Horncastle Arena

Catherine Parker
Business Development Manager catherine.lee@vbase.co.nz Ideal for exhibitions and trade shows, no matter how small or how large your event is CBS Canterbury Arena has the space to suit your needs.
PO Box 13144

Maximum Capacity9000
No. of Meeting Rooms18
Ideal for exhibitions and trade shows, no matter how small or how large your event is we have the space to suit your needs.

Located in the new Addington business precinct and just ten minutes from Christchurch airport sits Horncastle Arena – the South Island’s largest indoor arena.

Built in 1998, this striking arena is one of the New Zealand’s largest purpose-built indoor sporting and entertainment venues. When it is not playing host to sporting teams or world-renowned artists, it is used to host exhibitions, trade shows and gala dinners.

For large exhibitions ease of access is key and at Horncastle Arena vehicles can drive right onto the venue floor making operations that much smoother. With 4000sqm of flat floor space, additional space is available in back-of-house and concourse areas, providing the perfect spaces for breakouts and functions. Eighteen corporate suites are also available for private meetings and intimate gatherings.

The size and versatility of its facilities means it is the only South Island venue that can consistently host and deliver outstanding gala dinner experiences for up to 2500 guests. The generous space indoors is complemented by an expansive parking area, which can house up to 2000
vehicles, making this one of the most easily accessible conferencing venues in Christchurch.

Just take a look at the versatility of this venue.

Vbase is the venue manager of Christchurch’s premier convention, entertainment and sporting venues – including, Horncastle Arena, Airforce Museum Conference & Events Centre, ilex and AMI Stadium.

The Airforce Museum offers 1500sqm of flat floor space and is further complemented with additional breakout areas, meeting rooms, on-site café and aircraft-themed banquet hall.

Horncastle Arena, located 10 minutes from Christchurch central is an impressive 4000sqm plus generous back of house facilities, concourse areas and 18 corporate suites.

ilex, in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens is Vbase's newest venue. Suitable for up to 150 people it is ideal for those special smaller events.

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