Te Rapa Racecourse, best known for thoroughbred racing in Hamilton, has earned a reputation around the region as a quality event venue. In the last couple of years the Te Rapa Event Centre has undergone renovations to the existing international stand, making this the ideal spot for your next corporate function or celebration.Please note that under the Covid Protection Framework, whether we be in Red, Orange or Green we will be operating as a vaccine pass venue. You must have double vaccination status and show your My Vaccine Pass (whether it be via your phone or a print out) to gain entry. Attendees may also be required to show Photo ID.

At the Te Rapa Event Centre we are all about bringing your event to life, whether it is a milestone event, a workshop or a private day out at the races we are here to help. With experience in 21st's to 90th birthdays, Wedding ceremony's and reception and corporate seminars and workshops we have held a wide range of events on course.

With six unique function spaces over three levels, our event centre also offers the convenience of free on-site car parking for up to 750 cars, an on-site catering team and a central location close to a range of local accommodation options and shopping centres.

  • "At MediaWorks we put high expectations on how we represent ourselves in the market and particularly in front of current and potential clients. We have utilised the facilities at Te Rapa Racecourse for a client event as well as a staff event. We used the Fosters Room on level 3 and the all round experience was exceptional. We will use them again."
    Greg Haycock, Media Sales Manager at MediaWorks, Waikato
  • "It was an absolute dream to work with the team at the Te Rapa Event Centre to bring the Kiwi-Mielie Festival to life this year. As an Event Manager, finding the perfect venue is crucial and the Te Rapa Racecourse is just that, perfect. The vast space and trees created a cozy yet not cramped space for my festival. The customer service and communication is also impeccable. I highly recommend the Te Rapa Event Centre for your next event."
    Karisma Nel - Event Manager for Lekker Stuff Entertainment
  • "Thank you to the Racecourse for making my dad's birthday special. He had the best day! Naming the race after him was amazing!!! He was actually left speechless. I can't explain how that topped his birthday off from being great to unforgettable. The Venue was such a perfect spot and it was set up perfectly. Our guests were so impressed. You really made his 60th one to remember thank you"
    Vicki - Talking about her Dad's 60th Birthday in our Colour's Lounge