Award-winning stables now available for functions

Published: Mon 26 Sep 2016 11:53 AM
Award-winning stables now available for functions
The stables complex at Alexandra Park boasts a national award for architecture and was widely celebrated as a notable building when it opened in 1990. Since then it has served its purpose well and is a hive of activity most Friday nights for the trots.
Twenty-six years on and Alexandra Park Sales & Marketing Manager Joel Reichardt is now keen to promote the spaciously covered facility to businesses and organisations wanting something completely different for their next function venue.
“It’s an amazing space and truly unique. People organising events or functions sometimes want something different and to surprise their colleagues, clients or guests. Our stables would certainly be a talking point and novel at the very least,” says Mr Reichardt.
On race nights, most Fridays, the stables are obviously unavailable but with limited horse training now taking place at Alexandra Park, the venue can be readily available most days or nights.
“It has got an amazing and high roof line. The space can be as big or small as you want it. The complex has got a large concrete floor and it cleans up immaculately and presents really well. What’s more it doesn’t smell of horses!”
The move to open and promote its stables complex to the public follows Alexandra Park’s decision to drive its functions facilities and convention business more than ever.
Mr Reichardt says Alexandra Park’s functions offering is set to become even more attractive with the opening of their significant mixed-use urban village development on Green Lane West, currently under construction.
“The development only strengthen our conference and functions offering. Having additional cafes, restaurants and bars within Alexandra Park will mean people will stay after their meetings or catch up before them. There will be so much more of a buzz around the place as well as some lovely new public spaces to enjoy for those wanting some time out.”
What’s more Alexandra Park has now got Super 15 rugby team The Blues operating from their new training centre on the other side of the park and they’re often practicing out in the middle of the trotting track.
“Having The Blues literally on site is resident star-appeal that no other functions offering can match!”
Mr Reichardt says on top of providing top quality functions and receiving great food reviews, ongoing improvements to its functions facilities are a key element in the club’s strategic vision.
He says corporates, various associations and clubs, and government agencies remain Alexandra Park’s biggest clients for functions with much repeat business. Outside its race-night events, the park hosts nearly 1,000 functions every year.
“What appeals to a lot of people is our flexibility. We can do big or small, catering from 20 to 700 guests and we’ve got eight function rooms. What’s more we encourage people to make good use of all the outdoor space, facilities and parking we have – right here in the heart of Epsom. And that now includes our fantastic stables!”
He says Alexandra Park offers all sorts of packages for the likes of school balls, private functions, weddings, daily delegates and multi-day conferences. It prides itself on uniquely tailored solutions at great value for money.
For bookings or information phone (09) 630-5660, email or
For more on Alexandra Park’s urban village apartment living visit

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Making A Single Plastic Bag Visible From Space
By: Eyesea
Commission Says Auckland Airport Charges Are Too High
By: Commerce Commission
NZ Post Adds New Eactros Electric Truck To Its Commercial Fleet
By: NZ Post
Book Just Out: Rammed Earth Builders Could Change Construction For Good If Government Let Them
By: Sally Webster
Māori Game Developers And Storytellers Explore China's Tech Scene
By: Asia New Zealand Foundation
REINZ June Data: Property Market A Little Chilly Amid Economic Challenges
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media