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.
An extensive choice of buffet dinners and seated & served menus ranging from $45 to $67 incl.GST per person
Venue and room set-up for your wedding day, ranging from $690 to $2,300 incl.GST
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
"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
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 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.
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 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
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
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.