Weddings, The Playhouse Cafe - Restaurant, Theatre, Live bands and Functions, Weddings


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2017 and receive FREE VENUE HIRE and a VERY SPECIAL GIFT TO THE VALUE OF $250 (Nibbles or Beverage voucher). Contact us now on 5402985 for further details. (conditions apply)

Did you know

WE ARE ON WINTER HOURS. We are open Friday and Saturday 11am till late. Sunday from 11am till 4pm. We still have a lot of private events and weddings right throughout the year so please check the Whats On page to see what is happening. We will also open for groups and events any day or night durning the year.


We have FREE VENUE HIRE for your event/wedding/private function till Mid November on available dates. Contact us on 5402985 to see what we can do for you.

You can make booking by phone on 5402985 or via email

What is happening at the Playhouse

Blas Rivera and Milonga Tango evening Friday 21st April Doors and dinner from 6pm, Music from 8pm. $20. Milonga from 9pm. Great night of live Tango music and dancing

Miss Pole Queen New Zealand Saturday 29th April Doors and dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. $30. The nations best pole performers gather at the Playhouse for this night of artistry and glamour. This will sell out so book at the Playhouse or get your tickets on line asap at event-finder.


Wedding, Birthday, anniversary, mid winter Christmas, reunion, business seminar or charity fund raiser.

Thinking of holding an event in 2016? Why not have it at one of the most unique and best set up venues in the region.

From May 1st until November 1st The Playhouse is offering FREE VENUE HIRE for large groups wanting to hold an event at the Theatre Cafe! (conditions apply, contact us for details)

With all the features this venue offers, that is hard to beat.

The restaurant can sit up to 100 inside and 120 cocktail style.

Massive garden to relax and mingle in the sun.

Amazing food for all tastes and price ranges prepared by our wonderful Swiss owner/chef Manuela Fuhrimann.

Fully licensed bar.

Built in PA system, projector, stage and lighting for you to use at no extra cost.

Nic Roland, owner/manager, can also help you plan your event, sourcing the right entertainment, transport options and menu for your function.


Welcome to The Play House Café.

This fabulous venue is a short drive from Nelson, just off the Motueka highway near Mapua. Out here we believe in good food, good entertainment and good times.

Great Outdoor Setting

With a beautiful outdoor garden the Café allows groups or individuals to find a secluded spot in the shade or come and socialise around the many wooden and stone tables.

Ideal Function Venue

The venue is a fantastic setting for your wedding, birthday, staff function or any other reason you feel like having a celebration.

Allow your guest to enjoy the lovely gardens and be served in our artistically decorated restaurant. From large groups of up 120 to intimate gatherings, we have the solution for your needs. Live entertainment happens here all year round, so please check our What's On page to find out about all the upcoming events here at The Play House Cafe.

Any Bands and plays wanting to perform here at The Play House please Contact Us