A beloved home to events, concerts, a bike library, monthly market, an annual book fair, winter film festival, art show and much more, run by the Paekākāriki Community Trust.
Feel free to call Jan Borland on 0275 704 230 (for general enquiries, bookings, and pricing) or Derek Borland on 021 654 339 or Francis Mills on 0210 565 787 (for general / techy / AV questions) – in advance of booking if you have any questions.
Noise: Please note that the Hall is subject to the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s noise control regulations and because it is located in a residential area, the Hall is not suitable for loud events.
Monday to Saturday – all noise to stop by 10.45pm. The hall is to be vacated by midnight.
Sunday nights – all noise to stop by 8.30pm. The hall is to be vacated by 10.00pm.
The hall has a legal capacity of 195. Please think carefully and ensure that you have booked sufficient time for set up and clean up as we may be unable to accommodate extra time at the last minute. Groups or individuals, may be asked for additional information to satisfy the requirements of the Trust.
Hire rates cover use of the hall and stage, 25 trestle tables (760mm x 1830mm) and 155 chairs.
Width – 9.2m; Length – 11.7m (stage front to entry door, minus alcove and lobby)
Depth – 4.5m (front to back); Width of opening – 7.2m
WIFI – we have streaming capability. Great for powerpoint presentations. We always advise a back-up, as with any internet system. Hirers can ask their Hall Host for the password.
Accessibility – both the entrance and toilets are wheelchair accessible. No wheelchair acess to the stage.
General Kitchen Use – there are 100+ mugs; 30 tea cups and saucers; 120 side plates; 20 drinking glasses; 4 coffee plungers; a variety of serving plates; and a limited supply of cutlery. (Pics of kitchen gear here). If you are using the hall for making drinks only, there will be no extra charge.
A Use of Kitchen charge applies for use of the kitchen for preparing food, catering purposes, use of oven, use of pie warmer, and for special equipment. You’ll find more pictures of the hall here and on our Facebook page.
What YOU need to bring – please bring your own tea towels, rubbish bags etc, and remember to take your rubbish with you.
Please ensure you leave the hall as you found it with all chairs and tables put away. As the hall floor has recently been replaced, please do not drag chairs across the floor but use the trolley provided at the back of the hall. Stack chairs in multiples of 10. Five stacks per row.
Health and Safety – we advise you to apppoint someone responsible for this at your event, who will take charge of ensuring safe exit in case of fire; and determine procedures for an earthquake. Health and Safety is the Hirer’s responsibility.
Please note: The Trust reserves the right to have a Trust Member present at events to protect the interests of the Hall.
Weddings are popular at St Peter’s Village Hall either as the main wedding ceremony venue, or the reception venue, or both.
Our Hall looks spectacular when decorated (see link for photos below). The deck is situated through double doors, and a marquee can be erected on this area, with or without sides. Many weddings choose to use the deck area and marquee for their bar and food servery area.
A beautiful garden backdrops this deck area too – click here for wedding photos.
Wedding parties love Paekakariki as a wedding destination – a smaller unique venue that can be decorated to suit your taste; great photo opportunities at the beach; many accommodation options within the village and surrounding area; village shops and cafés; a hotel and bottle store.
We have 150 chairs plus 25 trestles; tablecloths for hire, both black, and white; catering equipment to serve 100; a fully functional kitchen with a large oven, fridge, and pie warmer, and plenty of space for yourself or a caterer to work.
Our Hall has many extras to hire – please see below.
You will be assigned a Wedding Host (a volunteer) from the St Peter’s Village Hall team who will help and support you through the process of booking, checking out the venue, and deciding on your requirements, up to and including your wedding day. There will be a Host fee of $100 charged for this.
We have several small businesses within our village who can help with your wedding: eg. Honey Flower (Florist); Beach Road Deli (Catering); Hairdressers; Paekakariki Holiday Park and Finns Hotel for accomodation; plus many Air BnB’s. Ask your Wedding Host if you need contact details.
Please feel free to contact Jan to ask about viewing the hall, pricing, and suggestions, on 0275 704 230 or email: [email protected]
When booking your wedding, please allow enough time for setting up the venue and for cleaning up afterwards. This cannot be done at midnight, as weddings normally use much, or all, of our equipment, and a satisfactory clean-up needs to be done the next day. Therefore we suggest either a 24-hour or 48-hour hire period be chosen. Please discuss this when making your booking.
There is a church next door – St Peter’s Anglican Church – you can enquire here if you wish to find out more about this as a ceremony venue:
Hire charges go towards hall running costs – rates, rent on the land, power, water, insurance, cleaning, maintenance, improvements and so on. The hall is run by volunteers; all proceeds of your hall hire go directly to the Paekakariki Community Trust who administer the hall for the community. We are entrusted to ensure the Hall continues to exist as a resource for the Paekakariki Community.
The Green Room (currently out of commission and not available)
Extras: (photos available here)
Sometimes we ask for a deposit or bond in order to secure your booking. Once you have submitted the booking form, we will email you with confirmation of the date and any payment instructions.
If you cancel a week or more before the event, we will refund your deposit, if paid.
A Hall Host (a volunteer) will let you into the Hall at the start time you specified on the booking form. Call Jan Borland on 0275 704 230; or Derek Borland on 021 654 339; or Francis Mills 021 0565 787 (prior to your booking) if you have not heard from a member of The Trust.
Booking Handling Fee of $10-$20 (from 1st April 2023) – will be charged on all bookings to help cover costs of administration of your hire.
Host Fee of $25 – all events are assigned a Host (hall volunteer) who will ensure you are familiar with all aspects of the hall pertaining to your event. Depending on the time involved, this is likely to incur a Host charge. Wedding Host Fee is $100.
Promotion Fee of $10 for commercial bookings and/or ticketed events to cover local advertising – all such events are responsible for their own advertising and ticketing. We lend a hand within our own local networks, via a newsletter and Facebook pages. A Promotion Fee is charged for this and it goes directly to PICI (Paekakariki Informed Community Inc), who do all the local advertising. In your booking confirmation letter you will find an email address for PICI, where you can send advertising. (We do not print fliers, but you can talk to your Host about couriering a hard copy poster for display in the village).
St Peter’s Village Hall – Information for Hirers (read before submitting a Booking Form please!)
Check availability for hire, and events on at St Peter’s Village Hall.
Check out EventFinda, tickets for some events are available through this site. Depending on the event there are often also cash door sales.