FIND THE PERFECT VENUE

Your place or ours?

Whether you need a venue for a meeting, a private restaurant for a dinner, the perfect wedding reception or a room for your conference, Continental has a large selection of venues in Canterbury and throughout the South Island.

What a wonderful event! It was great to have something a little unique for our end of year function and many people had not been up the Gondola, myself included so it was really quite special
— Christchurch Gondola Event, December 2016
 


Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry, Fendalton

Opening December 2016, this gracious 'old lady' will be available once again as a restaurant / cafe, event and wedding venue for up to 110 guests. Being beautifully restored, hold your wedding or conference in a part of Christchurch history.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 110 guests
Cocktail: up to 225 guests

The Iris Lawn, Mona Vale

The exquisite gardens at Mona Vale offer the perfect back drop for any event or garden wedding. Add on a quality Continental marquee on the Iris Lawn and you have the finishing touches to this beautiful setting.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 500 guests
Cocktail: up to 700 guests


Christchurch Gondola, Heathcote Valley

With stunning views in all directions guests can look out over Lyttelton Harbour, Christchurch City, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Alps and the Kaikoura Mountains. This is the ideal wedding and function venue, catering for up to 120 guests. Transport from the bottom to the top is a unique part of your Christchurch Gondola experience.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 120 - 180* guests
Cocktail: up to 200 - 250* guests
(* maximum capacities are across 2x rooms)

International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Airport

The award winning visitor attraction transforms into a fully licensed Christchurch conference and event venue that provides superb theming opportunities and spectacular experiences of life on the frozen continent.

We've even put up marquees on their front lawn!

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 150 guests
Cocktail: up to 160 guests (or 250 across entire attraction)
Marquee: Seated up to 750 guests / Cocktail up to 1,200 guests


The Great Hall, CBD

Enjoy your very own 'Hogwarts' venue within the Christchurch Arts Centre, where we are pleased to have been chosen as preferred caterer and are able to once again offer this fantastic venue to our clients.  

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 130 guests
Cocktail: up to 250 guests

Christchurch Art Gallery, CBD

Recently reopened in 2016, Continental is able to offer its services to guests booking the auditorium for a seminar or the foyer for a glamorous cocktail event or evening gala dinner.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner (NZI Foyer): up to 280 guests
Cocktail (NZI Foyer): up to 450 guests
Auditorium (Theatre Style): up to 178 guests


Isaac Theatre Royal, CBD

Be it a VIP experience in a Royal box pre-show, a conference in the Gloucester Room for 100 or dinner on the stage for 180, we can cater for your Christchurch function or wedding in this historic charming venue.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 220 guests
Cocktail: up to 380 guests

Tait Technology Centre, Wooldridge Road

For larger company conferences Tait Technology Centre offers the ideal space, including outdoor areas for a leg stretch and some fresh air during lunch.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 130 guests
Cocktail: up to 250 guests


The Piano, CBD

The Piano offers a variety of facilities and venues that are designed to suit all types of events; including dinner on the stage for up to 90 guests or a glamorous cocktail party for 100 guests in the foyer, to a conference session in the auditorium for 300 guests. 

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 120 guests
Cocktail: up to 185 guests

Lincoln Events Centre, Lincoln

This state of the art complex is a great venue for everything from themed dinners, awards events, weddings or sports events. The Centre is designed to suit all sorts of occasions and is just 20 minutes from Hornby. 

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 640 guests
Cocktail: up to 1,000 guests

 

SOUTH CANTERBURY:

Valley of Peace, Kennedy's Bush

A stunning and unique Christchurch venue, this Wedding and Events venue offers a truly versatile setting for any occasion. Set amongst the picturesque Port Hills, this beautiful venue offers you the perfect country setting only a stones throw away from the South Island's garden city.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 120 guests

French Farm, Akaroa

Set on the eastern side of Akaroa Harbour and with French provincial architecture and interior design, this venue is ideal for country weddings, corporate events and family occasions. Spectacular views and the choice of the restaurant or a Continental marquee will top this venue off as a memorable choice for your next event.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 120 guests
Cocktail: up to 170 guests
Marquee: Seated up to 250 guests / Cocktail up to 400 guests


NORTH CANTERBURY:

Flaxmere Gardens, Hawarden

This venue is a photographers dream; vistas of countryside complete with rustic gates, an arched bridge, brick pathways, stone walls and flowers to suit the seasons offer plentiful backdrops for those special wedding photos. Offering the wonderful opportunity to create your own exclusive garden wedding, this idyllic venue will enable you to make your day truly your own.

Capacity:
Please contact Venue direct

 

Lacebark, Kaiapoi

This function centre and wedding venue offers one of the most exquisite and unique venues around, and is perfect for almost any function or celebration. An American style barn has been architecturally designed giving the venue a rural and rustic feel, combined with a modern and comfortable finish. The spacious design with 5m high ceiling, creates a grand atmosphere that is unmatched by surrounding venues.

Capacity:
Inside: up to 120 guests
Outside: up to 100 guests


Waipara Hills Winery, Waipara

The natural beauty of the undulating landscape and the Southern Alps behind, offers the perfect backdrop for your North Canterbury event or wedding. Reminiscent of California's Napa Valley wineries, the Winery building itself is stunning and set in hectares of surrounding vineyards - this offers the perfect marquee site for your upcoming function.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 600 guests
Cocktail: up to 800 guests


Tipapa Estate, Greta Valley

Cradled in the rolling hills of North Canterbury, this wedding venue is an oasis of rural privacy surrounded by 500 acres of park like grounds. The Woolshed and Homestead have been restored to their former character filled glory, seating up to 130 guests.

Capacity:
Seated Dinner: up to 130 guests
Cocktail: up to 200 guests

Harpers Homestead, East Eyreton

Harpers Homestead overlooks acres of pristine farmland located on the northern banks of the Waimakariri River, just 15 minutes north of Christchurch city. A purpose-built reception barn offers a unique guest experience, and a wedding suite offers glorious views and privacy - a sanctuary before and after your special day. 

Capacity:
Please contact Venue direct

 

Continental has a fantastic Board Room space available for day meetings. With in-house catering on tap from our Kingsford Kitchen restaurant downstairs, Wi-Fi available, a Smart TV with data connection for showcasing your presentations and white board with markers for good old fashioned brainstorming, we have everything you need for your next board meeting, AGM or team meeting.

Capacity:
Board Room: up to 24 guests


Have your own or a different venue in mind?

Continental are out-caterers which means we can go just about anywhere you can think of within the South Island.

So whether it's your own home or office, a different venue or a school hall, or even if you need a marquee on your family farm or back garden patio, talk to us today about what you need for your next event and we'll be more than happy to try and make it happen.