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Headingly Centre – The perfect venue for all kinds of events

The Headingly Centre is the home of Grace Church, and a premier events centre on the fringe of Richmond’s CBD in Nelson.

It offers premier facilities, a central location, and a hub for corporate and community events in our beautiful region. The centre is a modern facility designed to meet the growing need for performing arts and conference centre.

Headingly Centre also offers more than 230 parking spaces, ensuring there is room for everyone. Got a new e-bike? They have bike racks for eco-conscious traveller as well. Headingly Centre is unique in its ability to cater for groups of all sizes – from 10 to 350 guests. So, whether you are organising a concert, trade show, conference, wedding, or a training day, this is the perfect space for you.

They are also happy to provide an array of optional extras. Additional services include exceptional technical support for projection, sound, and lighting. They also have resources such as trestle tables, whiteboards, and two smart TVs. However, they stand out from the crowd with unique features like two ‘brainstorming’ blackboard walls, billboard advertising, and even a lawn game.

You are absolutely spoilt for choice with the following features:
• A 280-seat auditorium
• 100-seat overflow space
• Large and small meeting rooms
• Beautiful outdoor garden options
• Commercial kitchen and well-equipped cafe space
• A massive atrium (foyer), perfect for trade shows and large banquet dinners

Manager Sandra Johnson explains: “Our centre is the perfect venue for all kinds of events and the space is flexible enough to cater for most requirements. We have hosted corporate conferences, fashion shows, concerts, weddings and trade shows”.

The clients’ satisfaction speaks for itself. Here is what some of Headingly Centres clients say about this modern, flexible conference and events centre and the excellent services:

Sheryl Waterhouse, Pinnacle House Manager
“Headingly Centre is an outstanding venue, and we cannot speak highly enough of the staff. Their support before, during and after our events is such a blessing to us all. Everything is done in a professional manner; they always go out of their way to ensure we have a successful event. We are incredibly grateful to have this facility for our use. I highly recommend The Headingly Centre to anyone considering a future conference or event”.

The Family Liaison Group
“A very big thank you for playing a major role in the success of the Ladies Fashion Night we recently hosted at the Headingly Centre in Richmond. The event was attended by over 160 local ladies. … Everyone had a great night, and the kindergarten was delighted with what it raised”.

Sally Leggett, DOC Ranger
“The function went really well, thank you! It was great to have (technician) Marty’s help with the presentations. Thanks for the use of the Headingly Centre, it is such a great venue”.

The final and most exciting stage of the over two-and-a-half-thousand square metre Headingly Centre is a 630-seat, state-of-the-art, performing arts auditorium. It will offer excellence in sound, lighting, and data projection and a massive 200 square metre stage. It will be complimented by two-stage wings and a large Green Room. Much planning, fundraising and work have yet to be undertaken to outfit the existing shell, but it is hoped that this fantastic addition to the Nelson region will be operational and ready to host shows and performances by 2024.

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