The Southward Car Museum

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Total Meeting Space
Standing Capacity450
Seating Capacity475
Otaihanga Road
Onsite Catering
Otaihanga Road



  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Space (Private)

Alcohol and Catering

  • Onsite Catering

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Meeting Space

Meeting Rooms3
Standing Capacity450
Largest Room0 sq. m
Seating Capacity475
Space (Private)Available



  • Paid Parking


Designed and built by the late Sir Len Southward, the world renowned “ The Southward Car Museum " houses the southern hemispheres largest private car collection. The museum itself is home to over 400 automobiles and various other exhibits including aircraft, bicycles, a range of vintage tools and other automobile memorabilia and even a vintage Fire Engine. The building also contains extensive conference and function facilities, a theatre (complete with operational pipe organ) and a cafe and restaurant, all set in six hectares of park-like grounds. The wedding party can enjoy their wedding ceremony by the lake followed by champagne and entre before moving through to one of three stylish reception areas, seating from 50 to 300 people. The Southward Car Museum houses extensive conference and private function facilities. With both a purpose built auditorium and two modern function rooms to choose from Southwards can cater for both small and large groups of up to 450 people.

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