Our 15 rooms hold from 30 to 1000 guests in multiple rooms for your private or corporate event. We can help take care of all your audio visual requirements, including DVD players, TVs, projectors, screens, PA systems & microphones.

We’ll happily tailor a menu and beverage package to your needs, from morning and afternoon teas, sandwich selections and light lunches through to cocktail platters, sumptuous buffets and fantastic formal dinners.

We can cater for:

Christmas Functions

We have a great range of rooms to host the best Christmas party in the Bay.

School Balls

Host 100 to 300 guests in glittering style. You’ll have access to our extensive entertainment “black book” of professional bands, DJs, lights, AV equipment and more!

Product Launches

For easy access, a central location and plenty of room for your potential clients and customers, launch your latest and greatest at Hawke’s Bay Racing.

Trade shows and expos

Both the the Cheval and Saddles Rooms offer plenty of space for your exhibitions. Easy access. Fantastic facilities and our dedicated events experts add up to equal a huge trade show and expo success!

Cocktail Parties

We welcome you to use one of our fifteen rooms, or the stunning and prestigious outdoor lawn and garden areas. The elegant Kelt Lounge or Karamu Lounge offer delightful al fresco entertaining, with fabulous views over the racetrack and surrounding Hawkes Bay area.


We can host breakfasts for 30-300 people and offer the options of buffet or plated and continental or cooked.

Fundraising opportunities

We can design a package to provide your charity, community group, school, club or sports team with a quick and easy way to raise funds.

Contact us to get your event happening today!

  • Leading Hawke’s Bay venue
  • Central Location
  • Multiple spaces available
  • En-route to Hawke’s Bay Airport
  • Over 1,000 carparks
  • Excellent range of accomodation- ask us for recommendations
  • Expert advice at your fingertips.
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