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

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For very limited time we have a wedding special running with Grab one...250 wedding venue hire for your wedding! Wow that's a 750 dollar discount to spend on making your wedding even more amazing or perhaps your honey moon. Please go to weddings to check out the details of our amazing venue. For catering prices please email me at or call me on 5402985. Let's make your big day PERFECT!


Welcome to The Playhouse, Nelsons most unique and amazing 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, on your special day.

Located only 20 minutes from down town Nelson, this 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 in side 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.


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.

Please note: We do not provide linen or decorations

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 Labour Weekend and Easter Weekend

The rest of the year is $500 for a Saturday and FREE FOR FRIDAY WEDDINGS!