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Melrose House & Gardens

Timeless Elegance in the Heart of Nelson History

Melrose House Nelson

Explore the Charms of Melrose House

Melrose House is one of the last surviving ‘grand’ historic homes in Nelson, New Zealand. With gardens and nature walkway, locals and visitors alike enjoy public access to the house and Melrose Cafē.

Visit Melrose House and wander the gardens. Don't forget to enjoy a treat or meal at the Melrose Café!

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Host Your Event in Elegance

Book Melrose House

Elevate your meetings, conferences, or special occasions in the grandeur of Melrose House. Our versatile spaces, adorned with historic charm, provide the perfect backdrop for memorable events.

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A Community Legacy

Established in 1879, Melrose House carries the whispers of a bygone era. Originally built for Charles Fowell Watts, a young pioneer who arrived in Nelson in 1841, the house became a haven for the Adams family. Over the years, Melrose has witnessed tales of love, resilience, and community spirit.

Discover Our History »

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Wander Nature's Splendor

Surrounded by enchanting gardens and woodlands, Melrose House offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle. The carefully tended gardens, adorned with trees planted by the Adams family in the late 19th century, provide a picturesque setting for leisurely strolls, weddings, and garden events.

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Your Wedding Day. Your Way.

Weddings at Melrose House

Elevate your meetings, conferences, or special occasions in the grandeur of Melrose House. Our versatile spaces, adorned with historic charm, provide the perfect backdrop for memorable events.

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What people are saying

At Melrose, we want your dream of the perfect wedding to become reality.

A truly exceptional Wedding Day experience!

Distinctive features of Melrose House include:

  • Beautiful late 1800’s architecture
  • Sumptuous decor throughout
  • Rooms with abundant natural light
  • Gorgeous, park-like setting
  • Peaceful, private central Nelson location
  • On-site parking
  • Fabulous on-site catering available*

*Melrose Café is fully licensed, and rated #1 Café in Nelson on TripAdvisor.

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Superb Location

Melrose House

26 Brougham Street,
Nelson South, Nelson 7010

Only 2 minutes from Nelson Cathedral.
On-site car parking.

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Visit Melrose House Today

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Melrose House Nelson.

Whether you seek a serene escape in our gardens, a walk through history, or an elegant space for your next event, Melrose welcomes you with open arms.

Opening hours:
Monday 9 am - 3 pm
​Tuesday- Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
Closed Public Holidays

Friends of Melrose House

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Preservation for Generations

Make A Financial Donation

Become a steward of history by supporting our ongoing restoration projects. Your financial donations and bequests ensure that Melrose House remains a cherished landmark for generations to come.

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