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Sophisticated facilities for your next Newcastle function

If you are looking for a function room hire in Newcastle then look no further. At Hunter 294 we have sophisticated spaces to suit a range of events such as corporate events, workshops, meetings, seminars, school formals, trade shows, exhibitions and even wedding receptions.

Our function rooms offer unique views of the famous field and surrounds of the McDonald Jones Stadium. We provide inclusive meeting and event facilities within the Corporate Level, plus all of our facilities are accessible by lift with direct entry from the main car park available in the Western Grandstand.

As well as our unique function spaces, our venue offers a number of facilities ideal training sessions and workshops. Our ground floor multi-purpose spaces are accessible from the car park, providing easy access for small groups looks for a simple room for the day.

Take a look at our catering packages

Luncheon & Dinner

Christmas Parties


Some of the most popular uses for our rooms include:

  • Broadmeadow Room:
    • Ideal for large conferences, plenary/keynote addresses, banquets and luncheons for up to 300 guests
  • Lambton Room
    • Perfect for small boardroom meetings or theatre style break out for up to 20 guests
  • Kotara Room
    • A multi-use space which can accommodate boardroom, cabaret, theatre or u-shaped configurations and still provide enough room to sit for lunch
  • Merewether Room
    • An outstanding space for large formal presentation and awards ceremonies.

Our function rooms are available for hire year round and can be supplemented with AV Hire, depending on the individual needs and requirements of your function, meeting or event.

Catering and hospitality services are all available on site, with menus and dishes available for every style of event.

Our dedicated events team will work with you to assist in making the most of our rooms and ensure every element of your event works cohesively and that the day run smoothly. All of our meeting rooms are available for inspection weekdays between 9am – 5 pm by appointment, contact us to arrange a viewing


No, catering services are managed exclusively by the venue caterer, GEMA Group. Your function coordinator will be able to provide a range of catering options and these can be tailored to your needs and budget.

Yes, parking is available free at the venue for all function guests.

The venue has a range of AV equipment available for hire but you are always welcome to provide your own. Please discuss options and requirements with your function coordinator.

We’d love to allow all our guests to experience our world famous playing field, but please remember that without, our home teams would have a tough time playing their games. Access can be granted by prior arrangement for special events and under strict guidelines and availability, please speak with you function coordinator to discuss this.

Function staff will be available to assist you at any time on the day of your event, and we will happily open the venue for you at a prearranged time on the day. Please ensure you have provided all of your confirmed event times to your function coordinator in advance of your booking.

Yes of course. All dietary requests can be accommodated for, please ensure you notify your function coordinator prior to your arrival of any special needs or requirements for your guests.

Yes. Entry to our function rooms within the Western Grandstand is available through the main entry of the stadium, and via the central elevators. There are no steps or stairs once you enter the building. Access to Eastern Grandstand functions is also available by elevator via our service road. Please ask your function coordinator for directions for access and they will be able to confirm the most suitable way for your guests to access our facilities.

Yes, we encourage our clients to view our facilities in advance of their event, we often find that once you’ve seen the rooms in person, you will be able to visualise and plan your event more thoroughly. We are available for viewings by appointment, business hours 9am-5pm Monday – Friday (except on major event days or during scheduled events). Please contact us to arrange a suitable time to visit.