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.

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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.

Whats coming up at The Playhouse

May 22nd Friday: The Deepend, Improvised comedy at its best!!! $15, $12 kids, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 730pm.

May 30th Saturday: Grandiose Burlesque Night, our annual burly spectacular, THIS WILL SELL OUT, $20 presales, $30 on the door. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

June 5th Friday: SPCA Quiz Night, $5 entry, starts at 730pm, Dinner from 530pm and all night.

Your Midwinter Christmas Party at The Playhouse

Paul Madsen Presents: The Super Star Show Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25, plus menu option. Paul Madsen busts out all your favorite acts in this world class tribute show. Queen, The BeeGees, The Eagles, CCR, Neil Diamond, Elvis and more!!! With over 20 years of performing all around the world from Las Vegas to Lyttelton. Don't miss this amazing entertainer make laugh, sing and most importantly dance!

The Tasman Coastal Players Presents: Last Man Standing Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm (Matinee Sunday starts 4pm) $15, Children under 12 $5, plus menu option. A comedy play that will entertain the whole crew. Last man Standing tells the story of a group of school teachers who travel to the Pacific for a luxury holiday break only to discover they have no accommodation . An opportunity quickly arises to take part in a reality t.v series, filmed on a nearby island, with all accommodation and expenses paid. They only discover, once on Devil≠s Island, that they are taking part in a survival game show called Last Man Standing.

The Nelson Big Band Presents The Americana Ball Saturday 4th July Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm $10, plus Dinner options Join the Nelson Big Band for night inspired by Glenn Millar and the big bands of old. Great night for dancing and listening to some old time classics.

Arts on Tour NZ presents Book Binder Saturday 4th July Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm $20, plus Dinner options From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. Other dates available for your private function: Friday 12th June Friday 5th June Friday 3rd July Friday 10th July Friday 24th July Saturday 25th July

Free Venue hire for groups over 50 people and dining with us. We can help with all aspects of your function from entertainment to transport. Give us a call on 5402985 or email at for more information and details.


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