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Corporate Christmas parties are back - here's how to host yours at Waitangi

June 7, 2023

The festive season is not far away, and Christmas parties are back for 2022! If you’re a Northland-based business looking to organise that perfect end-of-year event, why not host your upcoming Christmas function in Waitangi?

Celebrating at Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a unique experience that’ll have all your guests captivated and entertained. Take your pick from a range of venues that suit groups of all sizes, add in a memorable cultural experience, delicious catering and some great tunes – and you’ve got yourself an event that the whole team will love.

A variety of venues

You’re spoiled for choice at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, with diverse venue options that celebrate the significance and spirit of the Waitangi site.

 Our newest event space, Tahuaroa Function Centre, has a capacity of 190 attendees and is all about the wow factor. Translating to ‘large open space’, this modern and customisable venue is perfect for the whole team to mix and mingle amongst the contemporary design and native tree backdrop. Wrap-around covered decking and private courtyard area allow you to maximise indoor-outdoor flow on those warm, sunny summer evenings.

 Or opt for one of our other venues – such as our premium outdoor marquee that’s perfect for alfresco events, no matter the weather. Clear walls and roofing provide a light and roomy space, serving up stunning coastal views and capturing the ambience of the Treaty Grounds. Seating up to 300 people, it’s well-suited to dress in festive décor; as your colleagues dine, dance, and admire the twilight scenery. The Whare Waka café venue is also a popular choice for evening functions.

A festive feast

A great party is remembered by its great food. Scrumptious catering is our speciality at Waitangi – no matter what time of day. Our on-site catering team is well-known for their fantastic menus that’ll satisfy guests of all tastes and dietary requirements.

Our Christmas menus have just been released, and include a mouth-watering array of festive flavours. Take your pick from our carvery buffet options accompanied by a range of fresh salads and vegetable sides. Be sure to add on some sweet treats to finish! Grazing boards, oyster platters and even hāngi options are also available for something a bit extra.

It's a date!

Time to lock in your Christmas function! Get in early to secure your preferred date – December is known for booking up fast, if that’s what you’ve got your eye on. Kick back and relax on a Friday night after a big 2022,or perhaps you’ll treat the team to a mid-week function?

Then it’s time to organise the fun little details – will you host a quiz, or a Secret Santa gift swap? Perhaps you’ll have a ceremony to recognise the top achievers of the year, or award prizes to the best-dressed attendees? You can even add on guided tours of the grounds, or a Māori cultural performance in Te Whare Rūnanga.

Get in touch with us to discuss venues, dates, and our bespoke festive menus. We’re here every step of the way to make party planning a breeze – so you can focus on the festivities!