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 $31pp. 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
Choose from 10 venue options plus outdoor areas to suit your meeting, seminar, trade display or public event
A range of menus to suit your needs from April 2021
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.
Our people are now working on site and can attend to any current bookings or new enquiries during this current COVID-19 Level 2 phase. Events are currently limited to 50 people.
Get in touch to organise gatherings or events of any size.
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:
- 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 requirements - view pricing
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What People Think
We recently held our South Island Sales Meeting in the Beaumaris Room at Riccarton Park. Alice confirmed all our requests by the next day, the room, layout, equipment and the very accommodating food selection. We had several staff members with different dietary needs, this was not a problem and the selection of dishes was fabulous. The room was very spacious for several break out groups throughout the day. We have definitely found the best place to hold our meetings in Christchurch.
Thank you to you and your team for organising our event, we have had fabulous feedback and will certainly look at holding future workshops at your venue.