Conference in Christchurch
Christchurch is a future-focused city, achieving international acclaim for its sustainable urban design.
You will discover award-winning architecture, inspiring public art, restored heritage venues and brand new meeting spaces set amongst beautiful parks and gardens.
Venues and services
Christchurch offers a wide range of venues and accommodation supported by outstanding convention services from the Bureau, and our partners.
The city is easy to access with direct daily flights from destinations across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Rim, and regular flights and connections from other international destinations. Christchurch International Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre and this short drive into town is a tree-lined treat.
Our safe, compact and flat city centre is made to walk around, with shopping, dining and entertainment areas set near the beautiful Avon River.
As well as the new Christchurch Convention Centre, world-class facilities now underway in Christchurch include cutting-edge health and innovation precincts, performing arts venues such as the Town Hall and a metro sports facility.
At present the city’s largest indoor venue is the Horncastle Arena, with space for a gala dinner experience for up to 2,500 guests or smaller groups in its many corporate rooms.
Venues with a difference include the Edwardian elegance of Isaac Theatre Royal, the award-winning architecture of the Transitional ‘cardboard’ Cathedral, and the historic Great Hall in the Arts Centre. The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 15 minutes’ drive from the central city on the site of a former Royal New Zealand Air Force base, is ideal for large conferences and uniquely themed gala dinners.
Quality accommodation options
Christchurch has over 5,000 brand new or refurbished rooms in a wide variety of accommodation, from boutique luxury lodges and self-serviced apartments to modern hotels.
New central city hotels include Crowne Plaza and soon to be opened Distinction Christchurch. The Novotel Christchurch Airport will be open quarter three 2018 as well as a number of other hotel projects in the pipeline or underway.
Residential conferencing options include Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square and Rydges Latimer Christchurch. The Novotel has space for up to 130 people in its modern meeting spaces, while Rydges Latimer offers 11 flexible meeting spaces and can cater for up to 400 delegates. At the airport, Sudima Hotel Christchurch has a new executive wing and conference facilities to cater for up to 300 guests.