A Truly Beautiful Venue

Located in the quiet, leafy Christchurch suburb of Opawa is the gracious 1930s Newbery Lodge homestead – just a few minutes from Christchurch’s city centre. It is the perfect venue for almost any Christchurch function, offering indoor and outdoor venue spaces, entertainment and business facilities, a licensed bar, plus full catering and menu services.

This private estate has beautiful reception / meeting rooms surrounded by established, tranquil gardens, and was one of the many grand private residences of the late nineteenth century in Christchurch, with an interesting and extensive history.

The very special ambience created by Newbery Lodge’s period décor and style, the setting and the staff makes the lodge much more than just a Christchurch venue for hire: it creates an experience that is memorable and special for all of your guests. Have a look at our testimonials to see just how enjoyable an event at Newbery Lodge can be.


We do wish to inform our customers and potential customers though that sadly Continental will cease being lease-holder/venue manager of Newbery Lodge after 28 February 2017.   We are of course committed to creating exceptional events at Newbery Lodge until this date so please do still contact us if you require something fabulous before the end of February.  We have very much enjoyed working in this lovely homestead for the last four years.

If you have an enquiry after that date, please contact Annabel Compton, Sales Executive (Continental) – Private Events on: 021 221 7025 / acompton@continental.co.nz