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upcoming events And special Services

our venues

We have a number of venue options to choose from that may be suitable for your event. 

For further information and to book any of our venues, please contact the Cathedral Events and Marketing Manager, who will be happy to help you in organising your event at the Cathedral.


Capacity: 1100 seated 

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

The Cathedral Nave is not only used for worship, the space is regularly used as an auditorium, concert venue, lecture theatre and conference venue to name but a few. The space is versatile with movable furniture enabling the Nave to be configured in many different ways. The vibrant stained glass creates an uplifting effect during the day and is atmospheric in the evening. Events held in the Cathedral Nave include concerts by the Auckland Philharmonia, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbin, Paul Kelly and Beth Orton, Auckland Choral, the Lexus Song Quest, the KBB Music Festival, and workshops with the King's Singers.


Capacity: 100 seated  

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager

The Cathedral Chancel is a spectacular venue suitable for smaller concerts, with high ceiling arches, polished wooden floors and beautiful acoustics. The Chancel has been the setting of many concerts including those by V8 and Trinity Voices.

Jo and Evan - October 2013 - HTC Chancel
bishop monteith
visitors' centre

Capacity: 100 seated | 200 standing

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

The Bishop Monteith Visitors' Centre is the long, glass building located off the Cathedral's sunny Forecourt with excellent views over the Waitemata on one side and of the Mountain Fountain on the other. The Visitors' Centre is suitable for a variety of catered functions from sit-down dinners to cocktail parties, and there is a functional and well-stocked kitchen facility attached. There is also a fixed projector screen enabling this venue to be used for presentations, AGMs and lectures.


Capacity: 190 standing

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

Designed by Auckland architects, Fearon Hay, this remarkable space has three walls of glass and a gilded curved ceiling. Sitting in the Chapel you look out through mature oaks across the city to Maungakiekie, to your right you see the historic and beautiful St Mary’s, and to your left there is a glimpse of the Waitematā.  On summer days, the front wall is fully opening, with nine sliding panels, inviting interaction with the Trinity Garden, in which sits a gilded cross sculpture designed by Christchurch artist, Neil Dawson.  The ceiling is gilded with three colours of gold, and the skylight at the back allows a view up the exterior wall of the Cathedral to the outside of the Rose Window. This award-winning Chapel is an exquisite venue for cocktail functions, dinners, product launches, conferences, chamber music concerts and much more.

Image: Patrick Reynolds

Click here for more photos of the Chapel


Capacity: 550 seated

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity is over 120 years old and made almost exclusively from native Heart Kauri. It is one of the larger wooden churches in New Zealand but still provides an intimate atmosphere for concerts and lectures.


Capacity: 80 standing

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

The newest venue at Holy Trinity Cathedral, the John Wilson Gallery is a creative and vibrant space ideal for cocktail functions. This exciting new gallery space is located in the undercroft (lower level) of the Cathedral. The Gallery features nine works on rotating loan from the Arts House Trust and was made possible through a generous bequest from the late John Wilson and other donations.  The gallery currently houses artworks by Gavin Chilcott, Dick Frizzell, Georgie Hill, Allen Maddox, Rhea Maheshwari, Ian Scott, William Sutton, Julia Webb and Evan Woodruffe.

Wireless microphones are available and there is a kitchenette adjacent to the gallery.



Capacity: 100 seated, 200+ standing  

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

The Cathedral Undercroft is a large, open space underneath the Cathedral Nave. It contains a kitchenette and is used by a variety of groups including Mainly Music. The space is also ideal for larger conferences with the capacity and versatility to hold many tables in various configurations. A large projector screen can be arranged.


Capacity: 60 people seated  

Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

The Oaks Room is the Cathedral's largest meeting room and is located underneath the Cathedral. It contains a fixed projector screen and can be used as a meeting room, lecture hall or cinema room. There is also access to the kitchen facilities outside the room by arrangement.


Capacity: 20 people seated  |  Cost: On application to the Events and Marketing Manager 

The Friends' Room is located off the Cathedral Nave. It is light and spacious with a large boardroom table and kitchen facilities. This room is perfect for meetings or workshops.


Click below to read the Statement of Intent regarding use of the Cathedral Precinct.


The cathedral car park has 80 spaces and is accessible from Parnell Road, behind St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity. Please pay for your parking at the pay and display machine with a paywave-enabled card.

Rates for parking are $6 for 4 hours or $10 for all day. Hours for parking are Monday - Sunday 6am - midnight.

For more details on how to find your way to Holy Trinity Cathedral, please click below.

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