Arrowtown Athenauem Hall

An affordable Arrowtown Wedding Venue, Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall is set in the heart of beautiful and historic Arrowtown.

The Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall is an affordable Arrowtown Wedding Venue set in the heart of historic Arrowtown, smack bang in the middle of Buckingham Street.  It is a public hall and is managed by and booked through Queenstown Lakes District Council.  I have shot a couple of Wedding Receptions there over the years.  As a result, I can safely estimate that it can easily hold over 100 guests.

Like most halls, it doesn’t really look like much of a Reception Venue when it is empty.  But once you set it up for your Reception it will come alive.  Adding tables and chairs, table centre-pieces, whiteware and silverware and add a few decor touches makes a huge difference.  Remember that most of your Reception will be after dark and the Hall will look a lot prettier once lit.

Here’s what the Queenstown Lakes District Council website has to say about the Hall;

Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall is located in the main street of Arrowtown with its array of boutique shops and restaurants.  This combined with the beautiful historic buildings of Arrowtown makes it the perfect Reception Venue for your Arrowtown Wedding.

A well-loved special events venue, Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall is often used for concerts and productions from local theatre and musical societies. It also serves as a central meeting point for the local community who use it weekly for dancing groups, tai chi, yoga and kids programmes. 

Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall includes a main auditorium, presentation and performance stage, lounge room with full kitchen and bar facilities, a backstage area, dressing room and excellent access. A favourite with visitors and locals alike, the small gold mining town’s historic centrepiece adds charm and character to your event.

Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall is located 15 minutes from the Airport and 20 minutes from Queenstown.


To learn more or book the Hall you will need to contact the Queenstown Lakes District Council.  More info in the following links;

Online inquiry form link – click here.

View/download the floor-plan – click here.

View the Price List – click here.


You can view Real Wedding Photos from Diana + James’ Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall + Thurlby Domain Wedding here.

Rate and write a review

Buckingham Street 35
Arrowtown 9302 Otago NZ
Get directions

Log In