Hen and Stag Parties

Ellerslie provides the perfect opportunity for your hen or stag party and with the entertainment taken care of, you can focus on making the most of a spectacular day on course. There is something happening on course to appeal to anyone; from the finest in hospitality options, the running of iconic New Zealand races, fashion competitions, free children’s entertainment, right through to the countless social opportunities that a day at the races presents. The Ellerslie races are a truly unique mix of the finest entertainment, food, fashion, horse racing and a wonderful opportunity to meet, mix and mingle.

While there are 24 racedays a year, there are many popular racedays for groups in high summer that are ideal for an unforgettable hen or stag party, including Ellerslie Christmas at the Races, the Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Series, the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million and, of course, Auckland Cup Week. 

There are a number of different hospitality options to suit all budgets from private areas and mini marquees, to a number of shared hospitality options. With prime views of the birdcage and track, Cuvée is the place to be if you love to be in the middle of the social action, or opt for the Garden Party, which is a surefire way to celebrate with friends alike. If a shared hospitality option doesn't appeal, then bring the whole family and spend a day on the public lawn with a picnic basket.