While racing is what we are passionate about, Matamata Racing Club also provides great venues for the whole community to host special events and functions.

For special occasions from weddings and cocktail events to birthdays and reunions, we will help you find a space that works for you and your guests on the grounds of our beautiful racecourse. Whether it’s an educational workshop or conference to be organised, we can help you make it as stress-free and user-friendly as possible with ample parking and catering to suit your needs. 

Capacity: 250
Situated on the ground floor

Capacity: 145
Situated at Level One

Capacity: 120
Situated at Level Two

Capacity: 170
Situated on the ground floor

Capacity: 250
Situated at Level One

Capacity: 120
Situated on the ground floor

Capacity: 250
Situated on the ground floor

Capacity: 30
Situated on the ground floor


This is included in the price if deemed reasonable. Any extreme conditions will result in an additional cleaning cost.


The Club expect all bottles and rubbish to be picked up in the lounge/s, outside areas and car parks. Horses are the number one priority on the racecourse and must not be put in any danger.


Functions hire from 5pm and must close at 12 am and all guests off the premises by 12.30 am. For Saturday weddings, the lounge is available from 12 pm Friday through to 12 pm Sunday.

Liquor Licence

The Matamata Function Centre holds an On Licence for the premises at the Matamata Racing Club, it is a condition of the licence that BYO is not permitted. The Function Centre will provide a Bar Manager, additional bar staff will be charged at $25/hour. A price list of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks available can be provided on application.


All bookings are to be approved in advance by the Club’s Board at the monthly meetings.  Bookings must be paid for in full once approved at least 7 days prior to the function; an invoice will be issued once accepted and confirmed.  A bond, payable either by cash or cheque to be held at the office, to cover unpaid funds or damage to property, will secure the booking.  The bond will be refunded in full unless there is property damaged.  Any damage will be a cost to the organisation/person hiring the lounge/s.  


The organisation/person booking the function is responsible for charges and other obligations with the conditions of hire.  It is the Hirer’s responsibility that all guests remain in the designated lounge areas only


Please be aware, preferably only decorations that can be arranged independently should be used. The use of nails, staples and adhesive tapes that cause damage are strictly prohibited.

Damage or Loss

The hirer will be liable for any damage to property, fixtures or fittings, movable or otherwise. The venue will be inspected the first working day following the function. Breakages or damage to the facilities will be charged to the hirer over and above the bond held.

Matamata Racing Club Personal Access

The Clubs authorised personal shall have access to the buildings and grounds at all times.

[email protected]
Phone: 07 888 6223
Mobile: 027 275 8300

Rob and his team have had over 14 years’ experience creating menus to suit their clients’ budgets and guest dietary requirements. We can secure a wide range of venues to meet your needs. No job is too big or too small.

We are now based permanently at the Matamata Racecourse and are proud to be associated with the Matamata Racing Club.

Rob and Andrea Leahy from Two Tones Catering are the preferred on-course caterers and will provide race day catering.