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


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2015 and receive FREE VENUE HIRE and a VERY SPECIAL GIFT TO THE VALUE OF $300 (Nibbles or Beverage voucher). Contact us now on 5402985 for further details.

Did you know

For October we are open Thursday to Sunday from 11am. If you would like to book a large group we will open any day of the week.

We do 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.

Whats coming up at The Playhouse

Saturday 25th October: Martini Tango Milonga, $25, $20 for group of 6 or more, 7pm start, 6pm dinner. Cabaret and Tango floor show. Great night of dancing.


Friday 31st October: Halloween Pole Performance Party, $20 presale, $25 on the door. 730pm start. Great night of performance with DJ's and dancing after the show. Prizes for best dressed, come along and enjoy a great Halloween at The Playhouse

Friday 7th October: Lawrence Arabia, $15 presale, $20 on door, 8pm start. Dinner from 6pm. NZ's best singer song writer and full band.

Nov Thurs 13th: The New Zealand Guitar Quartet, lovely accessable classical music as part of the Ruby Coast Arts Festival. Great night of entertainment. $20, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

Nov Fri 14th: Summer Night Jam'z, Featurng Alexi D'Ath and Lara Cammock singing all the classics, great family fun. $5, Kids gold coin. Dinner from 530pm, Show from 7pm.


November Tues 4th , Wed 5th : Andre Vegas Magician, New Zealand's best magician brings his spectacular and dark show to Nelson for 2 nights only. As seen on New Zealand's got talent and resident magician at Rainbow's End, Andre promises some big illusions and great fun. $25 or $20 for groups of 10 or more. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

November Fri 21st : Fawlty Towers Evening, Laugh a minute with Basil, Cybil and Manuel in this night a maddess. Watch the hilarity unfold around you as the actors perform right on the restaurant floor. $20, (group discounts available) Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

November Thurs 27th, Fri 28th, Sat 29th, Dec Wed 3rd, Thurs 4th, Fri 5th : The Upton Abby Murder Mystery. Who did it? That's the question in this laugh a minute parody of the BBC hit show Downton Abby. Great for the whole family, work group or social club. $20, (group discounts available) Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

December Thurs 11th, Fri 12th, Sat 13th : Paul Madsen presents The Super Star Show, The prolific Paul Madsen brings you all the greats in one amazing show! The Bee Gees, Abba, Queen, Bon Jovi, Ah-ha, and heaps more. Guaranteed dancing and fun for your group. $25, (group discounts available) Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

December Fri 19th and Sat 20th: Alice in Wunderlust, Verona Vega returns from Australia to present her hit burlesque show. Originally from Nelson she is now a professional Burlesque entertainer in Melbourne. A spectacular not to be missed. $20, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.


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