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Top 12 Corporate Event Venues in Queenstown

by Raashka Mannie | 24 May 2022

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.

Skyline Queenstown

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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.


Stoneridge Estate

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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.


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.


Stoneridge Estate

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Corporate events at Stoneridge Estate are in a class of their own. This is is a 12-acre boutique vineyard that offers views of Lake Hayes and the alpine peaks, making for a sublime location. A 20-minute drive from Queenstown Airport and a 5-minute drive from Arrowtown, Stoneridge Estate can host anywhere from 6 to 180 guests in any of its luxurious options. Their team has oodles of experience when it comes to any manner of corporate event, including gala dinners, cocktail parties, meetings and more, and offers 3 different spaces for your event: The Boardroom, The Hayes Room and The Lodge Dining Room. No matter which you choose, they are dedicated to making your corporate event as fabulous as possible, with tailored menus and packages to suit the needs of your function.


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.


Kinross Cottages

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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.


Matakauri Lodge

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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.

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