Kaikōura Memorial Hall

 

The recently refurbished Kaikōura Memorial Hall is one of the most significant buildings in our region.  Located centrally in the Kaikōura township and on an area that is pivotal to our shared cultural history.

 

Capacity: This historic building can host up to 450 people in the whole facility, with the Supper Room maximum capacity 90 people.

 

Suitable for: All types of events

 

Contact: Kaikōura District Council, kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz, +64 3 319 5026

 

 

 

The Mayfair Arts and Cultural Centre

 

A two-screen cinema, exhibition space and arts hub for Kaikōura and surrounding areas. Reopened in November 2020 following a major rebuild The Mayfair is also available for private hire, conferences, and corporate events.

 

Capacity: The large auditorium 94 seats + 2 wheelchair accessible, auditorium 2 – 34 seats & 1 accessible, exhibition suite – 50 pax , Foyer- 30 pax standing, hired on own or as one space

 

Suitable for: Exhibitions, shows, business events, private hire

 

Contact: Debbie Crawford, debbie@themayfair.org.nz , +64 3 319 5859

 

 

 

Kaikōura Trotting Club & Racecourse

 

The Trotting Club hall at the South Bay Racecourse is available to hire for your function. Located at a convenient and safe off-road location and with ample parking, the hall offers plenty of space and facilities for the hosting of your function.

 

Capacity: Seats up to 150. Maximum 250 people limit

 

Suitable for: All types of events

 

Contact: Julie Howden, 033195830

 

 

 

Donegal House

 

Donegal House "The Little Irish Hotel In The Country" is your one stop venue with Accommodation, Bar, Restaurant and Conference space on site all set on six acres of tranquil gardens with the backdrop of Kaikōura's most prominent landmark, Mt Fyffe. It is a unique setting for exceptional conferences, weddings and events - all in your own private stone cottage.

 

Capacity: The Irish Stone cottage, up to 200 pax

 

Suitable for: All types of events

 

Contact: Murray Boyd , donegalhouse@xtra.co.nz , +64 3 319 5083

 

 

 

Fyffe House Grounds

 

In a stunning seaside setting, Fyffe House is Kaikōura’s oldest surviving building and the last remnant of a pioneer whaling station established in 1842. The grounds surrounding the cottage afford fabulous views of the ocean and inland snow-capped mountains.

 

Suitable for: All types of events.

 

Contact: Ann McCaw - AMcCaw@heritage.org.nz , 03 319 5835

 

 

 

Encounter Kaikōura

 

The upstairs meeting room with magnificent views of the Kaikōura mountains and the Pacific Ocean is an outstanding location for your meeting, sales seminar or training session.

 

Capacity: Up to 40 pax

 

Suitable for: Meetings

 

Contact: cafeadmin@dolphin.co.nz , 0800 733 365

 

 

  

Kaikōura Civic Centre

 

The Civic Centre building houses houses the museum, library, district council and regional council offices and is used for community events, meetings and even weddings!

 

Capacity: Up to 50 pax + there are 2 smaller breakout rooms.

 

Suitable for: Meetings and conference space.

 

Contact: kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz , +64 3 319 5026

 

 

 

Kaikōura Top 10

 

Kaikōura Top 10 are pleased to be able to offer groups, schools and businesses the use of their centrally located, purpose built, modern and professional conference centre. An ideal meeting place for groups and delegates travelling from Wellington and around the South Island.

 

Capacity: Up to 40 people at table settings, up to 60 people theatre style or up to 80 for cocktail settings

 

Suitable for: Meetings and conference space.

 

Contact: reception@kaikouratop10.co.nz, +64 3 319 5362

 

 

 

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

 

Located onsite at the Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, the purpose-built conference room offers a quiet, convenient environment.

 

Capacity: Up to 40 pax.

 

Suitable for: Team Building, Conferences, Product launches, Company meetings, Training sessions.

 

Contact: stay@lobsterinn.co.nz, +64 3 319 5743

 

 

 

Sudima Hotel Kaikōura – opening soon

 

Located on the shoreline, Sudima Kaikōura will be a brand new 4.5-star hotel with stunning views of mountains and sea. It’s just a short walk from the township’s retail centre. With state-of-the-art facilities it will be the first hotel of this size and quality in Kaikōura, making it the place to stay for visitors to the region.

 

Capacity: 2 conference and event spaces (up to 150 guests)

 

Suitable for: Business events, weddings.

 

Contact: sales@sudimahotels.com, +64 9 905 1719

 

 

 

Takahanga Marae

 

Takahanga Marae is the standing place for Ngati Kuri. The Marae, buildings and grounds are sacred and has Mana that has to be respected by everybody who enters the Marae grounds - it is wahii tapu. The house that stands today is on the exact site of the original house, which stood some 200 years ago. The original Marae was built some 450 years ago by Kati Mamoe.

 

Capacity: Up to 100 pax

 

Suitable for: Meetings

 

Contact: office@ngaitahu.iwi.nz, 03 319 6523

 

 

St Pauls Rooms and Restaurant – opening soon

 

Located on the Esplanade in Central Kaikōura, this multi-purpose meeting space is scheduled to be completed in September 2021. 

 

Capacity: 180 seats across two spaces plus restaurant and bar downstairs

 

Suitable for: Business events

 

Contact: Rev Martin Harrison- Kaikourarev@gmail.com, +64 3 319 5552

 

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