What are the Carterton Events Centres opening times?

The Centre’s general opening hours are 9.30am – 5pm Monday / Friday. However, hire times can vary dependent on the type of event and can be arranged between 8am / midnight. Please note that after hours will require a Carterton Events Centre custodian on site. *Contact us today for further information.

Do you have a preferred Ticketing Service?
In 2021 we changed our systems, and have now become our own ticketing agent. All ticketed events must be done through our program. For more information please contact us – events@cartertonec.co.nz
Can I self-cater?
Yes, you can hire the kitchens and provide catering yourself. We do not have an on-site preferred caterer. The Wairarapa is full of amazing local caterers that can help you create that special menu for any event large or small, themed, specialised, canapés to a 6-course menu!
Is the Events Centre Wheel Chair Accessible?
All rooms are accessible by wheelchair. If the raised seating block is being used, access for wheelchairs is available through the auditorium entry doors and seating is available on the lower level of the seating block. (Hirers, please keep this in mind when notifying your guests and designing your seating arrangements.)
Is there Wifi available to attending guests?
We can provide your event guests with access to Wifi if requested.*
Where can my guests park?
There are parking options close to the centre to allow easy access for your guests throughout their visit. We can supply you with a parking map upon booking your event.
We are not from the area and are not sure which catering, hire, accommodation businesses to use.
Don’t panic – we can help you with this! Visit CartertonNZ for all the information needed for accommodation, what’s on, activities and loads more. Also visit Destination Wairarapa Website and the specialised Weddings in the Wairarapa Website teams to find all you require at your fingertips.


What items do we need to hire and what would be available already at the venue?


We can help with some of the equipment you will need -including trestle tables, chairs, plates, cutlery and more for up to 240 guests. Send us some details and we can work with you on what’s available for your events dates.*


We plan to serve beverages at our event so would we require a liquor license?
Yes, for public events or when alcohol is to be sold, you will need to get a licence if you wish to have alcohol. We can give advice on how to go about this.
We would like to set the room up the day before and/or pack-up the day after, can we do this?
We understand it takes time setting up to get your event looking magnificent so we have a few different options to allow you to have access to the facilities before the day to take the pressure off.
Is the Events Centre licenced?
Yes we are!

We have an On Licence which enables us to sell and supply alcohol. We have trained staff who are available to operate the bar at your next function.
However, as our core service of delivery is to provide a venue for top quality functions and events, we still have the right to use discretion for each event, and may insist on your event needing a Special Licence.

Please contact the friendly team to discuss your needs and we can talk you through the process.

* Subject to additional fees

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