Hold your Conference at the Benvenue Hotel

The Conference Centre

The Benvenue Hotel is a leading Timaru conference centre with four rooms catering for multiple configurations seating from 8 - 60 people. We offer delectable catering options from our renowned restaurant, unlimited secure WiFi, 60 car parks and the most visible access in Timaru on SH1 opposite Caroline Bay. We customise catering and room layouts to suit your individual preferences.

Customised to Suit Your Event

Our conference centre can be laid out in many different configurations, each one suited to the type of conference you're hosting.

To see the full range of all of our layout options view our PDF below. If none of the options is right for you, just let us know and we'll set it up to suit your needs.

Layout Options (PDF)

Conference Features

60 Car Parks
60 Car Parks
Catering Available
Catering Available
Wireless Broadband
Wireless Broadband
Customisable Layouts
Customisable Layouts

Our Rooms

We have 4 rooms available for conferences or private events, each has a number of ways it can be configured, see our layout options for more details.

Main Room

The Main Room on the second level is the largest of our event rooms, allowing for the full variety of configurations. It is serviced directly from our kitchen, making it ideal for events requiring full menu catering or staff service - available all hours all days.

Dimensions: 8.1m (width) x 9.0m (length)


The Boardroom, just half a level up from Reception, is ideal for what its name suggests, but also for interviews, examinations, and small teaching groups. Immediately adjacent to our restaurant, it is very popular for private dining - available all hours.

Dimensions: 3.0m (width) x 6.0m (length)


Half a level up from Reception. This is our medium-sized room, and like the Main Room, able to be configured in a variety of ways. It is, however, only available between 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.

Dimensions: 6.0m (width) x 8.5m (length)


At level 1, Harry's is accessible both from Reception and directly off our 60-space car park. It is a more intimate room, but lends itself to configurations in several ways, and has its own bathroom. It is available until 4.30 pm.

Dimensions: 5.2m (width) x 7.0m (length)

Catering Menus

Tea & Coffee Breaks
Canapes & Cocktails
Lunch & Supper

Additional Features

  • Our conference centre also comes fully equipped with
  • TVs and DVD Players
  • Data Projectors and Screens
  • Overhead Projector and Screen
  • Whiteboards
  • Flipcharts
  • Lectern

Pens and pads are available at nominal cost.

If you're looking to host a conference in Timaru, then download the booking form and email it to us today at stay@benvenuehotel.co.nz