Cambridge is ideal for get-togethers of all sizes, whether you're planning a family reunion, a wedding or a business conference. The town's central location, ample accommodation and access to main highways and Hamilton Airport means Cambridge is increasingly becoming an attractive option for event planners.
The town has several excellent venues able to cater for functions of between 35 and 350 guests. These include the Cambridge Town Hall, Sarnia Park, No1 Motels and The Riverside Motor Lodge & Conference Centre. St Peter's School can also make its facilities available outside of school term, catering for up to 400 guests at a time.
For bigger events, the Don Rowlands Centre in the Mighty River Domain, beside Lake Karapiro, can hold up to 1,000 people while the Mystery Creek Events Centre can look after up to 25,000 visitors a day in its 113 hectares of halls and grounds.
Every year, Cambridge plays host to a growing number of annual events. Lake Karapiro is the venue for international, national and regional rowing regattas and other major water sports events such as the National Waka Ama Sprint Championships and February's New Zealand Grand Prix hydroplane races. The town itself holds an Autumn Festival and two weeks of Christmas Festival activities. And throughout the year, the town becomes the venue for all types of sporting and recreational events.
The largest event close to Cambridge is the annual National Agricultural Fieldays, held at Mystery Creek Events Centre in June, when more than 100,000 visitors flock to see more than 1,000 exhibits and spend four days focused on all things rural. In summer, Mystery Creek hosts the three-day Parachute music festival, drawing more than 20,000 music fans.