Halls and Venues

Thames Civic Centre

The Council owns community halls in 13 locations throughout the District. The level of management involvement ranges from full building ownership with onsite manager to having service contracts with grants for community-based groups.

We assist with funding at nine community halls, most of which are owned and operated locally.

Council Halls

Venue hire rates in Thames, Whitianga and Whangamata vary according to the facilities you wish to use, whether it is to be hired for a community group, private function or commercial organisation and based on casual or regular use. Many of our venues have full kitchen facilities and are very popular (so book early!).

Enquire about venues or make a booking by contacting us.


The process for setting fees and charges is through the Annual Plan, and some new fees and charges start on 1 July.

Community Halls

Community halls, on the other hand, are operated separately to us and these include the:

  • Coromandel Citizens Hall
  • Tairua Hall - Contact Sam Smith at the Tairua Information Centre 07 864 7575
  • Coroglen or Gumtown Hall
  • Hahei Hall
  • Cooks Beach Hall
  • Opoutere Hall - Contact Glenda Betts 07-865-7534
  • Hikuai Hall - Contact Mary Jury 07-864-7815
  • Te Puru Hall - Patricia Steen 07 8682924 and email ksteen@xtra.co.nz
  • Kuaotunu Hall - www.kuaotunuhall.co.nz
  • Tapu War Memorial Hall - Contact Denise Lyon on 07 868 4862 

You will need to contact operators of these halls direct to make a booking and contact details are available to assist you.

Hall operators can apply to Community Boards for grants to help with improvements. Community grants open in the month of July.