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Can we get married on site?

The Events Centre is a perfect one-stop wedding location. You can get married on the outdoor pergola and there are numerous picturesque spots on the 64 hectares of park where you can have memorable photographs taken. Meanwhile, your guests can relax and soak up the rural outlook from the veranda decks on the complimentary outdoor furniture.

Do you have a beverage list?

The Events Centre is one of the few venues in Whangarei where you can bring your own refreshments. There is a dedicated bar servery area adjacent the kitchen with glass fronted refrigeration cabinets. There is also a large walk-in chiller to keep additional supplies cool. Liquor licensing laws apply if you intend to sell alcohol.

Do you provide catering?

The Events Centre has a fully equipped modern commercial kitchen which was purpose designed for catering . The onsite caterer can offer menu options and prices, or you may select your own caterer and hire the kitchen (subject to availability after 3pm on the day of the event). Other conditions also apply.

How is the building heated?

Each room has its own heat pump/air conditioning unit so that you have total control over the temperature of the rooms that you are using.

How much is it?

Our prices vary depending on what sort of function you are having, how many rooms you use and what additional services and equipment you require. For a comprehensive quote, it is best if you contact us directly for prices.

What else is available?

There is a wide range of glassware, crockery and cutlery available. Depending on your style of function, this may be included in the hire price or these can be hired separately. We also provide fairy lights with a white curtain backdrop and complimentary table skirting for top/bridal tables. We also have black tablecloths and black or white chair covers and napkins.

What is included in the hire?

In addition to the room hire, tables, chairs, all standard AV equipment and WI-FI is included in the hire price. Equipment on site includes flip chart holders, data projectors, screens, standard and electronic whiteboards, sound systems and microphones and a lectern.

What is the floor plan of the building?


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Will there be anyone else using the Showgrounds?

Barge Showgrounds Maunu Reserve is a public area used by the community for walking dogs, children playing, athletics and equestrian events.  This means that there may be other activities or users on the grounds when you are using the building. Booking the Events Centre doesn’t guarantee no one else will be on the Showgrounds.