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FUNCTIONS & EVENTS
Need a great venue for a business/corporate event, party or social function? Our Venue is perfect for any occasion no matter how big or small!
We can cater for large private functions, to small intimate dinners. Celebrations, Birthdays, work parties or business events.
We can cater to any needs and dietary requirements, we do some amazing street food sharing platter, can organise set menus or create you a bespoke package! If there is something special on our menu that you would like, let us know, and we will do our best to make it happen for you!
Pioneers transported their goods over the steep Bridle Path from Lyttelton to Heathcote, where punts were used to cross the river into early Christchurch. Settlement of the area dates from the arrival of the early colonists in 1850. Farming was the major industry of the area from its early years. Ferry services began about 1851 firstly as a cattle punt. These ferry services continued until the completion of the Heathcote Bridge in 1864. On 1 December 1863 New Zealand’s first public railway line was opened from Ferrymead to the central city. The line was a temporary expedient to allow construction of the Heathcote/Lyttelton tunnel to proceed. It closed in 1867 after the opening of the Moorhouse railway tunnel to the port of Lyttelton.
Meaning of the place name ‘Ferrymead’: Named after Ferry Mead, the home there of James Townsend (1788-1866). The name means: the meadow of the ferry.