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Better together: Chateau on the Park


Wander through the hidden gardens of Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton and meet the handpicked local wedding suppliers.

 

 

The team is hosting a one day only wedding showcase on the five-acre property, which boasts a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden. Join them from 11am-3pm to explore this inner-city sanctuary, and chat to the team to find out how they can tailor the space for your big day.

There will be a selection of trusted wedding suppliers on-site to discuss details, from flowers to music. Joining them on the day are Brides of Merivale, Country Feasts, HMS Hair and Makeup Styling, Little Paper Store, I Do For You Weddings, Kim Chan Events and more.

Entry is free on the day. To register your interest, head to eventbrite.co.nz and search ‘Better Together’. Be inspired by the relaxed environment and let Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton make your dream wedding a reality.

 


 

Turning dreams into reality: Chateau on the Park


Discover the ease of booking an event at the Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton. With seven dedicated meeting spaces and beautiful outdoor areas, including a vineyard to complement your event, the team will turn your dreams into reality and guarantee that it will run smoothly.

 

 

You’ll find it situated on 189 Deans Avenue – conveniently close to the CBD, University of Canterbury and Horncastle Arena. The complimentary onsite car parking will provide a stress-free start to your event.

Whether you are organising a conference for 250 delegates or a small meeting for 20, the hotel offers a wide variety of options and the meeting rooms are equipped with everything from quality sound systems and Wi-Fi to microphones and audio-visual equipment.

Choose from a variety of menus with locally sourced ingredients. From a high tea on the village green for 20 people to a gala dinner for 250 people in the Great Hall, let the hotel’s chefs take care of the catering.

“At DoubleTree, we think of everything you’ll need to make your meeting great – from the room set-up to the food, drinks and warm, comfortable atmosphere,” Senior Sales Executive for Conferences and Events Laura Gorrie says. “And if there’s something else you need, just ask and we will do everything we can to accommodate to all your unique requirements.”

For more information, visit www.christchurchdoubletree.com or phone 03 348 8999.

 


 

Happy Birthday Hilton!


There are some fantastic hotels in the Garden City – The George with its Pescatore and 50 Bistro, Rendezvous with its height, the Heritage Christchurch with OGB, Distinction Christchurch Hotel with Gumption Restaurant & Bar and Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton with its history.

 

 

I was at the Hilton recently, reminiscing about an interview I did with the late great Jon Gadsby. He had reflected on the Chateau’s glorious past and we both shared stories of mischief and mayhem.

This year Hilton is celebrating 100 years of history as the world’s first hotel chain. Hilton’s legacy began on 31 May 1919, when New Mexico-born Conrad Hilton travelled to Texas with plans to buy a bank. While that deal fell through, Hilton’s pioneering spirit did not falter – he instead bought the hotel where he had been staying.

Through the times, good and bad, Conrad continued adding new hotels to his collection, becoming the first hotelier to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Soon, Hilton hotels would circle the globe, introducing and popularising innovations that in many ways created the modern hospitality industry. This includes now customary amenities such as room service, a central reservation system, airport hotels and the much-loved mini bar.

We’ve lost so much built heritage in Christchurch, so it’s nice to reflect on the history we do have.

I’m sure Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton has a few more good stories in her yet. Happy birthday Hilton!

 


 

A beautiful backdrop: Chateau on the Park


Nestled amongst five acres of stunning gardens and greenery, Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton, has a number of ideal backdrops for your big day.

 

 

Its outdoor spaces lend themselves beautifully to an outdoor ceremony, with options to add on a casual platter-style poolside reception to celebrate with your closest friends and family. They have your wet weather options covered, in either the Baronial-styled Camelot room or The Great Hall for larger celebrations.

Chat to the team about the wedding package, inclusive of venue hire and set up, a Honeymoon Suite for the lucky couple and a first anniversary dinner in the Garden Court Brasserie. The team will take care of every detail from ceremony to reception to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.

To start planning your big day, call 03 348 8999 or visit www.christchurchdoubletree.com.


 

Entertainment Company

Making musical magic: the Entertainment Company


As the name suggests, the Entertainment Company is able to knock your socks off, providing your function with the most awe-inspiring choreographed music and dance extravaganzas in town.

 

Entertainment Company

 

Director/Choreographer Sandy Gray has years of experience putting on the most magical and spell-bounding performances, thanks to her team of Christchurch’s most talented dancers, musicians, singers and cabaret companions.
The Entertainment Company also invite you to ‘A Night with the Stars’ on 30 November 7:30pm at Chateau on the Park Double Tree by Hilton.

You will be treated to two hours of music from icons like David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Mercury and many more, all performed by the newly formed Entertainment Company House Band. Delicious platter food will be on offer too.

 


With loads of dancers, backing vocalists, costumes and effects, this is one event all music lovers will not want to miss. Tickets are $50 at Eventbrite.

For more information, visit www.entertainmentcompany.co.nz.


 

Garden Court Brasserie

Embracing city’s favourite week: The Garden Court Brasserie


Raise a glass to the end of the week! Surround yourself with great company, live music and tasty tapas all in the picturesque setting of Garden Court Brasserie’s stunning rose gardens.

Garden Court Brasserie

 

Kick off the start of Cup and Show Week with a bang when you head in to the gardens for an evening of fun! The Garden Court Brasserie is embracing Christchurch’s favourite week of races, fashion and glamour by launching its new Friday Sunset Sessions.
Every Friday from 9 November you’ll be able to embrace the warmer evenings from the tranquil gardens from 4pm to 7pm, set up with comfy seating and a great atmosphere to last into the evening.

Continue the night into the Den Bar, the hotel’s luxe bar which offers a wide range of wine, beer, spirits and a tasty bite to eat. Set amongst five acres of stunning greenery, Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton boasts a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden. Garden Court Brasserie offers a variety of delicious wholesome options, whether you love balanced, healthy or indulgent gourmet dishes you’ll find something to suit your taste. Make the most of the ample-free parking available on-site.