Alternative Meetings Spaces

Looking for a Larger Meeting Venue?

If our meetings and conference venues are unable to meet your capacity needs, there are a number of larger venues situated within walking distance to the Crowne Plaza Christchurch. The Piano – Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch Town Hall, and Isaac Theatre Royal are all located in the central hub of Christchurch City, and within close proximity to Victoria Square. Te Pae (Christchurch Convention Centre) is also opening in 2020, and is located directly opposite the hotel.

With 204 modern hotel rooms and the best views of Christchurch City, Crowne Plaza Christchurch is the perfect accommodation base for events organised at larger venues – all within a 5-minute walk. Plus, our state-of-the-art technology will make you feel fully connected during your stay.

Contact us using the Enquire Now button for a quote on accommodation that can be combined with your event at one of the following alternative venues.

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Other Venues

 Te Pae (Christchurch Convention Centre)

Opening in late 2020 and centrally located in Christchurch’s CBD, Te Pae Christchurch is a world-class venue designed to be flexible and responsive to every event requirement. It is an ideal gathering place for people to share, learn, be hosted and entertained. Te Pae’s flexible design offers 28,000sqm of adaptable space, as well as a 1400 tiered-seat auditorium, 24 individual meeting spaces and a unique dining room (capable of seating up to 1000 persons).

Christchurch Town Hall

The Christchurch Town Hall is said to be one of Christchurch’s most recognisable pieces of architecture. After three years of restoration, Christchurch Town Hall has been fully restored with iconic heritage features and is again one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues. It offers multi-functional conferencing options as well as a dramatic backdrop for gala dinners, cocktail functions and special events.

Accommodating 10 to 2,250 guests, there are five key spaces to choose from, including the celebrated Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, the purpose-built James Hay Theatre and three large rooms that transform effortlessly to meet your event’s needs. Facilities throughout include fully integrated technology, improved sound proofing, acoustics and overall ease of use.

Isaac Theatre Royal

Magnificent, unique and unforgettable, the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch is a 106 year old historical Edwardian heritage theatre offering versatility, unparalleled historical features and a breathe-taking environment. The Isaac Theatre Royal is ideal for a large variety of events and is regarded as one of the most spectacular performing arts venues in Australasia.

Retaining all the grandeur of yesteryear, the Isaac Theatre Royal offers all the benefits of modern facilities, including the addition of elegant function and event spaces for private  hire on upper levels, fully accessible to all by elevator. Whatever the type or size of your event from 10 to over 1000, the Isaac Theatre Royal offers a tailor-made solution to ensure your event is a showstopper.

Tūranga Central Library

Tūranga is Christchurch’s new central library, located at 60 Cathedral Square.  The TSB Space and Activity Room holds 250 guests, and is beautifully set up for meetings, seminars and smaller conferences.  With its first- floor balconies, it’s ideal for social events, and can be booked until late on Fridays and Saturdays.  The smaller (65 person) Spark Place can be booked by groups who have a focus on business, innovation, education, technology and digital literacy.  For both venues, customers can choose to arrange their catering via Foundation café or may bring in an external provider.

The Piano

The Piano is a world class facility for music and the arts in Canterbury, New Zealand. The facility promotes and empowers participation in the arts by providing fit-for-purpose facilities for performances, tuition, creativity, collaboration and connection.