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Cheval Lounge

At the heart of Hawke’s Bay – Hawke’s Bay Racing owned Cheval Lounge, Hastings offers an inviting setting for conferences, weddings, awards dinners, AGMs, trade shows, school balls, breakfasts, luncheons, and more. With a focus on your convenience, we can handle all your audiovisual needs and provide top-notch conference WIFI services. The Lounge is designed to accommodate all, with easy access for heavy loads and even vehicle displays. The BBQ Gourmet team offers on-site catering to suit your unique requirements, and the indoor-outdoor flow onto the Cheval Lawns makes it an ideal space for weddings and various functions.

The versatility extends from small to medium meetings to large multi-day conferences and trade exhibitions. The Cheval Lounge within the Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre comfortably seats up to 300 guests theatre-style, with the added luxury of a private bar. If your group is more intimate, we have other room options available.

Our team will collaborate with you to craft a customized menu for your conference, covering everything from morning tea to buffet lunches.

HB Racing pride themselves on being the leading Hawke’s Bay function venue, centrally located, with fifteen conference rooms to choose from. Conveniently offering over 1,000 complimentary car parks, we ensure your guests have no trouble getting here. For those who need accommodation, feel free to ask us for recommendations – we have an excellent range to offer.

Choose from a variety of menu and beverage packages, tailored to suit your specific needs, whether it’s morning and afternoon teas, sandwiches, light lunches, cocktail platters, sumptuous buffets, or formal dinners.

We cater to a wide range of events, including:

Christmas Functions: Host your best Christmas party in the Bay with our versatile rooms.

School Balls: Glamorously accommodate 100 to 300 guests, complete with entertainment options like professional bands, DJs, lights, and AV equipment.

Product Launches: Benefit from our central location, easy access, and ample space to captivate potential clients and customers.

Trade Shows and Expos: Our facility offers the perfect space for exhibitions, with dedicated events experts ensuring your success.

Cocktail Parties: Enjoy the stunning outdoor lawn and garden areas with the Cheval Lounge.

Breakfast: We can host breakfasts for 40-300 people, offering buffet or plated options, and continental or cooked dishes.

Fundraising Opportunities: Let us design a package to help your charity, community group, school, club, or sports team easily raise funds.