Hire

HallWe have a range of rooms suitable for a variety of purposes including weddings.

Bookings

Made through the Church Administrator during office hours. Please call the office for hirage rates or if you would like to inspect our facilities.

Main Floor

Church Auditorium

Seats 260 (25 extra seats available on the balcony). The auditorium has an organ, a piano and a professional sound system.

Hall

Wooden floored hall that can seat up to 100 people for either a seminar or a meal. There is a sound system that can be used in the hall.

Meeting Rooms

2 rooms available for small gatherings of 15 – 20 people.

Kitchen

Commercial kitchen with serving hatches onto the hall and the foyer. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge/freezer, laser water heaters, sterilizing unit and crockery for up to 100 people. If you are catering for a full sit-down meal, please talk to the church
administrator.

Foyer

If you hire the Auditorium/Hall, the foyer is available for your use. This is a pleasant carpeted area for a light lunch or cup of tea.

Downstairs Level (Access from Church Car Park)

Lounge

LoungeA small informal lounge with a kitchenette, suitable for up to 15 people.

Preschool Room

A larger meeting room that can seat approximately 50 people.

Disabled areas

Level access to the Church Auditorium, Hall and Foyer from the main door. Access to the Youth Room and Lounge is from the ground floor. Somervell does not have an internal lift.

Getting here

The church is located at 497 Remuera Road, cnr Greenlane East Road and Remuera Road, Remuera. Our nearest motorway access/exit is Greenlane.

Parking

Limited to 17 spaces (including 2 disabled spaces at the front of the building). There is plenty of parking in the streets nearby.

Keys

You will need a key to access the building if you are meeting outside office hours. Talk to the Church Administrator to make arrangements to pick up the key, which will allow you to enter by both the upper and lower level entrance doors. You will also need to arrange to return the key to the Church Office.

Security

The overall security of the building is managed by Matrix Security Limited. When you leave the building you are responsible for ensuring that entrance doors on ALL levels are properly locked. If you have opened any of the ranch sliders, please make sure that they are locked and the security-slides are in place. We suggest that you have a designated security person in your group.

Other information about the building:

Toilets

There are four unisex toilets on the main floor and one unisex toilet on the downstairs level. These include a disabled toilet on each floor.

Lighting and heating

The lighting and heating for the Church Auditorium is operated from the flower room at the end of the toilets corridor off the foyer. You will see the operating instructions mounted on the wall above the control panels.

The lighting and heating for the Hall is operated from the control panel in the hall entrance to the kitchen. The operating instructions are mounted on the wall above the control panels. The operating instructions are mounted on the wall.

The lights for the Foyer are located in the alcove to the left of the main glass entrance doors to the Church Auditorium. The switch panel is accessed by lifting the latch on the metal cover.

Rubbish

All users are required to take their own rubbish with them on leaving the site. It is not possible for Somervell to dispose of your rubbish.

Equipment

Whiteboards are available on each floor. Please supply your own whiteboard markers. Sound systems operate in the Auditorium and the Hall. Please talk to the Church Administrator should you wish to use these. An overhead projector is available for hire.

Emergency Evacuation

Smoke Detectors are in place throughout the building. If these are activated, the fire service requires you to vacate the building immediately via the nearest clearly signed EXIT.

Move to the pohutukawa tree on the western side of the building on Remuera Road. We advise all users to familiarise themselves with the emergency evacuation procedures displayed in the foyer.

We hope the Somervell building meets your hireage needs. Please talk to the church administrator if we can assist you in any other way.