Function Hire at Ruakaka Racing

Race Meeting Hospitality:

A wide variety of functions can be held on race day from the small intimate private group or up to very large groups utilising outside or undercover facilities or a combination of both. You may wish to impress your guests by also sponsoring a race on the day of your entertainment.


Tee cafe Catering provide the on-course catering choices from the takeaway options of pie and chips to the very best of cuisine or high tea. Table service, buffet style or finger food options are all available with a bar service to suit.


The function rooms vary in size and location with sweeping track views or the spectacular scenic Bream Bay and its headland and islands.


Let us know what type of function you would like and the number of guests and we will tailor fit your function to one of our rooms or outside if so desired. All rooms have excellent television viewing of the races with betting facilities and bars.


Function rooms we use are known as:

Beachside Bar - Suitable for both racedays and private functions.


Surf Break Lounge – Suitable for both racedays and private functions.

Bonecrusher Lounge – Overlooks track, adjoining Surf Break Lounge and Courtyard

A busy day at the Surfbreak Lounge

Rustic Barn – Casual bar for summer meetings.


Corona Courtyard Bar – Outdoor summer bar.


Non Raceday Functions:

Non-raceday functions may be held at Ruakaka race course. Tee Café is the in-house caterer and is happy to tailor a catering option to suit your function or celebration.

The course hires out the grandstand and parade ring bar area with its ablutions.

All function hire is subject to terms and conditions being agreed upon and bond being paid before the event. The venue is not for hire for 18 - 21 year old birthday celebrations.  

Currently a number of recognised organisations use the wide open grassed car park expanses for their motor home weekend getaways. The parade ring area becomes the meeting place for social activities and the ablutions are made available with hot showers.

The tiered seating also attracts a number of groups wishing to make presentations to a large audience.

Each of the function rooms outline above can be hired for non-race day activities such as meetings, workshops or celebratory birthday parties, weddings, wakes, or Christmas functions.


Please contact or 09 432 7249 to enquire.