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Impressive and versatile: Christchurch Function Centre

“Impressive and versatile” – those are the words used to describe the Christchurch Function Centre at The Redwood. And versatile it certainly is, with its four unique function rooms.



The Prestons Room is the largest, catering for up to 300 guests for a cocktail-style event or for 200 banquet-style. The intimate Heartwood Bar is perfect for smaller events or an ideal space for drinks before dinner in the Prestons Room.

Add in the Styx Room and the Springs Room, as well as the beautiful outdoor gardens and courtyard, and any type and size of event can be accommodated. Christmas parties, birthdays, weddings, graduations, trade shows and dinners – the possibilities are endless and the team at the Christchurch Function Centre delights in helping guests celebrate.

The experienced chefs conjure up delicious menus and flexible catering options from buffet meals and à la carte dinners to platters and canapés.

Email the Events Manager for more information.



Charming rural event setting: The Oaks of Darfield

Enjoy the warmth of Kiwi hospitality in a charming, rural setting at The Oaks of Darfield, the perfect place for evening dining, casual lunches, private formal dinners, cocktail parties and boutique weddings.


Mixing tradition with fresh, modern influences, The Oaks of Darfield is a historic Canterbury homestead surrounded by a mature oak trees and boasting a large garden with a sunny courtyard – a spectacular venue ideal for large social gatherings like weddings and birthday parties.

No celebration would be complete without delicious cuisine! The Oaks is renowned for exquisitely fine dining, so you can sit back and let the talented team take care of the catering. They have your accommodation sorted with three luxurious guest rooms, all equipped with queen size beds, private bathrooms, flat screen televisions and free wireless internet access.

Due to popular demand, reservations are essential. Phone 03 318 7686 or visit



Luxury at Latimer

Christchurch’s buzzing central city is home to Rydges Latimer hotel and its premium steakhouse restaurant Bloody Mary’s.



Rydges Latimer embraces the largest in-hotel conference venues in Christchurch – an entire floor dedicated to successful meetings and events. The spaces are flexible, catering to everything from top-tier corporate training to gorgeous weddings.

The 11 rooms are filled with natural light, contain in-built AV technology and free WiFi. Up to 400 guests can be catered to by dedicated professional event planners who organise every detail – from catering menus to decorations, to fit all needs and budgets.

Always a dining experience to remember, Bloody Mary’s also offers private facilities and stylish spaces to suit your mood and party. Hugh’s Whisky Library or Master Ridley’s Private Dining Hall have been recently updated and are looking fabulous. À la carte, buffet, cocktail or roaming menus are complemented by Bloody Mary’s exceptional service.