Host a stunning Christmas by the sea at The Officers Mess on Auckland’s north shore. The twinkling lights, elevated panoramic views and delectable dishes will give your guests a Christmas party to remember. Our Christmas party event packages and venue hire options will be just what you need to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Book your Christmas party today.


Christmas Event Package

Room Hire + Deposit   

Friday & Saturday                                                    $2000 including GST                                  

Weekdays Monday to Thursday                          $1000 including GST

Sundays                                                                      $1200 including GST


The following is included in the Room Hire + Deposit costs

    Use of all the Rooms + Deck


    Round tables





Built-in surround sound system for speeches + atmospheric music

All of the beverages on consumption are inclusive of GST.

All of the menu prices are inclusive of GST.

BYO wine/ champagne or bubbles option is $20 per person inclusive of GST.

BYO champagne / bubbles only $10 per person inclusive of GST.


    There will be a surcharge added to events that fall on public holidays.

    Real flame candles are not permitted inside, as it is a historic DOC building. You are welcome to have candles on the deck and in the entranceway.

    If paying with a credit card 2% surcharge added to the bill

Canapé menu

Choose 6 options/ 3 hot and 3 cold

For cocktail event with only canapes menu option, time limited to 4 hours when consuming alcohol

Choose 6 options/ $18pp 3 hot and 3 cold if you are having another meal.


Bloody Mary oyster shooters gf

Ice berg lettuce w marinated snapper gf

Smoked salmon & cream cheese crepe’s

Vietnamese duck rolls gf

Olive short bread, onion jam, blue cheese

Smoked chicken & crème frachie tartlets

Steak tostada Bites gf

Spiced prawn cocktail gf


Mushroom & caramelized onion polenta bites gf

Tuna w crispy potato & wasabi mayonnaise gf

Salt & pepper squid w aioli

Goat cheese balls w honey & micro herbs

Crispy Chicken w mustard mayonnaise

Wild mushroom Aranchini w/ truffle aioli

Bacon & chive Vol au vents

Mini lamb burgers

Christmas buffet menu

Minimum 50 people

Breads -

Selection of rolls

Seafood -

Prawn cocktail

Smoked salmon

Salads -

Feta, grilled carrot and black olive salad

Roast cauliflower and chickpea salad

Rocket and parmesan salad

Antipasta -

Selection of dried / cured meats

Sundried tomatoes / olives / pickled onions

Hot Selection -

Honey glazed ham / baby potatoes

Wild mushroom risotto

Slow cooked lamb shoulder / vine tomatoes

Roast turkey w stuffing

Desserts -

Fresh fruit platter

Double chocolate mousse cake

Christmas pudding & brandy sauce

Meringues / strawberries w cream


Plated menu options


Option 1 set entree, set main, set dessert No choice

Option 2 set entree, choice of two mains, set dessert

Option3 set entree, choice of two mains, choice of dessert

Option 4 choices of two entrees, choice of two mains, choice of two desserts


Entree options

Cold smoked salmon, pumpernickel, herb crème fraiche, micro cress

Beetroot salad w marinated figs, goat’s cheese, balsamic reduction (v, gf)

Pork terrine, brioche, apple chutney, port gel

Smoked chicken and feta tartlet, petit salad, balsamic reduction

Seared yellow fin tuna, roast kumara & crème fraiche salad, paprika oil, peppered mayonnaise (gf)


Main options

Roast eye fillet, baked polenta, vine tomatoes, red wine jus (gf)

Lamb rack, Ratatouille, roast onion, spinach, jus (gf)

Roast turkey, wilted greens, jus

Salmon fillet, broccolini, burre blanc, red onion and lime salsa (gf)

Market fish, herb risotto, tomato salsa, micro salad (gf)


Choose one starch and one vegetable for the tables

Vegetable options

 Rocket, pear, parmesan and vine tomato salad

Green beans w/ garlic butter

Starch options

 Duck fat roast potatoes

Potato gratin

Minted baby potatoes



 Lime tart, lemon sorbet, candied lemon, syrup

Chocolate delice, baby popcorn, raspberry gel

Sticky date pudding, vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce

Passionfruit brulee, orange short bread

Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce, vanilla ice cream

Allergy Aware: please note while we do our upmost to ensure our food is free of allergens if requested, we do however prepare these items in a kitchen containing a variety of allergen products