- EVENTS AND WEDDINGS -

 

Gracious Mona Vale Homestead is one of the few old grand homes of Christchurch (circa 1890) to have its elegant grounds still intact - in this case 5 hectares of English-style gardens, with landscaped lawns on the banks of the tranquil Avon River.  Located just 5 minutes from the city centre with ample car parking, this is an ideal venue for a range of events from day meetings, conference dinners and corporate functions, to family birthdays, anniversary celebrations and lavish weddings.

With both the historic Mona Vale Homestead and picturesque Iris Lawn available to host your event, there is no better setting in the Garden City for you to choose. 

 
 

MONA VALE HOMESTEAD

 

Mona Vale Pantry offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, morning and afternoon teas and exquisite High Teas.

Mona Vale Homestead is now available to host all those special occasions we like to celebrate.   

RIVERVIEW LOUNGE (1st Floor)

Capacity:

  • Seated Dinner: up to 110 guests

  • Cocktail: up to 150 guests

  • Theatre Style

  • Boardroom Style

MONA VALE PANTRY (Ground Floor)

Capacity:

  • Seated Dinner 
  • Cocktail style

YOUR WEDDING AT MONA VALE HOMESTEAD

Offering the elegance and grace of a by-gone era.   If your dream day involves a garden ceremony beside the River Avon, canapes and champagne on the patio while your guests play croquet, quoits and giant jenga, and punting the Avon with a gondolier during photos, before ascending the stairs to enjoy innovative cuisine prepared and served by our professional, attentive and friendly staff then Mona Vale Homestead is your perfect venue.  Traditional yet sophisticated, the attention to detail involved in the restoration of Mona Vale Homestead assures you of an elegant and gracious venue ideal for you and your guests to celebrate this most important of occasions.

The dinner was AMAZING! Everyone has been raving about how good everything was...I still can’t get over how perfect everything was. Thank you for making sure it was super special.
— Wedding, April 2017
Mona Vale Weddings from yesteryear...

Mona Vale Weddings from yesteryear...


 

Iris Lawn

What better way to experience an outdoor garden style wedding, surrounded by picturesque landscaped gardens in the heart of the city, than on the Iris Lawn at Mona Vale. A crisp white marquee set on the banks of the Avon River will compliment your lush surroundings, topped off with exquisite cuisine and service from our partners at Continental Event Catering.

MARQUEE

Capacity:

  • Seated Dinner: up to 400 guests
  • Cocktail: up to 600 guests

YOUR WEDDING ON THE IRIS LAWN

The Iris Lawn offers a stunning arena for a pristine white marquee resplendent amongst the established grounds of Mona Vale.  Whether you desire fairy lights twinkling in the ceiling, or a marquee dressed with chandeliers and flower ladders, shared platter style or a formal seated served affair. With a limited number of bookings permitted each year The Iris Lawn venue offers an exclusiveness unparalleled in Christchurch.  With catering by the talented team at Continental, the Iris Lawn is ideal for the most relaxed to the most lavish occasion. 

Mona Vale Gardens and Marquee Weddings

Mona Vale Gardens and Marquee Weddings


 

FUNCTION MENUS

Continental Event Catering is excited to be welcoming guests back to Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry.  

Take a look at some of Continental's cuisine below to whet your appetite.  These menus are an example of what you can expect at your next event, wedding or special occasion (NB: function menus are different to the menu served at Mona Vale Pantry).

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Canapé Menu - Sample

CLASSIC CANAPÉS - cold

Smoked salmon on sesame croûte with chive and cracked black pepper

BBQ chicken with mango chutney on crisp flat bread

Toasted brioche topped with light chicken liver parfait and port wine jelly

Belle tomato, fresh basil and bocconcini on tasting spoon

Blue cheese and mushroom on French flute

CLASSIC CANAPÉS - HOT

Mini steak slider with cheddar cheese and tomato relish

Merino lamb and sage mini brochette

Crispy pork wonton with oriental dipping sauce

Thai chicken sausage roll with coconut and lemongrass dipping sauce

Asian-style vegetable mini spring roll with spicy plum sauce

CLASSIC CANAPÉS - DESSERT

Chocolate truffle slice

Almond and raspberry friand

Lemon meringue tartlet

Bailey’s chocolate cup

Seasonal fruit tartlet

COCONUT ICe


Seated Serve Menu - Sample

CLASSIC ENTRÉES

Akaroa salmon ceviche, fresh date, melon and coriander,
served with spiced carrot and orange salad

Thai marinated beef salad with crispy noodles,
vegetable strips and curry mango vinaigrette

Salad of tataki lamb on Asian greens and enoki mushrooms
with rice wine and soy dressing

MAINS

Grilled yellow fin tuna chargrilled on baby summer vegetables

Beef fillet grilled with wasabi, nori and butter grilled vegetables

Pork fillet wrapped in pancetta on potato blinis
with walnut pesto and herb butter sauce

DESSERTS

Caramelised lemon tart with vanilla champagne cream

Chocolate fondant torte with pistachio praline and créme anglaise

Almond and blueberry cheesecake with almond praline and berry coulis


Platter Style Menu - Sample

ENTRÉE PLATTERS

A selection of local cured meat, duck liver parfait, marinated olives, raw vegetables, local cheese and grapes

Champagne ham, smoked chicken, hot smoked Akaroa salmon, local cheese, grapes and vegetable crudités

Selection of finest charcuterie, to include Parma ham, salami, pastrami, chorizo sausage, marinated feta and olives and char grilled vegetables

MAIN platters

Roasted sirloin of beef on sautéed wilted green, finished with caramelised onion jam and pinot noir jus

Crispy skin oven baked Akaroa salmon with king prawn and lemon risotto, wilted Asian greens and lemon and dill butter sauce

High country roasted venison leg cooked medium rare, served with balsamic roasted beetroot, spicy plum jus and fresh herbs

PLATED DESSERT

Double bittersweet chocolate brulée, caramel and sable biscuit

Passionfruit pavlova roulade with passionfruit coulis and vanilla anglaise

Selection of New Zealand cheeses, grapes, crackers and quince paste