Tokanui Memorial Hall - Rural location, perfect for gatherings and groups
Hosted by Southland District CouncilSpacetoCo Host since March 2022
Southland District Council manages more than 30,979 square kilometres of NZ. We look after most of Southland (excluding Gore & Invercargill which have their own councils).
About this space
The Tokanui Memorial Hall is the largest hall in the Waihopai Toetoe area. It is in the township of Tokanui and is situated at 42 Tokanui-Haldane Road, Tokanui.
The main hall is 12m x 20m in size. The bar section is an additional 3m x 10m to the side and supper room 3m x 6m.
It is a great venue for large gatherings including wedding dances, tangi, birthday parties, large and small meetings and sports events eg bowls, yoga etc. A generous stage and separate changing rooms beside the stage make it an excellent venue for shows, concerts, bands to perform and presentations. A lighting bar provides options for stage lighting. A large separate bar area is available. A kitchen and adjoining supper room make this venue suitable for smaller gatherings and meetings as well.
The hall has wheelchair access with a large concrete ramp up to the main doors for vehicles. There is also a wheelchair toilet. A key is available for users to collect when access is required.
The windows and doors exit on the north side provide plenty of light and warmth from the sun and access to a large concrete deck which runs the length of the hall.
§ 10 trestle tables and over 200 chairs are available and included as part of the venue hire charge
§ Kitchen is spacious and well equipped with table cloths, tea towels, hand towels and dish cloths, cups, plates, platters, cooking utensils, large tea pots and two wall mounted zip water boiler. This kitchen is set up well for catering. More plates and cutlery are available for hire from the RSA hall next to the Tokanui hall
§ Outside caterers are welcome to use the facilities and are able to access the kitchen and supper rooms by two different ways without having to enter the main hall
§ All areas of the hall are expected to be cleaned by the hirers and rubbish and recycling removed. There is a recycling centre available in the township. Bins and bags are provided
§ All cleaning equipment and products are available in the hall kitchen and cleaning cupboard with instructions clearly displayed
§ All used linen, cleaning cloths, tea towels, tablecloths and mops are to remain at the hall and will be cleaned by the committee
§ Alcohol may be served at this venue under the guidelines of Southland District Council
§ Pull-down white screen can be used for presentations
§ A lecturn is available for use
§ Piano available for use
§ Kitchen appliances are available for use including the dishwasher, pie warmer, refrigerator and cooking facilities
§ Reduced hire fees available for regular users
§ Maximum standing capacity of 315
§ Extension cord available for use
§ There is three-phase power in the hall but all AV and sound equipment must be supplied by the hirers
§ You are welcome to decorate the hall and there are discreet strings on three walls of the hall to help with decorating. The use of Sellotape, pins or nails on any wood or panelling is prohibited
§ The hall is smoke and vape free and any smokers must go outside into the car park to smoke or vape
§ Please treat the hall as you would your own home. Leave it as you found it and report to a committee member any damage, faulty equipment or problems.
Parking is free with a large gravel car park available beside the hall as well as parking in front of the hall and a nearby paddock can also be accessed for parking during very large gatherings.