MOTAT is a special place held in Aucklander’s hearts, so add the MOTAT magic into your next event or function!
We have some great facilities and character to be the perfect venue for your next event, function, wedding or product launch.
From our multi-award winning Aviation Display Hall (ADH) to the intimacy of MOTAT's iconic Historic Village, our experienced team has arranged shareholder meetings, company picnics, business functions, wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties, product launches, and team building experiences of varying sizes.
We have a range of unique venue spaces on offer which can host up to 550 people in cocktail style or 400 for a seated dinner. Each venue is rich in heritage and available evening or day, with the exception of the Aviation Display Hall which is available evenings from 6.30pm until midnight. Special circumstances apply for product launches during the day.
Our functions partner, Montana Food and Events, can provide catering, event management and audio and visual at our function spaces.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on MOTAT grounds including lawn areas.ENQUIRE NOW
Phone: +64 21 484 639
The Aviation Display Hall at MOTAT is home to one of the world's most unique aircraft collections and tells the story of military and civil aviation in New Zealand.
Our stunning facility has hosted some of our nation's most prestigious events, award ceremonies, gala dinners and more. It is our pleasure to open our doors after-hours and offer our award-winning exhibition space as a unique venue for your unforgettable event.
Welcome your guests with a cocktail hour under the nose of the Avro Lancaster Bomber before ushering them down the runway, complete with custom lighting, to dine beneath the impressive Sunderland flying boat. Finish the evening with music and dancing, taking in the spectacular view of our aircraft collection.
Such an experience your guests will remember forever. Host up to 550 guests in cocktail style arrangement or 400 for a seated dinner.
Expert audio visuals and lighting supplied by Multi-Media Systems and delicious catering by our functions partner, Montana Food and Events.
Nestled between a village of heritage cottages and gardens is the idyllic Historic Village Lawn. The lawn can seat up to 150 guests picnic style or up to 200 standing. We can accommodate large and small functions.
The Historic Village Lawn is available for day or evening functions and additional activities.
Built in 1876, Cropper House has a unique and colonial feel which is the perfect place to instill some history into your next function or event.
Recently furnished with a new covered terrace, MOTAT’s café is now able to cater up to 90 guests seated for a banquet dinner. Host a seated al fresco style dinner or allow your guests to spread out across the terrace for an elegant cocktail party. Cropper Terrace is the ideal location for private gatherings and family celebrations. Talk to us about combining your event with a visit to the museum for your guests.
The upstairs meeting space at Cropper House is a great place to hold your next business meeting and can sit up to 40 people seated or up to 60 people standing. Catering can be provided by the MOTAT Café, talk to us about combining your meeting or workshop with a visit to the museum.
Situated in front of Cropper House, the sunny lawn area is the perfect spot for a picnic, wedding ceremony or company family day out. Relax with the family on the grass under marquees with delicious picnic or BBQ food provided by our functions partner, Montana Food and Events. Extra activities like face painting and lawn games make for a perfect day out at our family friendly museum.
You can complete your experience with our special add-ons such as catering from our functions partner Montana Food and Events, MOTAT admission, exclusive tram rides or photo opportunities.
Phone: +64 21 484 639
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on MOTAT grounds including lawn areas.
As a working museum, MOTAT is subject to a wide range of technical, security, legal and health and safety restrictions and accordingly suppliers and caterers must be certified to operate on our premises. Our functions partner, Montana Food and Events, has the certification to cater your function.
The Aviation Display Hall has a unique and complex system for event and exhibition lighting and power. Multi-Media is our approved AV, sound and lighting supplier and understands the restrictions surrounding additional equipment and working among our valuable museum collection items. A Multi-Media technician is also required to be onsite for all planning meetings, pack in and pack out as well as during the event.
*Please note: MOTAT reserves the right to update pricing at their discretion.