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Bill Richardson Transport World

A world-class events destination is ready and waiting to welcome you with open arms. From the moment you arrive, you will feel like a long-lost member of our family. No matter whether you hail from Invercargill or further afield, your experience at Bill Richardson Transport World will captivate and delight. 

Bill Richardson Transport World is a truly unparalleled venue that promises to captivate. The largest private automotive museum of its type in the world, Bill Richardson Transport World is also home to a variety of versatile events spaces, thoughtfully designed with guests in mind.

With style in spades and quirky flourishes you will not find anywhere else, it is an events destination with a difference. From boutique conferences to the most glamorous of galas – Bill Richardson Transport World is proof we can do it all.

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Bill Richardson Transport World

Venue Highlights
  • Your choice of 9+ flexible and versatile events spaces
  • Capacity to host between 5 and 1000 guests
  • Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics and AV technology, with technicians available on-site and upon request
  • Convenient access to Invercargill’s accommodation, transportation, and inner-city
  • A world-class collection of over 300 vintage vehicles, memorabilia and more

Room options

Bill's Shed

The jewel in our crown. This purpose-built events space is home to some of the best in the Bill Richardson Transport World collection: Henry Ford letter cars, mid-century convertibles, trucks galore, a wearable arts mezzanine, and quirky bathrooms that have to be seen to be believed. Bill’s Shed has a capacity to host up to 1000 guests for cocktail or 720 guests for dinner.

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Bill's Shed, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) 2850
Theatre #OA
Classroom -
Banquet 600
Cocktail / Standing 1000
Boardroom -

Wearable Arts Mezzanine

If you think our venues are strictly wheels, think again. A concerted effort has been made to create unique and engaging spaces that will appeal to a broad audience, and our wearable arts mezzanine at Bill Richardson Transport World is no exception.

Bill Richardson Transport World has played host to a number of wearable arts events in the past and our mezzanine area showcases some of the finest creations to ever make their way down a catwalk in our venue. This glamorous space is the perfect setting for an event that requires a little bit of a glitz: your guests will feel supremely cultured as they socialise surrounded by these artful creations. With a spectacular view of Bill’s Shed down below, this area gives guests a bird’s-eye view of the treasure trove found within our collection.

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Wearable Arts Mezzanine, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) -
Theatre -
Classroom -
Banquet 100
Cocktail / Standing 120
Boardroom -

Engine Room

Featuring state-of-the-art AV technology, the Engine Room is a customisable space suitable for a variety of events including conferencing, weddings, galas and training workshops. The Engine Room can be combined with the Driver's Den to give a total capacity of 300 delegates in a theatre-style format or 200 guests for a more intimate dinner.

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Room size & capacity
Area (m2) 175
Theatre 110
Classroom 36-54
Banquet 70
Cocktail / Standing 120
Boardroom 34-40

Driver's Den

Featuring state-of-the-art AV technology, the Engine Room is a customisable space suitable for a variety of events including conferencing, weddings, galas and training workshops. The Driver's Den can be combined with the Engine Room to give a total capacity of 300 delegates in a theatre-style format or 200 guests for a more intimate dinner.

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Drivers Den, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) 208
Theatre 120
Classroom 48
Banquet 80
Cocktail / Standing 150
Boardroom 30
U-Shape 20

Progress Zone

Flooded with natural light and boasting top-of-the-line AV technology, the Progress Zone is perfect as a breakout space for a conference or set as a training workshop. The Progress Zone has capacity for up to 24 delegates in a cabaret setup.

The Progress Zone and Brainstorm Bunker can be connected to form a bigger space, please contact the TW Events & Incentives team to confirm combination capacities. 

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Progress Zone, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) 65
Theatre 40
Classroom 12
Cabaret 24
Banquet 30
Cocktail / Standing 40
Boardroom 16
U-Shape 12

Brainstorm Bunker

Take your pick: the Brainstorm Bunker can be transformed from an intimate meeting space that can accommodate up to 10 delegates in a round table configuration. The perfect executive space for those needing to breakout from the norm.

The Brainstorm Bunker and Progress Zone can be connected to form a bigger space, please contact the TW Events & Incentives team to confirm combination capacities. 

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Brainstorm Bunker, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) 35
Theatre 20
Classroom 6
Cabaret 8
Banquet 10
Cocktail / Standing -
Boardroom 10
U-Shape -

Innovation Station

Designed to do business, the Innovation Station is another flexible conference break out and meeting space that can host up to 24 delegates in a cabaret setup. It is a mirror of the Progress Zone.

The Innovation Station and Brainstorm Bunker or the Innovation Station, Progress Zone and Brainstorm Bunker can be connected to form a bigger space, please contact the TW Events & Incentives team to confirm combination capacities. 

 

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Innovation Station, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) 65
Theatre 40
Classroom 12
Cabaret 24
Banquet 30
Cocktail / Standing 40
Boardroom 16
U-Shape 12

Refuel Station

Drenched in natural light, our Refuel Station is a versatile space best suited as an area to relax and unwind over lunch in, or as a convenient break-out space. On a clear day, you’ll even catch a glimpse of Stewart Island Rakiura.

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Refuel Station, Bill Richardson Transport World

Room size & capacity
Area (m2) -
Theatre 100
Classroom -
Cabaret -
Banquet 60
Cocktail / Standing 120
Boardroom -
U-Shape -

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