Church venue for concerts, events and photo shoots

76 Alfred St, Blenheim Central, Blenheim, New Zealand ·
Min. 2 hours
Nativity Anglican Church

Hosted by Nativity Anglican Church

SpacetoCo Host since December 2023

Nativity is a beautiful church, chapel and newly renovated function centre within the heart of Blenheim. We are happy to provide amazing community facilities and affordable friendly spaces that serve our local and wider community.

This space contains 2 different areas that can be booked independently.

Church venue for concerts, events and photo shoots

Min. 2 hours
Nativity Church will be unvailable for hire on Sunday mornings until 1pm.

About this space

Nativity Church is the perfect location to host a wedding, concert or performance. It’s also suitable for community events, theatre, art exhibitions and many other functions. Situated in the heart of Blenheim with free parking and lots of hotels nearby, hosting your event at Nativity makes things easy.

The church features beautiful stained glass windows and classic wooden pews, including a dedicated space for those in wheelchairs. This space is ideal for hosting regular or one-off activities and concerts such as dance, drama, singing and music. It could be used for community meetings, art exhibitions or speaking sessions. The natural acoustics and ambience make it an ideal space for concerts and choirs. We’ve hosted rock bands to orchestras and are open to all types of music in our space. It has a wooden floor with carpeted sections and a large raised stage, lighting, multimedia and sound system, and livestream capabilities

PLEASE NOTE: You must allow set up time and pack/clean up in your booking. Billing is charged from the time you access the church to the time you exit, and interruption of other church hirers will result in penalty charges and exclusion from hiring our premises in the future.

Vital Statistics

  • Pax:
    317 in the Nave Pews
    25 in the Transept
    The Chancel is currently an earthquake risk zone, and while it can seat 65, we discourage its use.

  • Extra chairs are available for seating in the foyer

  • Stained glass windows

  • Organ

  • Heating

  • Audio/speaker system

  • Livestream (additional charge)

  • Free wifi

  • Free parking

The church can be booked for a minimum of 2 hours. You need to ensure that any set up and pack down time is included in your booking. The church must be returned in the exact state you found it for the sake of other users.

During the week, the centre is open from 9am - 12pm for you to collect the key or to answer questions. Instructions to access the church will be communicated before your event starts.

Wedding Venue

We would love to help you celebrate your special day for either your ceremony or reception. For more information about weddings at Nativity, click on the bookable space above this description to see all the details, costs and FAQs.

Catering and Alcohol

We don't provide catering but are happy for you to organise this. We have a large, newly constructed kitchen space available to hire where you can store, cook and plate up food. There is a microwave, steriliser, two 90cm ovens, 2 induction cooktops, a hot water urn, a commercial-sized refrigerator and a small freezer.

Teapots, coffee plungers, milk jugs, crockery and cutlery, glassware, water jugs and some platters are all included in the cost of hire - but please bring your own food & drink supplies.
If you use the communal equipment, you must be prepared to clean it up after usage and return to its original position.

The sale of alcohol is not permitted on these premises without a license, but you can bring your own to share with your guests. Wine glasses are available as part of the hire. Please notify the staff if you require these.

Regular bookings
We'd love to host your group regularly. You can book multiple sessions and pay upfront, or message us if you would like to book ahead and pay monthly. We can help find a regular slot that works for you.

We have two designated disabled car park spaces and can reserve more if you tell us in advance. The room is easily accessible for wheelchairs with access via the Nativity Centre. We also have an accessible toilet with baby change facilities.
We're open for viewings Monday - Friday from 9am - 12pm or by arrangement - although our rooms can be busy, so best to message us to check for a suitable time


We're located on Alfred St, a 5-minute walk from Blenheim's town centre.
We have 53 free car parking spaces, including 2 accessible spaces.
We also have multiple bike stands around the premises.

What's nearby?

Many shops, restaurants and cafes in Blenheim Town Centre and many award-winning wineries and restaurants are located within a short drive.
The Scenic Hotel is directly opposite us and Chateau Marlborough is just around the corner, making accommodating your guests a breeze.

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Sound desk and AV operator
$57.50 per hour
Person to operate the sound desk. This includes helping to set up microphones and audio. This person is also able to help set up and run any AV presentations on the data projector.
Minister’s services
$230.00 per booking
Minister’s services - funeral
$172.50 per booking
Organist services for weddings or funerals
Livestream equipment
$230.00 per booking
Livestream equipment for hire
Commercial Fee
$57.50 per hour
If making a profit for your event please ensure this charge is added


Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Free Parking Toilets Heater Sound System Projector Wheelchair Friendly Lighting Stage Accessible Toilets

Suitable for

Wake Family Event Performance Rehearsal Conference Religious Service Religious Ceremony Community Group Gathering Public Event Lecture Wedding Ceremony


76 Alfred St, Blenheim Central, Blenheim, New Zealand

Opening times


8:00am - 10:00pm


8:00am - 10:00pm


8:00am - 10:00pm


8:00am - 10:00pm


8:00am - 10:00pm


8:00am - 10:00pm


1:00pm - 10:00pm


  • Smoking Policy
    Our building and grounds are ‘Smoke-Free’.

  • Alcohol
    Check the Marlborough District Council website to find out if you need a special alcohol licence for your event. You must comply with any alcohol restrictions or guidelines set out in the booking request form.

  • Damage
    The hirer shall be financially responsible for the cost of any repairs required to make good damage or loss to the property during the period of hire. The hirer will also be responsible for any applicable insurance claim excess or Fire Service callouts. All breakages/losses etc. are to be reported to the Nativity receptionist. Nothing is to be fixed to the walls, doors or pews.

  • Cleaning and rubbish removal
    Areas must be left clean and tidy and equipment returned to their original positions

  • Security
    The hirer is responsible for securing the facility upon completion of the function.
    Please ensure:
    - All lights and heaters are turned off. Please report any problems re light bulbs out etc.
    - Windows and doors are closed and locked. Users of Nativity’s facilities are responsible for securing the building outside office hours. Please obtain a key from Nativity reception before your booking commences.

  • Prohibited
    - No chewing gum inside the facilities or within the grounds.
    - Decorations must not be attached to or hung from any surfaces in the venue unless prior approval has been obtained. All decorations must be removed, and surfaces cleaned after use.
    - No open fires, smoke machines, naked flames (this includes kerosene lamps). Candles are permitted only with prior approval from Nativity.
    - The contents of the facilities, including kitchen equipment, are not to be removed from church property.

  • Noise
    Noise from amplifiers and loudspeakers must always be kept to a moderate level and should not exceed 50 decibels. Failure to comply with this condition may cause customer complaints to Noise Control that may result in the early closure of your function or confiscation of equipment.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 2 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Our parking area provides ample space for vehicles, ensuring convenience for visitors and attendees. Clear signage directs drivers to the 53 available parking spaces, with two accessible spaces available near the entrance.

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