Ilam Homestead

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 for your upcoming event.

Ilam Homestead is the perfect venue for your function, to book a function visit:

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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.


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Ilam Homestead is a specialist function venue. With a touch of historical charm and sophistication, we aim to provide a memorable space for your next function, conference or event. We have venue options to suit all occasions, whether you are looking to hold an intimate event in one of our private rooms, a larger function for up to 120 guests by the open fireplace in the fully stocked bar / entertainment area, or a seated conference or dinner for up to 95 guests in the main hall. A memorable event can be guaranteed at the Ilam Homestead. As a UCC member, you are entitled to a 25% discount on any private venue booking (conditions apply).


To find out more or book your next function visit