Christchurch Wedding Venues | Events | Rydges Hotel


Elegant Christchurch event venues are available in our luxury hotel.

 Rydges Latimer Christchurch event venues are perfect for hosting parties and social soirees.  Centrally located in Christchurch’s Central Business District with views of picturesque Latimer Square, our hotel is easy to find. Once guests are here, they won’t want to leave.

We offer 11 event rooms with flexible space for hosting large parties or more intimate affairs. The Savoy Ballroom is capable of accommodating up to 320 guests for a banquet-style Christchurch wedding reception and up to 500 for a cocktail party. Smaller groups will find the Savoy 2 and Savoy East spaces are ideal, with seating for up to 64 people in a cabaret-style setting. The Windsor and Clarendon spaces are best for intimate parties of 24 or fewer guests.

Our professional event coordinators will work with you to ensure that parties are a smashing success. 

Mother's Day at Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Spoil your mum or even just yourself this mother’s day and come along to our special lunch event to help raise money for the amazing ladies at the Christchurch City Chorus.

Enjoy a delicious three- course lunch in our beautifully decorated ballroom thanks to Cressy Lane, stellar entertainment from the Christchurch City Chorus, Mother’s day make-overs from the Lancôme make-up artist and there’s even a chance to grab mum a last minute gift in our silent auctions. And if you don’t win the auction never fear the goodie bag has treats from Lancôme, Rydges and Bloody Mary’s.

The Christchurch City Chorus are raising money to travel to LAS VEGAS!!  They will represent New Zealand at the Sweet Adeline International Competition and are true contenders for GOLD… but have to get there!! It’s a trip that’s going to be a little more expensive than just down the road so we wanted to help them raise the funds!! Any money raised will go towards airfares, accommodation, meals and airport transfers as well as their internationally recognised vocal coaches and choreographer.

Make mum feel special at the same time as feeling good for helping others, many of who are mums too!

$79.00 per person


- Cocktail on arrival

- 3 course lunch. View the menu here.

- Performances by the Christchurch City Chorus

- Mother’s Day Make-overs by Lancôme

- Goodie bags

- Silent Auction

- Special donation to the Christchurch City Chorus

To book please call Katie on 03 943 5932 or e-mail [email protected]

If you can’t make it but still want to show support to the Christchurch City Chorus, you can make a donation online at 


Giant Christmas Parties at Rydges Latimer

Rydges Latimer Giant Christmas Party

Come and party with us this festive season!

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Thursday 15th,

                               Friday 16th, Saturday 17th December 2016


Are you looking to book a Christmas function  but don’t have the time to arrange it? Come along to our Giant Christmas Party, and let us do all the work!  There are three dates to choose from, so take your pick!

We will help you feel jolly with a welcome drink on arrival, a Christmas themed buffet dinner and have a DJ playing throughout the evening. Our ballroom will be themed as a Summer Beach Party to wow your guests and put you in the kiwi festive spirit. 

 $75.00 early bird tickets booked before 1st September 2016

$79.00 pp from September 2016

There is complimentary parking onsite and discounted accommodation rates for anyone who wants to make a night of it, as well as the chance to win some great prizes!
Doors open @ 6.30pm , buffet served @ 7.30pm , bar closes at 12.00am.

Make it a night to remember and send off 2016 in style.
Contact Sheryl on 03 943 5925 to secure your spot today.

Christmas functions

Let Rydges Latimer take the hassle out of your Christmas function in 2016!

We all know the run into Christmas is as hectic as it gets. After a big year of working your butt off, the last thing you want to do is add a Christmas party to your workload! No matter what the size of your workplace, the Sales Team at Rydges Latimer Christchurch can give you and your workmates the Christmas party deserve.

Rydges Latimer and Bloody Mary's Bar Lounge Grill have delicious menu options for 10 to 260 guests. Choose from a range of menus including 3 course plated, Festive Buffet or cocktail grazing. We have a range of private spaces from the Grand Savoy Ballroom to the stylish and intimate Hugh's Room. We can also book a table in Bloody Mary's for smaller businesses and you can enjoy the atmosphere of one of Christchurch's best restaurants.

Don't leave your event to the last minute, spaces are limited! If you have any questions or would like to enquire about booking, please email: [email protected] or phone: 03 379 6760. Check out Bloody Mary's here and like us on facebook for regular updates


Mid-Week Special


Book with us on a Sunday – Wednesday night and receive a Classic Christmas Buffet and four hour Latimer Beverage package for just $99 per person

Upgrade to the Royal Christmas buffet and Deluxe Beverage package for just $109 per person


-       Venue Hire

-       Light Christmas theming, including christmas trees & christmas centrepieces

-       Black chair covers with red chair bands

-       Full table service throughout the  night


Minimum 120 guests for exclusive access to the ballroom

School Balls | Formals

After all those long years at School, you want to make sure your final event as a student is one to remember! Choose Rydges Latimer Christchurch for a school formal you and your classmates will never forget. 

The Savoy Ballroom at Rydges Latimer is ideal for your big event. Catering for up to 250 guests, your classmates can drive up to the grand hotel entrance, stroll through the foyer and make their way up the stairs to an amazing night to remember.

The experienced team at Rydges can guide your through the planning process and assist in making your dream School formal a reality. Take advantage of our industry contacts so you can stress less and party more! We can suggest DJ's, formal dress and suit suppliers, themers and even printers for your invitations.

To get a quote or book an appointment so our team can show you around the Hotel emails us [email protected]  or call 03 379 6760 and ask for the conference sales team.

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Savoy Ballroom 27x14 2.8m 378m² 280 250 500 208 N/A 500 N/A
Savoy West 13x14 2.8m 182m² 140 120 200 108 N/A 200 72
Savoy 2 7x14 2.8m 98m² 80 n/a 100 54 N/A 120 44
Savoy East 7x14 2.8m 98m² 80 n/a 100 54 N/A 120 44
Savoy 3 7x5 2.8m 35m² 20 n/a 20 24 20 30 N/A
Savoy 4 7x9 2.8m 63m² 50 n/a 60 48 24 60 30
Windsor 6.5x6 2.8m 39m² 30 n/a 40 24 16 40 20
Clarendon 6.5x6.5 2.8m 42.25m² 30 n/a 40 24 16 40 20
Executive Boardroom 5.5x4 2.8m 22m² 12 n/a N/A N/A 12 N/A N/A
Foyer N/A 2.8m 120m² 150 n/a N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Penthouse n/a N/Am 55m² 30 n/a 40 20 16 30 18