West Lynn Garden Centre Function Room

The Lockwood North Shore team were commissioned to build a function centre at the West Lynn Garden and Butterfly House. The 2.5 hectares of garden, paths, gazebos, picnic areas, mature trees and Monarch Butterfly House are run by the West Lynn Garden Society members, a team of volunteers committed to the creation and maintenance of this unique environment. A fundraising effort meant it was possible to build a function room on the site, allowing the society to host events and continue to grow and maintain the gardens. The clients brief was for a Function Centre suitable for weddings, seminars and group/club activities which had to be sited on the footprint (more or less) of the old building.  

The client is delighted with the Lockwood design and construction – it is perfect in the garden environment and the low maintenance aspect is vital as it is run by volunteers.  The building has a community education room, a meeting room, a kitchen, an office, good storage, male/female/disabled toilet facilities, expansive decking with outlook to the garden.

The venue seats 80 comfortably but could cope with 100 because of the large undercover decking.  It has an extensive audio visual set-up with four ceiling mounted speakers and wireless dual microphone system.  Both function rooms are completed with heat pumps, wi-fi and café style tables and seating.

You can book this venue and experience Lockwood http://www.westlynngarden.org.nz/

West Lynn Garden Centre

West Lynn Garden Centre

West Lynn Garden Centre

West Lynn Gardens is a public garden run by volunteers. A large Lockwood function room was built here in 2014

Commercial building

Commercial building

The function room has wide eaves covering large decked areas. 

Ramp

Ramp

This commercial building is fully wheelchair accessible

Wide eaves

Wide eaves

Wide eaves create shelter over the deck. 

Sheltered space

Sheltered space

Light through roof

Light through roof

This covered deck area gets plenty of light through the inset in the eaves

Lockwood Floorplan

Lockwood Floorplan

A floorplan of the facility

Big community area

Big community area

Inside the large function room is filled with light.

Sliding stacker commercial building

Sliding stacker commercial building

Sliding stacker doors open out to the covered deck areas

AV equipment

AV equipment

The room is fitted with AV technology 

Skylights

Skylights

Large skylights allow light to pour into the space

High gable windows

High gable windows

High gable end windows create a grand cathedral atmosphere

Kitchen facilities

Kitchen facilities

The function centre had modern kitchen facilities

Kitchen closed off

Kitchen closed off

The kitchen can be closed off when not in use 

Function centre in garden

Function centre in garden

The function centre is available for meetings, weddings or other social functions. 

Picturesque setting

Picturesque setting

The natural timber of the function centre works well with the stunning garden setting.