One of the advantages of the Aurora Lounge is that you hire a relatively blank canvas that allows you to bring your own creativeness and flair to styling your event. Or, bring in the experts and let them do the heavy lifting! Whether it is a wedding, party, or a business meeting, the local businesses below will be able to help you. Everything from the basics through to those special touches that will give the extra spark to your event.

Event Catering

Chante and the team at Nourish Catering love to create fun, wholesome and nourishing food. All catering for events in the Aurora Lounge must be organised directly with Chante. If you have something in particular in mind for your big event, please touch base with her. For more info click here

Nourish Catering at Nelson Yacht Club's Aurora LoungeChante Whitehouse of Nourish Catering preparing for an eventGreat local ingredients presented in gorgeous dishesNourishing, fun, imaginative food to suit your budget from Chante Whitehouse

It is possible to hire the Aurora Lounge for ‘un-catered’ events, or in order to self-cater. However, there is no access to the kitchen area. Instead, you may use the bar area with benchtop, sink and chillers.

Event Styling

These event specialists have all worked with clients hiring the Aurora Lounge numerous times before. Their expertise and experience can add significant value to your event:

Equipment Hire

Although the Aurora Lounge comes with tables and chairs, hirers often choose to have different table arrangements; such as round banquet-style tables and trestle tables. These and more can be hired from the event stylists above, or the businesses below:

Audio & Visual Hire

If you’re looking to hire anything from a PA system and lectern for a speaker, through to installations for presentations or awards evenings; these professionals will be able to help you. Cognita AV supplied the full AV setup for the screening of the America’s Cup at the ETNZ Fan Zone. Kiwi Silent Disco provided the multi-channel headphones to listen to alternative commentaries.

Bar Management & Licensing

You hire the Aurora Lounge as an unlicensed premises. This has the advantage of you being able to supply your own alcohol free-of-charge. However, if you’d like someone run a cash bar for you, then we’d recommend using: