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Wedding Reception Venue

At Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas we offer a variety of reception venue options from intimate tables for two, to a grand reception. Choose from our Turnbull Room or MacKinnon Restaurant for a larger affair, or for the more intimate function The MacKinnon Private Room.

For weddings of 80 or more guests we have a selection of Distinction Wedding Reception Packages which include the room hire charge, bridal suite and catering. For weddings of less than 80 guests or couples who wish to design their own Distinction Wedding Package we can create a wedding reception package uniquely for you, incorporating the associated venue room hire charges.

The Turnbull Room
The perfect location for your Te Anau wedding reception, the Turnbull Room is an excellent reception venue for a large wedding. It has a private entrance, its own bar, air conditioning and can seat up to 140 guests in its full capacity, including a dance floor. Seats 140.
Full Turnbull Room: Full Day Hire Charge $550   Half Day Hire Charge $300
Turnbull 1: Full Day Hire Charge $300   Half Day Hire Charge $200
Turnbull 2: Full Day Hire Charge $300   Half Day Hire Charge $200

MacKinnon Restaurant
Offers panoramic views of Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park Ranges. The MacKinnon Restaurant is located on the ground floor and can comfortably seat 130 guests plus a dance floor. Because it is the hotel’s main restaurant, this venue is only available between May to August in the evening by negotiation. Seats 130.
Full Day Hire Charge $650   Half Day Hire Charge $450

Private MacKinnon Room
The perfect indoor location for an intimate wedding reception, the MacKinnon Private Room is tastefully decorated and can seat up to 40 guests in its full capacity. Please note a dance floor and staging for a head table is not able to be placed in this room. Seats 40.
Full Day Hire Charge $350    Half Day Hire Charge $250

What is included in the room hire?: 

  • Rectangle or round tables and chairs 
  • White or black table cloths & napkins
  • Cutlery & glassware
  • Cake table
  • Staging for head table
  • Gift table
  • Wireless microphone (if required)
  • Dance floor
  • Free parking for guests
  • Stand at entrance for seating plan

Note: The MacKinnon Private Room, room hire does not include a dance floor.

Note: Time allocation restrictions apply to room hire and all function rooms. Evening venue hire, maximum five hours, and must conclude by 12.30am. Lunch venue hire, maximum four hours and must conclude by 4pm.

Reception Venue Decor
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. If you would like to add a touch of decoration to your wedding reception venue, you can personalise the venue to your taste. From rose petals, candles and chair covers to floral table displays, your are welcome to add your own personal touches.

Contact us to find out more about wedding reception decorations and detailing.

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