Non-Raceday Facilities
While racing is what we are passionate about, the Matamata Racing Club also provides great venues for the whole community to host special events and functions.

For special occasions from weddings and cocktail events to birthdays and reunions, we will help you find a space that works for you and your guests on the grounds of our beautiful racecourse.

Whether it's an educational workshop or conference to be organised, we can help you make it as stress-free and user-friendly as possible with ample parking and catering to suit your needs.

Lounges and Spaces as listed below.

Matamata Racing Club's Lounges for Hire:

Lounge Name Capacity

 Up or Down

Epsom Lounge 255 Ground Level
Ascot Lounge 360 Level One
Gazebo Lounge 170 Ground Level
Curragh Lounge 120 Ground Level
Newmarket Lounge 250 Ground Level
Members' Lounge 130 Level One
Kaimai Lounge 145 Level One
Day Meeting Leave  Premises by  5pm

NB Hours: Functions must close at 12 am and all guests off the premises by 12.30 am.  Security will be on course to ensure that this happens.

Liquor Licence: The Club does not hold a licence other than for racedays - if selling liquor a Special Licence is required and will need an application completed and sent to Matamata Piako District Council allowing at least 20 working days. The Club will provide a letter for support of the licence when requested.

Bookings: All bookings are to be approved in advance by the Club’s Committee at the monthly Committee meetings.  Bookings must be paid for in full once approved prior to the function with a separate returnable $500.00 bond. An invoice for the bond will be issued once accepted and confirmed.

Responsibility: The person or organisation booking the function is responsible for charges and other obligations with the conditions of hire.  It is the Hirer’s responsibility that all guests remain in the designated lounge areas only.

Breakages or Damage to MRC Property: These will be at the cost of the Hirer.

Cleaning: If you choose to clean the lounge and leave the lounge exactly the way it was found it will involve no further cleaning cost. If you choose to pay for the cleaning (see cost below) we expect the lounge or surrounding area to be left as found on arrival.  All rubbish must be placed in the bins provided.  Please ensure any broken glass is cleared and safely disposed of.

Cleaning Cost: $25-100.00 depending on time needed to clean the lounge.

NB. The Club expect bottles and rubbish to be picked up outside of the lounge in the surrounding areas.  Horses are the number one priority on the racecourse and must not be put in any danger.

Alternatively contact Kim Allfrey in the Matamata office between the hours of 8.30 am and 4.00 pm to further discuss how we may meet your requirements.

Phone: 07 888 8898

Fax: 07 888 6222


Matamata Epsom Lounge

Matamata Ascot Lounge