Sir Don Rowlands Event Centre

The Sir Don Rowlands Centre is on of New Zealands most versatile Event venues. Situated on the lakes edge with its stunning views of Mt Maungatautari and the scenic Lake Karapiro, it is the ideal setting for any event. The Centre is a multipurpose complex with flat floor setting. This venue is easily transformed from classroom to exhibition to dinner settings, and is an ideal HQ for large events.

The Centre features rooms of varying sizes, including the Main Hall, Waipa Room, Karāpiro Room,Te Manawa o Matariki Room and Perry Community Water sports Centre. The outdoor deck provides the perfect viewing spot for any event happening on the water. The Centre's grandstand seats 700 people. 

Special Occasions

The beautiful tree-lined shores of the Mighty River Domain, Lake Karāpiro provide a perfect location for weddings and special occasions. You can choose to get married on site in 19 hectares of park like surroundings or alternatively, Cambridge has many stunning wedding locations, all within a short drive.From the ceremony and reception to the rehearsal dinner, the spacious Main Hall in the Sir Don Rowlands Centre has floor to ceiling windows for 180-degree lake views.With the flexibility to accommodate small and large weddings, the Main Hall can seat 100-550 guests for a buffet or sit down meal, or 900 for cocktails and canapes.Our accommodation can cater for your wedding party and is the perfect base for your weddings guests.

Conferences & Functions

Looking for a venue that is quiet, picturesque and away from the hustle and bustle of the City? Look no further than Mighty River Domain, Lake Karāpiro. With its central location and ample parking, the Domain is perfect for your next corporate event. Whether it's a themed corporate dinner, product launch, exhibition or social function, Mighty River Domain, lake Karāpiro is a venue that will make your event truly special.

Extensive views of Lake Karāpiro, Maungatautari and a spectacular lakeside location are two reasons why Mighty River Domain, Lake Karāpiro and the
Sir Don Rowlands centre stand out from other venues. Please refer to Spaces.
We can also include a range of outdoor activities to entertain your group during down time. Our team can assist you to arrange everything down to the last detail, ensuring your event is successful and enjoyable.
We cater for indoor and outdoor stages within the Sir Don Rowlands Centre or on the spectator embankment next to the lake. With outstanding parking facilities, the Domain caters for up to 15,000 people outdoors and up to 1,000 indoors.

Management Services

The team at Mighty River Domain, Lake Karāpiro will work with you to ensure your event or function is hassle free. Here are some of the services we provide:Catering co-ordinationWe are happy to co-ordinate your catering and a variety of menus and caterer options can be forwarded to you on request.Refreshment ServicesIf you are planning a function in the Sir Don Rowlands Centre, our team will provide full refreshment services. We will work with you to co-ordinate your preferences for your function.AV HireageIf you are requiring any audio visual equipment for your function in the Main Hall, we can provide you with contact details of local companies who could assist with your requirements. These can be forwarded to you on request.


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