From intimate board meetings to social or corporate events, Queenstown’s stunning views and unrivalled entertainment options make the New Zealand region a perfect choice for your next conference.
Queenstown is packed with multiple venues and hotels boasting unique spaces in picturesque settings to hire year-round. Explore our guide to Queenstown venues and book a date today to make your conference an unforgettable one.
Selecting the perfect Queenstown conference venue:
Consider the following points when choosing a venue for entertainment, social gatherings, or business:
Your Required Capacity or Number of Guests
Conference rooms that are too small will be cramped and unpleasant, while a conference room that is too big will make it look like no one showed up. Choose a Queenstown conference space that will ensure your guests are comfortable as well as being cost-effective.
What Kinds of Activities Will Your Event Provide?
Activities during the conference allow for great networking and team bonding opportunities. Many Queenstown conference venues offer activities on-site. You could also organise yoga classes looking out over snow-capped mountains, a group visit to nearby attractions, or book a performer.
Location Perks - Making Things Easy for Your Guests
Consider public transport, airport access, and parking availability. Check whether the Queenstown venue can provide your desired catering requirements or investigate restaurant and dinner options in the area. Examine the natural light available and options for adjustable lighting if needed.
Different Types of Function Rooms
Theatre setup involves chairs only, usually divided by centre or side aisles to allow access for delegates. This style is most suited to mass business meetings or product launches.
Classroom style is best for lectures or training events where writing and computer use is required. It involves rows of tables with chairs behind, all facing forwards.
Guests are seated at round tables throughout the room. This arrangement is perfect for more social or entertainment-based functions like gala dinners or award events.
The boardroom setup involves a rectangular table with seats along both sides, allowing constant face-to-face interaction. It works well for more intimate meeting needs, interviews, or briefings.
Perfect for social and networking events with multiple interactions, cocktail-style involves small, high tables scattered around the space for food and drink placing.
U-shaped venues are an excellent style for workshops combining presentations with group discussions. It involves placing tables together with an opening at one end.
A Selection of Generously-Sized Venues in Queenstown
Boasting stunning mountain views, spectacular restaurants and bar facilities, and the inclusion of the iconic Gondola ride, this Central Queenstown conference venue will give your guests an unforgettable New Zealand experience. Skyline Queenstown has a capacity of 900, accommodating business conferences, weddings, and social events.
Heritage Queenstown is a secluded venue with floor to ceiling windows showcasing spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountain Range. Their selection of elegant meeting and conference rooms, rooftop terraces, and restaurant dining options are sure to make all conferences a success.
The Hilton Resort & Spa Queenstown
Located five minutes from Queenstown Airport on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Hilton Resort & Spa offers six versatile conference venues with an abundance of natural light. It’s also an eco-friendly option, offsetting carbon emissions in association with the Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project.
Millbrook Resort Queenstown
Host your next business event in one of Queenstown’s most breathtaking locations. From full-day corporate conferences to gala dinners, Millbrook Resort’s dedicated events team will accommodate your needs. Treat your guests to five-star facilities and 650 acres of open space to explore.
The Rees Queenstown
If you’re looking for a stylish and boutique Queenstown venue to host your next event, The Rees Hotel is a great option. The location offers various event spaces to choose from, an award-winning dining room, and a professional conference team to manage your event from the moment you arrive.
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