Meetings & Events

Whether it is for a small business meeting or a large international conference, the Rutherford Hotel Nelson has a conference room to suit. We make it our business to ensure your event is a stand-out success and value an ultra-flexible approach to room layouts. From theatre style to classroom to a full banquet, we can configure any of our six rooms for board meetings, banquets, conferences or gala balls. The choice is yours.

BUSINESS EVENT RESOURCES

Special Offers

Maitai Room
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Maitai Room

A modern purpose build conference room created by joining the Maitai 1 & 2 rooms together of 585 square metres that can hold cocktails for 700 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 300
  • Classroom: 350
  • U shape: 300
  • Cabaret: 350
  • Banquet: 500
  • Theatre: 700
  • Cocktail: 700
Maitai 1
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Maitai 1

A modern purpose build conference room which can be connected to Maitai 2 of 332 square metres that can hold cocktails for 400 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 200
  • Classroom: 200
  • U shape: 200
  • Cabaret: 220
  • Banquet: 300
  • Theatre: 400
  • Cocktail: 400
Maitai 2
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Maitai 2

A modern purpose build conference room which can be connected to Maitai 1 of 253 square metres that can hold cocktails for 300 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 100
  • Classroom: 150
  • U shape: 100
  • Cabaret: 130
  • Banquet: 200
  • Theatre: 300
  • Cocktail: 300
Waimea/Wairau Room
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Waimea/Wairau Room

A modern purpose build conference room created by joining the Waimea and Wairau rooms together of 297 square metres that can hold cocktails for 250 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 60
  • Classroom: 150
  • U shape: 60
  • Cabaret: 144
  • Banquet: 180
  • Theatre: 300
  • Cocktail: 250
Waimea Room
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Waimea Room

A modern purpose build conference room which can be connected to Wairau room of 159 square metres that can hold cocktails for 100 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 45
  • Classroom: 60
  • U shape: 45
  • Cabaret: 80
  • Banquet: 100
  • Theatre: 150
  • Cocktail: 100
Wairau Room
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Wairau Room

A modern purpose build conference room which can be connected to Waimea room of 138 square metres that can hold cocktails for 75 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 30
  • Classroom: 50
  • U shape: 30
  • Cabaret: 48
  • Banquet: 60
  • Theatre: 80
  • Cocktail: 75
Riwaka Room & Foyer
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Riwaka Room & Foyer

A modern purpose build conference room of 102 square metres that can hold cocktails for 60 guests.  It also opens out onto the Riwaka Foyer area

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 25
  • Classroom: 30U shape: 25
  • Cabaret: 40
  • Banquet: 50
  • Theatre: 60
  • Cocktail: 60
Heaphy Room
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Heaphy Room

A modern purpose build conference room of 64 square metres that can hold cocktails for 40 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Boardroom: 15
  • Classroom: 20
  • U shape: 15
  • Cabaret: 32
  • Banquet: 40
  • Theatre: 50
  • Cocktail: 40
Outdoor Courtyard
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Outdoor Courtyard

A modern purpose build covered courtyard which is connected to the Riwaka Foyer and Matai 1 of XXX square metres that can hold cocktails for 150 guests.

Capacity for:

  • Cocktail: 150
Wedding Reception Venues
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Wedding Reception Venues

Our purpose built rooms are stunning setting to hold your wedding and range from 64 - 585 square metres that can hold between 40 and 450 guest for a reception.

Wedding Ceremony
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Wedding Ceremony

The outdoor courtyard is an idea ceremony venue or pre dinner drinks venue located just off the Riwaka Foyer next to the Maitai Room.