West End Hall

Halls & Event Venues

West End Hall

COVID-19 Update

Under the Orange Traffic Light alert level, the Timaru District Council has made this facility a non-Vaccine Pass Site as it is not staffed by Council team members. This means the Council will not enforce vaccination pass entry requirements.

However, the person booking this facility (the Hirer) can determine if the activity/event they are holding requires a vaccine pass upon entry.

If the hirer chooses not to make a My Vaccine Pass a requirement, they must comply with density limits, PPE and social distancing. Currently, for non-vaccine pass sites, the density limit is strictly 25 persons with 1-metre social distancing.

If the hirer chooses to make the My Vaccine Pass a requirement, a vaccine pass will be required upon entry. Currently, for vaccine pass sites, the density limit is strictly 100 persons with 1-metre social distancing. The hirer must monitor the vaccine pass status of all present at the event.

It is incumbent upon the hirer to observe and comply with all government regulations around COVID-19 protection.


West End Hall is set in the tranquil grounds of the West End Park with entry off Maltby Avenue and is a very good venue for weddings, seminars and functions. A small meeting room is also available for hire.


Seating ArrangementCapacity
Standing Only228 Occupants
Seating in rows228 Occupants
Seating with tables150 Occupants
Meeting Room8 Occupants

Note: The above calculations are based on the building code clause C/AS4


  • Onsite parking
  • Kitchen
  • Piano
  • Trestles and Chairs

Note: Statutory requirements and licenses regarding the use of and sale of alcohol must be observed.


West End Hall

The West End Hall may be used for meetings, seminars, receptions and functions for up to 300 people. Maximum carrying capacities apply, please enquire for further details.

Hire (includes use of kitchen, tables and chairs): minimum hire charge of two hours per hire.  Hirer will be charged from start of booking (including pack in and pack out) until end of booking including hirer’s clean up.

Public Liability Insurance: The hirer is required to have Public Liability Insurance and provide a confirmation of this to the Council before the booking is confirmed. If the hirer does not have Public Liability Insurance the Council will charge $13.00 per hire. This provides cover to a maximum of $2,000,000.

Cleaning Costs:  Should the Hall require additional cleaning following hire, the hirer will be charged at an hourly rate.

Description 2022/2023 (GST inclusive)
Bond – Functions including alcohol $750.00
Meeting Room (can be hired separately)$20.00 per hour
Other Functions - 8:00am to 6:00pm $30.00 per hour
Other Functions - 6:00pm to midnight $40.00 per hour
Other Functions - Midnight to 2.00am $47.00 per hour
Preparation/pack-in night before event (after 5pm) and pack-out/clean up, morning after event (before 10am) charged at normal hourly rate 
Maximum Daily Charge - day/night events, multi-day events$435.00
Kitchen Hire Only $24.00 per hour
West End Bowls $19.00 per hour
Committee Room (Masonic Lodge) $18.00 per hour
Ante Room (available only when Committee Room and Lodge Room not in use)$12.00 per hour
Hire Out Equipment From West End Hall 
Tables $4.00 each per day
Chairs $0.50 each per day
Public Liability Insurance Cover (if required)$13.00 per hire

Location Map

Last updated: 04 Aug 2022