Wedding Venue

Riccarton Park is a stunning Christchurch wedding venue. With beautiful parkland settings, a wide selection of indoor venues and outdoor areas, and an experienced team of wedding co-ordinators and caterers on hand, we can make your special day perfect.

Wedding Menus

Wedding Menus

An extensive choice of buffet dinners from $47 per person and plated menus ranging from $51 per person

Venue Rates

Venue Rates

Venue and room set-up for your wedding day, ranging from $690 to $2,500 incl.GST

Wedding Venues & Info

Wedding Venues & Info

Four venues to suit your wedding, catering from 40 to 200 persons


So many ways to make your day special.

 Events or gatherings of any size catered for.

Choose our wedding centre and you'll enjoy a beautiful parkland setting with a wide selection of indoor venues and outdoor areas. Our Wedding Co-ordinators aim to make it easy and trouble-free - helping you bring all your dreams to reality. Our professional friendly service has earned us an excellent reputation for versatility, exceptional food and competitive pricing. We welcome your enquiry, so please call today

A range of venues to suit any style, any number:

  • The Tea House - historic Edwardian character
  • The Show Gate - room for larger weddings
  • The Balmerino & Nightmarch Rooms - flexibility in a modern architecturally designed complex
  • The Phar Lap & Gloaming Rooms - intimate smaller rooms with great views

Our Wedding 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 40 to 250 people
  • Indoor and Outdoor flow

Your venue hire will include:

  • Room set-up
  • Professional service staff
  • Wedding ceremony area
  • All cleaning
  • Linen & Serviettes
  • Use of grounds & gardens
  • Present table
  • Assistance with seating plans
  • Plated meal service of Bridal table
  • Crockery & Glassware
  • Bridal table & Cake table draped with tulle swag

What do people say?

"Perfect place for a wedding!!! so great, and everyone is so friendly to work with!! from start to finsh. Really affordable too! highly recommend!!"

- Lisa Watson, 2020

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"A wonderful time at your lovely venue. Thank you so much, the food was delicious and the room was beautiful."

- Adam & Adonis , 2020

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Pricing information

Riccarton Park can help ease concerns over your wedding reception costs by offering a simple pricing system. This is based on venue hire, menu price per person plus beverage Consumption (either "on account" or "cash bar and tab limit"). All the prices stated include staffing and there are no hidden costs. We are confident that you will find our prices competitive.

The Tea House - $2,500*

Beautifully restored Edwardian character stand-alone venue with a pond and landscaped gardens. This venue has a maximum capacity of 85.

The Show Gate - $1000*

Large character stand-alone venue with outdoor area and separate parking. This venue has a maximum capacity of 200+


The Phar Lap & Gloaming - $690*

Located on Level one of the modern Club Stand. Phar Lap as the dining area and Gloaming for pre-dinner drinks. This venue has a maximum capacity of 80.

The Balmerino & Nightmarch - $1000*

Located on the ground floor of the modern Club Stand. Balmerino as the dining area and Nightmarch for pre-dinner drinks and dance. This venue has a maximum capacity of 120 for dinner banquet in the Balmerino & Maximum capacity for 200 for the dance in the Nightmarch.


Venue hire includes:

  • Room set-up
  • Professional service staff
  • Present table
  • Crockery & glassware
  • Wedding ceremony area
  • All cleaning
  • Use of grounds & gardens
  • Linen & serviettes
  • Assistance with seating plans
  • Table service to the bridal table
  • Bridal table & cake table draped with tuille swag

*Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Venue hires do not include set ups for outdoor ceremonies and this needs to be arranged by you.

We suggest you contact Happyhire.

For wedding theming and decoration, we recommend Something Borrowed Something New

Prices are GST inclusive – Valid from January 2022


Committed to service

Our team is dedicated to taking away all the worry and stress, thereby ensuring your wedding is not only relaxed for you, but also memorable for your guests.

Wedding supervisor

Appointed on the day to liaise with you and your Master of Ceremonies.

the tea house

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

Suitable for wedding buffets from 70 to 200 persons with room for up to 250 guests attending dance and supper. The delightful, old world charm, of The Show Gate makes it an excellent venue for a wedding reception. Guests will be seated at round tables – all encouraging friendly and relaxed conversation. If you require the wedding ceremony to be on-site, this can be arranged indoors or outdoors on The Show Gate Lawn Court.

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Nightmarch Room

The Balmerino or Nightmarch Rooms

Suitable for wedding buffets from 50 to 120 persons in the Balmerino Room, with guests seated at square tables. More room for 200 guests attending dance and supper in the adjacent Nightmarch Room. These rooms are located within a modern, architecturally designed and functional complex that is ideal for weddings. With guests able to move between the Balmerino and Nightmarch Rooms, you can combine the best in formal and informal aspects of your wedding. Bar facilities in the Nightmarch Room also make it ideal for pre-dinner socialising. Wedding ceremonies can be arranged on-site in the foyer between the rooms or, outside in the Birdcage area adjacent to them.


Outdoor Areas

Riccarton Park's mature trees and grassed areas are available for outdoor ceremonies. Venue hires do not include setups for outdoor ceremonies.

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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 arranging your wedding at Riccarton Park.

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What People Think

It (the Tea House) dressed up so nicely with our decorations and it was anything and everything we could have wanted or needed in a venue at a great price. The staff were so helpful and always responded quickly. I’m still recommending the tea house to future brides.


Anita Stewart

Facebook comment

August 2018

We would love to say a big thank you to Riccarton Park. Our whole experience working with you both was very positive & thank you for your prompt responses to our questions & making yourselves available when needed - much appreciated. A big thank you to staff who set up the tables & staff on the day, we received so many positive comments about the yummy kai & friendly helpful staff from staff to finish! Again thanks again for making our day special with your awesome facility & grounds.


Te Pania wedding

January 2020