Upgrade to business class
The redeveloped Napier War Memorial Centre – hosted by Napier Conferences & Events is Hawke’s Bay’s only purpose built Conference venue and is perfect for your next business event. There is now a larger foyer for pre-function events, a brand new exhibition hall, more dining space and stylish interior design all located in a beautiful seaside setting.
Location, location, location…
Panoramic views are part of the experience on offer at Napier War Memorial Centre. Located on Marine Parade and overlooking the ocean, guests can enjoy the sweep of the bay from Cape Kidnappers to Mahia Peninsula. Napier’s Art Deco architecture and ambience is right on the doorstep and a range of quality accommodation is available within walking distance and the airport is just a short drive away.
More room to move
The Centre’s multi-purpose spaces were specifically designed for conferences, events, exhibitions and special occasions. The enlarged foyer is an ideal ‘meet and greet’ area for guests, creating flow between all meeting rooms. The iconic Ballroom with its spectacular 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean has been expanded to increase dining capacity for up to 350 guests, and a newly built large Exhibition Hall will accommodate up to 25 exhibition sites.
Dishing up fine food every day
Dish Catering, one of Hawke’s Bay’s most prestigious catering companies, works hard behind the scenes to bring you innovative cuisine specifically to suit every occasion.
Our support – your success
The team at Napier Conferences & Events offer experience, dedication and local knowledge to ensure your next event exceeds your expectations. Whether you need insight into accommodation, transport and activities or advice on technical elements including lighting and sound, we are available onsite to help during the planning stages and on the day of your event.
The onsite caterers, Dish Catering, offer a wide range of menu choices to suit the budget, theme or dietary requirements of your event and its guests. All food is freshly prepared onsite daily from locally sourced ingredients or products where possible.
AV Equipment and Technology
We have dedicated staff, equipment and all the latest technology and gadgets to make sure your conference flows without a hitch. Whether you need extra lighting, sound, data projectors or live video feeds, we have the expertise and the knowhow.
For the duration of your event, we’ll also provide an audio visual, lighting and technical assistant to monitor and deal with any issues that may arise. We’re also happy to liaise and work with your outsourced audiovisual provider if necessary.
The centre’s onsite in-house AV technology setup is available to hire and we can quote and organise virtually any additional or bespoke AV requirements you may need.
Activities and Entertainment
In conjunction with our other venues, we can also help with extra activities to help make your conference a success. Perhaps a welcoming cocktail party themed as ‘Under the Sea’ at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Or a putt-putt match on the greens at Par2 MiniGolf? Or maybe experience a taste of Art Deco with “The Great Gatsby Dinner” in our ballroom, a vintage car ride or art deco dancers? We have a variety of activity packages for you to choose from, or we can tailor one specifically to the theme of your event.