Facilities for Hire

Need a venue?

St Margaret’s College is conveniently located in central Christchurch on the bus route and close to Merivale Mall. We have superb facilities that will compliment your event and we are confident you will enjoy our award winning grounds. St Margaret’s College offers a wide range of facilities that are available outside of school hours and holidays (eg, weekends and school holidays). So if you are a private or corporate group looking for a venue for an event, or perhaps a sports team looking for a training venue and accommodation, look no further. We are positive we can offer the facility solutions you are seeking. We also understand your requirements will be unique and customize and quote for your specific needs.

Weekend and Evening Facilities Hire

St Margaret’s facilities are available to outside organisations or groups for casual or weekly, term break, evening and weekend usage.


We have three boarding houses here at the College.  Kilburn House, Cranmer House and Julius House.  All houses consist of bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry facilities, common rooms and small tearooms. In addition there is a dining room, conservatory and courtyard situated in Kilburn House. We can accommodate up to 150 guests during term breaks.


Our qualified chefs & catering staff provide high quality food & service. Our options include breakfast, packed lunches (great for sporting groups etc who are away during the daytime), buffet lunches, dinners, nibbles, morning & afternoon teas.



The St Margaret’s College Chapel offers a beautiful space for weddings, conferences, launches and meetings. The chapel is equipped with stage lighting, a sound system & data show and screens. The Chapel comfortably seats around 700 people.


We have a Swimming Pool (during the summer months) and a ½ size Hockey Turf available which is also the most conveniently located hockey turf in central Christchurch.

Meeting rooms

St Margaret’s College has a number of classrooms available for hire. All classroom enjoy WIFI internet, if you are looking to accommodate more than 20 people, our staff room can accommodate up to 100 people. The staff room has a kitchen facility, however if a more intimate environment is required, our freshly redecorated boardroom is available for groups of up to 12 people, both the board room and the staffroom have audio and data show facilities.

For more information on Facility Hire, contact:

Gill Blackler
Phone: 03 353 2565 

Charles Luney Auditorium


Kilburn House

Julius House Entrance

Courtyard / Amphitheatre

Dining Hall

Hockey Turf


12 Winchester Street
Merivale, Christchurch 8014

PO Box 25094
Christchurch 8144
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 379 2000
business office: