Wedding Information

Wedding Venue – The Playhouse Theatre

Welcome to The Playhouse Theatre, the most unique and enchanting Nelson wedding venue. The moment you walk through the entrance archways you will 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 Fuhrimann 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 to secure your Nelson Wedding venue.

Quick Reference of the Venue

Capacity: 100 – 110 seated, cocktail style even more

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

Catering: On site catering is 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 the stage, full PA, mics, lights and DJ booth, projector system and large screen at no extra cost!

The fee also includes all staffing costs, glasses, plate and cutlery hire.for up 100 guests.

Please note: We can provide white table clothes for $5 per cloth. This is a VERY good deal…talk to us about it when you book.

Pack in times: The venue hire fee is for the entire day. Parties are invited to prepare and decorate their wedding from 9am 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 a 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.

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. 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.

We look forward to hosting you at our Nelson Wedding Venue.