Extensive strengthening, rebuilding and refurbishment work at the Homestead is almost complete. We will be open for business again, better than ever, in April and we're happy to take bookings now for 2013.
Ilam Homestead provides a gracious venue of historic elegance, while retaining the charm and comfort of a welcoming home.
Full bar facilities, a series of fine rooms, and the support of White Tie Catering, and the Catering Dept makes Ilam Homestead a perfect venue for functions, whether a large spring wedding on the lawn or a select corporate meeting over a glass of port by the fire.
The Homestead is conveniently located in Ilam for easy access, but surrounded by spacious gardens which give it a calm, private setting. For almost a century, the famous protected azalea and rhododendron plantings have provided a colourful backdrop, making them a favourite with wedding photographers and garden tours alike.
Ilam Homestead has long been associated with famous names of early Canterbury. Its close ties with the University of Canterbury ensures that it continues that sense of history and service.
The functions team combines professional experience with friendly assistance to ensure that every event runs smoothly. If you are looking for a reasonably priced venue that can cater for up to 130 people, talk with our manager Charles today.