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                    Hireage includes free WiFi/ Projector/ White board


$ 50.00 hour     Full Hire all Downstairs   

$ 35.00 hour     Function Room only

$ 25.00 hour     Panel Room only

$200.00            Half  Day Hire                                       

$400.00            Full Day Hire 



                         Hireage includes 100 chairs, 8 trestle tables, 10 round tables

$600.00           Reception/Ceremony
$400.00           Ceremony & Nibbles (no meal)
$250.00           Garden Ceremony only
$100.00           Set up (day before after 12pm)



$100.00          Crockery & Cutlery (70 place setting)

$ 50.00           Wine Glasses & Water glasses

$125.00          Crockery/Cutlery & Wine Glasses/Water Glasses

$ 12.00 each   Large White table cloth (trestle tables)

$  7.00 each     Small White table cloth (round tables)  

$ 50.00            Piano

$ 25.00            Microphone & Speakers

                                                            CONDITIONS OF HIRE

Thank you very much for choosing Duart House for your function. The following, are the conditions you agree to:

Please love & respect our listed Historic Building. We do! 

To confirm your booking a $50.00 deposit is required paid directly into our bank account to  hold your reservation.  It's non-refundable  if the booking is cancelled. The balance of the full amount is required 5 days prior to your booking,  paid directly into our bank account. 

Hygiene Regulations & cleaning requirements after use. (Please see manual provided in kitchen) 

All crockery & cutlery pre-rinsed in sink then put through steriliser emptied before leaving.

 Kitchen floors to be swept & damp mopped. Bench surfaces all wiped clean. Please vacuum all other used rooms. 

(Toilets/wash-rooms are our responsibility) All rubbish must be removed off the premises.

Please ensure Duart tea towels & table clothes are not misplaced.

Specific rules: SORRY, but the following are Not Negotiable! No smoking in the house or on verandas. No naked flameor candles. (The fireplaces are old and are now purely ornamental) No confetti or glitter. 

All furniture to stay inside, chairs stacked 6 high in the storage room, with tables. Please note: any damage to fittings, 

fixtures, furniture or building you will be liable for.

Marquees with or without floors, maybe allowed on the lawn at the caretakers discretion.

Please do not touch the George Thompson Prichard Paintings (They are all individually alarmed) or interfere with the 

house security settings or fittings. If any alarm is activated a call out fee will be charged and will be in cured by the hirer.Functions must close by 10pm. The car park & grounds MUST be vacated by 10.30pm sharp. (Hastings District Council requirement in consideration of our neighbours)

Health & Safety: Your safety & that of your guests is paramount, please heed all notices &  observations made by the

caretaker. Including the location of the First Aid Box & Fire Extinguishers.Please complete health & safety form& hand

it in when returning the key After your function, please leave the facility as you found it when you ‘set up’. We are not afully commercial entity, rather a charity run by volunteers. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

NB: Cleaning up must be done by 10am the next day to allow for following functions. Please check it has all been done.

Return the key to our caretaker & hand in the health & safety form. Your patronage has been very much appreciated.

Please tell us if anything has not met your expectation: Contact House Committee

Duart House & Gardens make a delightful boutique venue for small luncheons/ evening  & daytime parties/ Weddings/ small conferences & workshops of all kinds. If you have something to celebrate & would like a charming location for your special occasion please contact us for further details. Duart House & Gardens provide outstanding opportunities for photography. In Spring & Summer the garden is a blaze of colourful roses & other flowers & many impressive trees. Inside the house a magnificent rimu staircase ascends to the first floor, just waiting for the bride to make her entrance. The circular driveway & imposing facade of the house make a wonderful backdrop for photographs of wedding vehicles or a large group shot.

Duart House is the ideal venue for small weddings with our large & graceful dining room seating 60-70 guests for a formal sit-down dinner/ buffet. For a more casual cocktail-style occasion we can accommodate up to 100 guests. The hire of our premises includes a large function room, plus one medium sized room & one small room. During summer, the garden may also be utilized. Because we are located in the centre of an urban area, a curfew of 10.30pm must be imposed in consideration of our neighbours. We have on-site car parking for 20+ cars.

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