Melrose House








The Drawing Room - looking towards the Parlour






The Boardroom






The Drawing Room






The Parlour

Melrose House is the perfect venue for events large and small:

  • Abundant natural light
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Gorgeous, park-like setting
  • Peaceful, private location right in the heart of Nelson
  • Fabulous on-site catering available from Melrose Café, rated the #1 Café in Nelson on TripAdvisor

We regularly host meetings, workshops, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, hen's nights, memorials, work functions, holiday parties and more! If you're looking for a special venue, look no further.

Click here to take a virtual tour and get a closer look at what Melrose House has to offer for your event. 

Note: The Melrose Café is our exclusive catering provider. All food and beverage consumed in Melrose House must be arranged through Melrose Café. That said, you won't be disappointed!

Contact Melrose House on  or telephone  03 548 7269   to check availability for your next function.

Drawing Room and Parlour

Accommodates 50 seated at tables, 100 for cocktails or wine and cheese.

For meetings or presentations, theatre style seating, the Drawing Room accommodates up to 80. This leaves the Parlour for small break out groups, a smaller presentation or meeting, or for food and drink set up. Fabulous on-site catering is provided exclusively by the Melrose Café and is an additional cost.

Half day: $350 +GST

  • Half day = 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm

Full day: $500 +GST

  • Full day = 9am-6pm

Evening: $400 +GST

  • Evening = 7pm-11pm


The Boardroom  and Library

Have 'More Than a Meeting'  at Melrose in either of our two upstairs  rooms.

You can host your meeting in any venue, but why would you when Melrose offers:

  • Gorgeous natural light
  • Park-like, private setting
  • Delicious on-site catering from the Melrose Café

All of that in a beautiful, historic Nelson home.

Boardroom: $200/$250 +GST (half day / full day)

  • Historic boardroom table seats 12 
  • Room for additional tables and/or seating in alcove

Library: $100/$150 +GST (half day / full day)

  • Table seating for up to 6 people
  • Room for additional tables and/or seating

Hire the Boardroom and Library together to facilitate breakout sessions and have the first floor all to yourself.

Full House for all day and evening : $900 +GST 

  • Note this excludes the portion of the House occupied by the Melrose Café. The Café space can also be hired for an additional fee by prior arrangement.



Melrose House now comes with free WIFI and an Ethernet port in the Boardroom

Equipment also available at an additional cost;

  • Data projector
  • Screen
  • PA with Microphone


Contact Melrose House to check availability for your next function.

P:  03 548 7269