Cooks Garden Events Centre

99 St Hill Street | Whanganui | Manawatu

Venue Features

Size: 30 – 230 guests

Facilities: Kitchen, Stadium and City Views, Outside Courtyard, Lounge Area

Venue Details:

Functions at Cooks Garden Events Centre

The Cooks Garden Events Centre is managed by the Whanganui district council and has two primary function spaces available for hire. The cooks room and the larger of the two is the Peter Snell lounge is very spacious and can accomodate 80 guests in banquet style which is ideal for weddings and small corporate events. Located in the centre of Whanganui and 5.6 kms from Whanganui Airport.

DJ Sound Equipment setup

Our state of the art DJ setup is compact and takes up very little space leaving plenty of room for you and your guests to dance. We use reliable brands such as Sennheiser™, Pioneer™ and Bose™ so you can be assured of the best sound experience and we guarantee you and your guests will still enjoy conversation anywhere in the venue.


Your guests will love using the open air photo booths. You and your guests will have fun and laughter with the many props provided. 

Indoor Fireworks

Making a grand entrance? Indoor fireworks will wow your guests. Completely safe and cold to the touch, they look amazing at any occasion.

Lighting and special effects

Fancy a colour change? How about dancing on a cloud? We have an extensive range of special effects to take your event to the next level. 

For music and entertainment