Our 15 rooms hold from 20 to 1,000 guests in multiple rooms for your private or corporate event. We can take care of all your audio-visual requirements, including DVD players, TV's, 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.

  • Leading Hawke's Bay function venue
  • Central location 
  • Fifteen conference rooms to choose from
  • En route to the airport
  • Over 1000 complimentary car parks
  • Excellent range of accommodation – ask us for recommendations

And expert advice is all part of our service to make your event absolutely amazing. 

Christmas Functions
We have a great range of rooms to host the best Christmas party in the Bay. We host a Mid-Winter Christmas Party at the end of June and Christmas at the Races date in November and a twilight Christmas at the Races.
School Balls
Host 100 to 300 guests in glittering style. You’ll have access to our extensive entertainment ‘black book’ of professional bands, DJ's, lights, AV equipment and more!
Trade Shows and Expos
Plenty of exhibition venues to choose from, including the infield, stables, our large Cheval Rooms and fourteen other function rooms. Easy access, fantastic facilities and our dedicated event 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 offers delightful al fresco entertaining.
Product Launches
For easy access, a central location and plenty of room (and rooms) for your potential clients and customers, launch your latest and greatest at Hawke's Bay Racing. We can take care of all the technical details.
Team Building
For smaller groups, we offer unique corporate team building exclusive to Hawke's Bay Racing.