Conference Centre

Our Conference Centre can cater for 10 to 400 delegates and we can make your next conference easy; offering flexibility, convenience and great value with lunch menu options from $32pp. For larger conferences, our modern Club Stand offers 17 rooms over three levels with WiFi availability. Large indoor exhibition areas combined with parking for over 1,000 cars make Riccarton Park an ideal conference venue for large-scale corporate or public events.

Conference Venues & Info

Conference Venues & Info

Choose from 10 venue options plus outdoor areas to suit your meeting, seminar, trade display or public event

Conference Menus

Conference Menus

A range of menus to suit your needs.

Venue Rates

Venue Rates

Venue and room set up for your conference or event from $150 to $3,450 incl. GST


So many ways to make your event a success.

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We can operate under the current Red Framework with a capacity of 200. Read more including cancelation policy.

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Choose our conference centre and you'll enjoy a beautiful parkland setting with a wide selection of indoor venues and outdoor areas. Our facilities can cater for 20 to 400 delegates. For larger conferences, our modern Club Stand offers 17 rooms over three levels. Large indoor exhibition areas combined with free on site parking for over 1,000 cars make Riccarton Park an ideal venue for large-scale corporate or public events. We welcome your enquiry, please call today.

Riccarton Park is an ideal venue for your:

  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Meetings
  • Trade displays

Our Conference venues with more

With all the benefits of the Riccarton Park location:

  • Quiet, park-like surroundings
  • Spacious, attractive gardens
  • Good natural light in venues
  • Committed catering staff and tailored menus to suit
  • Free car parking
  • 15 minutes from the central city
  • 8 minutes to the Christchurch international airport
  • Close to a variety of accommodation options
  • Venues catering from 10 to 400 delegates
  • Indoor and outdoor flow

Based on the venue selected, your fee includes the following::

  • Room set-up
  • Registration area
  • Audio system
  • Microphone & lectern
  • Professional service staff
  • Use of grounds & gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • We work with Strawberry Sound for the majority of your Audio Visual requirementsview pricing
  • We also have some inhouse AV items available for hire - view options

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Pricing information

Riccarton Park can help ease concerns over your conference or trade exhibition costs by offering a simple pricing system. This is based on venue hire, menu price per person plus beverage consumption. Venue hire is charged on a per day basis. We are confident that you will find our prices very competitive.

Conference Hire Rates

  Conference Conference
No lunch required*
Cocktail or Gala Dinner Speaking Engagement Trade Show
Balmerino $460 $575 $460 $1,000 $1,150
Nightmarch $460 $575 $460 $1,000 $1,150
The Show Gate $460 $575 $460 $1,000 $1,150
Phar Lap $400 $540 $400 $600  
Gloaming $300 $440 $300    
Beaumaris $200 $250      
The Tea House     $920    
The Parade Ring (NA)          
Suites $115 $150      
The Club Grandstand $2,300 $3,450     $3,450
Balmerino & Nightmarch $575-$1125 $805-$1125     $2,300

Room Capacity Guide

  Theatre Cabaret Classroom Cocktail Banquet Boardroom U-shape Display
Balmerino 250 120 300 150 40 30 20
Nightmarch 160 90 350   40 30 20
The Show Gate 400 120 400 300     20+
Phar Lap 100 60 150 80 30 30  
Gloaming 80 36 100   20 24  
Beaumaris 25 16     16 14  
The Tea House 100    150 100      
Suites 10            

Prices are valid until 31 July 2021


Two standard beverage lists are available i.e. on account basis – items are charged out at bulk rates based on consumption and a cash bar or running tab – drinks are rung on to the tab limit or guests pay for their own consumption. Our beverage lists are a guide only and we are more than happy to provide alternatives on request.


Our beverage price includes the following:

  • All bar service staff
  • Glassware
  • Equipment & handling


A variety of menus are available. Our menu price per head includes the following:

  • All foodservice staff
  • All crockery & equipment

The Club Stand

The architecturally designed Club Grandstand is the most modern complex at Riccarton Park. It offers three levels of easily accessible rooms with a generous foyer entrance perfect for delegate registration and greeting guests. There are 17 air conditioned rooms in total, 3 main conference rooms featuring audio equipment varying between 20 and 250 theatre style capacity and, a further 12 break-away rooms ranging between 10-30 seated capacity.


The Show Gate

The delightful, old world charm of The Show Gate makes it an excellent venue for company presentations & dinners, product launches, fashion shows and fundraising events. With a capacity of up to 400 theatre style, 300 for seated dining or 400 for cocktails, The Show Gate with its dance floor and small stage area lends itself to a variety of entertainment options.

the showgate
pharlap room

The Phar Lap and Gloaming Rooms

Located on the 1st floor of the Club Grandstand, this room provides a more intimate space with panoramic views across the racetrack to the distant mountains and access to outdoor areas. Ideal for smaller training workshops, seminars or conferences with capacity of up to 100 delegates seated theatre style. The Phar Lap Room can be used in conjunction with the adjacent Gloaming Room for either cocktails or as additional meeting room for up to 80 delegates.


The Balmerino or Nightmarch Rooms

Located on the entrance level of the Club Grandstand these rooms are light & spacious, each offering a careful balance of formal and informal features. Each room accommodates up to 250 people theatre style. Linked by a generous foyer, these two rooms combine to provide an ideal venue for clients requiring the convenience of a trade show in conjunction with a conference or cocktail function. Used separately, these rooms are ideal for breakfast meetings, training workshops or product launch.

pharlap room
beauramis room

The Gloaming and Beaumaris Rooms

Located on the 1st floor of the Club Grandstand these rooms are ideal for smaller meetings, committee or board meetings and tribunals.


Outdoor Areas

A variety of areas are available for exhibitions or events requiring an outdoor setting. Riccarton Park's mature trees and grassed areas provide the ideal setting for team building exercises, company sports day or a BBQ.

riccarton park grounds

We make good things happen

We also have a range of hotels/motels nearby for those that need accomodation. See Accommodation in Christchurch & Canterbury and the range of Christchurch options when attending your next event at Riccarton Park.

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What People Think

The nurses’ lunch yesterday was absolutely superb in every way. The food was amazing. Thank you to all concerned.


May Carroll

Christchurch School of Nursing

September 2018

We would like to thank you for your wonderful service on our examination days. We had lovely feedback from the candidates and observers about the suitability of the venue and the wonderful service given to them.


Jenny Erwin

March 2022