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. Perfect for those looking for private dining or function venues to host a Gala dinner or special event.

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 [email protected] or phone 09 4037829.  

What our customers say

We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our wedding was a perfect day spent with family and friends and we are so glad to have met such wonderful people at The Duke along the way. Ida was a pleasure to deal with. She was so helpful and made the planning so easy. Ellie was a super star. Nothing was too much trouble on the day and her team were nothing short of sensational. Not only have our guests commented on the great food, rooms and location but how helpful every single staff member was. We were blessed with a gorgeous winters day ending in a spectacular sunset. If you want the wedding of your dreams, The Duke is the place. Many thanks Carl and Madalena

- Carl and Madalena 9th June 2018,

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