This centre comprises of a large room with a separate kitchen and a bar area.

The centre is situated on Wigram Green and offers an outside courtyard with a children's playground adjacent.


Corsair Drive, Wigram, Christchurch(external link)

Next to Wigram Gymnasium.


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



  • $15.30 per hour community group, committee meetings
  • $31.50 per hour self-employed tutor
  • $52.50 per hour private social functions
  • $99.80 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $51.00 per hour community events and fundraisers
  • $265.00 on a Friday or Saturday evening social booking (6pm to midnight only), outside these times the hourly rate applies
  • $66.50 security charge to ensure that the facility has been left fit for purpose
  • $500.00 bond required for social bookings
  • $150 cleaning charge retained from the bond if the venue is not left fit for purpose
  • Standing 150
  • Seated 100
Conditions of hire

Conditions of use when hiring a Council facility.

Hours of hire

Harvard Community Centre is available for hire Monday to Sunday, 9am to midnight.
Note: hours outside of the above may be negotiable.


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

Main room

  • Two Heat pumps
  • 80 chairs (stackable)
  • 13 tables (tilting)


  • Microwave oven and oven
  • Two fridges (one in kitchen and one behind bar area)
  • Standard oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Zip water heater
  • Assorted crockery
  • No AV Equipment available

Individuals and hire groups are required to supply their own extra crockery, cutlery, tea towels, washing up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids.

No community facility has Council free wifi.


We do not organise or offer catering.

Wheelchair access This centre has wheelchair access.

On-street parking available.