Being an “out caterer” has so many advantages and none more so than all the exciting and unique venues we get to see. We have served in the middle of farm paddocks with elegant marquees, the Tropical Rain Forest at the Otago Museum, to the chic and stylish Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

We have catered in some very unusual places; places we never imagined could fit 100 people, places that have a special meaning to people, rugby / race / golf clubs and already established buildings (that don’t leak), as far a field as Wanaka and this is only to name a very few.

We have ventured up sand dunes to serve champagne and canapes, gone bush with BBQ tucker, and served 100’s in beautiful fully set surrounding …  From our experience in the out-catering business we are more than qualified in assisting people in finding their gorgeous location and also advising on what would be the best menus and the requirements for the location.

bbcatering has also formed some very strong bonds with facilities around Dunedin and would be more than happy to recommend these great venue sites to you. Having said that, at the drop of the hat we will gladly take on your challenge of an unusual location. Please see below some Dunedin venues that bbcatering recommends very highly. Please view our gallery and read our testimonials


Grandview Gardens

For Weddings, Anniversaries and Special Occasions. Two acres of established gardens, including ponds, water features and many rustic features overlook the Taieri Plains.

Fantastic venue for the total Wedding package – Idyllic gardens for your ceremony,amazing photo opportunities and a venue for your reception; no need for your guests to go from here to there, Grandview Gardens can cater to it all.

The indoor venue seats 100 guests.
Images of Grandview Gardens are available in the gallery.

Corstorphine House

The grand old Corstorphine House is again open for Wedding bookings, thanks to Paul and Alla the beautiful idyllic gardens and conservatory can now be booked for your special day.
A garden ceremony, cocktails on the upper lawn in front of the pavilion, dinner in the newly fully refurbished Conservatory; options are endless and varied
The indoor venue seats 90 guests.


Another one of our favourite venues (and not only because it has a kitchen), the Winning Post lounge is a great sized room and we have catered many different events here …. from weddings to corporate trade shows and birthday luncheons.

As it is a racecourse  we have also been fortunate to have catered to events on the race day calendar … senior citizens roasts, ladies day in june, premier day in february and among others the famous melbourne cup in november … along with hosting these special days you can also find us in the great sensation cafe on race days selling sylvia’s famous cheese rolls and our hot ham baguettes but beside the popular race days it’s a fantastic venue for any event with many different sized rooms we are sure you will find one to suit your needs

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is one of Dunedin’s most sophisticated events venues. They have a selection of spaces for hire and one of them is bound to be just right for your event.

Launch that new initiative, hold your conference or client presentation, celebrate your wedding, stage a fashion parade, host an elegant cocktail party or dinner – all in sparkling, stylish surroundings, located in the heart of the city close to restaurants, cafes and all major hotels.

Otago Cricket Longroom

Looking for something slightly different for your next function? Otago Cricket’s unique Longroom at the picturesque University Oval is the perfect Dunedin venue for your next special occasion.

The Longroom is a modern, versatile facility ideal for a large variety of functions. Whether it be a small meeting around the board table or a larger theatre style conference the Longroom can cater for you.
The Longroom Bar means that functions don’t have to be all work and no play. Displays including the Iain Gallaway Library and Cricket memorabilia make the Longroom ideal for the social side of your function. Complimentary tours of New Zealand’s latest test cricket venue with Otago Cricket staff are available as a point of difference for your function.

For more information on rates, to view facilities or to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact Otago Cricket (details below), or contact us.

Phone: 03 477 9056
Fax: 03 477 3056

Otago Museum

Are you looking for a venue for your next function, meeting or conference?
The Otago Museum’s purpose built theatres, meeting rooms and public spaces make this an outstanding and unique venue for any social or business gathering.

Thinking about hosting a wedding? Find out more here. Browse through our Photo Gallery to see our venues and obtain detailed information about each of them.

Download the Otago Museum Facilities and Venues Information Pack

Download the Otago Museum Wedding Information Pack

If you would like to book one of our superb venues for an event, or would like further information, please phone our Tourism & Venues Officer 03 474 7474 extn 828, or email


Tautuku Fishing Club

Its not just a fishing club, its a wedding reception, a 21st party, a ceremony venue or an end of year dinner… what ever your occasion this venue I think is the “best kept secret” in dunedin…  10-15 minutes from the centre of town, once there you’d think you were further into the country… there’s no fishing gear hanging from the walls in the main room, its a blank canvas, so let your imagination run wild



You find the field to put the marquee and we’ll bring the food … we have catered so many beautiful weddings in  marquees but each and every one has always been a different to the last.

We have seen some beautifully set up marquees with silk walls, chandeliers and silk ceiling – in white and black and have been fortunate enough to develop some close contacts that I am sure would be able to help you organise not only the marquee but also tables, chairs, heaters, leaners, chair covers … and the list goes on.  Check out our partner section for some hire contact details

Rugby Clubs

Just get pass the fact that it is a rugby club and I guarantee there are some rugby clubs around dunedin that would suit any wedding … we have catered at the “Grizzles” patch (green island) and the “AU broncos” (ahlambra union) and it has been amazing to see the transformations these club rooms take on for weddings but they are also great for any other event you can think of  and most have great parking also … obviously they are a bit hesitant in hiring the venue on a saturday night in rugby season but that means that in the typical wedding season there is no rugby!!!

Green Island Rugby Football Club

Alhambra Rugby Football Club

Orokonui Eco sanctuary

Looking for a unique venue for your next function ….  30 minutes north of Dunedin you will find the beautiful Orokonui Ecosanctuary … one of Dunedin’s most unique venues … protected wildlife at your fingertips … beautiful scenery and surrounds make for some excellent photo opportunities … available after hours for weddings, cocktail parties, dinners or any celebration, definitely a venue to consider if you’re looking for something different

Contact: Chris Baillie, / 03 482 1755

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

One of Dunedin’s new’s but oldest venues, Toitu offers a new chic and stylish venue but also with hints of history and character.  Beautifully big spacious Josephine Foyer can seat up to 300 and has standing room for 500. More intimate spaces, such as the Museum’s sleek, state of the art 130-seat auditorium, is also available
Combine your event with guided tours around the Museum’s many galleries and you’ve got an event to remember


contact: Penny Neilson – Toitū OSM Functions and Events Coordinator
P: 03 474 2184   /   F:03 474 2727   / E:

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