Fully Modern Facilities in a Nationally Significant Setting
Wallingford Station, home to leaders in agricultural and political fields over the generations, has witnessed many executive meetings.
In the post-war era Sir John Ormond BEM hosted many meetings at Wallingford for the New Zealand Meat Producers Board, and later for meetings of the Shipping Corporation of New Zealand, both of which he chaired for many years.
Sir John’s Grandfather the Hon. J.D. Ormond was for over 20 years a minister of Parliament and was the last Superintendent of Hawkes Bay. The Hon. J.D. also used Wallingford for business meetings.
Today, the homestead remains an ideal venue for corporate retreats, executive meetings and sophisticated networking with key stakeholders. Hawkes Bay is a short plane trip from Auckland, Wellington or Taupo and we are happy to arrange transportation from Napier airport to the Wallingford doorstep, ensuring your travel is as smooth and efficient as possible.
The largest meeting space can hold up to 40 people, seated. Our formal dining area provides an elegant boardroom environment and our drawing room and sitting room (the Wallingford hall) areas provide practical yet comfortable spaces for smaller focus groups.
Facilities are modern with WiFi broadband internet, whiteboards and an office with scanning and colour laser printing equipment.
We also offer the perfect activities to complement round-table strategy sessions. From team-building exercises to yoga, croquet, an elevated golf driving range, archery, and clay-bird shooting – we can help you to relax or indulge your competitive edge.
Please refer to the following summary of meeting spaces and available activities.
And please also feel welcome to contact us at any point to discuss how we can provide a comfortable, productive executive stay.