Napier, party or gig venue

This iconic art deco Californian bungalow situated in central Napier (directly opposite the Municipal theatre) is home to Groove Kitchen Espresso Cafe and Bar.

Groove is available for:

  • Private early morning/late afternoon meetings and gatherings
  • Pre show dinners
  • Parties and celebrations
  • Events and music gigs

At night the lights go down and music goes up.

Groove is fully licensed and with catering available. Atmospheric lighting and multi zoned sound system can be built in as part of the package.

Private courtyards are available for alfresco drinks and dining, while inside is cosy and warm on those cooler nights and days with two fireplaces and a separate lounge for chilling.

There is a minimum catering and bar spend which may be offset against venue hire charges.

Enquire for availability.



  • Bond/Deposit Required
  • Courtyard/Balcony
  • In-house catering
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor seating
  • Sound system
  • Tables & chairs included
  • WiFi

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Napier City

Napier City

Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier’s special point of difference.

A national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. On the morning of February 3rd 1931 a massive earthquake – 7.9 on the Richter scale – rocked Hawke’s Bay for more than three minutes. Nearly 260 lives were lost and the vast majority of buildings in the commercial centre of Napier were destroyed, either by the quake itself or the fires that followed.

Rebuilding began almost immediately, and much of it was completed in two years. New buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times – Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Local architect Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, had his chance to shine. Maori motifs were employed to give the city a unique New Zealand character – for example, the ASB bank on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets features Maori koru and zigzags.

Napier is one of Hawke’s Bay’s “twin cities” and has a great range of accommodation and activities.


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