The Ferrybank

Make your function memorable at The Ferrybank with superior cuisine and a million-dollar view

The Waikato river and surrounding gardens provide tranquil views and an ideal backdrop for your private function or corporate event. The Ferrybank’s candle-lit balcony overlooks the mighty Waikato river, which transforms as the sun goes down and the Victoria bridge lights up. Picture yourself enjoying a quiet drink, or a delicious canape, or a divine dinner menu, as the lights reflect off the river. Wow, it doesn’t get any better.


The venue is ideal for conferences, gala dinners, fundraising events, birthday celebrations and more. Upstairs features a mezzanine lounge bar for mixing and mingling while the riverside suite seats 120 with a bar and large veranda. Being in the heart of Hamilton city, parking is abundant and guests have easy access to the main street’s night life.

Our team will be on hand to ensure your event or function runs smoothly. We provide a personalised service to accommodate your needs and endeavour for you to relax with your guests and enjoy the day.

We also provide superior cuisine with buffet or plated options and an extensive canapé selection. We work with you to create a menu which suits your function, the season and will impress your guests with unforgettable flavours and impeccable presentation.

View our catering page for a sample menu.

For a truly stunning city location, in a relaxed and secluded environment, think Ferrybank.

  • Theatre - 130 capacity
  • Conference cafe - 60 capacity
  • Seated meal or cocktail party - 130 capacity

Please note these figures are indicative and our team can work with you to discuss the best option for your event.