Great Northern Room

The Great Northern Room on level one of the Ellerslie Stand is a fantastic room available for hire for up to 350 guests.


With the ability for complete blackout, this room is ideal for seminars, AGMs and conferences - or any event where professional presentations are required. The room is named after Australasia's longest horse race - the 6400 metre-long Great Northern Steeplechase - which is held at Ellerslie each September. 


The Great Northern Room also has private bar facilities, so is a great option for breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, or pre-dinner drinks before a function in the Newmarket Room just down the escalator.


From the room you can see the infamous Ellerslie Hill, which forms part of the Great Northern Steeplechase course, and which jockeys and horses must climb a staggering three times as they race.

Venue hire

Located close to the motorway and just seven kilometres from Auckland's city centre, with ample free car parking, the Great Northern Room is available for hire for events, functions, product launches & more.


Banquet-style            220 pax
Theatre-style             300 pax

Boardroom-style         60 pax

Cocktail-style             350 pax

Classroom-style         140 pax

Exhibition Booths               30

Blackout facilities:            Yes

Private bar facilities:         Yes

Ceiling height   2.1m to 2.4m

Venue size                    540m²

More info

If you’d like someone to take the stress and hassle out of planning your function, our professional Account Managers would be thrilled to manage your event and tailor the venue to your needs.

Please contact us via email or call 09 524 4069 for more information or to arrange a time to view.