16 Kahu Road



New Zealand

(03) 348 6190

Cocktail Style Wedding

Local at Riccarton House is suitable for up to 150 people for a canape style wedding reception. This format is a great option for any size wedding however, as it allows the bride and groom to mingle with their guests all evening.  There is still plenty of seating for guests and the flow of the homestead allows for The Drawing Room to be the main area where speeches take place and the band can play while The Fine Dining Room can be transformed into a chilled lounge area with our leather couches set by the fire place, tea and coffee on the sideboard and perhaps even the whiskey trolley for that late evening night cap.

Catering is regularly served throughout the afternoon and evening and we work very closely with couples to ensure an appropriate amount of food is served to allow for a full dinner. This can be easily achieved with our food stations, sliders and supper bowls.

While a cocktail style wedding may be perceived as informal, in reality with the right venue, management, catering and atmosphere there is no reason this style of wedding can’t be as glamorous (if not more) as a seated dinner. Local at Riccarton House has been host to many weddings in this format so if you are interested in learning more contact us today.