Christchurch is the capital of – and gateway to – the spectacular and scenic South Island of New Zealand. The nation’s oldest standing city, Christchurch is one of the most charming cities in the world. You’ll find award-winning architecture, inspiring public art, and heritage buildings set amongst beautiful parks and gardens. With a landscape that has been creatively reimagined throughout the city’s rebuild, Christchurch is a centrally-located mecca for business innovation as well as inspiring and enchanting arts and culture, making it an ideal destination for conferences, business functions, and private events.
Christchurch Venues for Corporate Events and Conferences
For those planning corporate events in and around Christchurch, you’ll find varied meeting spaces and event venues to suit your needs.
Take the Novotel Christchurch Airport, a four-star hotel that’s conveniently located just minutes from the international and domestic terminals of Christchurch Airport. If you’re expecting guests coming from afar for your event, make things easier on yourself and your guests by planning the conference near the airport! Better yet, you and your guests can even stay at the hotel and make use of the on-site restaurant and bar in-between meetings and events. Meeting rooms are flooded with natural light and boast views of the Southern Alps as well as built-in AV equipment to help make any event a success.
For events within the Christchurch CBD, the Novotel Christchurch is a home away from home while travelling for business. In a prime, central location just 60 metres from the new, International Te Pae Convention Centre, the Novotel Christchurch gives you everything you need for a successful corporate event in Christchurch. With six purpose-built function rooms with capacities ranging from 14 to 130 guests, all equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, you can plan for any event, large or small.
Further out from the city, you’ll find superb views of the shimmering Lake Kaikainui and views of the mountains beyond at Peppers Clearwater Resort. The resort is ideal for corporate retreats, team-building events, seminars, special interest groups, and product launches—the peaceful surroundings ensure all attendees are relaxed and focused on your event. Rooms vary from meeting rooms to larger banquet spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows so you can choose the right space for each event. And for multi-day events or conferences, you and your guests can stay at the resort and make use of the resort facilities, including the 18-hole championship golf course. The Peppers Clearwater Resort can be the right venue for your upcoming event, whether being a corporate or private event.
Christchurch Venues for Weddings and Private Events
When it comes to planning a special day that you want to look back on fondly for the rest of your life, the venue plays an important role. You want the best amenities to make the day run smoothly, as well as fantastic views making a perfect backdrop for photos. And in Christchurch, you’ll find both in spades.
Look to the Peppers Clearwater Resort, where you’ll enjoy views of the majestic mountains in the distance and Lake Kaikainui at your doorstep. For weddings, the Kaikanui Room is a wonderful, romantic venue with floor-to-ceiling windows, delicate overhead lighting that’s reminiscent of flower petals. The room looks over the manicured gardens on the Canterbury estate of 465 acres, which you can make use of for outdoor activities or photography, and has room for up to 144 guests.
For smaller, more intimate events, the Member’s Library room creates a comfortable space where you and your closest friends and relatives can enjoy a special day together. French doors open onto a deck with spectacular views of the grounds so you can enjoy the indoors and the outdoors without having to choose one or the other. The resort offers a Members Library Wedding Package for those interested in the space, which includes a ceremony on the deck, a reception room for up to 30 guests, dressed tables and personalised table settings as well as a three-course or two-choice dinner menu.
The bridal party and guests travelling from afar can make use of the resort’s accommodation so that you can wake up well-rested and ready for the big day ahead. The helpful staff is more than ready to help you tailor a resort stay package to make your special day as wonderful as it can be.
A little further out from the hustle and bustle of the city, Fable Terrace Downs Resort by MGallery is another exceptional Christchurch venue that could be the right choice for your upcoming event. One of the most prestigious and unique resorts in the South Island, Fable Terrace Downs Resort by MGallery makes the most of the mesmerising mountain scenery that surrounds the resort. With world-class views, luxurious accommodation & amenities, and friendly & experienced staff, your event is on the right track to be a hit.
Fable Terrace Downs Resort by MGallery features multiple meetings and events rooms of varying sizes and styles so you can choose the right one for you. Start with the Hunters room, a versatile space with floor-to-ceiling windows that encapsulate the Southern Alps. Rustic-chic interior decor and room for up to 150 guests make this venue ideal for lavish events with extended friends and families. Or for more intimate settings, the Snowden Room caters for up to 30 guests with an indoor-outdoor flow so you can enjoy crisp mountain air as you celebrate with loved ones. You’ll enjoy luxury facilities and 5-star service, all with unparalleled mountain views.
And once most of the guests leave, the bridal party can retire to luxury, self-contained villas that overlook the stunning alpine scenery. Get cosy by the fireplace, relax in the spa bath, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on your balcony in the morning. Every indulgence is taken care of, so you can just relax and enjoy the day.
Christchurch Venues FAQ's
How far in advance should I book a Christchurch function venue?
For any event, it’s best to book at least 3 months ahead of the event date. Contact the venue staff for more specific details for your chosen venue.
What should I check for when choosing the perfect venue in Christchurch?
You may have some things in mind that you want from your venue. Whether that’s AV equipment, on-site accommodation, catering, or another service, it’s good to know what you need before falling in love with a venue that can’t meet your requirements. To enquire further about any Accor Christchurch Venues, you can complete our online enquiry form.
How many people can fit into a venue in Christchurch?
For most events, you should budget 2-4 square meters per person. This can vary depending on seating layout, so check with your venue operator to confirm capacity.
How to select a sustainable venue?
Accor is fully committed to sustainability and has set ambitious goals to achieve this. By 2025, all hotels under the Accor brand will be eco-certified, and single-use plastics will be eliminated from the guest experience. Additionally, 90% or more of Accor team members will receive sustainability training. Accor has also taken significant steps towards reducing its carbon footprint and is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. From hotel operations to restaurants, Accor prioritises sustainability and sources food and produce locally where possible, so choosing Accor means making a responsible and sustainable choice.
Can I earn loyalty Reward points when planning an event in Christchurch?
Yes! With the Accor Meeting Planner, you can plan your perfect events and earn rewards. You’ll earn points for every meeting and event you book, and you can redeem those points later for work or pleasure.
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