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 and seated & served menus ranging from $45 to $67 incl.GST per person

Venue Rates

Venue Rates

Venue and room set-up for your wedding day, ranging from $690 to $2,300 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.

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 the details together. 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 - old world charm and 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 450 people
  • Indoor and outdoor flow

Your venue hire will include:

  • Room set-up
  • Candelabra & candles
  • 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?

"Thank you so much for all your help with the wedding, you and the rest of the staff were amazing. Our day went perfect and was super special."

- Saba & Tyla, 2018

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"Thank You for all your help and hard work . It was a wonderful day. The food an service was outstanding. I would recommend you guys to anyone."

- Jayne Watson, 2017

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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 - $2,300*

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

The Show Gate - $690*

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 - $690*

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
  • Candelabras & candles
  • 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 August 2019


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.

the showgate
pharlap room

The Phar Lap and Gloaming Rooms

The Phar Lap Room is suitable for 40 to 85 persons for either an intimate seated & served meal, or buffet. Guests will be seated at square tables. The adjacent Gloaming Room can be used for pre-dinner drinks. Both rooms have excellent views of Riccarton Park.


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.

pharlap room
riccarton park grounds

Outdoor Areas

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


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.

View our list of recommended services to help
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What People Think

Thank You for all your help and hard work . It was a wonderful day. The food an service was outstanding. I would recommend you guys to anyone.


Jayne Watson

November 2017

Great Wedding & Events Venue It is always a pleasure to Officiate Ceremonies there.


Tania Johnson-Scott

Marriage Celebrant

February 2019