Located on a cliff top overlooking the vineyard with a stunning backdrop of river, rural and mountain views, the venue is a peaceful rural retreat.
The venue is the ideal complex for any large group holding events such as:
or virtually any large get together.
We will provide delicious catering and bar facilities serving a range of drinks including our estate wine. Please enquire about the options.
As we recognise the large costs of organising events we can in some cases allow self catering or, subject to certain rules, a guest organised bar (i.e.byo) option.
(Note: Turiri Room & hall are connected by sliding doors. Can be used together or separately see Plan next page)
Ruataniwha function room (200m2) seating up to 120 diners (with great views and a balcony, works well as a bar area)
The cost of hire is based on the number of guests, length of hire and facilities hired. Approximate charges are outlined on the next page. Please talk to us to discuss your exact hire requirements.
Catering is provided by us throughout the venue unless by special arrangement.
For the Sea Sky Bush Walk and by arrangement a sleeping bag or duvet and a towel needs to be supplied by guests. Normally full linen is supplied.
1. The venue complies with fire safety regulations with smoke detection installed in the sleeping areas.(Note: Maharakeke accommodation wing haS no smoke detectors fitted. When used, overnight fire warden is assigned)
2. The centre is fully designed for the disabled in mind. These features have generally been retained.
CHB Festival - Annual event in September
Waipukurau Rotary Club Sea Sky Bush walk - Annual event in March
Wine Country Quilts Exhibition - every two years, next event March 2016
CHB Junior Cycle Tour - annual event in March
Sport Fly Fishing New Zealand weekend - 2011, 2014, 2015
Vintage Austin Car Club event - February 2015
New Zealand Air Womens' Association Rally - May 2015
Italian Motorcycle Club annual rally
BMW Motorcycle Club annual ride
Hawke's Bay Regional Council teambuilding week - March 2015
Seminars - Rabobank, Vet Services, Coffey Davidson, Farmlands, tectra,
Dinners, Lunches - AgricultureITO, Manchester Unity, Ballance, East Coast Beef Council, anniversaries and birthdays