Continental Venues

Continental Event Hire & Catering have 50 years' experience catering for events, corporate functions, weddings, conferences, galas, festivals, personal celebrations and special occasions. Today, Continental operates throughout the South Island, serving innovative cuisine in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Continental take pride in their wide range of unique Christchurch venues and extraordinary event settings having awarded them 'exclusive' or 'preferred caterer' status.


Mona Vale Homestead 

Located near the CBD beside the picturesque Avon River, the elegant Mona Vale Homestead (circa-1890) presides over 5.5 hectares of stunning botanic gardens. The venue features two reception rooms with décor that evokes a decadent glamour while enhancing the period features. Just minutes from a variety of hotels and motels, Mona Vale Homestead is the ideal location for day meetings, cocktail functions, special events and dinners. There is a marquee site for larger events also available.


Christchurch Gondola

If you're after a Christchurch conference venue, meeting room or reception venue with stunning views, Christchurch Gondola is a top pick. The Crater Rim Functions and Events Room offers the option of two separate meeting rooms or one combined event space with seating for up to 180 people.


International Antarctic Centre

One of New Zealand's leading attractions and Christchurch conference venues, the International Antarctic Centre is available as a dinner and cocktail function venue. Hire the centre, and/or the adjoining marquee lawn for large events. The International Antarctic Centre offers options for flexible function facilities from small modern meeting rooms to a gala dinner for up to 750 guests.


Air Force Museum Aircraft Hall

Venues like the Air Force Museum with its magnificent Aircraft Hall offers something truly extraordinary. Ideal as a dinner venue, the impressive Aircraft Hall can hold 650 for a seated dinner or 900 for a cocktail event, and boasts 12 wonderfully restored aircraft that used to grace the skies over Christchurch – from a Canberra Bomber to a Harvard.