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Home of culinary cravings: The Good Home Pegasus

The days are getting longer and warmer; a stark reminder that summer is on its way. Therefore, now is the perfect time to book your end-of-year function at The Good Home Pegasus.



Located at 62 Pegasus Main Street, Pegasus, it is literally Pegasus’s home of culinary cravings for you and your nearest and dearest. Whether it be a small gathering of friends or a big corporate bash, there are spaces to suit between 10 and 150 people.

Experience The Good Home’s ‘Stella Artois Beer Garden’ and enjoy a pint of Belgium’s finest, or toast around the table in one of two spacious outdoor courtyards. Plus, with live music every weekend, the combination of quality eats and toe-tapping beats will make your function one to remember. Courtesy vans are also available for guests.

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Let the celebrations begin at No.4

Hold on tight, it’s going to be a riot of a ride all the way to Christmas at No.4. One of Christchurch’s most iconic gastropubs, No.4 never fails to deliver a good time.



The calendar is chocka full of excuses for a long lunch, a few quiets or a night out, and bookings are filling up fast.

Starting with the 2019 Rugby World Cup, No.4 is the place to be to watch our All Blacks make it a three-peat. All the games will be screened live, right through to the final on 2 November.

Rolling right on into New Zealand Cup and Show Week, No.4’s legendary Cup Day Breakfast and Bus sets the day up nicely. Not only does the bus get you there in style, it brings you back in plenty of time to continue the celebrations into the evening, with plenty happening back at No.4 all week for those staying behind as well.

Now’s also the time to sort that Christmas get-together with friends, family or work colleagues. No.4 is renowned for top-notch functions, with a selection of function areas, and the famous No.4 planks taking centre stage.

Pop along to No.4 at 4 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale, phone 355 3720 to make your booking or visit




It’s happening at Universo

Owners of Universo, Madlen and Wayne Shaw, have achieved what eludes so many: sophistication and style in an atmosphere of family-friendly comfort and approachability.



Its three spaces – the café, restaurant and bar – can be used individually for functions, or you can have exclusive use of all three. The space seats up to 100 for dining, 140 for cocktails or up to 200 using the outside space in favourable weather.

Universo offers a set menu, canapé or cocktail-style catering. Christmas function bookings are available but going fast, and weddings and private/corporate events are a specialty.

While brunch is busy, Universo comes into its own for evening dining; the warmth of the russet and tan interior is complemented by the view of the twinkling city lights through the expanse of the Art Gallery’s glass walls.

Beautiful menus, patterned with cherished gallery favourites, offer fine food as well as sharing plates, while the café cabinet mixes old and new favourites.



The Vineyard at Rossendale

Endless possibilities: Rossendale Vineyard

Think of a chameleon and the way it adapts to suit the circumstances. Rossendale Vineyard has that same adaptability.



It’s such a versatile setting with its large main room, three smaller rooms, acres of outdoor garden area and ample car parking that it is ideal for any function or event.

The venue has hosted conferences, seminars, small meetings, product launches, corporate dinners, yoga retreats and school leavers’ dinners. Possible ways of using the spaces for groups from two to 200 are endless. If your function is a conference the provision of all necessary audio-visual equipment can be arranged.

And, at Rossendale Vineyard, it’s a given that you will be very well fed. Delicious, nutritious and interesting food is the hallmark of the venue.

Phone Rossendale Vineyard on 03 322 7780 or email and the friendly, professional staff will supply you with an obligation-free quotation.



Slice of paradise: Methven Resort

Situated against a breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps, Methven Resort offers an idyllic, exclusive event venue for creating unforgettable, seamless experiences.


Nestled within the perfect slice of New Zealand paradise, the resort is the ultimate venue for hosting conferences, weddings and other celebrations. Take your pick from their variety of function rooms, including Methven’s largest conference venue, which can accommodate up to 450 people, and let the dedicated team take care of the rest.

Delicious set menus using fresh, local produce can be tailored to suit your budget and requirements, and your accommodation needs are catered for with 47 affordable, warm and inviting rooms.

Soak up the spectacular scenery while relaxing in one of three outdoor hot pools or unwind by the crackling open fire in the piano bar as you peruse an extensive wine list and indulge in a delicious cheese platter.

Visit or phone 03 302 8724.



Welcoming and peaceful venue: La Vida Centre

Purpose-built and established by Life Church in 2006, La Vida Centre is a welcoming and peaceful venue offering amazing flexibility of space.



Facilities Manager Adrian Dinnissen says, “The heart behind La Vida was to welcome all of Christchurch – this is a place for the whole community to use”.

Conveniently sited in Upper Riccarton, with 20 eateries and the Bush Inn Centre at its doorstep, the quiet venue is set off the street – with 190 onsite carparks.

From leader’s debates, international artists, large corporates and government agencies to staff and product training, La Vida has become a regular venue for many.

The two-tiered auditorium caters to 725 and sports a triple-wide projector for presentations, has premium seating – with a comfortable two-hour commercial rating – and unique flexibility to rearrange the floor plan. The other three function rooms, and a fully equipped café and kitchen, welcomes outside catering and groups of any size.




Revive yourself: Urban Revival

Sit back and relax at Urban Revival, a warm and inviting café nestled in the heart of the Silverstream subdivision.



Here you’ll find hearty comfort food to revive your body and mind, including scrumptious baked treats, raw slices and platters to share. Try a delicious Switch coffee as you peruse the menu – their gluten-free bacon and egg nests and creamy mushrooms on chef’s hash are popular choices. Head down on a Friday evening to enjoy a delicious dinner and a pint of one of their five refreshing tap beers or ciders.

Looking to host a small work ‘do’ or meeting? Take advantage of their beautiful private function room boasting a 14-seat dining table. The entire venue can also be hired for private functions and the team will happily take care of your catering needs. Urban Revival regularly plays host to a variety of events, so you can relax knowing your function or meeting is in capable hands.



More than Crêpes: Maison de Crêpes

Maison de Crêpes has come a long way. From a petite kiosk selling takeaway authentic French crêpes to the cosy café at Carlton Courts, it has now blossomed into a beautiful new city location.



The space is stunning; French, stylish with a warm and inviting atmosphere. It has French staff, serves Kronenbourg 1664, French wine and is even dog friendly! The café serves the best crêpes in town, both savoury and sweet, plus other French items and the most amazing, unique coffee. But it’s the old-fashioned hospitality which is the heart of this place; super friendly staff make you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble.

Maison de Crêpes welcomes group bookings, functions and events. The whole space can be hired for functions and a private room is available for business meetings, but when its fairy-lit ceiling is turned on, it is the perfect venue for any celebration.

Email to book.



Exuding elegance: Hemsworth Estate

“Allow time to stop while you celebrate”. That’s the mantra of Hemsworth Estate, a glorious Edwardian former family home reimagined as an event venue.

Five minutes from Ashburton and only an hour from Christchurch, Hemsworth exudes elegance, character and the warm spirit of decades of weddings and celebrations.

The house is set on 58 acres of land with beautiful lawns, English-style gardens and old established trees; the perfect backdrop for any summer wedding ceremony. But it’s also ideal for any other joyful celebratory occasion, especially birthdays, anniversaries, cocktail evenings and Christmas functions.

Hemsworth still belongs to its original family and it is the personal touch of Margie Hulse and her daughter Rebecca that adds to the magic of the venue. They want Hemsworth Estate to be a place where precious memories are made and shared in an environment of quiet tranquility.

You can contact Margie on 027 227 5530 to discuss holding your celebration at Hemsworth.



Hinton’s Vineyard

First impressions count: Hinton’s Vineyard and Function Venue

As they say, first impressions really do count, which is what makes Hinton’s Vineyard and Function Venue such an exceptional choice for meetings and conferences, weddings and other special occasions.

Hinton’s Vineyard


With two unique venue spaces surrounded by gardens and grapevines, an on-site chef and extensive catering options, there’s not a lot Hinton’s can’t make happen.
“We do a lot of day meetings and group dinners, but we can also put together entertainment packages – anything from a comedy show to a quiz or casino night, even bingo and team building events,” Dina Hinton explains.
Just two minutes from the airport with 80 on-site car parks, accessibility is a breeze and, as the family behind this locally owned venue has been doing this for 13 years, you know your event is in the safest of hands.


For more information phone 03-358 8599 or visit