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The Perfect Venue for Your Next Meeting or Event

Nestled in the heart of Nelson, Melrose House is a historic and charming venue that provides the perfect setting for a wide range of events.

Whether you're planning a business meeting, a workshop, or a special celebration, Melrose House offers a unique and elegant space that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

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Historic Charm

Built in 1904, Melrose House is a heritage-listed property that exudes character and charm. Its picturesque gardens, stunning architecture, and rich history make it a truly special venue.

The house has been lovingly restored to its former glory, ensuring that you and your guests experience the timeless elegance of a bygone era.

A variety of versatile spaces to accommodate your event needs.

Located in the heart of Nelson

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Versatile Spaces

Melrose House offers a variety of versatile spaces to accommodate your event needs.

From intimate meetings to larger gatherings, our venue can be tailored to suit your requirements.

The beautifully appointed rooms provide a sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere for your guests.

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.

Available Venue Rooms

The Drawing Room for event hire at Melrose House

Drawing Room & Parlour

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 drinks set up.

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The Boardroom

For larger events, the Boardroom offers a majestic setting with high ceilings, intricate detailing, and ample natural light. This space is perfect for workshops, presentations, and celebrations.

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The Library

Ideal for smaller meetings or breakout sessions, the Library is an intimate space that encourages collaboration and discussion. Hire the Boardroom and Library together to facilitate breakout sessions.

Gardens and Outdoor Areas

Take advantage of the stunning gardens and outdoor areas for a breath of fresh air during breaks or to host al fresco events. The manicured lawns and beautiful surroundings add a touch of nature to your occasion.

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2023/2024 Venue Rates

Drawing Room & Parlour

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

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

The Boardroom (upstairs)

Half day / Full day: $200 / $250 +GST

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

The Library (upstairs)

Half day / Full day: $100 / $150 +GST

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

Hire the Whole House

Whole day: $900 +GST  (9am – 6pm)
Note: excludes portion of the House occupied by the Melrose Café, plus a private upstairs apartment.

On-site Catering Services

Enhance your event experience with our catering services. Melrose Cafē can create a menu tailored to your preferences, ensuring that your guests are treated to delicious and memorable culinary delights.
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Presentation Equipment

Melrose House offers free WIFI and an Ethernet port located in the Boardroom. Data projector, Screen & PA with Microphone are also available at an additional cost.

Convenient Location

Melrose House, Nelson

26 Brougham Street, Nelson South, Nelson 7010

Located in the heart of Nelson, Melrose House is easily accessible for your guests. Ample parking is available, and the central location means that your event is conveniently situated for attendees coming from all directions.


Booking Information

To book Melrose House for your upcoming meeting or event, please complete the Online Booking Form or contact our events team directly.

We look forward to helping you create a memorable and successful occasion at Melrose House Nelson.

Book Now, or for more information:

Melrose House Society (venue bookings)
Phone: (03) 548 7269

Melrose Café (on-site catering)
Phone: (03) 548 9179

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