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Events in the Pavilion

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Events in Garden Areas

If you would like to hold an event in a garden area, including having wedding photographs, we strongly advise booking ahead to avoid disappointment. Wedding ceremony bookings in garden areas cost $165. The price of other bookings depends upon the nature of the booking. Some events may be required to pay a refundable bond to cover potential damage.

Bookings can be made by contacting the Hamilton Gardens Bookings Office. Phone (64) 07 8386 782, or email bookings.gardens "at" hcc.govt.nz



Important considerations

A booking will reserve a specific garden area for a specific time and cannot be changed to another area or time without prior arrangement.

Unless special provisions have been made in terms of the Reserves Act 1977 a booking cannot give anyone exclusive access to an area in Hamilton Gardens. The public do retain a right to enter a garden. However, our experience suggests most people are very considerate.

For the protection of the Gardens and the enjoyment of other visitors, amplified music, confetti, rose petals or other similar items are not permitted.

Tents and other structures cannot be erected without prior approval from the Bookings Office. Consideration has to be given to public access, underground irrigation pipes, and possible damage.

To protect you as an event organiser and Council, organisers of some large outdoor events will be required to provide a Risk Management Plan. If required the Bookings Office can help you with this.


While the Turtle Lake Carpark accessed from Gate 1 is sometimes full at peak times there are alternative spaces in the carparks from Gate 2, particularly in the Camellia Carpark. Event organisers should consider recommending access off Gate 2 and larger events sometimes have parking wardens to assist their visitors.