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

Thank you thank you thank you is all I can say. From the moment we walked in until the time we left, we were made to feel like Queens. I'd like to make special mention of Faith and Bridget - you two are absolutely amazing ladies and Hayley and I can't thank you both enough for the effort you both put in. We will never forget it ❤ ❤ To Vincent - you my friend are a true gentleman and I want to thank you for all that you did for us all weekend! You are very special ❤ To the res...t of the staff, again, thank you for the best weekend of our lives. Last but not least, Ida Birch. Words can't describe how special you made our weekend, how much stress you took from us and put on yourself to make our day as smooth as can be. The passion you have is absolutely beautiful and it shines through. We love you all and will be forever greatful. Hayley & Rebekah

- Rebekah & Hayley 27th August 2016,

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