karmiec wrote:Another venue to consider:Panmure community centre
It is available on the Saturday (although the person answering the emails is not winning any favours) Hire of hte hall includes the dinning room, if we also hired the annex that should give us plenty of space. The conference room is upstairs so not much use as we couldnt' get pushchairs up there (and it would take forever if you were pregnant) so I wouldn't bother hiring that unless they were throwing it in for almost nothing and the WAHM's/Volunteers wanted to get a babysitter on site?
I have posted the application for discount form in the committee discussion as it might be worth seeing what help we could get. Would be less than $300 at full price (ie no discount both spaces) and should hold plenty of stalls, with lots of space for demo's etc.
Just based on the capacity I would say about 15 large tressle table sizes stalls more if we had different sized stalls but I could be wrong... that would make a base cost of $20 per stall but we would then need to add cost for advertising/printing, but balanced by booking demo's to stall holders and other interested parties.
Panmure Community Centre is humongous, we'd definitely get more than 15 stalls in. Upstairs is two flights of stairs up. Heaps of parking.
karmiec wrote:In my mind the annex would suit demos' and the dinning space perhaps a child/mum friendly space.
I grew up in Manukau/Papakura and now live on the Shore. Just from my experience and people like Mum / MIL panmure is somewhere that seems very central where as some of these other places I would have to look up in the street directory as they sound like they are "way" out west
I've sent in a few emails to Auckland city council about venues including freemans bay, and western springs if you want to check out the website and give some feedback... there is one really central auckland near aotea square but I'm not sure about access with pushchairs etc.
Is the one near Aotea Square Ellen Melville or the Pioneer Womens Hall? If it is, its upstairs above Pumpkin Patch in High Street. There is only one small room downstairs, there is a lift to the rooms and the hall upstairs. The downer about town is paying for parking.
Western Springs is nice (right next to Dennys), close to the Motorway, good parking, 100% accessible so good for prams and preggy people. Also good visibility from the road, which Panmure lacks.
I'm not familiar with Freemans Bay, Avondale is another option.