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 from $56 per person and seated & served menus ranging from $37.50 per person
Venue and room set-up for your wedding day, ranging from $690 to $2,500 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.
Under the NZ Government COVID-19 Protection Framework ‘ORANGE’, Riccarton Park Function Centre requires that all people that enter the venue provide their “My Vaccine Pass’ at entry to prove that they are double vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Our entry point is staffed with a person or persons responsible for ensuring that all people entering the event: (i) has their “My Vaccine Pass” scanned or sighted and that this proves that they are double vaccinated; and
(ii) that every person entering the event scans the Government COVID Tracer QR Code for the venue or enters their name and contact phone number in the register provided for that purpose.
Evidence of a negative COVID test is not acceptable for entry.
Discretion is provided in the admission of children aged 11 or under, as they have not had the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccination.
Discretion is also provided to allow admission of a person who holds a medical exemption in relation to the COVID vaccination, but only if that exemption has been provided by the Director General of Health.
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
"A wonderful time at your lovely venue. Thank you so much, the food was delicious and the room was beautiful."
- Adam & Adonis , 2020
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 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
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
Great Wedding & Events Venue It is always a pleasure to Officiate Ceremonies there.