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Top 11 Meeting Venues in Queenstown
by Raashka Mannie | 03 Mar 2020
Queenstown is set on the edge of the clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and framed by majestic mountainsides. It is an idyllic and welcoming region, famed for its beauty, energy and picture-perfect surroundings regardless of the season. Its range of meeting venues extends from exclusive wineries to elegant estates, infusing Queenstown charm into the everyday life of business. We’ve gathered the 11 best and most unique when it comes down to picking the perfect meeting venue in Queenstown, whether you’re looking for traditional boardrooms or a slightly quirkier option. If you're searching for more venues, take a look at our complete guide to Queenstown venues here.
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This restored villa is a cosy but vogue location for any meeting. With spectacular garden views, The Winehouse is nestled within the heart of nature and makes for a restorative event, prizing itself on “off-site” functions and noteworthy events. The Winehouse includes a range of activities, packages and services, with warm staff and tailor-made menus. They offer team-building exercises, exclusive use of the venue, as well as in-house design and planning. When required, audiovisual equipment can be hired and set up at your convenience.
The Rees Hotel
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Masters of bespoke meetings, The Rees Hotel is a Queenstown venue boasting lovely views and impeccable service. This luxury meeting venue is in the heart of the city and a mere 5 km from the airport, making it as convenient as it is chic. The Rees Hotel specialises in all meetings no matter the size. This Queenstown venue has you covered. They have 4 spaces for you to choose from, including the Conference Room (maximum capacity of 70), True South Dining Room (maximum capacity of 60), The Rees Penthouse (maximum capacity of 40) and The Rees Residence (maximum capacity of 50). Enjoy their incredible on-site catering and plush accommodation as you drink in views of the mountains and clear lake.
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Heritage Hotel has an extensive background in professionalism and attention to detail. With polished staff and surroundings, their meetings spaces offer a contemporary air. Choose between several dedicated meeting rooms: the rooftop terrace, the patio, dedicated boardrooms, or a secluded section of the restaurant. Their team provides a whole host of amenities suited to crafting an impeccable and productive day in Queenstown, with dedication to menus, services and customer care. Boardrooms have up to 6 traditional layouts, with room for freedom, and are equipped with audiovisual necessities.
The Garnet Room
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A private room resting over the Shotover River, the Garnet Room is a quaint yet elegant space to host a meeting. With breathtaking views of Crown Range and sunny staff with years of experience in the hospitality industry, as well as a variety of boutique wines from local sources, this venue affords guests with a welcoming, undisturbed space for smaller meetings with a distinct and unique edge. The Garnet Room presents a finely-tuned menu and can hold up to 20 guests.
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Crowne Plaza Queenstown boasts 4 different meeting venues from which to choose. Capitalising on its alpine appeal, the meeting rooms are situated along the lake and offer a stunning view of the Remarkables. Crowne Plaza is known for its diligence and flexibility, with several bespoke packages for making their guests’ time all the more effortless, including a balance of well-being and professional options. It is centrally located, offers complimentary WiFi, and its meeting spaces are entirely adaptable.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa creates meeting spaces personalised to every guest. It celebrates the French art de Vivre, lending it an opulent but chic mode, with a highly-trained and professional team. Their state-of-the-art boardroom is known to be one of Queenstown’s most well-equipped meeting venues, with cutting edge multimedia and audiovisual technology. With delegated ambassadors to tend to any rising need, this meeting venue permits the full luxury of focusing on the tasks at hand. It’s situated within the very centre of Queenstown, making for convenient comings and goings, and has a range of curated offers pertaining to professional meetings and conferences.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
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A mere five-minute walk from the heart of the city, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is as convenient as it gets. With 5 meeting venues to choose from, as well as free WiFi and each respective room basking in the crystal clear view of the mountain ranges, they offer customised packages for conferences and meetings. Additional audiovisual equipment is available upon request, and outside meetings are permitted if so desired. The Rydges team specialises in themes, catering and organising activities, with flexible layouts and meeting design. There are breakout areas throughout the boardrooms, allowing for a chance to take in the halcyon views of Queenstown.
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Hotel
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On the shores of the Lake Wakatipu and a breezy 15-minute drive from the airport, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Hotel awards tranquil comfort. With high-speed WiFi, access to audiovisual equipment, and refreshing views of the lake below, their well-lit meeting rooms can prove the ideal spot. There are 5 layouts to choose from, easily accommodating even a busy meeting of 80, and the hotel is advantageously located in the local fine dining district.
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
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The customisable settings of Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel allow for all meeting parties, large and small, to thrive in its luxurious setting. Their modern and airy function rooms allow for a gathering up to 40 and is a highly malleable space. A nearby park allows for the opportunity to stretch your limbs and breathe easier, and the hotel is located centrally for extra ease of access. There’s complimentary WiFi, and the staff are always happy to lend a hand with any queries.
Mercure Queenstown Resort
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Resting with a heavenly view of the Remarkables, Mercure Queenstown Resort sits in the middle of Queenstown. It has an option of 3 different meeting rooms, each with their own appeal and flexibility, and offers audiovisual accompaniments. Coupled with an on-site lounge bar, high-speed WiFi, and a friendly and efficient team at your beck and call, Mercure Queenstown Resort can host meetings anywhere from 10 to 90 guests.
Prime Restaurant & Bar
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A beloved venue with lakeside dining and a mouthwatering menu, Prime sees hundreds of guests daily. It’s available for hire as a meeting venue with good reason: stylish decor, picturesque views, and culinary talents are just a few boasting points. For a private meeting, a curtain is raised to host up to 40 guests, with audiovisual equipment on request to complete the process. Whether you’re seeking a quieter, open-spaced meeting during the day or an exciting, trendy meeting in the evening, Prime can grant you the perfect venue.
Hotel St. Moritz
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Hotel St. Moritz offers Queenstown a healthy dose of European luxury. Sourcing inspiration from modern mountain lodges, the interior offers a refined yet warm atmosphere. It has a dedicated business centre with supporting staff, as well as high-speed WiFi. There are 2 rooms to choose from for meetings: the Den and the Library. Both are customisable and classy, but the Library offers a hint of added cosiness with its stone fireplace and patio.