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


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2015/6 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 open OPEN 6 DAYS 11am till 4pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am till Late Friday to Sunday. Closed Monday.

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

PM FEB: Paul Madsen Presents Eagles, Beegees and Queen Saturday 6th February Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25 for show Plus $35 for a 2 course buffet Paul Madsen busts out all your favorite acts in this world class tribute show. Queen, The BeeGees, The Eagles, more!!! With over 20 years of performing all around the world from Las Vegas to Lyttelton. Don't miss this amazing entertainer make you laugh, sing and most importantly dance!


Humankindness Friday 12th February Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $15 for show Steve Mitchell and has band of amazing musos are Humankindness, the perfect blend of folk, rock , jazz and blues, prepare to be blown away by a great act!

Raybon Kan Saturday 13th February Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show The very, very, very, very funny Raybon Kan comes over from our nations capital for a quick one off show. Not to be missed...this guy is FUNNY!!!

ALL VINYL ROCK AND ROLL NIGHT Friday 19th February Doors open 6pm, Vinyl from 7pm. FREE TO ALL. Come and celebrate the best of Rock and Roll on the format it was supposed to be hear on...VINYL! DJ Elrolio has over 2000 pieces of Vinyl on site here at The Playhouse, so you better believe there will be variety and great tunes.

Pole Stars NZ: 90's Themed Night Saturday 20th February Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show New Zealand's best pole performs take over the Playhouse for night of 90's goodness. Amazing and physical performances from these amazing people.

The Long Lunch Sunday 21st February 1230pm start, 4 Course Meal and Music, $40 In support of The Nelson Ark, The playhouse presents The Long Lunch. A 4 course alfresco dining experience with live music from Denny Jude. Dine the afternoon away with friends and family for a great cause.

BOOGIE TRAIN!!! Friday 26th February Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show Best Blues Band in town, possibly the country, amazing 4 piece of bad ass Blues!

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25 for show NZ's funny men come to the top of the south. Tim Shadbolt is the longest running mayor in New Zealand history and Gary McCormick is the morning radio host of More FM...but more importantly they are the best story tellers in the country with almost 100 years of performing between them (probably an exaggeration, a little less but close!)


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