A Gala Dinner is a special occasion that should be celebrated in style. At Arena Manawatu and the Convention Centre we have the expertise and venues to make your dinner as unique as your imagination will allow. By day our facilities provide professional and purposeful meeting rooms for conferencing and events; by night the same rooms can be stylishly converted to a themed gala dinner, cocktail party, awards ceremony or anything alike.
We value the variety of gala dinners producing unforgettable evenings. The anticipated atmosphere and unique theme of your gala dinner can be created by local business event coordinators, their team will ensure that your evening is a visual work of art.
Arena Manawatu and Convention Centre has an exclusive catering supplier, All Leisure, who can provide catering for all your event requirements. The superb service pre, during and post event will ensure that catering is a key part of your events success. They have most exquisite and divine menu options that will leave you and your guests completely satisfied. If you have a budget in mind our caterers can dream up anything your taste bud desires for your special function.
Between the two venues we can cater from 20 through to 20,000 guests. Arena Manawatu has many ideal rooms for all occasions from large gala dinners 300+ in the Ball Room and B&M Centre to more intimate dinners and functions which can be hosted in the Steelfort Lounge, Arena Lounge of Central Energy Trust Arena, and the Corporate Lounges in Arena 2.
Convention Centre is a beautiful venue with the ability to host dinners up to a capacity of 400. However their main function room can definitely be divided with curtains to create a more intimate atmosphere. The Conference Room, Bar Gallery and Foyer are also fantastic options for functions and dinners depending on what you are after and the capacity of your function.