Hire our event space

Trying to find a home for your home grown event, speaker series, software launch or corporate offsite? You are in the perfect spot!

GridAKL is the home of innovation, connecting technologists, product designers, thinkers, creators, content makers, tech start-ups and more! We are all about connecting and energising people that want to take their innovations to the world.

We give priority to  events that are aligned with the GridAKL vision – innovative, entrepreneurial  and community focused! If you have an event you think will be a great fit let’s talk!

Our events space is also suitable for corporate workshops and staff offsites. We can provide you space to brainstorm, create and plan. Plus there is a cafe on site where you can grab a barista coffee and a bite to eat in between sessions.

In the evenings, the events space can be opened out into the cafe  – perfect to create more space for larger events.

Or for smaller meet ups the cafe is available to use with comfy booth style seating, high tables, long desks, power points, whiteboards and projectors to accommodate your group.

We can cater for all types of setups. Just tell us what you need and we will tell you if it’s possible.

Currently we allow BYO caterers and give you the flexibility of a blank canvas for you to do what you would like with it. We have an events coordinator (she’s a superstar) to help you with the setup of the space and all the tech side of things.


  • 110 people seated theatre style
  • 180 people standing/networking
  • 40-60 people in a workshop table setting (depending on configuration)


  • Versatile space
  • Furniture use included in hire
  • Flexible desks, chairs and bar leaners included in furniture suite
  • Kitchenette located in event space with fridge, small prep area and sink
  • Black out curtains
  • Audio visual setup
  • On-site cafe, and close to local cafes, restaurants and supermarket
  • Use your own catering team

We’ve got more details for you on each below.


For most presentations and workshops all you’ll need to do is bring your laptop.

We have all the connections to the projector system you could need, including surround sound audio output.

Available equipment includes:

  • Projector
  • Surround Sound Audio
  • Microphones x 2
  • HDMI connection for projector
  • PC/VGA connection for projector


We have the following furniture available for you to use:

  • Rectangular fold up tables (seat 2-4 each) x 30+
  • Standing height bar leaners/ working tables x 4-6
  • Stackable white chairs x 110
  • Numerous different couches and ottomans available for casual seating (these can be packed away for a more formal setting)
  • Whiteboard x 1


We do have a small kitchen but we keep it as a simple service area rather than a cooking space.

There are hot water urns, a three door bar fridge/freezer, and cleaning supplies.

If you will be needing glassware for your event, it is best to hire from an events supplier. This way all you need to do afterwards is rinse the glassware and stack them ready for pickup.


GridAKL is not a licensed venue at this stage which means that no alcohol can be consumed on site without a license. You can either apply for a one-off special licence via Auckland Council (takes at least 20 working days) and supply a Duty Manager or organise an onsite catering service who hold an off-licence and will provide a Duty Manager to be onsite serving alcohol at your event. Either way a Duty Manager needs to be onsite for the duration of the liquor being served.

This space is not suitable for weddings, birthdays or pre & post ball functions.

Enquire about hiring our event space

Fill in this form to enquire about hiring our space. It’ll go through to Alana and she’ll come back to you within 48 hours. She’s good like that.

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