A Historic Venue Deep in Central Otago

Set in 60 acres in beautiful Central Otago, Lauderdale provides a memorable location for special occasions

With several indoor and outdoor areas to choose from, this property presents a versatile, authentic and casual window into true historic Central Otago.  

Weddings, private occasions, music events

Originally the Freehold block for Lauder Station, Lauderdale incorporates buildings from the 1860s onwards, 150 year old Redwoods, and has a timeless feel as a mature property loved and lived in by multiple generations.


A Function Centre which can sit up to 120, although more comfortable for 100, a lawn which can accommodate multiple marquees for up to 2000 people, a church for the more traditional, picturesque ruins, full bar which can run eight draught beers and an eco-friendly post-mix system minimising our footprint. Not to forget the a magical outdoor sound system.

The Church

The original Becks Church, with full rimu interior as a traditional wedding choice.

The Function Centre

Rustic/modern function centre with a capacity to seat up to 100 guests comfortably and a license to operate with up to 150 guests.

The Farm Buildings

Three more farm buildings dating from the 1850s/1860s as a backdrop for wedding photographs


Memories made at Lauderdale.

What Our Guests Say

A few quotes since our re-opening.

"We only had to take one look at Lauderdale to know it was

where we wanted to get married. It was a truly beautiful spot. Jean-Michel and Karen saw our vision and were so welcoming and professional in the lead up. Even in adverse weather conditions our day was amazing! The staff had everything under control and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. All of our guests were thoroughly impressed and we were so truly grateful that our day ran so smoothly.."

"There is nowhere in NZ that even comes close to offering what Lauderdale has to offer as a venue. It should be on your bucket list to put on an event there, or at the very least attend one."   

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