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A Recent Review

The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust recently held Farming for the Future, a celebration of sustainability at the Lake House, Ashburton.   We hosted 70+ farmers, growers and agri-business professionals for a cocktail style function.


It was important that we had a venue that allowed us to bring farmers and growers together in an informal, relaxed manner; the Lake House surpassed our expectations and feedback from our attendees supported this.


We were delighted with the quality of food and service provided, and the ambience created by the venue allowed us to entertain our guests with ease.

Kaylene NZFET  October 2023



Our Facilities

With a large, customisable spaces and fully equipped kitchen we can cater functions/events from 10 up to 199 people.

We have Private Rooms available for group bookings  – exclusive spaces that offer privacy, whilst still enjoying the warm atmosphere of the restaurant.  A full restaurant dining room or our fully enclosed and heated deck area for year round comfort and views.


  • Private Room seats up to 28 guests on one large table.

  • Private Room 2 seats up to 100 guests.  Can be set up in rounds of up to 10 pax, theatre style or up to 199 cocktail style.  Located inside the main restaurant with a views of the lake and easy access to the bar.

  • Private Room 3 seats up to 110.  On our fully covered deck area with stunning views of sunsets and the ambience of dining lake side.

  • Private Room 4 seats up to 50 in 2 spaces.  In a marquee area which adjourns an outside fire dining space.  (weather permitting)



We can provide a range of menu options to suit your event and budget.  Whether you need a selection of bar snacks and canapes or static grazing boards for a relaxed gathering.  A BBQ or buffet for a sit down affair or we can also create set menus or provide banquet dining for more formal occasions. Even morning or afternoon teas and working lunches.

Please get in touch to discuss your individual needs.


With an emphasis on sourcing local produce, your menu will be fresh and delicious.

If you have something in mind, we can be flexible and work with you to create a special menu for your function.

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