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Top 12 Corporate Event Venues in Queenstown
by Raashka Mannie | 31 Mar 2020
Corporate events range from large conventions and conferences to smaller retreats and parties, so finding the correct venue for a corporate function can be a challenge. Queenstown, with its wide selection of venues and idyllic atmosphere, serves as one of the premium spots in New Zealand for corporate venues. Whether you’re hosting a business seminar or a private retreat for your staff, Queenstown has a host of corporate event venues to choose from. We’ve compiled 12+ of the best corporate event venues for you to peruse, all with their own charm and extensive facilities. For more venue options, check out our complete Queenstown venue guide here.
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Skyline Queenstown is a corporate venue with, unequivocally, the most magnificent views in all of Queenstown. They are a 30-minute drive from Queenstown airport and offer a host of tailored packages for your corporate event. With a capacity of up to 900 guests, Skyline Queenstown is available for partial hire or as an exclusive event centre. Unparalleled views serve as the backdrop to your corporate event, from mountain ranges to the cityscape, with the option of bespoke, local catering and special event activities for your guests to enjoy.
Heritage Collection Lake Resort
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Heritage Collection Lake Resort is a luxurious venue that can serve as the perfect spot to host your corporate event. This Queenstown venue is located just 5 km outside of Queenstown's CBD and a further 45 km from the airport. It offers gorgeous views of the mountain ranges and Pisa Moorings, with an overall boatshed theme that lends it a unique charm. The space is settled over the sparkling waters of Lake Dunstan, with plenty of versatility and facilities such as on-site accommodation and delectable catering options for your corporate event. Host your corporate function at their Moorings Events Venue, suitable for up to 200 guests, or, for more intimate corporate gatherings, Moorings Wine Bar & Restaurant that hosts up to 50 guests. Heritage Collection Lake Resort is here to make your corporate event truly sublime.
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Stoneridge Estate is a boutique vineyard set on a comfortable 12-acres of lush greenery and nature. It has stunning views of alpine peaks and Lake Hayes and is a 20-minute drive from Queenstown Airport and 5-minutes from Arrowtown. Their seasoned events team is there to help you with your corporate event from top to bottom, and have 3 different spaces for you to pick between: The Boardroom, The Hayes Room and The Lodge Dining Room. Stoneridge Estate can host anywhere from 6 to 180 guests and has cemented itself as one of the premier venue options in Queenstown, with its luxe air and dedicated staff.
Highlands Motorsport Park
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Highlands Motorsport Park is located in Central Otago and is a versatile corporate venue like no other. Not only do they offer themselves up as a corporate venue, but also as a hotspot for fun activities and outings. As a corporate venue, Highlands Motorsport Park 6 available spaces to hire: the Pit Lane Function Room, Private Members lounge, Museum, a breezy balcony, café and marquee option. They can host anywhere from 20 to 300 guests, making them an ideal choice for all corporate events. With on-site catering options and plenty of parking, this Queenstown venue makes itself exceptional - especially when you take in all the recreational activities they have to offer. Make your corporate event unforgettable with Highlands Motorsport Park.
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak is here for your corporate event as an event space quite unlike any other. This iconic century-old vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, is a wonderful and unusual space for any corporate event. You can cruise around Queenstown, experiencing Alpine scenery from every breathtaking angle, and then anchor down at the gorgeous Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm. TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak can accommodate a maximum of 400 guests (cocktail-style), permitting exclusive hire for your Queenstown corporate event. They offer private rooms, multiple dining experiences, on-site catering, transport options and so much more. For a truly incredible corporate event, TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak is available for hire.
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Contemporary design meets nature at Camp Glenorchy. 40 minutes from Queenstown, they offer on-site catering and accommodation, alongside tailored packages for any corporate event type. There are a host of spaces at Camp Glenorchy to choose between: The Humboldt Room, Greenstone Lounge, The Kitchen and Dining Room, The Homestead, the Scheelite Campfire Shelter, and Sunroom. Each space has its own charm and purpose, with a capacity of 120 guests. Camp Glenorchy believes in the power of team building, and so also presents you with a range of team activities and exciting adventures to pick between when planning your corporate event.
The Rees Hotel
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The Rees Hotel is a Queenstown venue boasting lovely views and impeccable service. This luxury hotel 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 hosting memorable corporate events and is a Queenstown venue with so much to offer. 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.
Mount Soho Winery
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Set in a secluded yet impressive landscape in Central Otago, Mount Soho Winery is known for panoramic views of Queenstown mountain ranges. It’s a 15-minute drive from the centre of Queenstown, making it a quick retreat into the clear mountains and an ideal spot for your next corporate event. With a team committed to planning and organising your event, Mount Soho Winery also offers several rooms for your event, from the warm Antler Room to the classy Banquet Room. They also have the added bonus of choosing a private wine tasting from their very own vineyard, which is sure to have everyone at your corporate event raising a glass.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown is right at the shores of Lake Wakatipu and boasts lovely views of classic Queenstown scenery. 5 minutes from the city centre, this corporate event venue is capable of holding up to 500 of your guests, with a committed and experienced events team at hand and 5 different spaces to choose from. There’s even the choice of an outdoor corporate event if you fancy it, with a sunny viewing deck. Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown specialises in bespoke packages for your function, tailoring their facilities to your requirements to ensure your corporate event runs as smoothly as possible.
Kawarau Bridge Bungy
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Settled in the rolling vineyards of Gibbston Valley, Kawarau Bridge Bungy is an unusual corporate event venue that is a handful of minutes from the centre of Queenstown. It has a capacity of up to 250 guests and offers on-site catering, audiovisual equipment and assistance, alongside the unique option of a nighttime bungee experience at the world’s first bungee jump. Kawarau Bridge Bungy is located right next to the aquamarine waters of Kawarau River, combining the thrill of bungy jumping with the sheer beauty of their surroundings. They are bound to add a dash of excitement to your corporate event with their activities and wealth of experience.
Lake Hayes Pavilion
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Renowned for hosting the Lake Hayes Agricultural and Pastoral Show, Lake Hayes Pavilion is a malleable and scenic corporate venue that can host up to 160 guests. It’s located 10 minutes from Queenstown and overlooks the tranquil waters of Lake Hayes. It has recently been refurbished and now boasts hardwood floors and more neutral, modern styling to blend in with all event types. With a large, outdoor space for a marquee or further mingling and a purpose-built catering kitchen, Lake Hayes Pavilion is one of Queenstown’s best corporate event venue options, offering seamless event management and views of the famed Coronet Peak ski area.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
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In the heart of Queenstown central, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a testament to the class of modern France. An award-winning hotel, it celebrates the French art de Vivre, lending it an opulent but chic mode, with a highly-trained and professional team to help manage your corporate event. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa can accommodate up to 120 of your guests and has 5 different spaces to pick from: La Galerie, The Ambassador Room, The Boardroom, 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge and Le Club. Their dedicated and highly-trained team will ensure that your corporate event is the best of the best, with complimentary WiFi, audiovisual equipment, special events packages and so much more.
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Located in the luscious vineyards of Gibbston Valley, Kinross Cottages has it all: paradise of water features, schist ruins, hundred-year-old trees, designated BBQ areas, playgrounds, petanque, a wine garden and cellar, and walking and cycle trails. Consequently, they are a venue that can do it all, including corporate events. They can host up to 60 seated guests, with the number increasing at a canapé or tapas function. Kinross Cottages selects their wines from 5 local and wonderful wine labels, and source most of their on-site catering produce locally − which includes their very own herb and vegetable garden. They are a quaint option for a corporate event venue in Queenstown, with a team that is happy to help you plan your function.
Mt Nicholas Station
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Mt Nicholas Station is nestled on 100, 000 acres of private land and pride themselves on hosting all function types, including corporate events. Surrounded by 14 kilometres of private beachfront, flowering mountain peaks and gorgeous valleys, Mt Nicholas Station is comfortable hosting anywhere from 10 to 150 guests. Choose between a private beachfront, styled marquee, lakeside woodshed and historic stone cottage for your corporate event, then allow their dedicated events team to polish your corporate event with the help of local suppliers and vendors.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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Crowne Plaza Hotel is mere moments away from the centre of Queenstown, with relaxing views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding Remarkables. They have 5 separate and unique lakefront venues: The Crowne I, The Crowne II, The Crowne III, The Boardroom and The Atrium. They can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 200 of your guests, with the choice of on-site catering and bespoke packages for your corporate event. Crowne Plaza Hotel is the epitome of professionalism and dedication, offering facilities and services such as complimentary WiFi, a committed events team, special team experiences and events for your corporate function, and so much more.
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Matakauri Lodge is a splendid venue that overlooks the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak. They can cater for up to 60 of your guests, with 4 different event rooms to choose from and a wide selection of on-site dining options. Matakauri Lodge also offers handcrafted programmes for your corporate event, designed by their attentive staff, and is a scenic 25-minute drive from the airport, resting shortly from the city centre and at the cusp of Lake Wakatipu. Your corporate event is in capable hands with Matakauri Lodge, a beacon of luxury and excellence with activities such as photography tours, wine tastings and helicopter tours to ensure your function stands out from the crowd.