Nelson Wedding Reception Venue

Welcome to a unique and amazing reception room. Highly stylised by renowned local artist John Gozney in a grotto motif with large copper lighting rigs, loads of nooks and crannies and of course a large stage directly in the restaurant.

We have high quality, good looking chairs and tables for up to 100 guests (we are able to hire in more), which you are welcome to decorate in whatever vision you have. We can use the theatre lighting to add to your colour theme and make the room a magic place to celebrate.

Together we can plan and organise the perfect reception for your wedding.

Food, seating and entertainment are all areas where Nic Roland, host and owner of The Playhouse, can assist and plan with you. He has hosted many weddings at the venue and is experienced in knowing what works.

Once you have committed to having your wedding at The Playhouse, Nic will schedule several meetings with you and others involved in your wedding. We believe in solid planning before the big day so your mind is at ease and you can enjoy the moment and leave the important things in the hands of others.

The Playhouse offers you more than other venues, for no extra charge you will receive use of the following:

  • Full use of large Theatre stage and curtains
  • Use of Theatre lighting rig
  • Use of in house PA system, mics, mic stands and cables.
  • Use of mixing desk for music
  • Use of backstage break out area

Your venue hire also includes, all staffing, cutlery, plates and glasses. Please note you are responsible for your decorations and linen.


Jazz or blues group, great 80’s covers band or wedding DJ, we know and have a data base of all the music professionals around the region.

Once you have confirmed your wedding here at the Playhouse we can discuss entertainment options with you. Our PA system allows you to simply plug in an Ipod or laptop with your playlist, while the stage allows you to have a large band with all the bells and whistles.

Dancing and singing the night away will be a great way to wrap up your wedding and allow everyone to celebrate to their full potential.

Other Wedding Professionals

We can help you pick from the many wedding professionals in our region. From an amazing Wedding photographer to a great cake artist we have the right person for you and your needs. We are happy to point you in the right direction during our first wedding meeting.

Nic Roland and Manuela Furhimann thank you for your interest in The Playhouse Café