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


Sat 6th May Medicine Woman and The Coyote Blues Band Music from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm, $15 Welcome to the best Juke joint in the land. Two excellent local bands offer up some blues and rock to get you up on your feet, dancing the night away.

Fri 12th May Quiz Night Quiz from 730pm, dinner from 6pm Fun night of questions and answers, are you smart enough?

Sat 13th May Back From The Dead Dance Party!! Dinner and light music from 6pm, Dance Party from 8pm. FREE ENTRY Direct from the other side, The Back From The Dead Dance Party, only plays music from people who have died. Dress up like your favorite dead Celebs, bring a crew and have a ball at the Dead Man≠s Disco.

Sun 14th May Mothers Day Make sure you book ahead as it will be busy!

Fri 19th and Sat 20th May ≥Murder 101≈ Murder Mystery Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm, Dancing afterwards $20 for the show, +$40 for the buffet Fancy yourself a bit of a detective? Does solving a mystery press your buttons? Well here is your chance to shine, with this amazing interactive show, ≥Murder Mystery 101≈. Search for clues, question suspects and solve the murder in a great night out with friends and family at The Playhouse Theatre. Adding to this is a very tasty, two course buffet meal with all the trimmings, and it is no mystery why these nights always sell out!!!

Thurs 25th May Dramalab presents "Solitude - The secret life of Annie Chaffey" Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. Music from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm, $10 This beautiful, touching true Tasman story is about Annie Chaffey≠s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi Nat Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey. There are no regrets, the years pass but love never falters. Together with the hills they grow old. Forty years in raw exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire.

Fri 26th May Paul Madsen presents Pauls Favorites Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25 for show, +$35 for 2 course buffet World class entertainer Paul Madsen pulls some favourites out of his massive bags of tricks. Paul goes to Las Vegas every year with his BeeGees show (official endorsed). Expect The Eagles, Neil Diamond, The BeeGees, Queen, and so many more!

Sat 27th May Cori Gonzalez Stand Up Comedy Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 per person. 7 Days star and all around funny guy Cori comes back to town due to popular demand!

Sunday 28th May The Tiny Improv Company presents Sunday Improv! Dinner from 5pm, Show starts at 6pm. The towns best Improvers grace The Playhouse stage. Who≠s line is it anyways styles!


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