We host ‘Have a Go’ social events during summer season (September - April). They’re an ideal way for groups and businesses to relax, have fun and experience playing croquet in wonderful surroundings. We can host from 10 to 50 people who want to have a really great day out and a taste of croquet to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or Christmas.
What we provide:
All equipment including mallets and balls
The Clubhouse facilities
Glasses/plates/cutlery and equipment to cater for up to 40 people, in a casual indoor/outdoor dining environment. (If there are more than 40 people in your group, you'll need to bring additional glasses and plates.)
A three burner barbecue
Lawn set-up and tuition/guidance on how to play golf croquet. At least two club members will be in attendance to help for the entire time your group is at the Club.
What you’re responsible for:
Have fun, but please respect our surroundings, our neighbours and the Club’s property.
You’ll need to clean up the Clubrooms after your function and remove any rubbish/empty bottles, etc from the premises.
If your function runs into the evening, premises must be vacated by 8.30pm.
Flat shoes or bare feet must be worn at all times while on the lawns.
Free carparks are available on Alexander road, with a further 8-10 car parks on the grass verges beside the Club.
Mid-week functions usually start around lunchtime. Weekend functions can start from 4pm after Club play ends, with your function finishing and premises vacated by 8.30pm.
Bookings are on a 'first come, first served' basis so your desired days/times may not always be available owing to earlier bookings, or use of the lawns by members for club or tournament competitions. Discuss your needs with Alan Kerr (details below) - we'll be as flexible as possible.
The cost of hiring lawns and club facilities to 'have a go' at croquet for your function is:
- for groups of fewer than 15 people – $400 (price is negotiable depending on final numbers)
- for groups of 15-25 people - $500
- for groups of more than 25 people - $750.
All payments to be made either by cheque (to Wellington Municipal Croquet Club (INC)) or direct credited to the Club’s bank account at least 7 days in advance of your group’s ‘Have a Go’ booking. (If the payment deadline is not met, it could result in the booking being voided and the time slot being given to another group).
Making your booking:
Alan Kerr will help you arrange your function and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact Alan
Phone: 04 9762136 or 021 027 08403