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With a range of exquisitely appointed function areas both inside and out, the Darwin Turf Club is dedicated to providing top class service. The multi-functional venue delivers fresh, seasonal menus and friendly hospitality by our dedicated events team.

The Darwin Turf Club can cater for all of your function needs, from bespoke gatherings, weddings and gala balls to corporate meetings and events. Nestled in the lush, tropical surrounds of Fannie Bay, the Darwin Turf Club comfortably caters for ten to a thousand delegates and boasts six unique spaces that are able to host a multitude of events, from luncheons and banquets to large scale exhibitions.

To inquire about holding a function at the Darwin Turf Club, please call Evelyn Lewis, Function Sales and Ticketing Executive on 08 8923 4208 or email

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The Schweppes Pavillion

The Schweppes Pavilion is a state of the art facility and the largest venue of its kind in the Top End. The purpose built, permanent air-conditioned facility offers full glass frontage and a balcony overlooking the gardens and main straight of the race course.

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
Schweppes Pavillion 1250 750 pax 1000 pax 800 pax 1000 pax

Ted Bailey Grandstand

The Ted Bailey grandstand is a beautifully appointed function venue and offers by far the best seat in the house, with birds-eye views over the winning post, race course and mounting yard. A large bar and the proximity of the catering facilities ensure efficient service.

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
Ted Bailey Grandstand 444 260 pax 290 pax - 290 pax
Ventilago 207 130 pax 140 pax - 140 pax
Brinney 175 130 pax 130 pax - 130 pax

The Wood Lounge

With floor to ceiling glass frontage offering panoramic views of the race course and home straight, the Wood Lounge is widely considered the most sought after location on course. With private bar and betting facilities on offer, this room doubles as the perfect corporate box

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
The Wood Lounge 47 40 pax 50 pax 20 pax 50 pax

The Committee Room

A sunlight drenched function room, with direct views of the home straight and mounting yard, the Committee Room boasts a private balcony, bar and betting facilities. The room’s finishing line view is unsurpassed and is one of our more prestigious function areas.

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
The Committee Room 76 40 pax 60 pax 50 pax 60 pax
The Committee Room Balcony 70 40 pax 60 pax - 60 pax

Executive Marquee

A stunning two story marquee with balcony and views over the winning post. A blank canvas, this is the ideal corporate marquee over the carnival period. The upper and lower stories can be hired together or separately, with private bar and betting facilities on each level. Available over the Darwin Cup Carnival period.

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
Upper Level 400 200 pax 300 pax - 300 pax
Lower Level 400 200 pax 300 pax 500 pax

Betting Ring

A fantastic open space, the ideal location for a pre-dinner reception for events hosted in the Ted D’Ambrosio Bar or for sheltered cocktail events. Located right amongst all of the action, the Betting Ring offers a full view over the race course and gardens.

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
Betting Ring 517 400 pax 500 pax 500 pax -

Ted’s Bar

The Ted D’Ambrosio Bar is perfect for small to medium sized functions with full length bar, dance floor, betting facilities ground floor access and great views over the race course and lawns. Fully air-conditioned. Not available for exclusive hire on race days.

Area Banquet Cocktail Theatre Licenced
Betting Ring 389 150 pax 340 pax 120 pax 340 inside, 230 outside

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