Nelson Weddings

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We are taking bookings for the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons at present and we be delighted to host your wedding here at this fabulous venue. Contact us today on 5402985 or to organise a time for a viewing for the best wedding venue in the region.


The Playhouse was the perfect location for our wedding reception! Nic was exceptionally helpful, right from the initial planning, to setting up all our decorations the day of, as well as all the assistance on the night. It was great to just be able to turn up at our Reception on the night with everything sorted and running smoothly.

The food was amazing, with generous portions, and many of our guests commented on how attentive the staff was. We had such a great evening, especially on the dance floor and we would definitely recommend this venue for a wedding or other event.

Thank you so much to Nic, Manu and the rest of the brilliant team. Leanne McLeod

Whats happening

We are hosting lots of Weddings between now and Easter. If you would like to make contact regarding your 2017 and 2018 wedding please send me an email on or call us on 5402985. We would love to give you a tour of this amazing establishment.


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2017 and receive FREE VENUE HIRE and a VERY SPECIAL GIFT TO THE VALUE OF $250 (Nibbles or Beverage voucher). This deal also extends to 2018. Contact us now on 5402985 for further details. (conditions apply)


Also we have free Wedding venue hire for your wedding in April, May, June, July and August 2017 and 2018. (conditions apply)

NEW Playhouse Weddings Facebook Page

See some of the lovely photos from past weddings on our new Facebook page

Your Nelson Wedding at The Playhouse

Welcome to The Playhouse, Nelson's most unique and enchanting wedding venue. The moment you walk through the entrance archways you realise that you are in a magic place, full of artistry and surrounded by lush gardens. Let us take care of you, and help make your special day memorable for all.

Located only 20 minutes from down town Nelson, this sheltered and secluded spot is perfect for an intimate wedding or large bash. On site ceremonies are a lovely affair under the romantic weeping willow in front of a dreamy pond and bridge. Let your guests enjoy the lavish garden and decking area before heading inside for the reception in the highly decorated restaurant.

Your photos are a breeze with locations in and around the venue or head off for a quick 5 minute drive to Mapua or Rabbit Island.

Co-owner and chef Manuela Fuhimann will create the perfect menu for your wedding. From a 5 course degustation menu to a simple kiwi BBQ we have the right catering options for your style of wedding.

We have strong ties to many wedding professionals in the district and are happy to help plan the perfect wedding for you. Local bands, photographers, celebrants and bus companies, we have the contacts to find the right people for your desires...and budget.

What are you waiting for, Contact Us TODAY.

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Quick overview

Location: 171 Westdale Rd, off Coastal Highway 60, near Mapua , Nelson, New Zealand

Capacity: 100 seated, 120 cocktail style

On Site Ceremony: Yes we have several areas available for an on-site ceremony.

Catering: On site catering always available, we are also able to cater for your off site ceremony

Furniture: We have high quality wooden tables and stylish dining chairs for up to 100 people.

Extras: Hire of the Playhouse café also includes use of stage, full PA, mics, lights and DJ booth, projector system and large screen at no extra cost! The fee also includes all staffing costs, glass, plate, cutlery hire.

Pack in times: The venue hire fee is for the entire day. Parties are invited to prepare and decorate their wedding from 8am that morning.

Pack out time: The Playhouse's License runs from 11am till midnight. We would expect your wedding to be pack up by 11am the next morning.

Transport: We have strong links with transport companies in the region and are happy to source transport for 1 to 100 people.

Entertainment: From an acoustic session to 7 piece band we know the best entertainers in Nelson personally and can help you find the perfect people for your wedding.

Wedding venue hire pricing: $1000 between third weekend of November and first weekend of January. $500 rest of January till Easter. FREE rest of the year!!! (conditions apply)

The Next Step

If you like what you see, the next step is to contact us and we can set up a wedding contract for you to review and sign. Making a deposit will 100 percent confirm your wedding date and we can start to plan your big day. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.