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Corporate Events, Private Celebrations and Functions

Lacewood can cater for large or small corporate events and private celebrations and functions, including events such as conferences, training days, leadership team retreats, birthdays, gala dinners and balls.  The following options are available, but are not exclusive and we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements and costs.

A. For large or small groups hiring the Barn as a Venue

The barn:

  • Can host up to 200 people
  • Well insulated and heated
  • Has a kitchen (caterer is available)
  • Has a PA system,  screen, whiteboard and data projector
  • Has wireless internet

Accommodation if required: Lacewood at Tuhitarata can accommodate up to 32 people.  Transport to and from quality accommodation near our venue also  Martinborough (12 minutes) or Featherston (20 minutes) can be arranged.

B. Small Executive Retreats or Training Days

Full use of Tuhitarata homestead and other facilities on the estate. Includes full use of the Tuhitarata homestead built in the 1860s. This historic and grand home features a large formal dining room that can be used as the main meeting/training room during the day, large formal living room, conservatory, large country kitchen, scullery, media room, six bedrooms, four bathrooms and one separate toilet and a facilities room. Also includes a large patio off the formal lounge and a swimming pool.

The magnificent rooms are furnished elegantly exuding an intriguing atmosphere, reflecting their hidden history and the owners’ interesting backgrounds.

All rooms provide stunning views of the old English trees, the magnificent formal Italianate garden, the orchard and the rural countryside and mountain ranges beyond.

  • Available to groups of up to 14 people
  • Fully catered
  • Full range of electronic equipment (whiteboards, screen etc)
  • Large meeting /dining room
  • Break-out rooms
  • Onsite accommodation


Team building activities that can be arranged include

  • Laser sports, archery, axe throwing
  • Wine tasting
  • Conference speakers, murder mystery evenings, drama workshops and more –
  • Clued Up – Team building activities, murder mystery evenings –
  • Green Jersey Cycle Tours –
  • Olive Grove tour and tasting –
  • Quad Bike adventure tour –
  • Claybird shooting
  • Leadership Courses with Gavin Morison and his horses (no horse riding involved)
  • Indoor Small Bore Rifle Shooting
  • High ropes, horse trekking, chasm walk, golf cross, clay bird shooting –
  • Guided vineyard tours
  • Martinborough Golf Course
  • Tennis at Pirinoa – 2 courts (10 mins drive)


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