Zeal Kāpiti’s hangout space is a relaxed, open-plan recreational venue, which flows into our auditorium and outdoor event space. If you’re looking for a modern, creative space for your hui, focus group or community get-together, this is the space for you.
This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your event’s needs.
Commercial Kitchen / Cafē
People are expected to set up and pack down the room yourself. Leave it as you found it. Please include this time in your booking request.
Please bring your own stationery including whiteboard markers and flipchart pens.
If you use the kitchen equipment, this needs to be cleaned up after each break or meal as a courtesy to other centre users who are also using it throughout the day.
Please scan/use covid-19 QR codes
Guide dogs welcome.
No smoking in the centre or on the grounds.
Zeal Kāpiti is alcohol and drug free.
Defibrillator on site.
Evacuation plan – the assembly point is the carpark outside the main front door. The centre has a number of exits.
If you’re in the art room or stage area, you exit via the back door.
The group leader must register upon arrival and provide a mobile that’s kept on during their session in case we need to contact you in an emergency.
Stuff you should know
Can alcohol be consumed at the venue?
We have a no alcohol and drugs policy at Zeal. Therefore, no alcohol can be sold or consumed within and outside the premises.
Can food be consumed at the venue?
Yes, you can bring your own kai. We also have a kitchen and coffee cart onsite. Let us know if you would like us to help with food during your event. Extra costs may apply. (All of the profits go to supporting our youth programmes)
Are there any venue noise restrictions?
No, make as much noise as you want! We are in a commercial area so there is no residencial sound restriction.
Is there sound and lighting equipment available?
Yes, we have onsite sound and lighting equipment that can be utilised for your event. Let us know If you require a lighting or sound technician by filling out the booking form. Have a look at our equipment list.
Do you have an outdoor space?
Yes, we have an outdoor courtyard at the back of the building that can be used for concerts, performances and markets. Let us know when you are filling out the booking form if you would like to use this space.
Is there parking available at the venue?
Yes, the Pak’n’Save carpark directly next to Zeal.
Do you have security at the venue?
Yes, Zeal can provide security at an extra cost to the hirer. For events where numbers exceed 100 people, security guard(s) are required. Ratio minimum is 1x security guard per 100 attendees.
Do you provide a cleaning service?
Yes. We can clean the venue after your event (at an additional cost) or you can do it yourself. As long as you do it well! 🙂 A cleaning charge will be added to your final invoice if the venue is not left as it is found.
What is the difference between community and corporate rates?
We offer discounted prices for community events and small community organisations that serve our community. If you are unsure which category you fall into, just email us.