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Specialty Venues...available for Polynesian Cultural purposes only:
Samoa: The PCC’s Samoan village is a remarkable representation of this ancient Polynesian society, highlighted by the chief’s maota — which can accommodate up to 200 people, the guest fale and family home — all surrounding a central malae or village green. An open-air demonstration area under a large, shady banyan tree can also seat about 200 people. In short, a very unique place to meet.
Aotearoa: The PCC’s Maori New Zealand village — which translates as “the land of the long white cloud” — captures the essence of the traditional Polynesian way of life in those beautiful far-off islands. The large whare runanga — meeting house, or house of learning — features superbly hand-carved and decorated panels that actually tell the history of the Maori people, and can seat up to 150 people. There are also a chief’s house, family dwelling, traditional war canoe and other unique features surrounding the village marae or green.
Fiji: The Fijian village, with its iconic Bure Kalou or “spirit house” jutting into the sky, represents an ancient island culture whose buildings are filled with rich symbolism. For example, the bamboo-sided chief’s Vale Levu or “great house” has one door reserved only for his use. The Vale Ni Bose or “meeting house” can seat 50 people.
Hawai’i: The Hawaiian village portrays the historical Polynesian lifestyle of our home islands, and includes the new Halau Wa’a or “canoe house” where our neighbors in the BYUH Hawaiian Studies program berth their 57-foot traditional twin-hulled Hawaiian sailing canoe, the Iosepa. Everyone is welcome to see and examine this beautifully impressive canoe — except when it’s sailing. In addition to waterfalls, a stream, poi sampling and more, another halau or learning center can seat 100+ people.
Tahiti: The PCC’s Tahitian village, representing all of French Polynesia, is a great place to learn a little tamure — the fast hip-shaking dance of these fabled islands, and delve into the other aspects of Tahitian culture. The Fare Heiva or “celebration house” can seat up to 150 people in the shade...when they’re not dancing, that is.
Tonga: The Tongan village is another example of traditional Polynesian lifestyles, but with the added royal touch of the scale-replica Fale Fakatu’i or “summer palace” approved for inclusion in the PCC by her late majesty Queen Salote. Other Tongan royalty have visited the PCC many times over the years since...but everyone who visits the village gets regal attention and service. A drumming amphitheater can seat up to 150 people.