Nestled within the historic and picturesque Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North, the Keirunga Creative Arts Venue is an ideal location for hosting your next private event, workshop, or corporate function in Hawke’s Bay. With five versatile spaces available for hire, our venue is operated by the Keirunga Gardens Arts and Crafts Society Inc, ensuring a unique and creative atmosphere.
Our venue is equipped with modern audiovisual facilities, and the entire building offers complimentary ultrafast Wi-Fi, meeting the technological needs of your event. Whether it’s a daytime conference or an evening gala dinner, cocktail party, or awards ceremony, our spaces can be seamlessly adapted to suit your requirements with elegance and style.
Beyond being a venue for hire, Keirunga is a vibrant Creative Arts Venue for the local community. With over 14 groups calling Keirunga home, regular classes, programs, and workshops are held, fostering a thriving creative community.
To explore room options and discuss available packages, please fill out our venue hire enquiry form. Our venue manager will then reach out with a customised quote to ensure your event at Keirunga Creative Arts Venue is a memorable and seamless experience.

Keirunga Homestead

The Keirunga Homestead, a focal point within the venue, stands as a testament to architectural excellence with its sprawling design and captivating panoramic garden views overlooking the stunning landscapes of Hawke’s Bay. This space is an embodiment of thoughtful design and meticulous planning.

This space is suitable for weddings and boutique conferences.

keirunga homestead

Quilters cottage

Situated within the picturesque Keirunga Gardens, this quaint cottage offers an ideal venue for hosting small functions. The serene garden surroundings provide a tranquil backdrop, creating a delightful ambiance for any gathering. Additionally, the venue boasts a small and intimate kitchen that is available for use, allowing for the preparation of refreshments or meals tailored to the occasion.

This space is suitable for meetings and workshops.

Quilters Cottage Meeting Room

Frank Bacon Studio

Situated just a leisurely stroll away from the main car park, The Frank Bacon Studio stands as a vibrant community space available for hire. Within its welcoming walls, a tapestry of creativity unfolds, offering a hub where various art groups converge, workshops come to life, and a multitude of other exciting activities take place, fostering a sense of artistic camaraderie and cultural enrichment.

Frank Bacon Studio Inside

Nelson Theatre

The Nelson Theatre not only hosts outstanding community theatre but is also available for rental as a versatile space for meetings or performances. Whether you’re organising an Annual General Meeting (AGM) or a special event, our venue caters to your needs with amenities such as an AV projector (available in the foyer only), a drop-down screen, connectivity options for computers (facilitating “Power Point” displays), and a full sound system.

This space is suitable for productions, conferences and meetings.

Keirunga Creative Arts Venue Nelson Theatre