Christchurch Venues - The Complete Guide
by Raashka Mannie | 11 Jul 2019
Christchurch is a magnet for tourists and locals alike throughout New Zealand. Known for its beauty and urban appeal, it has recently undergone a makeover that makes it all the more exciting. With architecture blending the old and new, bustling city life and so much more, it’s no wonder that it’s a hotspot for top-tier venues and events alike. Host events at landmark venues that celebrate the culture of Christchurch, or choose modern spaces for your conference, gala dinner or cocktail party. No matter the event type, Christchurch has a venue to accommodate it.
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
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Elegance and tradition are one at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, with the compelling backdrop of history as the undertone for any event hosted at this Christchurch venue. A quick 15 minutes from central Christchurch and surrounded by the historic Wigram Air Force Base, they have 7 spaces to choose from and a maximum capacity of up to 1000 of your guests. This venue is a blank slate on which to model your event, with a number of breakout areas and meeting rooms for you delegates to use at their convenience. Outside, there are 37 hectares of flat land for outdoor venue options, awarding you with all the more choice for your Christchurch event.
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A luxury boutique hotel, The George is located in the heart of Christchurch, offering views of Hagley Park and River Avon. It has won a multitude of awards and is proudly the best of the best when it comes to venues and event planning. The venue can cater up to 160 guests and has 6 different function rooms to choose between. Modern and sleek, it has a contemporary finish to it that blends seamlessly into the heart of any event, from cocktail to product launch.
Riccarton Park Function Centre
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Riccarton Park Function Centre offers an expansive and stunning parkland setting for your next Christchurch event, with both outdoor and indoor options catering for anywhere from 40 to 600 delegates. They have a total of 8 spaces to choose from: Nightmarch, Balmerino Room, Phar Lap, Gloaming Room, Beaumaris Room, Corporate Suite, Show Gate and The Tea House. Each of these separate spaces hold their own charm, be it modern or a quaint nod to the old-world. For much larger conferences, Riccarton Park Function Centre has the option of the contemporary Club Stand with 17 rooms over 3 floors alongside WiFi.
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Set alongside a vineyard, Hinton’s is a family-owned venue that excels in creating a quaint atmosphere. It has two venues to choose from: the Tasting Room, for smaller gatherings, with a more rustic, cosy feel; and the Villa, able to host up to a 100 guests and offering a unique and charming setting for an event with its rolling gardens. The Villa was built in early 1920 and has since been restored, with grapevine views and acres of green grass. Additionally, Hinton’s specialises in their choice of wines and have an award-winning selection to recommend.
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Right in the middle of Christchurch, Sixty6 on Peterborough is an events venue that prides itself on being as malleable as possible. With a capacity of up to 420 guests, this venue has a dedicated events management team that can help you with just about anything, including catering, beverages, theming, entertainment, transport and audiovisual equipment. Part of the Christchurch Casino Complex, it has no R20 restrictions and a separate venue entrance. Sixty6 hosts all manner of events, from banquets and dinners to product launches and galas. They are situated in the buzzing Victoria Street precinct, which makes for a convenient and exciting location.