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Christchurch Venues

There’s a venue in Canterbury for every occasion

When it comes to event venues, Christchurch catering specialists Continental know that having the wrong one is like having the wrong tyres on your car – nothing goes as smoothly as it should. Whether you need a wedding venue, Canterbury function center or a setting for your conference, Continental has a large selection of venues in Canterbury and throughout the South Island.

You get more with Continental

We don’t just excel in event catering, marquee and equipment hire but take pride in our wide range of unique Christchurch venues and extraordinary event settings which are always special.

Whether we manage a venue in Canterbury, have exclusive catering rights or enjoy a ‘preferred caterer’ status, we know how to pair venues with events to get stunning results.

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Venue Capacity Chart

Capacity:                       Seated Dining Capacity:                   Standing Cocktail
Christchurch Art Gallery - Philip Carter Auditorium  178 (Theatre Style)
Christchurch Art Gallery - NZI Foyer 180 450
Canterbury Horticultural Society Hall (Chch)- Templin Hall 200 400
The Christchurch Gondola:
Crater Rim Room 80 120
Pinnacle Room 120 200
Crater Rim & Pinnacle Rooms 180 200
French Farm – Akaroa, Canterbury:
Restaurant 120 170
Marquee 750 1200
International Antarctic Centre – Russley, Christchurch
The Atrium 90 160
Marquee 750 1200
The Iris Lawn, Mona Vale Gardens – Fendalton, Christchurch
Iris Lawn Marquee Site 500 700
Lincoln Events Centre – Lincoln, Christchurch
Function Lounge 200 300
Newbery Lodge – Opawa, Christchurch
Exclusive use of entire venue 110 225
The Ivy Suite 110 200
The Gardens Lounge 30 100
The Grange Room 15 25
Marquee Lawn 70 140
Ohoka Hall, Ohoka School Grounds – Ohoka, North Canterbury
Hall 350 400
Rangitane Cultural Centre – Blenheim
Cultural Centre 170 230
Valley of Peace – Hoon Hay Valley Road, Christchurch
The Red Barn 120 120
Waipara Hills Winery – Waipara, North Canterbury
Marquee Lawn 600 800
Marquee Courtyard 120 220
Cloisters 50 NA
Café 20 30
The Woolshed at Tipapa – Greta Valley, North Canterbury
The Woolshed 130 200


While browsing through our selection of South Island, Christchurch and Canterbury venues please bear in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. School halls, private gardens and hidden gems are also readily available. Our sales team are uncovering new options all the time so if you can’t see what you want, simply get in touch.