Facility Hire

Looking for somewhere special for your next event?

For further information and venue hire charges contact 
Jo Sherlock ph (04)476 8792 ext 832 or email: Jo.Sherlock@marsden.school.nz
Marsden School has distinctive buildings and beautifully landscaped grounds that will create the perfect atmosphere for your function, whether it is an intimate family occasion or corporate cocktails for 120 - we have the room for you. Situated 15 mins from the city centre, in Karori, there is ample parking on site with public transport 1min away. Our varied facilities are available for hire after school hours, during the weekends and over the holiday breaks at very competitive rates.    

Hire Charges

These prices are indicative only, each booking is different and we are happy to tailor our prices to suit your needs.
  • Marsden House $1500 + gst (for a full weekend hire) 
  • Cafeteria and Courtyard $250 +gst 
  • Chapel $150 + gst
  • Use of commercial kitchen $100 + gst
  • Cleaning bond $120 (refunded if premises left clean and tidy)
  • Auditorium $30 - $50 + gst per hour 
  • Internet $15 + gst per day
  • Data projector /sound system $20 + gst per day 

All hires are priced individually depending upon the length of hire, number of people attending, hours of access etc 

Foyer - Te Manawa o Te Kura

The foyer in Te Manawa o Te Kura (the heart of Marsden) is part of the award winning main block redevelopment which was opened by Prime Minister, John Key in May 2015. It is a large light filled space with stairs leading to the auditorium and doors out into a sheltered courtyard. Ideal for cocktail functions or as a conference breakout space.


Our auditorium has comfortable tiered seating and the audio/visual equipment necessary to ensure a great viewing experience for performances, seminars or product launches (seats 500).

Marsden House

Marsden House, Cultural Centre and Swainson Room – ideal for corporate events and weddings, includes access to a commercial kitchen. 

With traditional oak panelling overlooking attractive gardens this room has a large open fireplace and dais for speakers. A sound system and data projector are also available (seats 120).


The cafeteria in Marsden House has commercial kitchen facilities available for caterers and a wonderful indoor/outdoor flow onto a spacious brick courtyard.

iCentre/North Studio

The iCentre/North Studio connects off the foyer and is a large versatile space with a digital wall and sink.

Sheppard Wake/South Studio

The Sheppard Wake/South Studio connects off the foyer and is another light filled space that can be configured as desired. 


Beautiful stained glass windows are a feature of our consecrated Chapel which is available for small ceremonies. Linking directly to Marsden House via the paved courtyard for an easy flow from service to reception. NB: Member of clergy required for services. (Seats approx. 90) 


The Music Suite, IT Labs and classrooms, sports facilities and Art House with dark room are also available for hire.

Come and see why you should make Marsden the venue for your next event or activity.