Functions are our strength.  We love doing functions at The Lake House as this venue is perfect for this type of event.  Our mission is "to be the best venues for functions, events and hospitality in the South Island"

Located on the edge of the beautiful and serene Lake Hood, The Lake House Restaurant, Bar and Venue can cater to all your function needs. Nestled in Marina Bay and over-looking the Southern Alps, this stunning location is perfect for dining, meetings, corporate functions, team building, family celebrations and much more.  All while sampling some of New Zealand’s best local food and beverage products.

We are the special celebration occasion venue—we do many many celebrations.  From weddings to 90th birthdays to corporate presentation evenings to 5-year-old birthday parties.  We can cater to all of your needs.  Top end set menus to spit roasts and everything in between. Choose your space, your menu and let us help you with theming and decorations or bring them in to us and we will help you with it.
If you are coming in for a birthday dinner then why not sign up to our VIP programme then you can dine for free on your birthday with a group over 3.  We can also arrange a cake for you.  We bake everything on the premises so are happy to bake to order. 
If you want to bring in your own cake, no problem but we do charge a $2 per person fee

We offer numerous private rooms and function areas at the venue.
The Main Restaurant will seat up to 100 for dining.
Our Galley Room seats up to 60 theatre style or 35 for dining.
The Lake Hood Room seats up to 24 people.
And our stunning alfresco main deck can cater up to 100 cocktail style plus there are several other areas for mingling with canapés and beverages.
We have complimentary Wifi, projector facilities, a wireless mic and white boards.

In addition to our corporate packages we can help tailor make an individual team building experience to meet your company’s needs. We have partnerships with local Mid Canterbury Companies specialising in;
Clay-bird Shooting, Archery, Paint Ball, Mini Olympics, Golf, Sailing or Water Skiing.  There is a multitude of offsite options also including, Sky Diving Jet Boating, Helicopter flights, hot air Ballooning, Horse Trekking, White water Rafting, Aviation Museums and much more.



We are passionate about using fresh locally sourced produce that showcase the best from our region. Our creative and experienced culinary team put this together to offer a vast and extensive menu. This is complimented with our stunning beverage selection showing some of New Zealand’s finest wines beers and non alcoholic beverages.

We offer several menu options to suit your style and budget. Set menus, buffets, spit roasts, cocktail functions, breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas.  See our functions information pack below for more details on menus available.

You can take over a small area of the restaurant, one of our boardrooms or meetings rooms or the whole restaurant.

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