Gala Dinners

The Duke's Grand Ballroom. A perfect venue for your conference Gala dinner.

The Duke's grand ballroom with ornate ceilings, low hanging chandeliers and polished wooden floor boards opens up directly onto a sun filled deck over looking the sea. The ballroom is filled with individually upholstered chairs seating up to 150 guests comfortably or 250 for a standing cocktail and canape function. We can also cater for larger groups seating up to 300 guests across the ballroom and restaurant over the quieter winter months of the year.

With award winning chefs and restaurant managers, the Duke offers exquisite cuisine and exceptional service. The Duke has an onsite function manager to help plan the menu and all other details of your gala dinner to ensure a smooth, professional experience.     

For any enquiries please contact us via email info@theduke.co.nz or phone 09 4037829.  

What our customers say

We cannot recommend highly enough the team at the Duke, including Ida, Janna and Bridget, for pulling together an amazing wedding weekend. In addition to this, a weekend away, or a whole family get together - no matter what the occasion, do yourself a favour and come to the Duke. Our family and friends have all voted the location, service, food, friendliness and accommodation as 5 star - a truly magical experience that makes us all want to do it every year! We will be back for anniversaries and any other large or small gathering we can dream up!

- Jo Hogan & James McHardy 23rd April 2016,

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