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Founders Heritage Park

Founders Heritage Park is a replica historic village containing many of the old historic buildings and artifacts of Nelson.

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Phone: +64 3 548 2649

Address: 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson


Founders Heritage Park

Situated close to the city centre and only minutes away from the airport this is a unique location for events, weddings, conferences and meetings. Founders Heritage Park can accommodate groups from 5 to 5000. Hirer's can access the extensive grounds, exhibits and working railway. There are a variety of spaces to utilise and a plenty of things to see and do.

For dinners or larger functions, The Energy Centre is the largest of spaces in the park, which is offers flexibility, with high ceilings and a concrete floor. The Park can also be hired in its entirety, for private corporate functions or music gigs. 

Dance the night away on the polished wooden floor of The Granary, hang fairy lights around the grand pillars or spill out onto the green to enjoy cocktails in the afternoon sun.  With an antique bar and full commercial kitchen, a great space for a dinner or wedding. 

If you are looking for something a little more intimate, The Jaycee is fully carpeted with a built in wooden dance floor, has its own kitchen and great indoor outdoor flow into the patio area and Village Green. 


Founders also features its own little church, Old St Peters Church, a beautiful venue for weddings and other ceremonies and functions. 

There are no restrictions around catering at Founders Park and you are more than welcome to bring in a caterer or do it yourself. There is also two cafe facilities onsite. 

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