Searching for a venue that can host hundreds?
Something with striking neo-classical architecture and a magestic feel?
Somewhere central but secluded, with wide open spaces for fantastic photograph opportunities?
Auckland Museum offers a grand scale and truly special backdrop to celebrate the coming together of two families. The fire (Saptapadi) ceremony is an important part of a Hindu wedding and Auckland Museum is uniquely placed to offer this within the Events Centre.
We caught up with Tania Cairncross – Marketing Manager at Auckland War Memorial Museum to find out about wedding celebrations at this venue.
What areas of the museum are commonly used for Hindu Weddings?
The Event Centre, located on the top floor of Auckland Museum, offers sweeping views of the beautiful Domain surrounds, Auckland City, harbour and out to the Hauraki Gulf. This venue is circular and spacious seating up to 450 guests for a Hindu ceremony and wedding banquet.
Do you have a wedding planner who specialises in Hindu couples’ requirements?
The Museum offers an experienced Event co-ordinator who works with each couple and all wedding suppliers to ensure smooth event facilitation. They are entirely familiar with the Museum venues and are able to assist with the operational and logistical aspect of your celebration in the Event Centre.
Let’s talk food, do you cater in-house or do couples bring in their own caterers?
Auckland Museum has partnered with four of Auckland’s leading catering companies. They are experts in their field and can deliver all of your catering needs to ensure your wedding celebration is a complete success. Self-catering or using alternative caterers is not permitted. Auckland Museum does offer a BYO beverage option with a corkage fee per head.
When it comes to décor and timing, how early can a couple use the venue to set up before their wedding celebration?
Access for the Event Centre is usually from 8am on the day of the celebration.