Jaycee Room

A more intimate venue, the Jaycee Room is an adaptable space for smaller events, family celebrations, small weddings, or meetings.

Part of this building was originally used as accommodation for WWII airmen and later used for guests at the Tahuna Beach Motor Camp.  The Jaycees was a community service and training organisation for 18-40-year-olds.  The JC stands for Junior Chamber (of Commerce) and the (then) large Nelson Jaycee branch met in these buildings during the 1980s before they were gifted to Founders in 1992. 

Fully carpeted with a built-in wooden dance floor and great indoor-outdoor flow onto the patio area and Village Green, the Jaycee Room features a new 1950s-style kitchen and refurbished bathrooms.   

Tables and chairs are available and it is situated close to the playground for younger members of any group. For those not wanting to use the kitchen, the on-site café will deliver catering. 

Venue Details

Standing Theatre Classroom Boardroom
70 70 36  30

Booking the Jaycee Room at Founders Heritage Park 

If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact our Venue Manager:  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: Function Meeting
  • Parent Venue: Founders Heritage Park
  • Capacity: 70
  • Floor Area: 60 m2
  • Facilities: Chairs Kitchen On-site Catering Projector and Screen Tables WIFI
    • Founders Heritage Park Jaycee Room Floorplan Final
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  • Area: Nelson
  • Address: 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand View Map
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