This centre is available to hire for a range of dance, education and workshop events.

photo of the sumner centre on a sunny dayThis centre has a large hall with a stage. There are two meeting rooms—one large room that can be used with the hall and a smaller meeting room.

Address

14–16 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner, Christchurch(external link).

Bookings

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

 

Cost Puoro-nuku
  • $13.77 per hour community group
  • $26.01 per hour self-employed tutor
  • $47.94 per hour private social functions
  • $93.84 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $47.94 per hour community events and fundraisers

Puoro-raki

  • $10.71 per hour community group
  • $17.85 per hour self-employed tutor
  • $29.58 per hour private social functions
  • $59.67 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $29.58 per hour community events and fundraisers

Pariroa

  • $10.71 per hour community group
  • $17.85 per hour self-employed tutor
  • $29.58 per hour private social functions
  • $59.67 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $29.58 per hour community events and fundraisers

General

  • $30.60 after hours security check on bookings outside of business hours
  • $408 bond on private social functions 
  • $51.00  deposit (non-refundable, additional charge) required for social bookings with a value of $150 or more 
Capacity

Hall: 150 seating max

Puoro-raki: 40 seated (60 standing max)

Pariroa: 12 seated around table (35 standing max)

Conditions of hire

Conditions of use when hiring a Council facility

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 using this centre. This must 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

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre rooms are available for hire Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight.

Please allow the Council at least 60 days’ notice when booking rooms for displays and shows. Apply to Paul.McKeefry@ccc.govt.nz.

User guide There is a user guide on site for you to read. Please leave it on site.
Familiarisation tour A Council staff member is available to provide you with a familiarisation tour. Please contact the call centre on (03) 941 8999 to arrange this.
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 bring your own (BYO) alcohol is permitted at private functions such as weddings or birthdays. A Special Licence is generally not required for these types of events.

For most other events BYO may not be a permitted activity. 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

Hall with stage

  • 12 tables
  • 150 chairs
  • 1 75 inch screen
  • large air handling HVAC unit

Puoro-raki

  • 4 tables
  • 40 chairs
  • heating

Pariroa

  • 2 tables
  • 20 chairs
  • heating

Kitchen Facilities

  • oven
  • fridge
  • Zip water heater
  • dishwasher

All users are required to supply their own tea towels, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids.

No community facility has Council free wifi.

Storage There is no storage available.
Catering No organised catering is offered.
Wheelchair access This centre has wheelchair access and wheelchair-accessible toilets. Wheelchair access is via the entrance off Nayland Street.
Parking

There are on-site car parks at 33–35 Nayland Street. Off-street parking is also available.