The Tea House
Suitable for wedding buffets from 40 to 85 persons, The Tea House is Riccarton Park's premium wedding venue. Sited to the west of the Grandstands in its own separate park setting, The Tea House is a fine example of a stylistic Edwardian building. Built in 1903 and now restored to its original design, it features a wide veranda and two large roof turrets giving it a pavilion-like appearance. Complimenting the exterior features, are the unique Tongue & Groove walls inside the Tea House. Guests will be seated at round tables. Outside wedding ceremonies can be arranged on the Tea House Lawn.
The Show Gate
The delightful, old world charm of The Show Gate makes it an excellent venue for social functions for up to 300 persons (seated dining) and up to 400 persons for a cocktail party. The Show Gate has a dance floor and small stage area, which lends itself to a variety of entertainment options and is perfect for award presentations and company & school balls. An adjacent, fully landscaped Lawn Court area also provides attractive outdoor options.
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 Balmerino Room
Suitable for 50 -150 persons for seated dining . Cocktail functions can accommodate up to 300 persons. Located within a modern, architecturally designed and functional complex that is ideal for social functions. Often used in conjunction with the Nightmarch Room, with guests able to move between the rooms, numerous options are available for a variety of social functions. Bar facilities in the Nightmarch Room make it ideal for pre-meal or after dinner socialising. These two rooms ideally lend themselves to company functions
The Nightmarch Room
Suitable for 50 -150 persons seated dining. Cocktail functions can accommodate up to 350 persons. Located within a modern, architecturally designed and functional complex that is ideal for social functions. Often used in conjunction with the Balmerino Room, with guests able to move between the two rooms, numerous options are available for a variety of social functions. Bar facilities in the Nightmarch Room make it ideal for pre-meal or after dinner socialising. A popular venue for trade shows.
The Phar Lap Room
Located on the 1st floor of the Club Grandstand, this room provides a more intimate space with panoramic views 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 use of these areas are free if a venue is booked. Outdoor tables and chairs are an additional cost. Riccarton Park's mature trees and grassed areas provide the ideal setting for a BBQ, picnic or company sports day. 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.