an Emergency Evacuation of the building being required outside main service hours, all building occupants should follow the instructions set out below:

IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE:

  1. Raise the alarm immediately by operating the nearest Fire Alarm Call Point

  2. Ensure Fire and Emergency New Zealand is notified per 111 call (select line 1, 2 or 3 then dial 111 if using an internal telephone)

  3. If safe to do so, quickly check that the floor is clear of all other people

  4. Leave immediately by your nearest escape route as indicated on the Fire Action Notice displayed adjacent to the Fire Alarm Call Point

  5. Assemble at:

a. Main or Upper Floor – Under the large pōhutakawa tree at the top of the driveway (North/west corner of property)

b. Kindergarten & Ground Floor – Far corner of Lower Ground Car Park

  1. Report to Fire and Emergency New Zealand on their arrival, adjacent front Alarm Panel

  2. Do not attempt to re-enter the building until Fire and Emergency New Zealand have given the "All Clear".

    IF YOU HEAR THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDING FOLLOW STEPS 2 - 7

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 7 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 50% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

The church has 14 free onsite car parks, which are first come first serve to all our users. There is free on-street parking, however we advise users to check the signs as restrictions do apply in each direction of Remuera Road, depending on the time of the day. Three buses stop within a few minutes walk of Somervell Church - the 75 (Auckland CBD to Glen Innes), 751 (Newmarket to Panmure) and the 650 (Pt Chevalier to Glen Innes) .

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