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Venues for hire

Rangi Ruru has an extensive range of venues and spaces for hire for functions and events by private, community and commercial groups and organisations.

Our facilities are available to be hired outside of school time, including after school, weekends and term breaks.
For bookings and enquiries contact Eddie Cropley on 03 9833703,

Online facilities hire form

Are you thinking about your next family function, business meeting, seminar, work conference or even a sports club event?

Rangi Ruru has an extensive range of venue spaces available for hire. With historic Te Koraha nestled amongst gorgeous gardens, not only is it the perfect setting for events, it offers both large and small spaces that can be tailored to any occasion.

If you are looking to host 10-200 guests, arrangements can be made to suit your special event. With Rangi Ruru’s qualified chefs and catering staff on site, high quality, flexible catering options are available. Options include formal dinners, casual buffet dining, nibbles, morning and afternoon teas.

Our venues represent excellent value for money and can be hired outside of school time, including after school, on weekends and during term breaks.

“Thank you very much for having us, everything was perfect! See you next time”

Lauren Billingham
Production Manager, Mediaworks

St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru

St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Presbyterian Church is a lovely historic building located in the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School grounds Merivale. As well as being the school chapel, it is also an active parish church offering friendship and fellowship in a caring church family. The church is run by the local parish and provides a perfect venue for a wedding with reception (dining and/or accommodation) within the school facilities.

“The Flute Symposium went extremely well, and we were very lucky indeed to have the use of Rangi Ruru’s performing arts block. The facilities really are amazing.  Everyone at the Symposium had a great time, and when I popped in each day to catch a bit of what was going on there was a lovely buzz of people really having a terrific time of learning and music-making. Thanks so much to the Rangi team for making this all possible!”

Glenda Keam
Associate Professor/Head, School of Music, University of Canterbury

Catering and Dining

Rangi Ruru’s qualified chef and catering staff can provide high quality, flexible catering for your group. Self catering is an option, terms and conditions to be discussed on application.

Formal dinners, casual buffet dining, nibbles, morning and afternoon teas. The school Dining Room (attached to the Boarding House) can seat 140 or be set up as a conference room (approximately 200 persons) during term breaks.

  • Menus tailored to your requirements.
  • Tableware and linen available.
  • BBQ area.

“I have had the pleasure of using Rangi Ruru Girls’ food technology room for the past 5 years to hold my Cooking Workshops when visiting Christchurch. The quality of the venue is excellent – I especially love the over-bench mirrors so attendees can see what I am doing at the bench from their seats. The communication is always prompt and the room ready to go when I arrive. Thank-you for hosting my workshops Rangi Ruru, and see you next year!”

Nicola Galloway
Nelson-based cooking tutor and author of Homegrown Kitchen.

Our Events & Venue Team

Eddie Cropley - Events & Venue Manager
Eddie Cropley

Events & Venue Manager

P: 03 983 3703

Megan Crawley

Events & Venue Coordinator

P: 03 983 3760