Ngā Rūma Whakarēti kei Te Ara Whānui | Venues at Space Place


Spark imaginations and ignite wonder under the stars at our iconic observatory. Host unforgettable corporate functions, private celebrations, or educational outings amidst interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, and the historic Thomas Cooke telescope.

Take your event to new heights and book your next function at Space Place. Contact us for more information on 04 472 8904 or email us. 

The Planetarium


Take a voyage through space and make your guests feel as if they’re dining under the stars.


  • Theatre: 60
  • Banquet: 70

Prices start from $5,000. Not available on public evenings.



A grand and luxurious boardroom filled with natural light.

Capacity: 12

Prices start from $450

The Galleries


This is the perfect space for coffee and cake or canapes and cocktails. Your guests can mix and mingle while browsing through our interactive gallery.

Capacity: 180

Prices start from $3,500. Not available on public evenings.

Exploration Room


Spacious and airy, with gorgeous views overlooking the Botanic Gardens.


  • Boardroom: 32
  • Workshop: 68 
  • Classroom: 30
  • U-shape: 23
  • Theatre style: 80

Prices start from $980.

Take over Space Place


Have Space Place at Carter Observatory all to yourself, including exclusive access to planetarium shows and telescope viewings.

Capacity: 180

Equipment & Catering available

Enquire for full list and pricing.

Half day rates apply for daytime hire. All prices exclude GST.

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