Exterior of Wintec House showing Atrium and Long Room

The Long Room

Combining the old with the new, this sleek venue offers an adaptable space suitable for a multitude of events. With large glass windows and doors opening onto a sunny courtyard, this room exudes natural light. With its large state of the art bi-folding doors this space can be easily divided into two rooms, creating a perfect breakout space. The Long Room is ideal for private dining, meetings, presentations and small exhibitions.

Rates and capacity

$350 inc GST for 5 hours hire (community rates available for eligible groups)

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Hireage cost includes:

  • Full event set up and pack away of all equipment and furniture in the venue
  • Full AV and event support leading up to and for the duration of your event
  • 1.5m trestles on request
  • Soft seating on request
  • Laptop lectern with microphones and in-house sound equipment. Also, use of a projector and screen or a portable 55” computer screen on wheels
  • Free wifi for all guests
  • Full cleaning throughout the venue
Available at extra cost:
  • Lighting and theming organisation with the events team to specifically meet your budget and theme


  • Top of the range presentation facilities
  • Internet and satellite television access
  • 150" projector screen and roof-mounted data projector
  • Fully integrated sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Wooden flooring with exposed concrete feature
  • Large glass windows and bi-folding doors
  • Full set up before event
  • On-site event staff support
  • Full AV facilities and support
  • Free Wifi

Our services

We provide more than just a venue! Check out what we have to offer to help make your event special:


Event support

We have a full time event team on-site to help with all of your event needs including bookings, planning, setup and AV needs.

Theming and entertainment

Let us help you with all of your theming and lighting needs. Our team will work with you to provide competitive theming and lighting options that work perfectly for your event. 


We pride ourselves in offering sophisticated audio-visual technology that is simple to use! With onsite AV and IT support our technology is constantly monitored, maintained and kept up to date. Our on-site AV technicians are available to support your event – from video conferencing to internet satellite television access. On top of this we provide free wifi for all guests free of charge. 


Our round-the-clock security team will ensure your event is secure and your guests are safe. If needed, we can supply additional security for your event.


We have selected some of Hamilton's most established catering suppliers to be the preferred caterer at your next event. Our caterers are equipped to handle any sized function and provide your event with high quality, innovative cuisine and exceptional customer service. Choose from one of their popular menus or have one specially tailored to suit your requirements. 

Meet the team


Stuart Challis

Stuart Challis

Events Manager


021 242 0939

(07) 834 8800 ext 8775

I have been lucky enough to call the Waikato Home since 2011, but my Central Otago homeland still has a little piece of my heart. 

I have been working in event and venue management for over 20 years and I love talking shop about any tiny aspect of your event … truly, I love this stuff! 

My specialist Mastermind topics would be basketball from the late 80s early 90s, and Batman or James Bond films (love George Lazenby’s 007 but we don’t talk about George Clooney and his Bat nipples). When not at work you can find me walking our westie Rosie with my wife and two girls, coaching their basketball, or being at one with my thoughts on my mountain bike or paddleboard.

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Kate Laurich

Events Coordinator


(07) 834 8800 ext 3280

027 345 2667

I have recently joined the events team at Wintec and am loving every minute of it! My background includes customer service and wedding coordinator roles - both of which I loved! I am passionate about exceptional customer service and my goal is that all of our clients have the best experience possible when they book an event with us. I love the fast paced, high pressure environment that working in events brings - you never know what each day is going to bring.

Outside of work I love to spending time with my husband and our zoo (Stanley the English bulldog, Garfield the Persian, and Macaroni the rabbit). I also love to spend time with my very large Croatian family, eat good food and drink great wine, go to the beach, and try and squeeze the gym in there somewhere as well!

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Ben Stocker

Audio Visual and Events Technician


(07) 834 8800 ext 3049

I love the ever-changing and innovative work environment here at Wintec Venues, with a background in audio engineering and music composition. I really enjoy the creative aspects of my role. I am passionate about people and ensuring that our clients receive both technical and customer service of the highest quality. I enjoy creating with lighting and audio and the way they can transform and influence a space. I look forward to working with you to help plan, design and execute the visuals and audio for your next event.

Outside of work, I enjoy making music and skating with my friends.

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Sarah Kington

Events Administrator


(07) 834 8800 ext 3288

I’ve had the privilege of working part time in the venues team since 2012. I love the fact that there tends to be no two days the same, the flexibility my role offers, and the passion my fellow colleagues demonstrate when putting awesome events together and seeing the end result.

I grew up in Hamilton and live on three acres with my husband, two children, an extremely boisterous English Staffy, a cat, and a couple of steers in the paddock. Outside of work I am a strong supporter of my children’s sporting and school activities (taxi driver), I enjoy gardening as a stress reliever and love a glass of Pinot Noir to wind down my day.

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Karen Morton

Centre Co-ordinator


(07) 834 8800 ext 8883

I began working at Wintec in 2004 in a similar role, and then was fortunate enough to join the venues team in 2011. Since then there has been a variety of clients through The Training Space and we especially appreciate our longstanding clients.

I have been living in Hamilton for 24 years, have two adult children, two cats (Phil & Lil), and an elderly cocker spaniel. I enjoy going to live theatre and the movies, following our Magic netball team, doing the odd gym session and some of the lighter walks around the Waikato area.

Location and parking

City Campus: Conference Rooms, The Long Room, The Atrium, Bill Gallagher Centre (Events Rooms One and Two)

Our City event venues are easily accessible by foot, car or public transport. View the map below or download the Venues Map here.


Being situated in the heart of the city allows a number of parking options for you and your guests. There are a number of commercial parking buildings close by and onsite parking is also available on request.

Rotokauri Campus: The Training Space

View the map below or download the map here.

Training Space visitors, including facilitators and participants attending courses are required to pay for parking, capped at $4.00 per day.

Please park in the Staff/Student car parks # 1 and 2

  • Purchase your parking direct from the parking meter on site, vehicle registration number required
  • Parki App  (recommended)

Parking enforcement is carried out by an external contractor, if there are any issues with a P&D machine please phone 0800 2273 7275 (0800 CAREPARK) for assistance.

Free parking on Gilchrist Street and Akoranga Road, if available. Free two hour parking is available in the visitor car park off Gilchrist Street.

Please note: Our policy is that smoking is not permitted on any Wintec campus, site or car park.

Contact us


Wintec will store your contact details to respond to your query, keep a profile of your interactions with Wintec, and send you promotional material.

City venues

Kate Laurich


(07) 834 8800 ext 3280


Rotokauri venues

Karen Morton


(07) 834 8800 ext 8883