Want a little inspiration? Check out the photo galleries below to see how others have used the Gallery for events.
Mid-Winter Christmas at the Gallery

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Mid-winter Christmas

Season Event Design created this look for the Cyclone mid winter Christmas, including stage, lights sound and decor.

Cool blue tones featured in the twinkling fairy-light canopy and gently moving snowflake lighting effects.

Custom graphics featured in the venue screens, and continued in the place settings to tie the theme through multiple areas.

The cutest snow-globe centrepieces and a glowing photo area completed the look!

Bayleys Awards Dinner

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The ThemePro team had a great time taking care of the total production with the elegant, glam dinner brief created within the beautiful Bayleys Knight Frank Foyer.
White silk draping separated the main foyer from the cocktail reception area. The dinner event space was later revealed and guests took their seats under a canopy of fairy lights strung from the gallery ceiling. Lighting effects, including a custom gobo and up-lighting, created amazing reflections over the Gallery’s glass façade. Simple, elegant table décor was created with a collection of white floral clusters in 3 different glassware styles and heights.

Event Catering by Movable Feasts
Event Production by Theme Productions

Weddings at the Gallery

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Our clients wanted to create something quite spectacular to celebrate their wedding recently at Christchurch Art Gallery. The couple with their bridal party and close relations all made a grand entrance into their reception from the staircase, which they wanted to be adorned with elegant beautiful pale blooms.

In total we constructed over 60 metres of garlands to create this effect. The fragrance of the Oriental lilies gently filled the area.

The staircase was also used as a feature for their family, guest and group photos, and our flower wall was enjoyed by all throughout the evening to capture amazing selfies.

Lighting enhanced the venue in the form of delicate fairy lights and bold pink uplighting around the building perimiter.

Florals Styling and Design Kim Chan Events
Photography Johannes Van Kan

The Champion Center Gala Dinner

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The Champion Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary with a black-tie fundraising gala at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, in October 2018.
Over 250 guests came together to support the work of the Centre, as they continue to be a leader in the field of early intervention for children with disabilities and developmental delays.
The Champion Centre supports over 165 children and families, with over 100 of these children attending weekly therapy at the Centre’s premises on the Burwood Hospital Campus.
With a vision to ‘Remove Barriers and Unleash Potential’ for the children with disabilities, the Centre has the almighty task of fundraising nearly $1M per year. Thanks to the many wonderful guests who attended the Gala, over $110,000 was raised on the night to support the organisations fundraising efforts.
For more information about the Champion Centre, visit
Catering by White Tie

Gold Lions Events, SPCA Fashion Show Fundraiser

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Gold Lion Events lit up the runway for SPCA Canterbury. Showcasing all the latest styles from leading Canterbury designers and fashion retailers. Beautiful clothing and people all in support of, SPCA Christchurch!

Singapore Airlines Anniversary Dinner

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The Gallery was magically transformed into a Asian street market for the 30 year celebration of Singapore Airlines flights to Christchurch. Festoons and lanterns decorated the NZI Foyer, with dragon dancers and cabin crew checking guests in for dinner. The Catering Department designed a street-food themed menu bring the flavours of Asia to Christchurch for the evening.
Event styled by Carlo Gomez of Brown Bread Ltd.

Te Hono National Summit Dinner

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Primary industry leaders from throughout New Zealand met in Christchurch for the National Summit conference. The Te Hono showcase dinner, held in the Gallery’s NZI foyer was designed by Monigue Fiso, chef and founder of Hiaki. Delegates also enjoyed a pre-dinner tour of the Gallery’s exhibition He Waka Eke Noa from its curator Ken Hall.
The event was styled by Carlo Gomez of Brown Bread LTD. Lighting design and sound by Strawberry Sound.

Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation Dinner 2016

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The Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation’s fourth annual gala dinner was held in the Gallery’s NZI Foyer on Saturday 15 October. This event was extra special, as it was the first of these exclusive dinners to be held in the reopened Gallery. The event raised $93,100 to contribute to the installation of a Bridget Riley work made for Te Puna o Waiwhetū Christchurch Art Gallery.
Kazuya Yamauchi from KAZUYA Restaurant in Auckland created a five course menu reflecting the graphic and minimalistic nature of Bridget's work. This was prepared and served by White Tie Catering, one of our preferred suppliers and Gallery supporters.

Jaguar F-PACE launch

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Close to 400 people packed the NZI Foyer to witness the launch of Jaguar's all new F-PACE series. Vehicles were showcased and unveiled inside the Foyer and out on the forecourt.
Catering and drinks service was provided by Lizzie’s Cuisine.