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


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2016/17 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.

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We are Now on winter hours 11am till Late Fridays, 11am till Late Saturdays, 11am till 4pm Sundays..please check our Whats on Page for more details related to special events and private functions.

We will open any day of the week for large and pre-organised groups!!! So give us a call...

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

May 2016 at The Playhouse Theatre

Off The Cuff: Improvised Comedy Friday 20th May Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $15 for show, $12 for Kids. Best laugh in Town! These guys will be throw in the deep end and make you giggle.

Andre Vegas Magic Spectacular Thursday 26th May Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $30 One night One show, direct from Auckland. NZ's Premiere magician brings his dark and humorous show back to Nelson. Expect a night of illusion, mystery and FUN!

Jan Preston Friday 27th May Doors open 6pm, Quiz from 8pm. $20 A world class boogie woogie piano player, this lady is the REAL DEAL. With band this event will be AMAZING.

ELVIS: Live in Tribute Saturday 30th May Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25. $35 two course buffet additional. Che Orton is one of the best Elvis Impersonators in the world! He was runner up at the ≥top 25≈ Elvis event in Las Vegas. Incredible moves topped off with look and sound that will have you believe Ches the real deal.


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