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Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre

Flexible spaces, quality facilities and a talented team – we’ve got everything you need for a seamless event at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Our conference centre is capable of hosting 1200 or more delegates, and offers 11 breakout spaces, onsite audio visual services, ultra-fast fibre optics, award-winning catering and complimentary delegate parking.

Claudelands’ linked rooms and spaces can be expanded, reduced or used in combinations – meaning we can suit your exact requirements. Our 6000-capacity auditorium is ideal for larger seated banquets and conference plenary sessions.

Our venue is cleverly designed with an emphasis on proximity, style and with reference to the heritage of the area.

Main Services

Set amongst 34 hectares of beautiful parkland and a short 10 minutes walk from Hamilton’s CBD, this convenient location means easy access to the city’s accommodation facilities as well as the thriving cafe and nightlife scene.

Centrally located within the Waikato region, Claudelands is within close proximity to other major North Island cities including Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupo, as well as iconic North Island attractions such as Waitomo Caves, the Hobbiton Movie Set and the black sand beaches of Raglan.

Exclusive partnerships
To complement the high quality of the venue, Claudelands maintains exclusive partnerships with industry leading companies – Montana Catering and Vidcom New Zealand Ltd. Based on site, these professionals provide optimum service in catering and audio visual, communications and equipment for all conferences and functions.

Activities & Experiences

Plenty of onsite space for activities

Support Services

Catering and AV

Facilities and Services


  • Extra meeting rooms
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • On-site Catering
  • On-site Audio Visual

Layout description

Conference and Function Venues
Auditorium / Arena
Theatre: 6000 Banquet: 1400
Cabaret: 1120 Cocktail: 3000
Exhibition: On Application

Heaphy Room
Theatre: 900 Banquet: 650
Classroom: 594 Cocktail: 900
Cabaret: 520 Exhibtion: 38

Heaphy Room 1
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 180
Classroom: 198 Cocktail: 300
Cabaret: 144 Exhibition: 14

Heaphy Room 2
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 180
Classroom: 198 Cocktail: 300
Cabaret: 144 Exhibition: 15

Heaphy Room 3
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 180
Classroom: 198 Cocktail: 300
Cabaret: 144 Exhibition: 14

Brooklyn Room
Theatre: 220 Banquet: 160
Classroom: 216 Cocktail: 230
Cabaret: 128

Brooklyn Room 1
Theatre: 140 Banquet: 100
Classroom: 180 Cocktail: 150
Cabaret: 80

Brooklyn Room 2
Theatre: 60 Banquet: 40
Classroom: 54 Cocktail: 70
Cabaret: 32

Oakley Room
Theatre: 62 Banquet: 40
Classroom: 30 U Shape: 22
Boardroom: 24 Cocktail: 60
Cabaret: 32

Boardroom: 16

Nework Lounge
Theatre: 50 Banquet: 40
Classroom: 48 U Shape: 30
Boardroom: 36 Cocktail: 50
Cabaret: 32

Arena Lounge
Theatre: 120 Banquet: 120
Cocktail: 180 U Shape: 22
Cabaret: 96

Exec Lounge
Theatre: 40 Banquet: 30
Cocktail: 40

The Grandstand
Theatre: 80 Banquet: 90
Cocktail: 120

Exhibition Hall A
Exhibition: 77

Exhibition Hall B
Exhibition: 77

Exhibition Hall C
Exhibition: 70

Exhibition Hall D
Exhibition: 60




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