Founders Heritage Park

A multi-faceted and flexible venue with five unique and very different spaces. Founders Heritage Park is suitable for public events, conferences, board meetings, weddings and other special celebrations, workshops, concerts and theatre performances.

Founders Heritage Park is a replica historic village of Nelson's early days (circa 1880-1930) featuring heritage displays, railway, cafe and working artisans.

Located on the outskirts of Nelson city, the park is filled with character streets and attractive gardens across 5ha of land. It hosts weekly farmers markets, regular craft and beer festivals, antique and retro shows and many annual community events. There is ample off-road parking including space suitable for coaches.  

The Founders Park team is happy to recommend professionals that will enhance the Founders magic: lighting, sound equipment, staging, theming, entertainment or food trucks. Catering is also available via the on-site café and bar.

Venue Details

Venue

Standing

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

Dinner

Concert

Energy Centre

 

280

 

 

300

500

The Granary

 

290

60

 

150

290

St Peter’s church

70

70

 

 

 

 

Jaycee Room

70

70

36

30

 50

 

Booking Founders Heritage Park 

If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact our Venue Manager at: founderspark@ncc.govt.nz  or 03 548 2649 

What’s on at Founders Heritage Park:  

For a list of events taking place in the city near Founders Heritage Park, visit the region's events guide: www.itson.co.nz or www.founderspark.co.nz 

Please note all facilities are smoke-free. 

  • Venue Details
  • Venue Type: Heritage
  • Event Types: Attraction Conference Meeting Music Wedding
  • Capacity: 5000
  • Facilities: Bar Chairs Kitchen Kitchen On-site Catering Projector and Screen Tables Toilet WIFI
  • Area: Nelson
  • Address: 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand View Map
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