Historic Charm meets Sophisticated Elegance.


On the grounds of the University of Canterbury lies a unique heritage building with lush, leafy gardens and a beautifully manicured lawn.

There is no place more charming than the historic Ilam Homestead.


Ilam Homestead is the perfect venue for your function.

About Ilam Homestead

Ilam Homestead provides a gracious venue of historic elegance, while retaining the charm and comfort of a welcoming home.


Full bar facilities and a series of fine rooms 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 in the ambiance of the open 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.


Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a viewing of the Homestead.



  • dining

    95 Dining Guests

  • cocktail

    120 Cocktail Guests

  • catering

    Catering Options

  • bar

    Bar Facilities

  • tables

    Tables & Seating

  • bbq

    BBQ / Outdoor Dining

  • marquee

    Marquee Options

  • gardens

    Picturesque Gardens

  • fireplace

    Open Fireplace

  • location

    Central Location

  • parking

    On-site Parking

  • wifi