Bringing together International luxury and the warmest Kiwi hospitality Cocoon House is home to New Zealand’s most exquisite private events. From the moment you set foot in this beautiful location you feel taken care of.
Choose any combination of spaces or take over the whole house. With three floors of versatile and stunningly decorated spaces Cocoon offers both flexibility and exclusivity for lunches, dinners, product launches, intimate conferences, meetings, cocktail events and special celebrations.
With truly world class service standards our staff are dedicated to making every Cocoon experience a luxurious delight for every guest. We can handle every detail for you, or simply support you creating your own unique vision.
THE COCOON SALON is situated on the first floor with each room opening to the central atrium. Inspired by the famous Hutong courtyards of ancient Beijing, this courtyard and lush Mexican Elder tree are the centrepiece of the property and visible from nearly every room. The Salon Floor encompasses the DINING ROOM and FORMAL LOUNGE, connected by the ATRIUM space.
Featuring a giant 30,000 year old Kauri table that was specially commissioned. Sitting at the table guests are cloaked in beauty. A dramatic John Pule Tapa cloth hangs above the fire place looking across to delights from the Cocoon sculpture collection on the opposite wall.
• Seated dining for up to 30 guests
• Stand up cocktail event for up to 40 guests
The formal lounge sits East of the atrium in magnificent contrast to the light and casual dining room. In winter months a large open fire warms the space, but the room appears to glow all year round, basking in the golden hues from the spectacular Colin McCahon painting that graces the far wall.
• Seated dining for up to 16 guests
• Stand up cocktail event for up to 30 guests
A natural meeting point and social hub. Water dances down the black rock wall and under the yard. The glass walls of the courtyard open fully on three sides, combining with the dining room and lounge to create a dramatic entertainment space. Outdoor heating, fireplace and a retractable roof allows the Atrium to be used in all weather.
• Al fresco dining for 20 guests
• Stand up cocktail event for 30 guests
• Theatre seating can be set up for 20 guests
The lavish but ever so intimate Cocoon Bar is a hidden treasure of the house and of the whole of Auckland. Time has been known to stand completely still in this space. Feeling very much like a real cocoon, guests of the bar are protected from the outside world by a luxurious cloak of art, exotic whiskey and the finest wines.
• 20 guests
• Hire includes Mixologist
The top level offers many gorgeous views to the courtyard below and three diverse spaces. In true Cocoon fashion one room reflects European culture, one Asian and one features taonga totally unique to Aotearoa.
JIANGNAN TEA ROOM
Two stunning Ming period replica chairs were specially commissioned for the room and took eight months to produce. A large-scale print of the famous Jiangnan water village by Wu Guangzhong sits behind the Tea master radiating timeless serenity to all those gathered at the tea table. The table is another bespoke piece crafted from swamp kauri and usually laden with exquisite tea pots and tea accoutrement. Guests seated at the table enjoy a remarkable view through the branches of the courtyard birch tree across to the Fornasetti Library
• 8 tea ceremony guests
• Hire includes Tea Master
Art and objects by the celebrated Italian designer adorn every surface in this luxuriant private room. A quiet space for intimate meetings or break outs.
• 6 guests
Maori god Tu takes pride of place in this elegant alcove, looking out from the John Walsh painting Pare O Tūmatauenga.
• Intimate dining for 8 guests
• Break out and meeting space
Cocoon House is a truly boutique venue designed for exclusive and intimate gatherings and is something you just have to experience. Contact us today with your vision and details of your event.
Amenities & Services
- Air Conditioner
- Sound System
- Lighting System