The North New Brighton War Memorial hall and Community Center is a multi-use facility available for community activities and private social functions. This centre is very modern and overlooks the beach.

North New Brighton War Memorial & Community Centre

There is a large upstairs area with a modern kitchen and a balcony that leads to the beach and also a smaller downstairs room suitable for small meetings or art and craft activities.

Address

93 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch

Bookings

For hiring requests and information contact us on (03) 941 8999.

Cost

Upstairs

  • $13.50 per hour community group
  • $25.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $75.00 per hour private social functions
  • $97.00 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $61.50 per hour community events and fundraisers
  • $390.00 on a Friday or Saturday night evening for social bookings (6pm to midnight only), outside these times the hourly rate applies.

Downstairs

  • $10.50 per hour community group
  • $17.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $29.00 per hour private social functions
  • $58.50 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $29.00 per hour community events and fundraisers
  • $148.00 on a Friday or Saturday night (6pm to midnight only), outside these times the hourly rate applies.

General

  • $30.00 security charge for social functions
  • $50.00 deposit (non refundable) required for social bookings with a value of $150 or more
  • $400 bond required for social bookings.
Capacity

230 for whole building.

Conditions of hire

Conditions of use agreement Hiring a Council Facility [PDF 915KB]

You must be over the age of 18 to legally hire a Council Facility.
No overnight stays.
No candles to be used.
No stiletto heels to be worn on the upstairs area.

Health and safety As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden. All users are required to complete a 'pre use' form before they use North New Brighton War Memorial and Community Centre. These must then be signed, dated and left in the plastic drop box in the foyer of the centre. The box is cleared once a week.
Hours of hire Monday-Sunday, 8am-midnight.
Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility.

A Special Licence may be required if alcohol is part of your event, e.g. if alcohol is being sold, or if your event is ticketed and alcohol will be consumed at the event.

In general BYO is permitted at private functions such as Weddings or Birthdays. A Special Licence generally is not required for these types of events.

For most other events BYO may not be a permitted activity (i.e. is unlawful and prohibited)

Find out more about whether you require a special licence by checking the Alcohol Licencing information and checking with the Alcohol Licencing Team directly. Please note that a Special Licence does not authorise BYO.

As the venue hirer and/or event host where alcohol is present at the event, regardless of whether your event requires a special licence or not you still have the responsibility to ensure that you are providing a safe drinking environment at your event. Please read Host Responsibility Guidelines and Tips.

You risk having your venue booking cancelled if you do not meet alcohol licencing requirements. Please note that applications for special licences must be made with the Alcohol Licencing Team at least 20 working days before the date of your event and should where possible be made before you advertise your event.

Equipment available

Upstairs/downstairs rooms

  • Heating for the centre is operated with a wall timer switch
  • 200 chairs (single)
  • 20 tables (folding 1800 x 760 millimetres)
  • Furniture is stored under the stage
  • Piano on stage.

Kitchen

  • Zip water heater
  • Two fridges (small and large)
  • Commercial oven
  • Commercial food warmer (small)
  • Pie warmer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hot water urn
  • Wash up sink and bench top.

There are approximately 20 cups and saucers and small plates available, one large teapot.
Users are required to supply their own crockery, tea towels, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids.

Downstairs

  • 27 chairs
  • Six tables (folding 1800 x 760 millimetres)
  • Hot water urn and jug

Cleaning cupboard

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket.
A baby change table is situated in the wheelchair toilet cubicle next to the male toilet.
Catering No organised catering offered.
Wheelchair access This centre has wheelchair access and accessible toilets. A lift services the upstairs area.
Parking There are 50 on-site car parks.
On street parking is also available.