Woolshed Event Venue

The Complete Package - Hire the venue and both cottages for your next event!

Occasionally we get a request to utilise our whole property for an event or occasion, such as a Christmas function, part of a wedding occasion, conference or a corporate management meeting.


We then provide a package for such a request that can include the venue, accommodations, catering, event management, activities and transport suited to the Woolshed theme and rural feeling of the property. A venue such as this differs from many event venues found in cities, mixing historical farming themes with style and exquisite catering and theming. The venue itself is well suited for up to 40 people seated dining.


When enquiring about using the Woolshed as a venue, please be aware that it is packaged in most cases with the two accommodation cottages as exclusive use.


Past events at the woolshed have included:

 - Christmas Parties

 - Small bands & dancing

 - 'Night Market' food stalls

 - Mini Olympics clay target, archery and golf challenges

 - Helicopter Scenic Flights

 - Bus Transportation to local accommodations

 - Full catering services

 - Theming to suit.


Interested?  Please enquire here


We arrange for you the following:

Transport with Methven Travel (www.MethvenTravel.co.nz)

Band Examples:

 - 'Assembly Required' - by availability.

                   - Samples:  Save Tonight - (www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4zREnuTfLo)  

                                        Hallelujah: (www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lwfeKZueHk )

                                        Wagon Wheel: (www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPxxRswQCA)

Catering - Many Options, including:

 - Moveable Feasts - http://moveablefeasts.co.nz/ 




Make use of the fully self-contained Kitchen and dine in or we are happy to assist with recommending the restaurant options in nearby in Staveley, Mt Somers or Methven. Most choose to dine on the covered deck watching the sun set over the Southern Alps or on the sofa in

Bring your own DVD of choice and try the exclusively yours 'WoolshedThreatre' which is only 20 metres from the cottage. This unique and complimentary experience will be a highlight of your stay - Just grab a wine and a blanket and settle into a variety of couches while your movie is projected onto a big screen with surround sound. After the movie head back to the cottage to watch the crackling fire or sit on the deck and be amazed by the southern sky stars. 

over the surrounding mountains, after a day exploring all the local area has to offer.sun setRustic, romantic and relaxing! The perfect romantic getaway from the hustle of life, in an environment you won’t want to leave. Open fires, candles, and the warm wooden ambience of this restored historical cottage create the perfect spark, along with local produce and wine, whilst watching the

Mount Hutt Ski area accommodation and Methven mountain bike park accommodation. 
frontofa the fire with a bottle of fine New Zealand wine. Continental breakfasts are supplied to eat at your leisure. 

Red Cottage is well situated for those wishing to explore Mid Canterbury. The area is the gateway to one of the top ecotourism locations in Canterbury. Mountains, lakes, rare and endangered birds, vast landscapes, rainforest, waterfall, mountain streams and braided rivers. The outdoor activities are just as diverse - tramping & hiking, bush walking, high country garden tours, mountain biking, fishing, windsurfing, historic sites, bird watching, ice skating & curling. Not to mention the fantastic ski slopes of Mt Hutt, Olympus and a number of Heli-skiing operators. Red Cottage Staveley is 1km from the renown Staveley Store, gateway to the Sharplin Falls or Mt Somers hiking trails.
only 10 minutes from the start of the Mt Hutt Ski area access road and 20 minutes to the town of Methven.

4323 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road,


Cell: +64 21 718 398

Tel: +64 3 303 0970


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