Host your next unforgettable event at Hobbiton™ Movie Set
Add some Middle-earth movie magic to your next event. From birthday parties, weddings and intimate banquets, to large-scale incentive events and memorable conference dinners, Hobbiton™ Movie Set offer a range of private function options to suit your needs.
All events at Hobbiton begin with a fully guided tour of the Movie Set. Allow your guests to be immersed in the natural beauty of Middle-earth™ with a 2 hour fully guided tour of the famous movie set as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies movies. 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.
Following their tour, 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 Southfarthing™ range of brews and Middle-earth wine range, with continuous themed substantial canapés served throughout the evening to substitute a meal. Alternatively, you could choose a seated buffet meal or banquet feast fit for a Hobbit inside the Green Dragon Inn.
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 and the outside garden bar overlooking the Movie Set, provides an exquisite view for all guests.
The Hobbiton Marketplace
Our newest, most exciting offering for exclusive function groups is The Hobbiton Marketplace – 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 Middle-earth 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.
For functions during the day, our Tour + Lunch experience is the perfect way to enjoy a dining experience in our festive shared dining space, The Party Marquee. Located adjacent to The Green Dragon™Inn, with garden bar seating overlooking the Hobbiton™Movie Set, providing an exquisite view for all our guests. Your meal is served buffet style from a specially themed table, bursting with hobbit fare, with shared table seating to dine family style with your group.
If you have only a small group or are looking to host some important clients for a memorable evening, you could consider one of our existing public special events. In 2019, we are hosting a range of unique events at Hobbiton Movie Set, each with a different theme and utilising different venues and formats around the Movie Set. The current suite of events includes a Mid-Winter Feast, our annual International Hobbit Day, and a not-so-typical Oktoberfest-style Hobbiton Beer Festival. These events are available for group bookings upon request and offer a great opportunity to experience the best of what Hobbiton has to offer.
SHIRE TOURS, SHIRE'S REST, MIDDLE-EARTH, GREEN DRAGON and HOBBITON are registered trademarks of Saul Zaentz Company and are used under license by Ring Scenic Tours Limited and Wingnut Films Productions Limited, which are independently owned and operated.