Christchurch Venue List

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#1

In the style of the Wellington venue list, a user-created list of possible larp venues for Christchurch. This post has been set to wiki mode, so people can add to and update it.

Further resources: Camp sites, Halls.

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St Albans Community Centre (126 Caledonian Road)

Description: Main room and several smaller meeting rooms
Capacity: 40
Cost: Hall $25/hr (private social function rate), $100 bond
URL: http://stalbans.gen.nz/?page_id=8176
Contact: communitycentre@stalbans.gen.nz or 021 317 584

Fendalton Community Centre (170 Clyde Road, Fendalton)

Description: Hall, auditorium (w/ balcony) and seminar room; used to be library
Capacity: Hall 100, Seminar room 30
Cost: Hall $13.50 / hour, seminar room $10.50/hour (community rates) or $47 / $29 / hour (“community events”) + $30 security fee for evening bookings
URL: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/venues-for-hire/fendalton-community-centre/
Contact: (03) 941 8999

Waimairi Road Community Centre (166 Waimairi Road, Ilam)

Description: Two wood-floored halls. Day / early-evening hire only
Capacity: Big hall 50, small hall 40
Cost: $10.50 / hour (community rates) or $29 / hour (“community events”)
URL: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/venues-for-hire/waimairi-road-community-centre/
Contact: Booking form

Avice Hill Arts and Craft Centre (395 Memorial Avenue, Avonhead)

Description: Craft centre with two rooms and some outdoor space. Would suit small games.
Capacity: 25 per room.
Cost: $10.50 / hour (community rates) or $29 / hour (“community events”)
URL: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/venues-for-hire/avice-hill-arts-and-craft-centre/
Contact: (03) 941 8999

Abberley Park Hall (15 Abberley Crescent, St Albans)

Description: Small wood-floored hall in a park
Capacity: 40
Cost: $10.50 / hour (community rates) or $29 / hour (“community events”)
URL: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/venues-for-hire/abberley-park-hall/
Contact: (03) 941 8999

Addington Haven (21 Church Square, Addington)

Description: Small hall, meeting room and courtyard
Capacity: Hall 80, meeting room 15
Cost: Hall: $20.70/hour, min $69; meditation room $18.40/hr, min $57.50
URL: http://www.gopher.co.nz/addington/venues/the-addington-haven
Contact: songbird1nz@yahoo.co.nz, 021-205-8938

Avonhead Scout Group (Staveley Reserve, Staveley Street)

Description: Scout hall
Capacity: Hall 100, meeting room
Cost: Unknown
URL:
Contact: MColeman@conservationvolunteers.co.nz, 021-686-292

Canterbury Horticultural Society (57 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch)

Description: Hall with multiple venues; space details. Watling lounge works for small games
Capacity: 20 - 200, depending on space
Cost: $75 - $320 (1/2 day). Full schedule
URL: http://chsgardens.co.nz/hire-charges/
Contact: office@chsgardens.co.nz


Birch Hill Lodge (Maori Reserve Road, Mt Thomas, Rangiora)

Description: Camp w/ hall and bunkrooms
Capacity: Sleeps 24
Cost: $15/person/night
URL: http://www.bbwrp.co.nz/?page_id=51
Contact: bookings@bbwac.co.nz or (03) 314-6881

Blue Skies Conference and Training Centre (12 Williams Street, Kaiapoi)

Description: Scout camp with multiple halls
Capacity: Sleeps ~180
Cost: Unknown
URL: http://www.blueskies.org.nz/
Contact: manager@blueskies.org.nz or 03 327 8007

Waipara Adventure Centre (Darnley Rd, Amberley)

Description: Scout camp w/ multiple halls
Capacity: Sleeps 100
Cost: $21.50 / night (plus halls?)
URL: http://www.bbwrp.co.nz/?page_id=13
Contact: bookings@bbwac.co.nz or (03) 314-6881

YMCA Wainui (104 Wainui Valley Road, Wainui)

Description: Camp w/ multiple halls near Akaroa
Capacity: Sleeps up to 200
Cost: Unknown
URL: http://www.ymcachch.org.nz/wainui
Contact: michael.linton@ymcachch.org.nz or 03 304-8460


Ferrymead: The Lodge (Ferrymead)

Description: Authentic 1920’s-style friendly society lodge
Capacity: 100
Cost: $550 Saturdays; $400 other times
URL: http://www.ferrymead.org.nz/venue-hire/functions
Contact: info@ferrymead.org.nz or ph (03) 384 1970

Ilam Homestead Function Centre (87 Ilam Rd)

Description: Historic house / university staff club w/ gardens
Capacity: 130 downstairs, 100 upstairs
Cost: Unknown, but expensive
URL: http://www.ilamhomestead.co.nz/
Contact: manager@staffclub.canterbury.ac.nz 03 364 2499

Riccarton House and Bush (16 Kahu Road, Fendalton)

Description: Edwardian heritage house
Capacity: 100
Cost: Unknown, but very expensive
URL: http://www.riccartonhouse.co.nz/
Contact: info@localatriccartonhouse.co.nz or (03) 348 6190


#2

@lesbiancobra I think this is what I was thinking of, I imagine this is what your venue list was mostly? Bonus to SAGA affiliation is that we can probably swing using university rooms for NZLARPs projects now.


#3

Yup, pretty much. St Albans community centre and Abberley Park Hall look the most promising in terms of being easy to set dress, and Abberley Park Hall has a fair bit of lawn around it for running around as well. Anything through Christchurch City Council is fairly expensive because they class us as a social group, so there’s a $400 (from memory) bond, but unless you set the place on fire you’ll get that back at the end.


#4

SAGA have got a hall at the Rattray St church for $75 a room for the day for the Monday grand strat (I think) for buckets. Do we have a particular aversion to using churches for space or do they have a particular aversion to us? Depending on the space (I’ll probably be there on the Monday so I’ll check it out) it might be a good option as well.


#5

It says on their website that they don’t take bookings for private groups/functions, but I think they seemed fine with a booking from SAGA so I’m not sure how loose their definition of “community” is.


#6

Sweet :smiley: The only issue I can think of with churches is not being able to set up on Sunday morning for a Sunday afternoon game, which might be why they’re not on the venue list.


#7

They’re not on it because I hadn’t looked at those sorts of venues. But the post is wiki, so you can (and should) edit stuff in.