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Gala dinners & social functions

A gala dinner is a special occasion to be celebrated in style. We have the expertise and venues to make your unique event enjoyable and memorable.

Talk to our experienced team about your vision for your event, and we’ll help you create the right atmosphere and visual backdrop.

Our exclusive catering supplier All Leisure can cater for all your event requirements, and superb service will ensure the food and service are stand-out ingredients in your event’s success. If you have a budget we can work with it, or choose from our current menu (PDF).

Venue options for gala dinners and social functions:

Elwood Room
Room size: 584m2
Fully air conditioned and with portable staging and theatre lighting, the attractive Elwood Room can host up to 350 people for a banquet dinner.

Arena 2
Room size: 3400m2
Arena 2 has four intimate corporate lounges over-looking the venue that can be used individually or together, for up to 240 people.

Stewarts Electrical Supplies Lounge
Room size: 385m2
This unique venue with stunning 360 views over the city and out to Mount Ruapehu offers the best seats at the Stadium for special events. The Lounge can host up to 150 seated dinner guests.

Room size: 87m2
With its permanent bar, the Gallery is a popular venue for pre-dinner drinks or cocktail functions. It can host 50 seated dinner guests or 200 guests for a cocktail function.

B&M Centre
Room size: 245m2 mezzanine gallery
The B&M Centre’s mezzanine can host up to 200 people or 90 seated buffet style. It can be curtained off to separate the Ballroom from the main centre for smaller events.

Conference Room
Room size: 307m2
This versatile space has floor to ceiling soundproof folding doors that can divide the space into two rooms. The Conference Room can host 250 seated dinner guests or 400 for a cocktail function.

Below are our best rooms for Gala dinners & social functions

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