Tiakiwai Conference Centre (National Library)
A modern and dynamic conference centre nestled in the National Library
Thorndon - Wellington City
Total Area (m2)
Nestled in the heart of the National Library in Wellington, the Tiakiwai Conference Centre is an event destination woven into the fabric of New Zealand’s culture and heritage, that connects guests with its stories, knowledge and memory.
Featuring contemporary design, cutting-edge technology, and flexible multi-purpose spaces, the Tiakiwai Conference Centre is an ideal setting for meetings, workshops, conferences, performances, and presentations.
With a focus on functionality, flexibility, and a can-do attitude, our team will work closely with you to provide innovative, personalised solutions that will bring your event to life and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
The Tiakiwai Conference Centre offers multiple spaces that accommodate a wide variety of events and provide an integrated experience, including our award-winning Auditorium, spacious Foyers, captivating exhibition areas, and configurable meeting rooms.
Located in the heart of Wellington’s government precinct, only a stones-throw from the CBD and waterfront, the Tiakiwai Conference Centre brings people together in vibrant and dynamic part of New Zealand’s coolest little capital.
Bring your guests together in our spaces, and explore the rest of the Library, including the multi-award winning He Tohu exhibition, HOME café, our shop, galleries, and much more. A unique experience awaits, so get in touch with us today.
Auditorium (Taiwhanga Kauhau)
Our state-of-the-art Auditorium featuring cutting-edge AV technology, an award-winning acoustic design, 168 seats, a configurable stage, and AV and presenters’ rooms.
Rated as one of the most advanced Auditoria in the Asia-Pacific, and winner of the 2019 Wellington Architecture Award, it is sure to make a statement and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Programme Rooms (Te Wehenga and Malaga Pasifika)
Configurable meeting rooms branching from our Te Ahumairangi Foyer on our ground floor, only a few steps from our exhibition gallery and the multi-award winning He Tohu exhibition.
The rooms can be used individually for meetings and workshops or combined to create a large space ideal for talks/presentations, seminars and training sessions. The rooms can also be used as a supportive catering and green/dressing room for events held in the Foyer.
Seminar Rooms (Thorndon and Pipitea)
Configurable meeting rooms located beside our Auditorium and Tiakiwai Foyer on our lower ground floor.
The rooms can be used individually for meetings or workshops or combined to create a large space ideal for talks/presentations, seminars, training sessions, and Auditorium overflow.
A reception, breakout/catering and Auditorium overflow space that can also be used on its own for trade expos, speeches and cocktail functions.
It features a reception desk with coat-check, assorted soft furniture, and a 92-inch display supporting digital signage and Auditorium livestream. The Foyer can accommodate a full Auditorium audience in a cocktail capacity with a catering setup.
Te Ahumairangi Foyer
A spacious, configurable Foyer with concrete pillars suspending tall ceilings and a distinct aesthetic that merges the historic and contemporary, creating a unique atmosphere that will draw your guests inside.
The Foyer is ideal for ceremonies, receptions, speeches, banquet dinners and cocktail functions. It also leads visitors to the He Tohu exhibition, which serves as a one-of-a-kind event backdrop.