The University of Waikato offers unique and purpose-built options for conferences, workshops, meetings and events and is easily accessible from Hamilton's Central Business District.

Whatever the occasion the University of Waikato has a venue and meeting package to meet your needs.

Conferences in Hamilton

Conference spaces at the University of Waikato can accommodate 10-700+ delegates, including lecture theatres and breakout rooms with state of the art audio-visual equipment. Accommodation, formal reception venue and catering options are also available.

Conferences in Tauranga

Conference spaces at the University of Waikato, Tauranga campus can accommodate 10-200 delegates, including a large, multi-purpose hospitality space, Lecture Theatre and Teaching Rooms, with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a commercial kitchen.


The University of Waikato offers full on-site wedding ceremony and reception options, including a Chapel, unique grounds with beautiful gardens for photos and a lakeside reception venue.

Meetings and product launches

Consider a University of Waikato venue for product launches requiring the X factor, an industry networking event or a small team meeting.

In addition, the University of Waikato offers a broad range of conference and event facilities including:

  • Six purpose built venues
  • The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
  • State of the art audio-visual equipment
  • Seating capacity from 20-394 with over 100 lecture theatres
  • Video conferencing facilities
  • On-site technicians
  • On-site caterers
  • 695 single rooms for delegate accommodation
  • Gym facilities, swimming facilities, tennis courts, extensive sports fields
  • Chapel
  • On-campus parking with reasonable rates for delegates.

Our Conference Managers will work with you to ensure your event is successful; from inception to completion to customising each element to meet your needs, the University of Waikato provides full event and venue services.

Events Enquiry Form


Conference Services Team

Office of Vice-Chancellor, The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240.