This is a modern, light filled small hall situated in a council reserve with green space and a wonderful view of Lyttelton Harbour. This is a versatile facility suitable for community groups, meetings, classes, events, small conferences, parties, exhibitions, ceremonies and receptions. It is managed by the Governors Bay Community Association.
For a larger facility, see Allandale Hall.
To look at availability of the community centre please have a look at our Calendar.
To make a booking please complete the Booking Information Request form and email to the Community Centre Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Hirer’s Agreement will be prepared for you which you will need to sign. Note: any enquiries about use of the community centre will be addressed once a day.
FREE – Community Service (meetings that benefit the community, e.g. PTA, GBCA, Jetty Trust, Bird Safe)
$10 For 4 hours Not for profit community programmes
$17 For 1 hour Self- employed tutor
$50 Private social events, family functions
$95 Commercial events – hire by corporates, government and seminars
$50 Community events with door charges or prepaid tickets
$200 Weekend hire (Friday night to Sunday night) eg weddings
$300 Bond for events – refund subject to condition of the facility after the event.
Conditions of hire
You must be over the age of 18 to legally hire a Council facility. Click on Terms & Conditions of Hire to view.
No overnight stays are permitted.
The hirer is responsible for cleaning the Community Centre after use and removing all rubbish. It may be possible to arrange a cleaner for you if required.
124 (50 chairs and six tables)
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.
Hours of hire
Governors Bay Community Centre is available for hire Monday to Sunday, 8am to 11pm (hours outside this may be negotiable).
The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility. A special licence is required if selling alcohol or selling tickets to an event where alcohol is supplied. Applications take at least 20 working days to process before the date of the event. Find out more in the licensing information section follow this link: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/consents-and-licences/business-licences-and-consents/alcohol/alcohol-licences/special-licence-for-events
- 6 power points
- 2 data connectors
- 1 TV connection
- 2 heat pumps
- 58 single chairs
- 6 large tilting tables
- Zip water heater
- Standard oven
- Fridge freezer
- Two-drawer dishwasher
- 20 teaspoons
- Sharp knife
- Bottle opener
- Tea towels
- Some crockery is available (50 mugs, 10 cake plates, 15 glasses, serving tray)
Users are required to supply their own crockery, cutlery, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids. Cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop & bucket) is available.
- Seats maximum 12
- 1 heat pump
- Cleaning Storage Cupboard
- Storage Cupboard for community groups (space limited)
- 1 TV connector
- 2 data connectors
- 10 power points
- 2 large tilting tables
- Step ladder
WiFi not currently available.
No organised catering offered. We are hoping to provide a list of local caterers soon.
This centre has wheelchair access via a ramp at the front and rear of the building.
Three standard car parks and one accessible car park at the rear of the community centre. You will need request special access to bollard chain.
On-street parking is available on Cresswell Ave. Please be aware and keep clear of residents’ driveways.
Three unisex public toilets under covered walkway which are part of the community centre.