THE HISTORIC ILAM HOMESTEAD AND ITS SURROUNDING LAWNS AND GARDENS MAKE FOR AN IDYLLIC SETTING THAT REPRESENTS AN AGE OF HERITAGE AND STYLE.
INDOOR / OUTDOOR VENUE
Ilam Homestead is the perfect venue for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Inside, the Homestead exudes all the grace and charm of a bygone age, with polished timbers, an operational open fireplace and a formal dining hall with space for up to 95 guests to dine in style. The downstairs bar and entertainment area comfortably accommodates up to 120 guests for canapés and cocktails. Alternatively, step outside and enjoy the lush lawns framed by beautiful streams, gardens and bridges. The beautifully manicured lawns are vast enough to house a marquee for alfresco dining, with plenty of space for the guests to enjoy the elegant gardens and surrounding landscaping.
The beautiful gardens and manicured lawns provide a magical space for you to exchange vows and an amazing backdrop for your wedding photographs. Throughout the grounds you will find many enchanted settings perfect for your wedding photographs, including an adorable footbridge that crosses a stream surrounded by lush gardens and established trees - a photographer’s dream.
The gorgeous location is tucked away amidst the grounds of the University of Canterbury. Located just 10 minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes from the airport, the Homestead offers a convenient, central location and off street parking for your guests.
Ilam Homestead has partnered with following catering companies who offer a variety of menu options from delicious canapés to formal dinner parties.