School Formal Venue

Host an unforgettable school formal at McDonald Jones Stadium!

Looking for a school formal venue with wow factor? Or a red carpet arrival? Then look no further! McDonald Jones Stadium Function & Event Centre is the perfect location for your formal. Celebrate your school years, relive old memories and create plenty of new ones with us. With flexible menu options available we can cater for your specific requirements and budget. Whether it is canapes on the forecourt and a plated meal by the dance floor, or finger food all night, we can tailor a menu to meet your needs and desires.

The most memorable school formal venue in Newcastle

Our School Formal Package Includes:

  • 5-hour function
  • Venue hire – use of the Broadmeadow Room or Merewether Room, depending on the size of the event
  • Field access for photos – no high heels allowed (weather dependant)
  • Balloon centrepieces for each table in your choice of colours
  • Dance floor
  • 5 hour DJ package
  • Lectern and microphone for speeches
  • Data projector and screen for slideshow/presentations
  • Security for 5 hours
  • All linen, crockery, glassware and furniture including round tables (10 guests per table), bar tables and stools for arrivals area and lounges
  • Chair covers in a choice of black or white
  • Professional wait staff and function coordinator to oversee and manage your event

Canapes served on arrival

  • Vegetarian samosa with sweet chilli and soy dipping sauce
  • Vegetable spring rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce


Choice of 2 dishes alternative serve

  • Roast corn fed chicken supreme, sweet potato mash, green beans, mushroom cream sauce
  • Grilled cutlet of veal; compote of roast potato, tomato, onion, garlic and rosemary, buttered snow peas, red wine jus
  • Thyme and garlic marinated roast lamb rump, mash potato with chives, roast wild mushrooms, jus
  • Tenderloin of beef, potato mash, buttered broccolini, jus
  • Vegetable lasagne with a side salad (vegetarian, on request)


  • Chef’s selection of mini cakes, petit fours and slices, available as platters per table or on a buffet


  • Soft drink beverage package for the duration of the function – table service of soft drinks, juice and water.
  • Non-alcoholic toasting beverage offered
  • Tea, percolated coffee and chocolates offered to teachers
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