We all look forward to our Christmas work functions, and after this past year we certainly deserve a little fun and relaxation. Willowbank is a great option for a light-hearted end-of-year bash. With beautiful surroundings, top kiwi cuisine and plenty to see and do, an event at Willowbank is always memorable.
And why not plan your end-of-year event to include partners and kids? It’s a great way to add a little family-oriented fun to the night. Family-friendly fun (rather than the traditional staff-only functions) has been a growing trend in the city since February, and really speaks to the strong sense of community that has resulted from the earthquakes.
Our goal at Willowbank has always been to provide an entertaining and educational experience that can be shared and enjoyed by guests of all ages. This ethos extends to our functions, and we’re always happy to help you give staff the kind of Christmas party they deserve.
New Zealand Cuisine
You can’t have a party without food! Our acclaimed restaurant serves up fantastic examples of New Zealand cuisine. The restaurant overlooks a river and our deer enclosure, lending the room some super swell ambiance. We can adapt menus for any group—just have a chat with us and we’ll draw up the perfect buffet menu for your event.
For a more casual atmosphere (which can be ideal if there are kids about), Willowbank also has great BBQ facilities. Pack enough sausages, burger patties and kebabs for everyone, and invite guests to bring a salad or desert for a fun and laid-back dinner.
Naturally, the biggest reason to have a corporate event at Willowbank is the park! Your staff and their families can take a wander through the grounds, which shares the unique history of New Zealand. Kids will love interacting with our animals, and adults always have a good time discovering a few new things about the country.
Ko Tane performances can also be incorporated into the evening. Ko Tane is an authentic Maori experience that not only entertains but also allows guests to learn and participate in activities like the haka or poi dance.
If your group has hired out the whole venue, you’re also invited to hire a DJ or band (or maybe you have some musically talented staff?). Feel free to dance the night away at Willowbank!
Customise Your Event
Flexibility is key to ensuring you get exactly what you want out of the event. We’re happy to work with you to tailor the function to your needs. Give us a call at 359 6226 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about hosting an event at Willowbank.
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