Te Kohinga Mārama Marae

'the gathering of diverse understandings and enlightenments'


Te Kohinga Mārama Marae  provides a high standard of catering and hospitality service.  The marae is a support facility for the  University that enhances the ‘Waikato experience’ hosting teaching,  learning and cultural needs of the University community.

The marae is also available  for external use subject to kaupapa, availability of the marae and at the  discretion of the Marae Manager.  The  Marae Manager reserves the right to cancel marae bookings at any time.  This will be done in consultation with all  parties concerned.

Bookings for Te Kohinga  Mārama Marae can only be made directly with the Marae Manager.  Click here to make an online booking request. The following details are required:


  • Booking Name:
  • Contact:
  • Address:
  • Phone:
  • Booking Start Date and Time:
  • Booking End Date and Time:
  • Purpose:


  • Accommodation - numbers:
  • Catering - include times:
    • Breakfast:
    • Morning Tea:
    • Lunch:
    • Afternoon Tea:
    • Dinner:
    • Supper:

Charge Schedule

Venue hire:

  • Half day $100 + gst
    • 8am to 1pm or
    • 12pm to 5pm
  • Whole Day $250 + gst*
    • 8am to 5pm
  • Overnight $400 + gst*

* A $200 deposit is required to confirm your booking.


  • Menu options and prices are available through the Marae Manager.
  • Catering charged per person and on the number booked for.
  • All prices quoted are gst exclusive.

Please  note that venue and catering charges are set costs and are to be kept separate  from any koha that is placed on the marae during the welcome.  The koha is at the discretion of the  manuwhiri.  It is a part of the kawa  pōwhiri and does not cover payment for the use of the marae.