Te Henui Chapel

Introducing Taranaki's newest state of the art life event facility, the Te Henui Chapel

We are proud to now offer you our brand new facility, the Te Henui Chapel.  The chapel can seat up to 200 people, with room for another 150+ standing if need be.  Equipped with the latest in audio-visual technology, no one will miss any of the words being spoken at a funeral.  We even have full online streaming capability for those who are outside of Taranaki can cannot attend in person. What's more, those who are watching online can even contribute to the service if they are using a device or computer with camera and microphone.  Full 2-way communication.


Set inside the historic Te Henui gates amongst established grounds, the Te Henui Chapel offers a 200 seat auditorium with adjoining function lounge.

The location offers a park-like surrounding, ideal for family photos and is less than five minutes walk from New Plymouth’s four biggest hotels – Novotel, Plymouth International, Heritage Devon Hotel and the Autolodge – meaning plenty of choice for your post-event function.

Inside the Chapel the decor is elegant and sophisticated, befitting the occasion. The architecturally designed Meranti Ply ceiling matches the custom made pews and the 360 degree windows upon which the roof sits gives a sense of calm grandeur.

Our chapel has the technology to bring people together.  2-way live communication in real time allows all the stories to be shared and for families to say farewell to a loved one in a meaningful way.

Equipped with the latest in audio visual technology, your life event has the ability to be streamed world-wide against the backdrop of your choosing courtesy of it’s high definition video wall. Two way video conferencing allows those who cannot be present to contribute to the occasion, and the entire service can be recorded so you can watch again your special occasion.

The reception lounge which opens onto a rear patio is equipped with a kitchen and servery for the preparation and presentation of canapes and drinks to serve your guests before or after your life event.

If you want a central, elegant, all-weather life event venue then look no further than the Te Henui Chapel.




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A meaningful funeral is a personalised funeral – one that is a tribute to the life that was lived.