Makoura Lodge function venue

Makoura lodge is the perfect venue for your next social function in rural Manawatu, one hours scenic drive from Palmerston North. We offer: a variety of onsite activities, team building games, delicious food, friendly hosts and a great bar with your favourite beverages. Everything you will require is an incredible location with world class views.


We host a range of events:

  • Family reunions
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Product launches
  • Functions
  • Work Do's
  • Conference retreats
  • Corporate functions
  • Mid-winter Christmas parties
  • Christmas functions and parties
  • Hens and Stag do’s
  • Birthday parties - whether it’s your 40th, 50th, 60th or you just feel like a party!

What we can offer for your event:

  • Catering of up to 110 guests 
  • Outdoor BBQ dinners
  • Exclusive use for bookings over 40 guests
  • Accommodation for up to 61 guests * discounted pricing applies for bookings over 30
  • Dance floor, microphones & music
  • Complete set up and clean up
  • A great bar
  • Friendly & attentive staff to help create and perfect your event
  • A diverse range of fun team building, see what we offer below


Upon booking you will be asked for a $250 deposit to secure your date. Pricing will depend on your menu and activity choice. We have a minimum booking number of 10 guests but if your group is smaller than this, please enquire as we will try to join you upon an exsisting booking.

Cancellation policy- the deposit is non-refundable. 

Thanks so much for hosting our Remax mid winter xmas function. The food was amazing, activities were so much fun, venue was cozy and warm with the open fire, and your hospitality was very welcoming!! Everyone had such a great day we didn’t want to leave thanks again and we will definitely recommend Makoura Lodge to others!
— Lisa Bron - Remax
Thanks once again for your wonderful hospitality. Makoura Lodge is the perfect venue for our seminar but it would be nothing without the friendliness and helpfulness of you and your staff. As usual the food was fantastic and I hope we are able to return again soon.
— Marion - Bagpipe Society
Best family get-away ever! Thank you both for such an awesome week. Everyone enjoyed themselves 100% and went home on cloud 9! It was the best family getaway we have ever had and we all thank you so much!!!
— Renee Gedye