See the year out with a big bang! We have several package options and a suite of function spaces available for hire, including NZ’s largest 360-degree planetarium theatre.
Call 09 624 1246 ext 217 or email [email protected] to secure an unforgettable party destination.
Take over the whole of Stardome and get exclusive access to all our facilities including a show in our planetarium theatre, use of two private function rooms for dinner or cocktails, and our Space Gallery and Exhibits area for your guests to explore and enjoy. See the Christmas in the Cosmos Snapshot below on what each package offers, or download the package information here.
Host a day out for your staff and their families! Hire Stardome in the daytime and enjoy the outdoors and watch planetarium shows suitable for the whole family. You’ll have access to all the facilities and outdoor gazebos. If the weather cooperates, you’ll also get the Discovery at the Dome room. This is a fun, play-based room for children, filled with experiments and crafts to keep the kids entertained. If the weather doesn’t work in your favour, you can use this room for Santa, food and hanging out.
A celestial week night out! This option includes a presenter-led extended Night Sky show, where your guests will be dazzled by a virtual tour of the stars, planets and constellations visible on the night of your event. Set up in the Space Gallery and Exhibits, you’ll get cheese platters, two glasses of wine or beer per person, Christmas mince pies and a platter of seasonal fruit. You can also talk to us about purchasing additional drinks.
If all you need is a room and some entertainment, then this is the option for you! Hire the Matariki Room where you can serve and eat whatever you like and catch your choice of a private planetarium show. You’ll have the room from 5pm–11pm and can organise your night around your private planetarium show screening at either 6:30pm or 9:30pm.
Up to 80 for a seated meal, 120 for cocktails and 150 for a Family Fun Day. See the Christmas in the Cosmos Snapshot above to see which option works best for your numbers.
We have some great recommendations for caterers. Just let us know your requirements and we’ll put you in touch. If you would rather us look after everything, then get in touch about our Full Venue Package 3 option or our Wine, Cheese & Astronomy option.
We do! We have certified Bar Managers on our team. Check out the Christmas in the Cosmos snapshot table above for which hire options include bar service.
Yes! We have fairy lights, scandi-style tree decorations, gazebos and more. See the Christmas in the Cosmos snapshot above for an overview and talk to us about your requirements.