The Ballroom -stunning event space for conferences, parties & meetings

1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 3 hours
The Esplanade

Hosted by The Esplanade

SpacetoCo Host since March 2020

About this space

The Esplanade is an iconic heritage hotel in the heart of Devonport. Situated on the sparkling waterfront, a mere minute from the ferry services, this location could not be more ideal for your event. Our hotel venue provides refined elegance, friendly staff and service and freshly made delicious food and beverage options. As we also have 15 guest rooms and an onsite cafe, bar and restaurant, everything you need is here for you and your guests.
The Ballroom is our flagship function space. This elegant space features vintage chandeliers, an open fireplace and large arched windows looking over to the beach and wharf. This is a space with character with original Edwardian features, beautiful polished floors, high ceilings and natural light. Guests also have access to relax in our Art Deco styled bar.
Conferences, meetings, parties & presentations
The location of the Esplanade Hotel makes it an ideal Auckland conference and meeting venue- away from the interruptions and congestion of the Auckland CBD yet close enough for an easy commute back to downtown (10 minutes by ferry). Groups for up to 55 people can be comfortably seated in The Ballroom. Other areas of the the hotel are close by for breakaway groups or additional seating. Seating can be set up theatre, classroom, banquet, u-shape, boardroom.
Capacities for these set ups are:
Theatre: 35
Classroom: 35
Banquet: 55
U Shape: 24
Boardroom: 30

Small outdoor group activities can be conducted just over the road in Windsor Reserve and the recreation areas of North Head and Cheltenham located nearby.

The room hire comes with:
Unlimited Wifi, Tables covered in crisp white tablecloths, Water jugs and glasses, Notepads and pens, Use of a flipchart
For more social gatherings like a quiz or birthday party - let us know what you need.

To hire additional hire items for your conference or meeting, checkout our additional items and charges.
Catering Options:
We have a number of delicious options to make catering for your guests. These can easily be pre-ordered by selecting at checkout. We will reach out to you to finalise dietary requirements 10 days before the event at the latest.

Morning Tea: $15 per guest, Includes Espresso coffee, tea or juice and 2 of the following: Gluten free orange and almond slice, warm sugar spice madeleines, double chocolate brownie, berry muffin.
Lunch: $25 per guest - 1 item each from our seasonal A la carte menu (salads, burgers, wraps and pizzas)
Afternoon Tea: $15 per guest Includes Espresso coffee, tea or juice and 2 of the following: Gluten free orange and almond slice, warm sugar spice madeleines, double chocolate brownie, berry muffin or scone with jam and cream.
Standard High Tea: $49 per person - selection of scones, sandwiches and delightful deserts served on vintage china with Harney tea or Espresso Coffee.
Celebration Tea: $59 - as above with a glass of bubbles.
Set Menu Dinner: $55/65 per person, 2/3 courses - arranged on discussion per your requirements.
Example menu: Halloumi Salad, Lamb Shank & Truffle Mash, Apple Crumble and Ice Cream.

Attendees can use our bar area to relax over a drink. We also have an in house cafe serving delicious sweet and savoury treats and a range of teas and coffees.
We respectfully decline outside catering requests. If you have specialist requirements e.g. dietary or a themed dinner, please message us and we’re happy to come up with options for you.

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


7:00am - 10:00pm


No smoking
Sorry - we can't refund any of the booking fees or additional items and charges if outside of the cancellation period.

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.
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