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

Spring WEDDING Special

Book your WEDDING in September or October 2014 and receive FREE VENUE HIRE and a BOX of BUBBLES ON US! ($350 value). Please contact us today to book your spring wedding at the Playhouse! (some conditions apply)


You can get married here at Nelson's Best Wedding Venue!

We are on to WINTER HOURS! Thursday to Saturday 11am till late. Sundays 11am till 4pm. If you have a large party we will open up anyday of the week for bookings.

Check the schedule to make sure we are not closed for a wedding or private function before you come on out.

Whats coming up?

Friday 25th April: Paul Madsen Presents, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond with The BeeGees Tribute Show, New Zealand's best a most entertaining tribute performer. $20 for show from 8pm. $35 two course buffet available from 6:15pm.

May at The Playhouse Cafe

Friday May 2nd: The Germein Sisters and Bryce Wastney, $20, Three piece girl group from Austraila. ≥Pop, Folk Rock infused with something almost like magic≈ - Indie Week Canada. Show 8pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse and Everyman Records

Saturday May 3rd: Shakespeare Variety Show, $15, A fundraising event for Luke Burke's trip to London as part of the Young Shakespeare Company NZ. Performances from Luke Burke, The Deep End, plus many more. Raffles, quizes and other fundraising oppurtunities all night long. Show from 730pm, Dinner from 530pm. Tickets from The Playhouse or

Sunday May 4th: Tourettes and Ben Salter plus guests. $10. A mixture of spoken word hip hop and pure intelligent entertainment. Show from 7pm. Dinner from 530pm. Tickets from and The Playhouse.

Friday May 9th: The Johnnys, $15, The world best all girl Johnny Cash band, expect a night of classic Johnny Cash tunes with a feminine twist. Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse on 5402985.

Sunday May 11th: Mothers Day, Open 11am till 4pm. Please book ahead as this is always a very busy day.

Thursday May 15th: Andrew White, $20, Andrew White is a troubadour. He is one of those rare artists who can skillfully combine brilliant finger-style guitar work with a compelling story in lyric and deliver them both in an engaging live performance. Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse on 5402985.

Saturday May 17th: Fawlty Towers Themed Evening, $50 for show and 2 course dinner, $20 for just show. Presented by Hugh Neil and Theatre Alive crew this is a great night of unexpected laughs and great food. Make sure you catch one of Hugh's final performances this year before he retires from the stage altogether! Show from 730pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse 5402985.

Friday May 23rd: Tim's Band, FREE MUSIC, come along and check out a fresh new Nelson act, Music from 730pm. Dinner from 530pm

Wednesday May 28th and Thursday May 29th, Waimea College Music nights, Free to the public, Dinner from 530pm, Show from 630pm.

Saturday 31st May: Grandiose Burlesque, $20, Presented by Sun City Burlesque troop, our annual grand Burlesque show, this will sellout so book your table now! Dancing and fun after the event till midnight. Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm.


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

Thinking of holding an event in 2014? 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! (Saturday nights excluded but considered depending on date and numbers at the event, conditions may apply)

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