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Terrace Downs Resort

623 Coleridge Road, RD2 Darfield
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Rugged yet beautiful mountains tower above a landscape reminiscent of a fine oil painting; from the azure waters of the Rakaia River to the tapestry of colours created by the surrounding plains, this truly is a breathtaking part of the world. If you are searching for a picturesque location that combines that friendly kiwi atmosphere with the natural brilliance of the South Island’s High Country, look no further than Terrace Down Resort.

High Country Hosting

The grand stone and timber Clubhouse overlooks a world-class golf course with vistas up to Mt Hutt, with multiple spacious and spectacular reception rooms for all occasions.

Venue Hire includes:

• Events co-ordinator leading up to and on wedding day

• Total set-up and pack-down

• All service staff during the reception

• Access to the resort for wedding photos

• Black or white tablecloths

• Black or white napkins

• Tea light candles and votive's for reception room

• Rectangular tables (for up to 100 guests)

• Chairs (for up to 100 guests)

• For guests above 100 people there will be an additional charge

• All glassware, crockery, cutlery and serve ware (for up to 100 guests)

• Gift table for the reception

• Cake table and knife for the reception

Note: Variety of upgrade options / equipments are available. Please contact us.


Hunter’s Restaurant

The Hunter’s Restaurant our largest space complete with fire place and wrought iron chandelier can be dressed to suit a variety of event requirements with your hosting package catering for up to 100 guests.


The Café at Terrace Downs

The ambient setting of the cafe enhanced by the stunning fire place and outdoor patio, caters up to 55 guests. The cafe provides the perfect venue for intimate celebrations of 20 to 55 guests and also great as wet weather option for your ceremony.


The Snug

For more intimate weddings, The Snug can exclusively accommodate your celebration for up to 16 guests.


Top-Floor Exclusive

For larger weddings exceeding 100 guests (120 max), we encourage to exclusively hire the Clubhouse Top-Floor, including Hunter's, The Cafe and The Snug. A requirement of booking Top-Floor exclusive is to book all the suites at the resort.


The Ceremony Package

We offer three outdoor sites, The Gorge, The 4th Hole and The Grill, as well as The Cafe as an indoor option or Weather contingency

The Ceremony Package Includes:

 Ceremony location

 100 standard white ceremony chairs

 Sound system and iPod cable

 A table, chair and white linen tablecloth for the signing of all documents

 4 Golf carts for bridal party dressed with white wedding ribbon


The Powder Room Package

he stunning one of a kind ladies Powder Room provides the perfect place for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready together. The Powder Room package is a must when having a wedding at Terrace Downs, this gorgeous area is yours for the day, let hair and make-up come to you!


Arrive in style Golf Cart Entrance - guarantees a grand entrance for your special day Horse Back – adds an extra special touch and is a memory that will last forever! Helicopter - Two Seater - create the Wedding Day “wow” you have always dreamed of!



Terrace Downs is renowned for its decadent menus featuring signature cuisine. There are a wide range of fine dining menus available to suit individual event requirements for wedding receptions of 40 to 120 guests. A Brunch the morning after is an ideal opportunity to continue your wedding celebration after your wedding day. Enjoy our beautifully presented menu featuring high country delicacies and finishing with sweets and desserts. Minimum 60 guests for exclusive use.



Terrace Downs offers a choice of two deluxe accommodation options. 14 Terrace Villa Suites, one to three bedroom, are self-contained with luxurious beds, a raised spa bath and spacious open-plan living areas. 3 Chalets are separate architecturally designed four to seven bedroom houses. They boast all modern conveniences and great indoor-outdoor living areas with stunning views over the golf course to Mt Hutt.  Terace Downs can accomodate maximum 95 guests based on shared villasrooms.


Hens and Bucks Night Retreat

Terrace Downs Resort can offer a great variety of activities for you and your bridal party to enjoy before your wedding - based on groups of 6 people.


 45 minute spa treatment

 1 hours horse riding or clay bird shooting

 1 night’s accommodation

 2 course dinner


 9 holes of golf

 45 minute spa treatment or clay bird shooting

 1 night’s accommodation

 Steak challenge Dinner


With Terrace Downs by your side throughout the planning process you can be assured of a seamless wedding day. It is our objective to assist with making your day the most memorable occasion for you and your guests.