Massey Venues

The Refectory

Palmerston North

The Refectory


The Refectory is one of the three original Massey Agricultural College buildings on the Manawatu campus. Nestled in the heart of the campus, The Refectory stands as a timeless symbol of elegance and celebration. With its unique and intricate architectural details, this majestic building is a premier venue for hosting events and weddings.

The Refectory boasts versatile spaces that effortlessly transform to accommodate gatherings of all sizes. Its expansive halls, adorned with timeless chandeliers and polished hardwood floors, create an ambience of refinement and warmth. The venue’s meticulous attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics to include state-of-the-art facilities and services, ensuring seamless execution of events.

Weddings at The Refectory are nothing short of magical. The dedicated event planning team works tirelessly to bring each couple’s vision to life, from the floral arrangements to the menu selection. The Refectory stands as a testament to the art of celebration, a place where love and joy converge in a setting that transcends the ordinary.

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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.”