The Meeting Room, Cornwall Park
Te Mākaramū (The Meeting Room) is the former Cornwall Park tea kiosk, designed by architect Harold Davies, and opened in March 1929. A fire reportedly closed the tea rooms in 1957, with the Hawke’s Bay Playcentre given the tenancy in 1970. The building was restored in 2023 and made available for community use.
The building is available for hire as a single space. It includes kitchen and toilet facilities. The pavilion is suitable for small events such as community group gatherings or meetings, or private functions.
To make a booking, click here.
Need a bigger space for your event? Cornwall Park is available for non-exclusive use.
Note: To use a council reserve, park or public spaces, a Temporary Event Permit for commercial or local community is generated from the online application. Applications are requested a minimum of 4 weeks before your event date for processing. The event date is recorded to minimise conflict of events and event activities are assessed to safely deliver to the public and place. Fees and a damages bond may apply. The bond is used to restore damage to grounds and/or assets, and refunded if not required.
Buskers, annual approved collectors and wedding ceremonies/photos are free but still require an application to use to prevent conflicts. Parks, Reserves and Public Spaces cannot be used for wedding receptions.
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