027 REDBARN (733 2276)

Our History

Our friendly team welcome you to enjoy the warmth and character of the historical Red Barn. Originally built at the turn of the century as a livery stable where stage coaches and traders could exchange their horses for their long journey's across the greater Waikato. Located on a picturesque 500 acre working dairy farm, The Red Barn has spectacular views overlooking the Kaimai Ranges, Mount Maungatautari and the Hinuera Valley. Today, The Red Barn showcases the best of New Zealand cuisine and country hospitality.


Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan are the proud owner operators of The Red Barn function venue at Karapiro, South of Hamilton. Bridgette is hands on in the running of The Red Barn and is very passionate about the quality of service provided to the guests, and has an eye for style, sophistication and detail. The venue has quality facilities and there are a variety of ways to use the venue and it's surrounding spaces to suit your group. The Red Barn has been operating as an event venue since 2008 and we feel privileged to be a part of many visitors to the Waikato Region.

Multi-Award-Winning Head Chef Harry Williams

Harry started his 20-year culinary career making burritos in a Mexican bar. With an amazing ability to pack flavor into each and every dish, Harry graduated to Waikato’s leading restaurants of Seddon House, Head Chef at Tables on the River and Head Chef at Alpha Street Kitchen & Bar. Harry has been an Ambassador Chef for Beef + Lamb New Zealand and enjoys being a mentor to young Kiwi chefs. Harry has a passion for thinking outside the box to serve innovative food with a depth of flavor. This ability has enabled him to shine amongst Waikato’s culinary stars at the Matariki Dish Challenge, winning the competition in 2019. You will often see Harry down at the farmers markets finding new and interesting produce to incorporate into his menus.


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