Modern, adaptable spaces ready to accommodate your function.

**Please note: HERA House is not a suitable venue for children & is not available for weekends.

From small business meetings to training sessions or larger conferences, our team can help you set the stage for your next company event.

Situated in the hub of South Auckland – we’re ideally located close to the airport and major highway networks. Offering a variety of room types to both our members and the public on weekdays from 8am to 5pm (excluding public holidays). Prices exclude GST.

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HERA House facilities

HERA has a rich history as a non-profit research association for the New Zealand metals industry.

We first moved into our Gladding Road, Manukau premise in 1985.  Since then our building has gone through a major refit in 2015 – now bringing you a modern, open plan building that is truly reflective of our members and their capabilities in steel construction.

We have ample on-site parking available which is offered for free to all event attendees on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

All of our facilities are fully air conditioned and all prices quoted include GST.  As part of the venue fee, equipment and WiFi is also made available to attendees.


We offer a range of catering options to our delegates who are attending functions in-house.  All set in our spacious, light and open lobby which offers a range of seating options and tables to enjoy breaks throughout the day.

*Please note that no food or drink can be taken into the conference and seminar rooms

Self catering

At HERA House, you have the flexibility to select the caterer of your choice and arrange your food and beverage needs directly.

For those that opt to do this, you’re welcome to use our kitchen facilities if they’re available.  This features a servery front into the lobby area and ample bench space for food preparation.  It also has a large fridge, oven, microwave, tea and coffee facilities, crockery & cutlery and a commercial grade dishwasher.

In using this area, it is understood that you will be responsible for leaving the space as it was found.  Any breakages or additional cleaning requirements will be added to your account.

In-house catering

If a no fuss option is what you are after – let our team organise your catering on your behalf. We have excellent relationships with a variety of caterers that offer a selection of meal options based on the ‘per head’ spend you have in mind.

Following our conversations together, we’ll go ahead and arrange for you.  We simply ask that you let us know your final numbers and orders at least three days prior to your function.

This is great for those who want everything ready and waiting when you take your breaks – and better yet, everything is cleaned up for you as part of this service!

Tea, coffee & biscuits

The day is never complete without a hot drink and biscuits!  Why not arrange this with us, so that it’s ready and waiting on your arrival or during your stipulated breaks?

Just let our team know you’d like this service when you make your booking, and we’ll take care of the rest.

HERA members & affiliates $2/pp | HERA associates $2.40/pp | Non-members $2.80pp

Rewards program

We recognise company loyalty.  That’s why we reward those who host multiple bookings at HERA House or are a recognised member of our association.

  • Any events running over 2 days attract a 10% discount
  • Any events running over 3 days attract a 20% discount
  • HERA members, affiliates and associates receive special rates for room hire
  • Exclusive rooms are made available only to our valued HERA members, affiliates and associates

And by special invitation – we also offer priority booking services and pricing to those who host frequent events throughout the year.

Cancellation policy

From time to time we understand that your plans can change. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to cancel your booking up to one month prior to the planned event without costs incurred.

However, once your booking is within the one month period – we’ll take a non-refundable deposit of 50% for your total venue hire cost.  This will be charged to the credit card supplied to secure your booking. We do this because we have limited rooms available, and the likelihood of securing a new booking within this short period of time is unlikely.

Please note that if you’re arranging food through us, we’ll also require a non-refundable deposit of 30% for your total catering cost. This will be charged to the credit card supplied to secure your booking three days prior to your event.

Cancellation of either venue or catering within three days prior to the event will require full payment.

Our rooms

Seminar room

9m x 5.5m | 49.5m2 | 18 U-shape

This room is perfect for small seminars, board-style meetings or training sessions – providing seating for up to 18 board-style. Conveniently located near the main entrance, you can meet and greet your delegates at the front door before they make their way to your function. There’s plenty of room to walk around and break into smaller groups utilising the wall mounted whiteboards.

The room has an overhead projector and power connections on the walls and from under the tables. Connecting to our larger conference room – it also makes an excellent breakout space (when available) for larger events, offering a private access option as well as through our open plan lobby area.


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Half day

(1 - 4 hours)

HERA Ordinary members $170

HERA Associate & Affiliate members $246.50

Non-members $290

Full day

(4+ hours)

Ordinary members $220

HERA Associates & Affiliates $318.75

Non-members $375.00

Conference room

8.2m x 13.7m | 112.3m2 | 40 Theatre | 40 Classroom | 22 U-shape

The conference room is capable of seating up to 40 theatre style, 40 classroom style or 22 u-shaped style. This open plan space has projector as well as WiFi access, and can open up to combine with our seminar room to create a larger flexible space for events and meetings, concurrent sessions and exhibitions.


See floor plan

Half day

(1 - 4 hours)

HERA Ordinary members $220.00

HERA Associates & Affiliate members $327.25

Non-members $385.00

Full day

(4+ hours)

HERA Ordinary members $290.00

HERA Associates & Affiliate members $420.75

Non-members $495.00

Exclusive to our members

Board room

Members ONLY | 16 pax Boardroom

Located just off the main lobby, this room offers a spacious boardroom table permanently set up with executive chairs. Seating up to 16 guests, it is ideally suited for board meetings or as a secretariat.  Complimentary tea and coffee facilities, WiFi and video conferencing facilities are also available as part of the package.

Half day

(1 - 4 hours)

HERA Ordinary members $180.00

HERA Associates & Affiliate members $240.00

Full day

(4+ hours)

HERA Ordinary members $220.00

HERA Associates & Affiliate members $300.00

Meeting room 1

Members only | 8 pax meeting room

Located upstairs, this room has private access from the main landing and is set to seat up to eight people comfortably.  In-room kitchen facilities make this a perfect setting for brain storming sessions where leaving the room isn’t an option until your goal is achieved! Complimentary tea and coffee facilities, and WiFi are also provided.

Half day

(1 - 4 hours)

HERA Ordinary members $80.00

HERA Associates & Affiliate members $125.00

Full day

(4+ hours)

HERA Ordinary members $120.00

HERA Associates & Affiliate members $175.00