Massey Venues

Palmerston North

The original Massey University campus is set in park-like grounds and located close to Palmerston North city. The large campus is beautiful year-round with 11,500 different varieties of plant and trees in the form of manicured gardens, green fields, woodlands and bush. The grounds are listed as a New Zealand Botanical Garden.

Palmerston North venues include:

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Conveniently located on Massey’s Manawatū Campus, this tranquil homestead and gardens provides a private and picturesque backdrop for any event. The idyllic setting and outstanding indoor-outdoor flow makes Wharerata the venue of choice when hosting conferences, weddings, garden parties, gala dinners and family celebrations

Sport & Rugby Institute

Every year businesses from all sectors choose the Sport & Rugby Institute for its high-performance environment. Whether you require space for a meeting, team-building session, conference, or fully catered function, the SRI can host your corporate event. Accommodation is also available.

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Venue hire

Venue Hire

With over 500 bookable spaces across three cities, our team will find the perfect venue for your event. Whether you need a meeting room, lecture theatre or ballroom we have the venue to suit. We understand the importance of matching the most suitable venue to your group type, size and budget.


Our Palmerston North & Wellington campuses have in-house catering units managed and operated by Hospitality Services. On our Auckland campus we work closely with our exclusive catering partner so that we can deliver exceptional culinary experiences across all three cities
Audio Visual

Audio Visual Services

Massey Venues is proud to offer a wide range of audio-visual solutions across our three campuses and can build a set-up to suit your event. Our offering includes AV staff and technicians, PA systems, Live Streaming, Video Recording, Live Sound, and more.


Our online delegate registration allows your guests to register and pay online. We work alongside you to design a form that will capture the required information you need. Charges for this service are tailored to your registration requirements.


Whether you use our on-site Halls of Residence at any of our campuses or prefer nearby hotels, we work closely with our accommodation partners to take the hassle out of arranging suitable accommodation for your speakers and delegates. Charges for this service are tailored to your requirements and budget.
Event management

Event Management

Massey Venues specialises in event management with an experienced in-house team that covers all three campuses. From your first inquiry, right through to the event itself, our team will work alongside you to deliver your most memorable event yet.


The room facilities were well-equipped
— Response + Recovery Aotearoa New Zealand (RRANZ)
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“In February, we hosted a weeklong workshop at the Massey Albany campus. Our workshop had both online and in-person presentations, as well as breakout workgroups. The room facilities were well-equipped with the technology needed for the presentations; and the space was more than sufficient for the participants to comfortably work in their breakout rooms. The on-site staff were extremely responsive to needs and were a joy to work with during the workshop. In leading up to the course, they were reliable communicators in helping us plan out the week. We definitely hope to be able to run future events here, as the service and venue were terrific. Many thanks to Andrea and her team!”
Using the space again
— Rhiannon NZAPP Auckland Heat Organiser
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“We hired the Massey AT2 theatre for a pole competition and are so glad we did. Andrea and her team were really helpful with providing all the information required and ensuring we had what we need for the day to run smoothly. The venue itself had all we needed in terms of audience seating, backstage options and a foyer for guests to hang out prior to doors opening. We look forward to using the space again in future”
Highly recommended
— Xero | Conference | 600 guests
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“I would highly recommend using Massey University as a venue, not only does it offer fantastic facilities, but having the venue facilitated by [Hospitality Services] has made it a flawless experience.”
A Success
— Cancer Society | Conference | 100 guests
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“I would like to thank you so much for the catering and the effort you went to, to make our conference a success. The food was amazing & presented beautifully.”
Beyond Expectations
— Wellington LoopEd Trust | Conference | 900 guests
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“The service that we had from Massey Venues went above and beyond expectations. Massey exceeded my expectations in every way.”

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