Cheval Room at the Hawkes Bay Racing Centre - Venue for hire


Hastings, event venue

The Cheval Room at the Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre is an iconic venue ideal for larger events and caters for conferences, ceremonies and awards, balls, meetings and AGMs, trade shows and special functions.

The adjacent Cheval Lawns in this beautiful Hastings setting makes the space ideal for weddings and other social functions.

The room has large catering facilities, private bar and the option for two pull down screens with hanging projectors.

We will happily tailor a menu and beverage package for you, with a wide range including morning and afternoon teas, sandwich selections and light lunches, cocktail platters, sumptuous buffets and fantastic formal dinners.

We also do monthly theme nights at the Cheval Room.

Plenty of free parking is available.



  • Bond/Deposit Required
  • In-house catering
  • Licensed
  • Onsite parking
  • Projector or Screen
  • Sound system
  • Stage
  • Tables & chairs included

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Hastings, paired with Napier as the twin cities of the region, has not only a vibrant city,  but the very varied surrounding hinterland of Hawke’s Bay. From traditional and modern vineyards to the coast and the hills, Hastings has venues for business and leisure, weddings and parties.

Known for food and wine, Hastings does entertainment well and stages a wide range of events. With it’s settled and glorious weather this is the destination for outdoor events for a larger part of the year.


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06-873 4545