Courtyard at the Filter Room - Venue for hire
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Hawke’s Bay: Garden bar venue
Between the cider apple orchard and the Filter Room bar is a large, sunny courtyard “garden bar”. Book the space out and gather your friends around generous, rustic tables and chill out together in the Hawke’s Bay sun. You are welcome to bring live music, see our list of suppliers for suggestions.
Full café, bar facilities and restaurant menu available. No BYO. Venue hire charge may be offset against your catering and there are seasonal variations on prices. Please enquire for details.
As a rain back-up, come inside the bar!
Add a cider or beer tasting session with our famous tasting trays, or book a brewery tour to top off a perfect day.
- In-house catering
- Onsite parking
- Tables & chairs included
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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.
Nick Main Musician
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