C.A.C. Bar & Eatery Gatherings - Functions - Events - Corporate Lunches

C.A.C has the ideal space for private gatherings, for just a few or as many as 128 people. For special birthday or anniversary celebrations, corporate presentations, product launches, film-shoot wraps as well as weddings, company parties or whatever your occasion is, we can organise and run your event for you. The atmosphere and design of CAC provides an exquisite backdrop for you and your guests, we take care of the detail, ensuring your function is memorable, professionally executed and thoroughly enjoyable.

The mezzanine area is separate from the downstairs and holds up to 54 guests for a cocktail party, or can comfortably seat fifty four for a sit down meal. The bar area can be reserved for as few as 20 or as many as 70. If your scope is a bit larger, we can turn the whole place over to you if you'd prefer.

While we do not charge a room hire fee for the exclusive use of any area within the venue, we do require a pre-determined minimum spend to be met in terms of all food and beverage consumed during the course of the event.

We can accommodate live music if you have hired the entire venue; otherwise we have entertainment nightly - refer to the entertainment page.

C.A.C.Bar & Eatery Events - Food options

Call us on 09 6305790 or email us at cacbar@xtra.co.nz to find out our exclusive 3 courses set menu for your function! Or you can pick up any option below.

Large parties - 10 or more - seated at large tables:

a selection of dishes served at the time of your choice,in the style of the regular menu, equivalent of entree and main with baskets of bread

$39 per person             add dessert $49 per person


Cocktail party style - mezzanine area or bar area - 20 - 300

substantial continuous finger food will be served for the duration of your choice

1 hour package:  $15 per person      choose 6 items

2 hour package:  $25 per person      choose 8 items  

3 hour package:  $33 per person      choose 10 items

add mini dessert to any of the above for $8 per person

Finger food:

Prosciutto rolled w. artichokes, parmesan & rocket

Sundried tomato & mozzarella risotto balls

Dates with parmesan rolled in bacon & baked

Mushrooms grilled with herbed ricotta

Spiced chickpea relish on crostini

Pickled pepper “w” goat cheese & salted almond

Grilled Harissa spiced Chicken nibbles

Steamed potato with smoked salmon & dill

Chorizo sausage skewers “w” dates n pickles

Crostini, Gorgonzola, apple & honey

Hummus & fried cauliflower on crostini

Crumbed Prawn Cutlets

Meatballs - veal & pork

Tortilla w/ red onion, red pepper, potatoes

Fresh Spring Rolls stuffed w. pork & prawn


Tapas Platter: $50

Selection of Risotto balls, Garlic Prawns, Smoked Salmon, Proscuitto, Salami, Olives, Cherry Peper, Feta, Hummus, Meatballs and Bread


Large parties - exclusive use of mezzanine or bar area:

Option 1:

food stations of a wide variety of small plates served continuously - equivalent of entree and main or fork buffet with platters chosen from the list below - choose four platters and three accompaniments

$39 per person         add dessert for $49 per person

Option 2:


one hour finger food to begin - choose 6 items from the menu above then food stations of a wide variety of small plates in the style of our menu or fork buffet with platters chosen from the list below - choose four platters and three accompaniments

$49 per person        add dessert for $59 per person

Option 3:

one hour finger food to begin - choose 8 items from the menu above then food stations of a wide variety of small plates in the style of our menu or fork buffet with platters chosen from the list below - choose four platters and three accompaniments

$55 per person      add dessert or cheese for $65 per person  

add both cheese & dessert for  $75 per person

Buffet Platter menu example:

Chicken braised with cumin, ginger, coriander & lemon
Squid, mussel and Prawn salad with couscous, tomato, chili and mint
Roast pork loin w. fennel & apple
Squid, scallop & mussel salad, sweet dill dressing
Hummus w. fried lamb & pine nuts
Grilled beef with salsa rosa
Mint & Peri Peri Chicken Skewer
Poached salmon with roast butternut & red onion
Roast leg of lamb with laban & mint

Accompaniments example:


Warm salad of roast vegetables, tahini dressing

Baked beetroot, chickpea & tomato salad

Fresh Spring Rolls stuffed with twice cooked pork & prawn

Green salad cress, cucumber, leaves, lemon, olive oil

Mushrooms grilled with fresh herbs

Steamed new potatoes



With 24 hours notice we can provide a cake for your function:

Classic chocolate
Carrot with cream cheese icing
Banana with caramel icing 
Lemon syrup with lemon icing

serves up to 10    $70                   serves 15     $95

Beverage Packages

Beverage can be chosen a la carte off our wine and drinks lists. If you have a budget in mind we can run a tab to your limit. Wines can be chosen in advance and products limited to your choice.

Alternatively you can pick a beverage package from the options below - all products are served for the duration of the package you have chosen.


Farnese Gran Sasso Montepulciano 2012 (Italy)
Maven Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Valley 2012
Maven Chardonnay Wairau Valley 2012
C.A.C Merlot Hawkes Bay 2012

Macs Gold / Sassy Red / Hop Rocker / Great White/ Stein Lite

Juices/Soft drinks

Per person:

1 hour @ $30  2 hours @ $42  3 hours @ 52  4 hours @ 60  5 hours @ $68

Shot Tower

DANIEL LE BRUN BRUT Marlborough Methode Traditionelle
THE NED PINOT GRIS Marlborough 2013
THE NED PINOT NOIR Marlborough 2012
TORRES SANGRE DE TORO Catalunya Spain 2011

Macs Gold / Sassy Red / Hop Rocker / Great White / Stella / Corona / Becks / Stein pure / Stein lite

Juices/ soft drinks/ ginger beer/ mineral water

Per person:

1 hour @ $45  2 hours @ $55  3 hours @ 65  4 hours @ 75  5 hours @ $85

contact us: cacbar@xtra.co.nz

How does the deposit work?
A function is not confirmed until a deposit is received. This is then deducted from your total bill on the night. Cancellation conditions may apply so please read these overleaf.
What happens if the minimum spend isn’t reached?
If the amount spent by your party on food and drinks doesn’t reach the minimum spend level agreed by the end of your party, you will be required to pay the difference.
What payment methods do you accept?
CAC Bar & Eatery accepts cash, Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard & AMEX credit cards. Bartercard by agreement.
Where are the toilets?
They are downstairs, at the end of the bar area, on the left as you walk into CAC Bar. The door is discreetly tucked behind a curtain ? if you have any problems finding them, our friendly staff will be pleased to help you and your guests.
Does CAC Bar have disabled access?
The downstairs bar area and toilets are wheelchair accessible; the upper (mezzanine) level is not wheelchair accessible; there are 17 steps to reach the mezzanine level.
Can you corner off an area of the bar for my group?
We’ll happily reserve some of the tables and leaners in the bar area for you, but the area can’t be cornered off completely as the toilet access is through the bar area.
Where can I park my car?
There is usually plenty of free street parking available in the evenings and weekends. CAC Bar customers are also welcome to park at OfficeMax after 5.30pm weekdays & 12pm on weekends.
Are children welcome at CAC Bar & Eatery?
Yes, children are welcome as long as their parent or legal guardian is present. Anyone under age 18 cannot purchase alcohol.
What time does the bar stay open till?
CAC Bar & Eatery is licensed till 1am 7 days.
What shall I wear? Is there a dress code?
Most guests choose to dress in smart casual or smart attire. If you’d like a themed party with fancy dress, you’re most welcome to dress up!
Can I have a look at the menu and talk through the options in person?
Absolutely! We’d be pleased to meet with you ? just give us a call on 09 630 5790 to arrange a convenient time.
Do we have to order food for our gathering?
No you do not have to order food. However, part of being a responsible host would be to provide food if your guests are consuming alcohol. We can work with you and to your budget to ensure you & your guests have a great event.
Can I provide my own DJ or entertainment?
Yes if you have hired the whole venue. If you have only taken an area, CAC Bar & Eatery will provide appropriate music for all our guests to enjoy. 

General terms and conditions
All tentative bookings will be held for two weeks only, after which time the space will be released.
Bookings will not be confirmed until the booking agreement form has been signed by the hirer and the hire fee, including the deposit, has been received by CAC Bar & Eatery.
All final details including catering, schedule etc need to be confirmed two weeks prior to the function.
Final payment
The Final payment must be paid at the close of the function. Bar tab and Bar staff payments are to be made to the Bar Manager.
Method of payment: cash, Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard & AMEX credit cards. 
Every care will be taken by CAC Bar & Eatery to ensure the security of any client’s items; CAC Bar & Eatery or its agents will not accept liability for any loss or damage of goods.
Some functions will require the provision of security guards. Where this is deemed necessary, the client will be required to organise and pay for this.
The client will be held responsible for the orderly conduct of the function. This involves ensuring that guests behave in a manner that will not cause ill repute CAC Bar & Eatery. We reserve the right to intervene if and when necessary.
Loss or damage
The client will be held responsible for any loss or damage to the premises and furnishings and agrees to pay to rectify any damage. 

All decorations and banners must be approved by the Functions Manager. No items may be attached; using glue, staples, pins, tape or other means, which may result in damage and defacing of the venue.
Special care needs to be taken with items such as candles.
Additional equipment
Additional costs for any additional equipment hired by CAC Bar & Eatery to meet the client’s requests will be charged to the client.
If, for any reason beyond its control, CAC Bar & Eatery is unable to meet its obligations in respect of any bookings, we reserve the right to cancel any such booking without liability and will refund any monies received by way of deposit. 
If the client cancels a booking, the following will apply:
Two months prior to date - Full refund of deposit 
One month prior to date  - 50% of deposit 
2 weeks prior to date  - 25% of deposit 
Less than 2 weeks to date - No refund

Mezzanine Level

Large tables for up to 20

Cool bands


Fantastic DJ's