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WELLINGTON C O L L E G E Founded 1867

Facilities for Hire

events@wellington college Wellington College

Dufferin Street • PO Box 16073 • Wellington Telephone: (04) 802 2520 • Facsimile: (04) 802 2542 • Email: events@wellington-college.school.nz

Wellington College is situated a few minutes from the airport and the city centre, adjacent to Government House and overlooks the Basin Reserve. Our three facilities - Brierley Theatre, Firth Hall and the Pavilion - are available for hire after school hours (weekdays from 6.00pm), during the weekends and over the holiday periods at very competitive rates.

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Central location Heritage architecture Elegant entertaining and function facilities Ample and free parking, close to public transport On-site caterers

Firth Hall, built in 1924, was the original dining room of the Wellington College boarders and was part of the boarding establishment of Firth House (named after Wellington College’s longest serving Headmaster JP Firth ~ 1892-1921). Firth Hall was the only part to have escaped condemnation. It was incorporated into the Arts Centre which opened in 1987 and was deemed to be known as the Brierley Theatre (named after Old Boy and benefactor Sir Ron Brierley 19511954). Wellington College’s Brierley Theatre and adjacent Firth Hall – ideal for weddings, special occasions and corporate functions allow for an entire wedding occasion or just the reception, or for corporate events and private functions. The Cricket Pavilion, suitable for meetings or fine dining, seats 20 guests. The reception facility features a splendid open-plan dining room/ballroom, that seats up to 300 guests. The historic Firth Hall allows for smaller events (that seat 120) or as pre-reception cocktail area and as an area for those quieter moments. Events @ Wellington College is now catered by Fine Cuisine – who can plan, style and manage any wedding occasion, private function or corporate event on your behalf. Their team of seasoned professionals will prepare delightful cuisine that will impress you and your guests. Experience a culinary innovation combined with a focus on freshness and quality is what makes their menus special - and at prices you can afford. They can also advise and recommend services on a number of associated event details - theming, décor, beverages, even invitations and place names. While Events @ Wellington College specialises in weddings, it is also an elegant and practical venue for a variety of functions from corporate events to balls and special occasions. Our venues have the flexibility to offer a variety of options to suit your unique requirements. It helps that all of this is located in the heart of the city and with the advantage of extensive free parking.


Brierley Theatre & Firth Hall

To Alexandra Park • Gifford Observatory

• Practice Nets • Art Block

Private

• No. 3 Ground

• Girvan Library

• E Block • Development & WCOBA Office

• Maths Block

• Technology • Rees-Thomas Block Science Centre

• Music Block

• Renouf Sports Centre

• Brierley Theatre Arts Centre • Firth Hall

• Computer Centre • Canteen

• Student Services Centre • Reception

• Memorial • Atrium Assembly Main • Tower Block Hall Entrance

• Language Centre

• International Office • Visitor Parkins

• Old Boys’ Gymnasium

• The Terraces

• International Language Centre • Frank Crist Sports Academy Centre

• Drama Suite

• Cricket Pavilion • Wellington College Archives

• Sir Ron Brierley Artificial Turf

Logistics

• No. 1 Ground

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS Brierley Theatre Dining and Ballroom

300

Cocktail

400

Theatre

160

• Tennis Courts & Hockey Turf • Government House Drive To A

• Wellington College Main Entrance irpo

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Dufferin Street

Firth Hall

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Dining

120

Cocktail

200

Theatre

150 The Pavilion

Dining

20

Theatre

50

Fine Cuisine Fine Cuisine is your locally owned & operated Catering company providing great food & service since 1993. • Weddings, Balls & Functions • Christmas Parties & Birthdays • Unique & Creative Theming • Complete Event Management

T: (04) 801 9946 E: elaine@finecuisine.co.nz W: www.finecuisine.co.nz

EXIT

• Practice Nets

• St Mark’s School

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• Basin Reserve


Weddings

Above: While many couples choose to have their service off-site, we can host your service in Firth Hall - adjacent to the Brierley Theatre - with subtle dressing of chairs and staging. Below: Various views of a Wedding held in our Brierley Theatre. Your hire includes trestle tables and chairs, however you can hire in round tables and your choice of linen and chair coverings.


Dinners & Special Occasions

Our Brierley Theatre seats up to 300 guests utilising both trestle and round tables for your guests. Trestle tables and chairs are included in the hire, while round tables are hired from outside and are an additional cost. As your event progresses, tables can be moved to accommodate a band and dancing. As we are not aligned to any one alcohol outlet, hirers of the venue can have wholesale alcohol delivered on a sale and return basis. The premises are commercially cleaned as part of the package and clearing of rubbish (bottles etc) can be arranged with Fine Cuisine.


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