The Orchard Church building in Te Puke is made available for the community to hire during the week for all sorts of events and commercial activities.
We’d love to host your next event. Please have a look at information and photos below, check out the hireage document* then give us a call to discuss your needs or to book in a time to come have a look. *Please note that we are currently reviewing our hireage rates, terms and conditions and we expect to implement these changes in the near future.
The Foyer & Cafe
The foyer is not your average entrance way. This large expansive space including our modern café often doubles as a location for weddings or birthdays. It connects to the kitchen via double doors and sound is delivered evenly through the foyer and cafe from speakers connected to the main auditorium sound system. The café area opens out onto a shaded decked space with an inbuilt fireplace/BBQ and an adjacent fenced playground. The cafe also has its own separate sound system connected to a TV so you can play music or video either from disc or via Bluetooth from your devices.
The auditorium is a wonderful location for weddings, funerals and business meetings. It can seat up to 475 people, with the possibility to overflow into the foyer which dramatically increases the capacity of the event. The auditorium is fitted with a production quality audio visual system (updated in 2018 and now includes streaming capabilities), stage lighting and a large screen projector. This makes it ideal for large conferences and musical/stage production events.
The Youth Hall
The Youth Hall has its own sound and projection equipment and is often used for smaller events such as birthdays or business meetings with the capacity to seat up to 100 people. It has servery windows into the kitchen for easy catering. You are welcome to set it up according to your needs. This area opens out onto a shaded decked area with a built in fireplace/BBQ and an adjacent fenced playground.
We also offer you the ability to add kitchen hire to meet the catering needs of your event. Strategically placed between the Lounge and the Youth Hall the fully equipped kitchen has servery windows both directions. Portable tables can also be used to serve refreshments in any room with ease. The kitchen can also be hired separately from the other spaces.
Our small private lounge can seat 20 – 30 people, and is a great meeting place with convenient food service from the adjacent kitchen via the servery window.