Trent’s can also host functions and our guests find that the beautiful grounds create a memorable backdrop for conferences, parties and corporate events.

Venue Hire

The venue hire is $2,000, which gives exclusive Venue use for either the lunch sitting or the dinner sitting. The venue will be available for the afternoon sitting from 10:30am to 3:30pm, and for the evening sitting from 6pm to 11:30pm. Full payment of the venue hire is required within 2 weeks of making a pencil booking in order to confirm the reservation. Payment of the deposit forms a contract with terms as described in this document.


The venue hire gives exclusive use of the premises. Included are: damask tablecloths & napkins, cutlery, crockery, glassware. All prices are GST and service charges inclusive. 


Final numbers are to be advised one week prior to the event. The meals charged for will be the greater of the number attending or the final advised numbers. A detailed account will be issued the morning after the function for payment within 7 days. All payment methods are accepted, but there is a 3% credit card surcharge. Trent’s has no minimum number requirement; however a minimum charge of $2,500 (excluding the venue hire) on food and beverage applies.


We have quality sound systems, cordless microphones, and dance speakers with disco lighting in the dance area for use with iPods etc. Bands and DJs are welcome, but in order to comply with our resource consent, they are required to finish playing by 11:30pm and may be asked to limit noise levels if the bass and/or drums are excessively loud. We recommend bands/DJs announce the last dance so guests are prepared for the evening to end. Final guest departure is by 12:00 am.  Trents staff can assist with taxi arrangements, and guests are welcome to leave vehicles in the car park overnight.


GOURMET BBQ BUFFET MENU                                                                                                                                         


Canapés are optional, are $3.50 each, and need to be pre-ordered if required.

Canapés Selection list

Maple and Cajun marinated Chicken Breast wrapped in smoked Bacon GF

Tempura prawns with Aioli

Thai Beef Spoons, Lemongrass & Chili GF

Feta& Spinach Frittata, Mascarpone and Cherry Tomato GF V

Scallop Spoons with Ginger & Lime GF

Pesto crusted Mushroom Caps V GF

Smoked Salmon and Caper Mousse Filo Tartlet

Peppered lamb with Minted Mascarpone en Croûte

Feta, Olive Tapenade &Cherry Tomato Tartlet V

Blue Cheese and Walnut Filo Tartlets V

Baby Curry Samosas and baby Spring Rolls V (complimentary if ordering 2 or more canapés)



All the items below are included in the Gourmet BBQ Buffet


Grill and Carvery

Prime Angus Steak cooked to order; rare, medium etc.                        Marinated Chicken Skewers

Half Shell Mussels with Tomato and Basil Pesto                                    Hot carved Ham with Maple Glaze



Gourmet Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary

Grilled Tomatoes with Oregano & Balsamic reduction                           Sautéed onions



Italian Penne Pasta                                                                                          Sesame Carrot and Coriander Salad

Roasted Beetroot, Spinach and Feta

Green Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Capsicum and Red Onion



Fresh Buttered Ciabatta                                                                                    Sour Cream

Whole Grain Mustard                                                                                        Tomato Relish



Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream


English Breakfast and Herbal Teas and Filter Coffee are available at all times


$45.00 Adults                                                                         $20.00 Children (2 to 12)



Trents offer BYO for both bubbly and still wines at the lesser of $10 per person or $10 per bottle and beverage packages, complemented by full bar service.

If you run short, we can provide wines at the prices noted below.

You can request an update on your bar tab at any time and switch to a cash bar if you wish. Spirits are usually individual cash sales, but can be included in the bar tab for some or all of your guests if requested.

Trents also offer beverage packages if you wish to have a fixed price for alcohol.  These packages run for the duration of the Venue Hire.

Beer & Juice Package – $35 per person
This package includes the standard and premium beers (Speights, Export Gold, Heineken and Corona), Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks and Sparkling Grape Juice, but excludes the Craft Beers, Spirits, Sparkling and Still Wines, which remain available for purchase as requested.

This Package is designed for those who wish to BYO their own wines, but would like to have a fixed package price for other drinks. Our charge is based on all guests over 18 years old, with the younger guests drinking non-alcoholic beverages at no charge.

All-Beverages Package – $60 per person
This package includes all beverages from the Beer & Juice Package,  plus Lindauer Bubbly, and the Giesen Estate still Wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir).

Standard Beers – $6
Speights and DB Export Gold

Premium Beers – $7
Heineken and Corona

Craft Beers – $8
Macs Green Beret India Pale Ale and Macs Hop Rocker Pilsner

Lindauer Bubbly – $30 per bottle
Giesen Estate Wines – $30 per bottle

All served as doubles unless otherwise requested

Standard Spirits – $9
Jim Beam Bourbon, Famous Grouse Whisky, Gin, Vodka

Premium Spirits – $10
Jack Daniels Bourbon, Baileys, Tequila, Blue Sapphire Gin, Pink Gin

Single Malt Whiskies – selection varies, individually priced

Soft Drinks – $4
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Sprite, Sprite No Sugar, Ginger Ale

Juice – $10 per litre
Orange & Mango

Punch – $10 per litre
Non-alcoholic punch made with cranberry juice, ginger ale, and passionfruit curd (minimum 10 litres)

Sparkling Grape Juice – $13.50 per bottle

For more information about making Trent’s your next Christchurch functions venue, contact us.