Events & Functions | International Antarctic Centre

Events & Functions

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Frosted glasses, ice cubes and cool conversation…
Is there a better place to turn up in a tuxedo than where the locals are already dressed in their own penguin suits?

When booking a private function room in Christchurch you may want space to roam, an incredible environment, expert catering support and an overall experience that’s comfortable, exceptional and absolutely memorable. Antarctica has it all.

At the International Antarctic Centre we can provide a number of different venues depending on the size and requirements of your function. You can rent a small meeting room, hire a movie theatre, book a marquee, our café space and much, much more.

We’ll work with you to ensure your event runs smoothly. There are no lukewarm receptions here – we take pride in offering the warmest service and the coolest functions.

The Atrium is a superb venue for everything from seated dinners to cocktail evenings, balls to product launches.

An elegant dining space for up to 130 guests, the Atrium can also accommodate 250 guests for cocktail functions. Its spectacular mural, dramatic lighting, silk lining and white marble floor combine to make this a beautiful, functional and wholly unique venue.

To ensure your event is one of the coolest in town we can include full or partial access to a wide range of experiences, including the Hägglund Fields Trip, Storm Dome experience (with optional ice bar), 4D Theatre and the Penguin Rescue.

An elegant silk-lined marquee offers a superb Christchurch venue option for your big event. We can set this venue up to accommodate large numbers for dinner and dancing.

While adjacent to the centre, the marquee is connected via a short undercover ramp and walkway, allowing guests to quickly and easily move between the spaces. Silk linings, heating, lighting, round tables, chairs, dance floor and stage are supplied for a sophisticated result.

There are several marquee options to ensure big crowds can still enjoy a cool event.