South Island Conference Venues

Mainstay New Zealand Hotels offers premier venues and facilities for conferences and functions in the South Island. View the different hotels and venues across the South Island to help you plan your next conference or function.

For assistance and to request a quote, please contact our Central Reservations office via email or call us on 0800 624 646 (toll free, within New Zealand only), or +64 (3) 358 7900 if calling from overseas.


Hotel Ashburton

Welcome to Hotel Ashburton and Conference Centre – the Ashburton District’s most comprehensive conference venue, specialising in corporate meetings, exhibitions, product launches, seminars and weddings.

Set on the outskirts of town, Hotel Ashburton provides a quiet venue for focused work, away from noise and distraction. We also offer a great range of modern Ashburton hotel accommodation – it’s the complete package!


The Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel has two function rooms available - The Victoria Room and the Well Manor Restaurant. Each function room has its own distinct ambiance and style. The function rooms are perfect for most occasions from small business meetings, large conferences to any special events such as trade expos. Our friendly staff are highly experienced in making sure that your special event is a success.

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Beachfront Hotel

Our event venues, catering services and professional staff will make your event memorable and successful. We cater for weddings, family and staff parties, meetings, conferences, seminars, presentations and much more.

Our O'Connor Room suits groups of 80-100 people depending on your layout and the Ocean View Restaurant is perfect for Weddings.


Ascot Park Hotel

The Ascot Park Hotel has the largest and most comprehensive function facilities in Southland. We pride ourselves on the scale and flexibility of our venue and our eight dedicated conference rooms can host anything, whether it’s a simple meeting, wedding or large conference.

Our facilities allow us to complement your event with displays in the foyer, meals in Emberz Restaurant or even marquees in our large sheltered car-park area.


Kelvin Hotel

Our air-conditioned purpose-built conference rooms are well equipped to cater for your next meeting, dinner, conference or family get-together in comfort and style. Our five versatile function spaces provide a tasteful, relaxed ambience and can be configured for interviews, training seminars, boardroom meetings, banquet settings, and almost anything in-between.

Designed to cater for small to medium groups, from 3 to 160 theatre style, or up to 140 banquet style, no set-up is too big, too small or too difficult.

Versatile, with a team dedicated to making every event a success, the Kelvin Hotel also boasts a conference venue like no other in Invercargill. Offering abundant natural light, panoramic views of our city and picturesque scenery beyond, the 6th floor venue is our crown jewel.

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Trailways Hotel

Trailways Hotel Nelson has three excellent venues in the one conference centre for events, functions, seminar, product launches, trade displays or cocktail parties. All our conference venues are air conditioned and soundproofed. Breakout rooms can be arranged. Catering is seamlessly managed and conference equipment is available including data projector's electronic whiteboards, TV/video and PA systems.

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Brydone Hotel

In this elegant meeting venue Oamaru has a real asset for any organiser of events or conferences. The hotel offers four stylish conference rooms that can cater for as many as 200 people, with all modern conference equipment available.
The experienced events team at the Brydone Hotel Oamaru will be delighted to help you plan, prepare and produce a memorable, successful occasion whether it is a private family celebration or formal corporate function. The hotel is a favourite Oamaru wedding reception venue.

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Alpine Lodge

The ideal location for conferences and meetings, connecting the West Coast with the Tasman and Marlborough Regions. The perfect venue for conferences, functions and events. Catering from 10–150 guests with conference rooms combined. Facilities include break out rooms, audio visual equipment, outside area, natural light with great views overlooking the National Park.


Mackenzie Country Hotel

The Mackenzie Country Hotel is the perfect place for your conference. With a variety of beautifully presented venues, we are able to accommodate your group - large or small, we have facilities to accommodate up to 260 delegates. The purpose designed rooms have plenty of natural light and easy access from the ground floor. There is a connecting private courtyard, ideal for both morning and afternoon teas and lunches.

For a taste of fresh air, the expansive lawns are perfect to mingle and stretch the legs during breaks, or are perfect for outdoor team building exercises. We also have our spacious marquee that can seat up to 180 people. There is an entire side of clear walls to maximize your views of our expansive lawns. The marquee is ideal for weddings, corporate events and parties. With a wide range of tables, chairs, cutlery, chillers, buffet tables, dance floors and more, we are able to cater for any occasion.


Wanaka Hotel

Wanaka Hotel has a meeting room available for hire. Hourly, half day and full day rates are available. Accommodation and room hire inclusive packages are also available.

For assistance and to request a quote, please contact our Central Reservations office via email or call us on 0800 624 646 (toll free, within New Zealand only), or +64 (3) 358 7900 if calling from overseas.