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Have your next unforgettable event at Hobbiton™ Movie Set

An event at Hobbiton™ Movie Set is an experience to tantalize the senses of visitors, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Nestled in the rolling green hills of the Waikato, visitors are given the once in a lifetime opportunity to see an iconic movie set in its full glory; from wandering the rambling paths of the Shire, to seeing the submerged Hobbit Holes™ that litter the rolling hillsides. With many fantastic venues to choose from including The Green DragonInn, the Party Marquee and Yard Flat, Hobbiton Movie Set has all the resources required to create a successful event to remember.

Everyone who joins us for an event at Hobbiton Movie Set takes part in a tour. The Hobbiton™ Movie Set tour acts as a perfect activity to set up the evening festivities. A Hobbiton guide takes guests on a journey through the set and explains how Hobbiton was brought to life for filming. Throughout the set there are 44 complete Hobbit Holes, the Mill, the Bridge and The Green Dragon Inn kept as they were during filming. The exclusive Southfarthingbeverages are available at The Green Dragon Inn as guests complete the tour before continuing the evening in one of our spectacular venues. 

The Green Dragon™ Inn

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The Hobbiton Green Dragon Inn

The Green DragonInn was the meeting place for all residents of Hobbiton, who would gather in the warm surroundings of the bar to chatter about the day’s events. The quality of the ale and food was renowned throughout The Shire

Since 2012, we have been privileged to present The Green Dragon Inn as part of our experience. The Green Dragon Inn is an exceptional example of expert craftsmanship. 

Step inside the masterfully recreated pub, where the barrels are filled with our exclusive Southfarthingale, stout, cider and ginger beer, a perfect match to any feast in The Shire™.

We have a delectable range of food available from our professional in-house catering staff, covering everything from canapés to a banquet feast fit for a Hobbit™.

The Green Dragon Inn is fully themed with indoor and outdoor fireplaces encouraging your guests to spread out into the beer garden beneath the glowing lanterns.

 Capacity Chart
Seated 90
Cocktail 200

The Party Marquee

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The Party Marquee is a fully themed, spacious location for large groups. The painted canvas exterior, vibrant bunting and colourful lanterns means your group will be immersed in the festive magic of the movies.

The Party Marquee is adjacent to The Green DragonInn, with the garden bar outside overlooking the HobbitonMovie Set, providing an exquisite view for all our guests.

Like The Green Dragon Inn, the marquee has a fully licensed bar and catering is tailored to your event by our professional in house team.

Capacity chart
Seated 260
Cocktails 260

Yard Flat

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Celebrate in true Middle-earth™ style on Yard Flat, our purpose built area built for large incentive groups. Yard Flat has a stunning view overlooking the set and towards the iconic Party Tree. This area is purpose built and can be altered and adapted to suit your group’s needs. The garden bar stretches out towards the set and comfortably sits on top of the Hobbit Holes making for a perfect evening in The Shire.

Yard Flat has been created to comfortably sit a 20x50m marquee which we can hire to put in place for your function.

Capacity chart
Seated 750
Cocktail 1,150

The Marketplace

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The Marketplace is a bustling, vibrant experience to tantalise the senses of your visitors. Guests will find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire™.

Situated by the Mill and a short stroll across the double arch stone bridge from The Green Dragon™ Inn is the Marketplace. Guests are invited to taste a real piece of New Zealand from individually themed stalls bursting with traditional Hobbit fare. The market stalls are catered to your guest’s requirements and can consist of New Zealand cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, cured meats, smoked fish, and of course fresh produce from the Hobbiton™ gardens just to name a few.

Throughout the evening there will be roaming Middle-earth entertainment mingling amongst the guests. Our visitors are invited to move freely throughout the area and watch the carpenters, horse farriers and puppeteers go about their daily life. Among the stalls will be Hobbiton’s handcrafted barrel bars pouring the exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range, a selection of Middle-earth™ wines and various non-alcoholic beverages.

As the sun sets over Hobbiton Movie Set the village will light up and provide a stunning backdrop for your celebration. 

The Marketplace is a unique and special experience offered exclusively to function groups.

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