​The Burnside Bowling Club is conveniently located, just 3 kilometres from Christchurch Airport and situated in picturesque and tranquil Burnside Park, the Burnside Bowling Clubs function facilities provide options to prospective hirers that similar sporting Clubs struggle to replicate.

At Burnside, located at 330 Avonhead Road, we can offer you four rooms, with internet access that will meet the needs of any group from 10 to 200 persons, with off-street parking for up to 100 cars.

The air-conditioned Dining Hall, (with its kitchen adjacent), can seat up to 200. (Tables are optional). It has a pull down screen with a projector, and an excellent Sound System. This room has been used as a Trades or Exhibition hall, for Garage sales, as an amphitheatre, for Funeral Services and mix and mingle evenings. Not to mention Fitness Classes, Indoor, Church Services, Bowling, Christenings, and Weddings. The Dining Hall has an excellent “break-out” area if required. Clearly the Dining Hall can be treated as a ‘blank canvas’ – if that is what you seek – or, alternatively we (or you) can set the hall up in whatever manner you wish. Pack down assistance is available.

Crockery and cutlery are available, as is Coffee and Tea making facilities should they be required, which is also the case in our upstairs Lounge. Catering through our professional Catering partners can be arranged.

The Lounge (accessed by a lift or by stairs) also has a kitchen adjacent, ideal for heating savouries and the like before serving. This air-conditioned and carpeted lounge can seat up to 160 persons at 24 round tables. Our lounge looks out over our three greens is a sun-trap and lovely and cosy during Winter especially. It can be used for similar occasions as the Dining Hall but with its splendid Sound System, Stage and Dance floor, not to mention the excellent Bar -and bar staff- three television screens, it is more akin to parties and celebrations, of all kinds. With the overhead projector and screen the Lounge also provides hirers with an ideal meeting and/or training venue.

A smaller ‘Executive Room’ adjacent to the lounge can also be hired out for small meetings or Card (or equivalent) groups that number no more than 20. And our ladies Locker room is also available for hire for similar small meetings/gatherings. This room is on the ground floor.

Of course at Burnside, (regarded by many as one of New Zealand’s leading Bowling Club), our main pursuit is providing Lawn Bowls to our members and to the Community. After the more serious competitive bowls have concluded for the day we welcome groups and business houses, schools and neighbours, to come and have a roll-up. Many business’s in the North West use our facilities and the superb greens we provide, for a fun evening that can involve a few drinks and a BBQ during or after the bowls. Business Houses (and Social Clubs) have quickly recognised this non-exertive activity as an excellent team building exercise for their employees and workmates.

Our rates are competitive and are subject to time, date, numbers, availability etc.

If the fore-going has appeal to you and sounds like a ‘fit’ for your event, we suggest you contact Alan Bryce to discuss your event or function and together we will ensure the Club provides you with a venue that exceeds your expectations.

Inspection is invited. Ring Alan (027 232 1723) or contact him by completing the form below to arrange a suitable time.


Just wanted to catch up and say a huge thank you for the use of your function room. Everyone had a great night and your team of bar staff were excellent please pass my thanks on to them as I don't think my thanking them on the night did justice to the service they provided. Regards Stuart

Hi, I just wanted to reach out and say a giant THANK YOU! It was such a wonderful night, everyone raved about the venue and thought it was just wonderful. I also want to make a special mention of Madison. She was absolutely incredible. Friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and just absolutely full of joy. She was a hit with all of my guests. Thank you again.

Kind regards, Pieta Chapman

Hi, Just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks again for the weekend! The boys absolutely loved it and you were a great host. Hope we weren't too much trouble, thanks for everything!


Hi, Thank you again for such a wonderful time on Saturday. Everyone had a great time and we are talking about making it an annual event :)

Cheers, Hannah

Hi Just want to email you and the Burnside club to say a massive thank to everyone who helped us play bowls on Saturday afternoon. Everyone in the hens party really enjoyed it and said how awesome you all where for helping us and giving us a few tips along the way. There will definitely be a few of us back again to play over summer I would say.

Kind regards Rebecca Kingsford

Hi, We all had a lovely day at your club and outside of the office. Thank you for everything! Kind regards, René Rieseberg

Hi , We had a great night on Saturday thank you very much for helping us to have such an awesome engagement party :-) Thank you again... also to Terry and Leo (BBC Barmen) Thank you too. They were fantastic.

Kind regards Jaimee & Ian :-)

Hi, Christine & I wanted to thank you & the Club, on behalf of our EOLC Group, for providing such a great and comfortable venue for our meeting yesterday. We really did appreciate everything you did to make things run smoothly and for being such a helpful, competent & reassuring person to deal with! We wish you all the best for the World Championships We hope to come again.


Hi, Thanks for allowing us coaches to use the Board room on Saturday afternoon that all worked well. Thank you for the work that you do for Burnside as Manager. I have often noticed that you go the "extra mile" to ensure that all hirers get what they expect at the venue. Nothing surprises me really as generally folk in paid positions get questioned. I have noticed how much value you add to our club. You can be proud that you do a good job and help to make Burnside the professional club that it is. My thanks for your contribution.

Regards Cushla

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