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Event Venue Full of Charm in Christchurch

Beautiful event venue in the gardens


Listing information

Listing information
Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch City Centre - Christchurch City

300 m2

Total Area (m2)

20 - 200 People

Space available




Our private event spaces differ in their charms, whether your dream is to dine among luscious tropical palms, along the banks of the river, or dance under the glass ceiling of an elegant heritage house.

We cater to all types of events from corporate functions to weddings and everything in between. Choose from any of our spaces to suit your vision and make your function one to remember.

Ilex events space
Absorbing the tranquillity of the Avon River views, the Ilex Events Space has floor to ceiling windows that invite natural light into every corner of the room. This stylish space and private outdoor courtyard have a sense of intimacy and exclusivity, providing guests with a one of a kind Botanic Gardens experience. We specialise in the  execution of outstanding conference events. Everything from intimate boardroom lunches, to multi-day conferences, seminars, exhibitions, award nights and corporate functions.

Cunningham House
Think champagne and oysters when imagining a wedding in this stunning heritage structure, because Cunningham House is nothing short of majestic. Built in 1923, it’s the largest house in the Botanic Gardens and also features the largest collection of tropical plants. At the top of an elaborate staircase, a greenhouse spreads across two levels boasting everything from kentia palms, to banana trees and the native nikaus. Although formally known as the Winter Garden, this unique, elegant venue is suitable for weddings year-round.

Ilex Cafe
Nestled below a canopy of oak tree leaves is the Ilex Café and function room. In the evenings this versatile space is brought to life, transforming into multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Inside, floor to ceiling windows fill the room with light and views that overlook vast lawns and the luscious palm-filled nursery. Outdoor, guests are treated to a private courtyard surrounded by nature, with bar and food stations setting the scene for an enchanting garden party.

Not suitable for 21st.

Contact us today to discuss your function or help bring your special day to life.


Amenities & Services

Air Conditioner
Sound System
Lighting System
On-site Parking


Listing Number: 9608
(Mapped location may not be exact)

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