Venue Hire for Private Dinners, Birthdays, Weddings & Functions

Why not plan your Work Function, Birthday, Engagement, Casual Wedding or get your group together for a Private Dinner. We’re fully licensed, only 5 minutes from the Hamilton CBD, and have plenty of free parking available.

Private functions 20 to 100 can be booked from 6pm . Refer info below.

Smaller function you may wish to use our separate side area for groups of 15 to 30 and its available during the day as well, no fees or charges apply if within normal opening hours.



No venue hire if you meet our minimum bar / drinks spend. Any shortfalls are charged as hireage.

Minimum Bar/Drinks Spend of $600 if we supply just nibbles/finger food.
Minimum Bar/Drinks Spend of $400 if we supply a full smorgasbord meal. Please refer to our menus tab.

EG. Nibbles requested by customer, guests purchased, drinks, coffee, wine, beer etc and the bar spend was $450, therefore $150 would be charged as hireage. eg. $600-$450 = $150 charged as hireage



Use our Full Bar. We have a full range including spirits. Happy to discuss drink selection.

We provide 1 x Bar/Duty Manager & 1 Wait Staff. Extra bar/waiting staff can be hired at $18 per hour, minimum 4 hours.


** EXTRAS **

+ Late Staff/Cleaning cost of $180 apply if you go past 10.30pm up to 12pm. Please advise 1 week prior so cleaners can be booked. 
+ Do you want our staff to set up for you? We do a basic set up of tables & move layout, but if you want more we can quote on this for you.



Full Meals (25-70 guests) are a served smorgasbord.  Children pay from $2 per year up to age 15. eg. aged 8 x $2 =$16 to be paid. Minimum of 25pax, if less we can add difference to the per head price. Confirmed numbers will be charged on the night. Please click on our Menu page for Smorgasbord meal options.

Nibbles/Finger Food (25-100 guests) start at $10 per person for basic nibbles & could consist of homemade mini pizza bites, meatballs and dipping sauce, our special Claire's club sandwich, samosa's, savories etc. We can add or change to what fits within your budget and add extras like blinis, salmon, kebabs, won tons, mussels etc. Minimum of 25 pax. If less we can add difference on to the per head price. Confirmed numbers will be charged on the night. Please visit our Menus tab under "Function & Groups Nibbles"

Photo’s of Platters etc please visit our Facebook Page via our Home Page.


**  SOUND , MUSIC & TV  **

We do have our own sound system & TV to display JPEG photo files you can use. We are mindful of noise restrictions and therefore now limit the use of DJ's & Bands. Noise control is part of our license so we are governed by the act and therefore duty manager has sole discretion on the night regarding noise control. We reduce music from 11pm until 12pm closing.

We welcome any ideas or suggestions for your function.


**  FINE-PRINT  **

Deposit/Bond of $300 applies to secure the date on a first come basis. It will be refunded if cancelled and the date is re-booked by us. The deposit/bond may be used for any minimum spend shortfalls, no shows, breakages and other reasonable costs. If paying by credit card then we do ask for 1.6% to cover the surcharge & if you are paying over the phone using your credit card then the "card not present" surcharge is 2.4%. Both these fees are the actual fee charged by the bank.

Cafe discounts and special promotions do not apply to private function bookings.

We are a family type venue, we legally can't serve or have intoxicated persons on the property.  Any guests bringing in alcohol from outside will be immediately excluded from the premises and car park, this includes drinking in the car park which is forbidden under our liquor license.

The Garden Center is a separate business and therefore we ask guests to respect the boundaries.

Decorations are allowed as long as removed prior to next day opening. Please strictly no tiny graffiti etc.

Terms, conditions and pricing are subject to change, especially bookings over 6 months in advance.


If you are looking for accommodation close by the Café and want great, friendly service then check out Astra Motor Lodge.


If you do not get a personal reply/email from the team then we may not have received your booking, please text 027 512-9242