Akaroa Function Venue – Conferences, Events, Wedding Ceremonies

113 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520

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1. “being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else”

Often claimed but rarely delivered, the Akaroa Boat Shed truly offers a unique, one of a kind, venue that is unlike anything else. With arguably New Zealand’s best small venue for conferences, functions or wedding ceremonies, our personal service and attention to detail will ensure an unforgettable experience.

Originally formed as a rowing club in 1881-82, the current wooden building was established in 1914, with boat storage downstairs and a dance hall upstairs. Although this grand old lady still has graceful curves overlooking the sparkling waters of Akaroa Harbour, she keeps a more dignified pace these days, still gathering people together.

The Akaroa Village Inn has 30 serviced apartments which vary from studio to three bedrooms and can accommodate up to 115 persons. Set in the heart of Akaroa Village on the Banks Peninsula, yet secluded and less than 90 minutes from Christchurch, the conference and wedding venue at the Inn promises hassle-free function hire with relaxing surroundings and welcoming staff.

We can offer our personalised service to package the Akaroa Boat Shed according to your individual tastes and needs. The Boat Shed is the perfect setting where Akaroa can inspire with its special magic, creating wonderful, lasting impressions.