Special events and meetings

Beautiful, historic Alberton built in 1863, provides intimate and picturesque settings for personal celebrations and occasions, as well as corporate meetings and functions.

Special events

Picture your special event here - we can help with birthdays, anniversaries, bridal & baby showers to corporate functions such as product launches and client events. A wide range of functions can be hosted from cocktail style services, to formal dining in the ballroom, to garden parties with music and drinks on the verandah.

A private High Tea served from the house's collection vintage fine china tea cups and antique silverware is the most popular style event and makes for a memorable occasion.  We can assist in recommending caterers, in advising on the set-up and have everything you’ll need for a splendid tea party down to the finest details!

We are flexible in allowing hirers to choose their own caterers or self-cater and to decorate the house and grounds in order to personalise their events.

Meetings and corporate functions

Alberton is a refreshingly different setting for meetings, presentations, workshops and team days. The 45 metre-square Victorian ballroom can accommodate up to 70 delegates theatre style and 40 seated boardroom style.  This room flows onto the verandah overlooking the garden, which makes an ideal space for break-out sessions and for serving refreshments and lunch.

The house is a peaceful and secluded setting available Monday to Friday and on weekends. 

A celebration of life

Both the elegant formal ballroom and peaceful garden are settings suitable for a funeral service for those who choose to celebrate the life of a loved one in a secular setting. Alberton is a grand, historical site which also has the intimacy and warmth of a family home. 

The verandah and ballroom are ideal spaces for hosting receptions with tea, coffee and refreshments. We can recommend caterers who will be able to take care of everything for you.

  • Icicle lights over a celebratory dinner

    A celebratory dinner under icicle lights.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Boardroom setup in Alberton's ballroom

    Our ballroom converts easily to your board room.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Break out space on the verandah

    Tea on the verandah anyone?  Perfect for parties or for breaks during meetings.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Setting up for an event

    The less glamorous but no less important setting up for a function.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga