Plan Your Event

Nelson Tasman offers a surprisingly flexible range of venues for events of all sizes, from purpose-built conference facilities to heritage sites and international standard sport complexes.

Venues otherwise used for festivals are easily transformed into gala dinner venues and trade exhibitions. Whether you’re looking to hold a small, intimate gathering in a meeting room overlooking the golden sands of the Abel Tasman National Park, or a large trade show on the fringe of a central city river, your delegates will be left in awe of the stunning natural landscapes that surround them.

Saxton Field Complex

Saxton Stadium and Oval are located within a 65 hectare park - a superb sporting and events facility on the border of the Nelson and Tasman Councils. For those requiring an alternative to traffic queues and noise, Saxton Field provides room to gather your thoughts and contemplate (ie be productive). • 5000m2 indoor exhibition area • Three large breakout spaces • Additional breakout spaces in the wider complex • Numerous outdoor display areas • Superb environment • Ample parking on site • Large or small conferences • Commercial kitchens ... View details

Trafalgar Park Pavilion

Set in the heart of Trafalgar Park - Nelson’s premier rugby ground - the Trafalgar Pavilion has a welcoming clubroom feel, a mezzanine break-out floor, and balcony that takes in the sweeping vistas across the turf to the lush green Ranges beyond. Only 5 minutes from Nelson’s cafés, bars and boutique shops, and the peaceful Maitai River walkway, your delegates can choose how to really make the most of their time. The venue offers: Capacity 140 theatre style Large commercial kitchen and separate bar Walk-in chiller Break-out spaces On-site parking A wide range of accommodation nearby ... View details

Trafalgar Centre

The Trafalgar Centre is one of Nelson’s largest and most versatile venues, with two large spaces designed to adapt to your event needs. Just a 5 minute stroll to the vibrant city centre and a 15 minute drive from the airport, the Trafalgar Centre's central location allows you and your audience to make the most of your time in Nelson. The main arena is a big space for big ideas. Ideal for sports ... View details

Harvest Kitchen

Alongside the Restaurant, Harvest Kitchen offers fully catered in-house functions - weddings, conferences, meetings, concerts and more. We have two specialty function rooms for hire ideal for your event. Our Upstairs "Vines Room” which looks out over the vineyard, caters for smaller groups of up to 60 pax - The Vines Room has its own private bar and balcony. Our larger "Appleby Room" seats up to 160 ... View details

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre

The Greenmeadows Centre is one of the most easily accessed and central venues available, offering seven different space options for hire and within easy driving distance of Nelson City or ten minutes from Nelson Airport. The Greenmeadows Centre is one of the most easily accessed and central venues available, offering seven different space options for hire and within easy driving distance of Nelson City or ten minutes from Nelson Airport. Opened in 2019, the elongated building cleverly connects the upper level to join raised playing ... View details

Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Rutherford Hotel Nelson, A Heritage Hotel in New Zealand's most central location, promises an extraordinary conference experience Our hotel offers a versatile range of conference rooms to accommodate anywhere from 2 people for small meetings to larger spaces that can seat up to 700 participants. Our dedicated service ensures flexibility in room arrangements and aims to make your event splendidly successful. - Modern audio-visual equipment available in each ... View details

Founders Heritage Park

Many venue options are located in this delightful setting of character buildings. Enjoy the charm of days gone by at Founders Heritage Park, a replica village of 30 buildings relevant to Nelson’s history, clustered along quaint streets around village greens and beautiful well-established gardens. The 'working' village houses several businesses and local artisans including jewelers, painters, fashion, a bakery, metal workers, furniture makers ... View details

Wilsons Abel Tasman Eco-Lodges

Genuinely sustainable eco-lodges with modern comforts. Ideal for corporate retreats and team building Welcoming visitors since 1841, let the Wilson family’s team help your delegates to escape, revive and reconnect at the only lodges right on the beach in Abel Tasman National Park. Choose from a half-day break to a 5-day corporate retreat. Join us at Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead at ... View details

Experience Kaiteriteri

A new conference room for up to 40 people overlooking stunning Kaiteriteri Beach on the boarder of Abel Tasman National Park. Experience Kaiteriteri encompasses the motor camp as well as new four-star apartment accommodation, conference room above the newly built Camp Office, Shoreline Cafe and Restaurant, and the recently rebuilt Kaiteriteri Store. The conference room has sweeping views across the beach and water, a kitchenette for tea/coffee, tables, chairs and whiteboards, and ... View details