• Hamilton Event & Conference Venues

Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest and fastest growing metropolitan area, situated on the banks of the Waikato River and offering a diverse economy and thriving business district. Centrally located between Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua, it’s the ideal destination for conferences, seminars, trade shows and board meetings – with incredible offerings for delegates post-event, including the gorgeous Hamilton Gardens, the famous Hamilton Zoo, and great nearby attractions like the Waitomo Caves (1hr by car) and the Hobbiton movie set (50 mins by car). Accor offers the choice of two modern, well-equipped conference venues in Hamilton to host your event, whether you’re planning a gathering for 8 or 300 people.

Things to do around Hamilton

Hamilton is full of natural wonders, culture and unique outdoor experiences. Wander through the Hamilton Gardens; 54 acres of Japanese and Te Parapara fauna and flora displays. Immerse yourself in Hamilton’s culture and visit the Waikato Museum and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Explore the Hobbiton Movie set through guided tours and dining experiences in Matamata. With plenty to see and do in Hamilton, plan activities that complement your event or fill your leisure time by exploring the abundance of sights Hamilton has to offer.

About Hamilton Meeting and Event Venues 

Accor offers two Hamilton meeting rooms and event venues at Ibis Hamilton Tainui and Novotel Hamilton Tainui. With rooms suited from 10 to 300 guests, you can find the ideal space to meet your needs with a choice of board meetings, corporate functions space and private events areas to choose from. There are also options to alter spaces to suit your event when it comes to seating and room decor, with formal dining arrangements, cocktail seating or conference settings available. With a dedicated events team at Accor, plan your event with professional assistance. 

Hamilton Accor meeting and event venues provide amenities and facilities, including flat-screen televisions, small stage space, wireless internet connectivity, and state-of-the-art technical equipment. With pre-event spaces such as an area for registrations, private bars and catering space to welcome attendees, your guest will have a seamless experience. 

Conference Venues Hamilton for Corporate Events and Meetings

The ibis Hamilton has four event spaces accommodating 14 to 80 guests, all with natural light and river views. I-meet is ideal for small meetings with a built-in projector, while Huia and Pukeko rooms hold up to 40 guests and offer all modern audiovisual equipment. These rooms are also suitable for dining-styes events, team-building workshops, or product launches. The Huia and Pukeko rooms can be combined for larger events, accommodating up to 80 guests' theatre-style or 60 guests for a banquet-style arrangement. 

As your guests may be required to travel further than usual for your event, onsite accommodation is available. With accommodation suited for up to four guests, enjoy spacious rooms with spectacular views. Guests can enjoy facilities and services including LCD TVs, air conditioning, paid TV channels, WiFi and customisable bedding arrangements. With an onsite restaurant and bar, your guests can enjoy a relaxing moment with alfresco dining. In partnership with the Novotel Tainui Hamilton, enjoy off-site access to a gym and sauna.

The Novotel Tainui Hamilton offers seven spaces accommodating up to 300 guests. The Union Room or Bridges Bar is ideal for larger events, offering formal or cocktail-style seating arrangements, a private bar, catering options, audiovisual equipment, and a pre-function space that doubles as a breakout room. Choose from various settings, including banquet, boardroom, classroom, theatre, and U-shape. Most larger rooms feature natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for any daytime event or meeting.

For any delegates or guests having to travel, Novotel Tainui Hamilton offers onsite accommodation with spacious guest rooms for up to four guests. Let your guests enjoy city or river views, with large windows in each room, and make use of TV and internet access as well as a complimentary fitness centre. Other hotel features include a lobby bar, in-room dining, onsite parking, restaurant, gym and laundry/dry cleaning services. With Accor's hospitality offerings, enjoy a seamless event for you and your guests.

Event and Conference Venues in Hamilton for Private Events and Special Occasions

Celebrate a special occasion or hold your next private event with an Accor venue in Hamilton. With spaces to hold up to 300 guests at Novotel Tainui Hamilton and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, a pre-function space to welcome your guests and private bar facilities it is the ideal venue to hold your next private event.  

There is also onsite accommodation available for guests to enjoy a spacious stay with unobstructed views of the Waikato River and city skyline. Each room features modern decor and facilities such as broadband internet, flat screen TV, espresso coffee machine and a complimentary fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy hotel features such as in-room dining, onsite parking, the bar and restaurant as well as laundry and dry-cleaning services.

Function and Conference Venues Hamilton FAQs

How far in advance should I book a Hamilton function venue? 

The recommended booking time for your Hamilton event depends on the event type and the expected number of guests. Large event spaces should be booked as early as possible. As a general guideline, it is advisable to book corporate and private events as least three months in advance of the event date. 

What should I check for when choosing the perfect venue in Hamilton?

When selecting the perfect venue, several factors such as capacity, required amenities and cost must be considered. To receive further assistance, please contact our friendly teams via the enquiry form.

How many people can fit into a Hamilton venue?

Capacities are based on 2-4 square meters per person but can change depending on seating arrangements and layouts. If you want to clarify the maximum capacity, it is best to speak to the venue operator.

How to select a sustainable venue?

Accor is fully committed to sustainability and has set ambitious goals to achieve this. By 2025, all hotels under the Accor brand will be eco-certified, and single-use plastics will be eliminated from the guest experience. Additionally, 90% or more of Accor team members will receive sustainability training. Accor has also taken significant steps towards reducing its carbon footprint and is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. From hotel operations to restaurants, Accor prioritises sustainability and sources food and produce locally where possible, so choosing Accor means making a responsible and sustainable choice.

Can I earn Accor loyalty Reward points when planning an event in Hamilton?

Yes! When you book with Accor for your next meeting, conference or event using the Accor Meeting Planner, you will earn points. These points can then be redeemed later for work or pleasure.