To help you plan for a hassle free function please find below a list of the most commonly asked questions:



When do I pay the deposit? 

Once you have decided that the Winning Post Function centre is the place for your function, an invoice will be issued and the deposit should be sent as soon as possible. We are happy to hold a tentative booking for a maximum of two weeks. 


Do I have to make an appointment to finalise arrangements? And when? 

As we like to ensure that you have our individual attention, it is always advisable to make an appointment approximately one month prior to your function so we can finalise all relevant details. 

As we are a busy function venue we are not always available for consultations at short notice. 


When do I have to give final numbers? 

Five working days prior to your function. This will be the minimum number of guests that are charged for. 


When do I have to give you my menu choice? 

Normally menu choices are discussed one month prior to your function, when we are finalising the remaining details for your function.  However, at any time you would like to discuss your menu choices, please feel free to contact us. 


When do I pay my account? And how do I pay? 

Full payment is required before the day of your function and can be made either by bank cheque, EFTPOS, credit card, cash or money order. We are happy to accept a personal cheque; however payment must be made a minimum of fourteen days prior to your function to allow for clearing. 


What do I do about special meals? 

Special considerations are made with regard to children’s meals, vegetarians, unusual diets and working guests.  When your final arrangements are being discussed, make sure to advise us of any special diets along with the above so that we can arrange suitable meals for everybody on the day of your function. 


Am I allowed to bring in my own beverages? 

The Winning Post Function Centre does not allow our guests to bring in their own beverages. We are fully licensed and have an extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. 


Can I do my own decorating? 

We encourage you to decorate as you wish, although the use of sticky tape and blue-tac is not appropriate for painted surfaces.  Please feel free to speak to our function manager for help in this area. 


When can I have access to decorate, put our place cards, etc.? 

Where possible we like to have the function set up as far in advance as possible giving you access at the earliest possible time.  Having said that, Christmas time and the months prior to and following are extremely busy and at times your function room may not be set up until the day of your function. We are always willing to help in whatever way possible and if you are going to the trouble of decorating.  Please let us know so that we can advise you of the times available to do so. 


Can I be married at The Taree Wingham Race Course? 

Feel free to discuss this option with our Functions Manager to make your special day that extra bit special by being married in our picturesque setting. 


What time does my function start? 

This depends on you. We have no special starting times and each function is designed entirely around your requirements.  A notional timeframe of five hours is allowed for each function.


Do we have to vacate the premises at a certain time? 

Our licence requires that we must finish trading at 12 midnight.  Please ensure all guests leave in a quiet and orderly fashion. 


Can I organize my function to be alcohol free? 

Yes, speak to our Functions Manager for the appropriate pricing. 


Sundays and Public Holidays 

A surcharge of 15% will be incurred on all prices for the above days due to penalty rates applying to staff wage costs. 




We hope this Common Questions Page has helped you.  If you have any other questions please feel free to Contact Us - we will be happy to answer your questions.