This event has probably been and gone!
Dubbed the match-making event of the year, the event that put Middlemarch on the world map is back – the Middlemarch Singles Ball.
The Middlemarch Singles Ball returns for the 8th bi-ennial event. Tickets are limited to 700 and there are no door sales.
The idea for the Middlemarch Singles Ball came about when locals bemoaned they could not get a new District Nurse and somebody commented they needed to marry off one of the local farmers to a nurse! Before long, the idea of a match-making Ball was in full swing.
The theme for the 2017 Ball is ‘Black & Bling’ and the ball kicks off with the arrival of the train from Dunedin. A great excuse to get really dressed up to party (no jeans please).
All the fun is held in a (heated) marquee a short stroll from the Railway Station – ticket price includes live music and a continuous hot supper. A cash bar has a great selection of product & non-alcoholic drinks.
The train leaves Dunedin Rail Station at 4.30pm. It is not BYO but there is a cash bar & buffet bar on board. The train departs again at midnight to return to Dunedin and a late license allows the remainder to party the night away.
The VIP train ticket will be an exclusive carriage with a glass of bubbles, finger food supplied & cash bar within that carriage. There will also be some form of music/entertainment for the trip to Middlemarch.