Gondola Functions - A Unique Christchurch Event Venue

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Novel Wedding Reception Venue

Christchurch Gondola’s function rooms and dramatic scenic backdrop make a wonderful and unique venue for your wedding, creating a lasting impression long after your big day. Guests will arrive by Gondola to witness your mountain-top ceremony followed by photographs featuring breathtaking backgrounds. Our function rooms and indoor areas offer flexibility and shelter if the weather doesn’t play ball, and all your catering needs will be taken care of by the excellent Mona Vale Event Team. Relax and enjoy your day knowing everything has been taken care of.

Venue Location

The function rooms are located at the top of Mt Cavendish, reached by a scenic Gondola ride from the base station. The Gondola base station is a 20-minute drive from central Christchurch at 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley.


Delicious and well-presented, the Mona Vale team can co-ordinate anything from canapes to a full sit down dinner. Contact us to enquire about available menus.

Features and Facilities

  • Venue licensed until midnight with no noise restrictions
  • Crater Rim & Pinnacle function rooms located on a separate floor to the Gondola’s day visitors
  • Drinks can be served on the outdoor balconies
  • The day-time cafe can also be used for pre-dinner drinks in the evening
  • Catering organised by Mona Vale’s professional Event Team
  • Ample parking available at the Gondola base in Heathcote
Did you know?
We offer customized packages to suit you. Price may vary depending on your requirements. We are also able to host functions at the Red Rock Cafe. Contact us today for more details.

Function Room Capacity

  Venue Options Theatre Boardroom Cocktails Dining
  Crater Rim Room 50 25 120 80
  Pinnacle Room 120 60 200 120
  Combined 320 180

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