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Christmas Functions

Add some Middle-earth movie magic to your corporate Christmas party

Looking for a unique and memorable experience in the Waikato to treat your staff and reflect on the year that has been? Hobbiton™ Movie Set offer a range of special events and private function options ideal for groups of all sizes, all in the picturesque setting of the Shire.  

The Tour

All events at Hobbiton Movie Set begin with a fully guided tour of the famous movie set as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will escort you around the set, showing you the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and finally into the famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you can indulge in our exclusive, specially brewed beverages offering a taste of Middle-earth.

The Green Dragon™ Inn

Your guests can then remain in the masterfully re-created Green Dragon Inn with roaring indoor and outdoor fireplaces, encouraging your guests to spread throughout the venue and into the Bywater beer garden beneath the glowing lanterns.

For a cocktail event there will be two bars open serving our Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range of brews and Middle-earth wine range, with continuous themed substantial canapés served throughout the evening. Alternatively, you could choose a seated buffet meal or banquet feast fit for a Hobbit served inside The Green Dragon Inn.

NEW! The Millhouse

The Millhouse is an expertly crafted venue offering the same warm, inviting atmosphere of The Green Dragon Inn, but in a more intimate setting ideal for private dining experiences, small wedding receptions and corporate meetings. The exposed wooden beam ceilings, crackling fire place and curated decor set the scene, while the cleverly hidden AV technology, full commercial kitchen and bathroom facilities complete the function of the space as a self-contained multi-use venue available for hire. 

The Party Marquee

For larger groups you can spend up to 45 minutes in The Green Dragon Inn enjoying pre-dinner drinks before being escorted to the adjacent Party Marquee for a seated meal. The painted canvas exterior, vibrant bunting and colourful lanterns of the Party Marquee means your group will be immersed in the festive magic of the movies.

The Hobbiton Marketplace

The Hobbiton Marketplace is a bustling, vibrant experience to tantalise the senses as you are immersed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire. Guests are invited to taste a real piece of Middle-earth from individually themed stalls bursting with traditional Hobbit fare. The market stalls are catered to your guest’s requirements and feature 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 entertainment mingling amongst the guests. Move freely throughout the area and watch the carpenters, horse farriers and puppeteers go about their daily life. Among the stalls you’ll find handcrafted barrel bars pouring our ales, a selection of Middle Earth wines and various non-alcoholic beverages. As the sun sets over Hobbiton Movie Set the village will light up across the lake and provide a stunning backdrop for your celebration.


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For more information on holding your corporate Christmas party at Hobbiton Movie Set, contact our team using the form below! 

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