Since 1911


In  1880 the Woodbury Domain was established  and in 1911 the Woodbury hall was built to celebrate the coronation. Over the years, various extensions have been made to the hall using timber cut from trees planted in the domain by the pioneers. It is now one of the biggest country halls in New Zealand and is widely used by the community.

The hall is suitable for wedding receptions, parties and dances. It has been used by the local Dramatic Society for their plays, and also by the local school for end-of -year shows as well as the annual flower show. It has a capacity of 240 people.

The hall has a large main area  (550 sq metres) complete with a stage and piano and three log burners for heating The wood is supplied as part of the hire charge . The kitchen is large and equipped with three full stoves, a commercial dishwasher, two refrigerators, one with a freezer and a microwave oven. There is a large food preparation area.  It has enough crockery and cutlery for providing supper for 240 guests. At one end of the hall there is a bar with outside access. In the bar there are 2 small refrigerators.

Available for hire:

White Trestle Tablecloths

White Round Tablecloths

Natural Coloured Napkins


Bain Maries


"Best Country Hall Kitchen."

"We had the best day ever, the hall was amazing - Best Venue Ever." - Wedding January 2024

"You have been so amazing." - Wedding February 2024


"Fabulous Hall." September 2019

"Best Country Hall I have catered in in NZ."

A rustic and warm function hall.


A Function Venue for everything from Weddings, Parties and Conferences.


For charges for longer hires or part hires please contact the secretary: Mary Burgess -
Payment can be made by cash or direct bank deposit (no EFTPOS available)


Your Plan






(per day)


Day hire - 10am - 5pm - $350 per day

full day/night hire - 10AM - 10AM the NEXT DAY - $500 

A deposit is required to confirm booking

SUNDAY TO Thursday

(per day)


day hire - 10am - 5pm - $250 per day

full day/night hire - 10am -10am next day -  $350

A deposit is required to confirm booking


day hire - 10am - 5pm - $50 per day



It's simple - Leave it the way you found it.

  1. As well as the normal hire charge, a bond must be paid.  This bond will be returned in full to chosen bank account if the hall and hall contents are left in a clean, tidy and undamaged condition to the satisfaction of the Cleaner or Secretary.  Any costs arising from significant damage, loss and additional cleaning will be deducted from the bond refunded.  Costs that exceed the bond will be invoiced to you direct.

  2. Hirers are asked in their own interest to ensure that the fire extinguishers are not fired off needlessly. As these are expensive to have recharged, the cost will be charged to the hirer.

  3. Every Hirer is to be familiar with the procedure for evacuation in the case of a fire or earthquake.
  4. Any damage is to be reported.  
  5. Keys are to be returned the day after the hire of the hall or $50.00 of the bond will not be refunded.
  6. There are to be no hay bales or any other such flammable material used as decorations in the Hall.
  7. The Hall is a NON SMOKING venue.
  8. Lighting of ANY fires in the grounds is not permitted.
  9. All decorations and their attachments MUST be removed from the walls and Hall at the completion of any function.
  10.  All rubbish accumulated at a function is the responsibility of the Hirer and must be removed from the Hall and Grounds.
  11. Round Tables MUST NOT be removed from the hall.  NO furniture is to be used outside if wet.
  12. Please re-stack tables and chairs in their designated places, chairs in the "snug" area as per diagram.  Please ensure ALL furniture shifted is replaced.
  13. Hirers to supply their own tea towels.
  14. Please read instructions for operation of the steriliser.  Dishes must be washed before being sterilised.'
  15. Ensure power to the hot water cylinder is switched off at the completion of function.
  16. Ensure the main power switch is turned off as you leave the hall.
  17. Wash floor with hot water.
  18. Firewood supplied.  Please bring paper and lighter.
  19. NO furniture to be removed from Hall without permission, if removed with permission it must NOT be left in the rain.
  20. If you use a Caterer, it is still your responsibility to ensure Kitchen left as found and clean.
  21. You must pay your account before picking up keys.
  22. You must meet Hall Cleaner on arrival at Hall, and on completion of hire.  This is to ensure you are happy with everything, know where things are, and that the hall is left as found.
  23. NO liquor to be sold without a special license from the Liquor Licensing Agency.
  24. Any cleaning charges over and above the Hall Bond, after your hire of the hall (if not left as found), will be invoiced to you.
  25. Hirers should consider obtaining Public Liability Insurance cover in respect of their hire of the hall, pavilion or domain, as hirers may be liable for loss or damage caused in the domain or to third parties.
  26. There is to be no disturbance to neighbours die to excessive noise as defined in the Resource Mangement Act 1991 and that if noise is considered to be excessive the Council has the power to direct that noise be reduced to a reasonable level, and to seize sound equipment, or to remove or render it inoperable.
  27. The Site shall not be used, or permitted to be used, for noisome, noxious, offensive, dangerous, illegal or unlawful purposes or activities.
  28. Every hirer is required to be familiar with the procedure for evacuation of the hall in case of fire.
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