A unique conference venue in the Marlborough Sounds
Looking for a stunning alternative to the usual conference venue?
The Furneaux Lodge is a unique, boutique hotel set in absolute wilderness. A gracious historic lodge offering personal service, cosy and inviting atmosphere, no distractions - mobile phones have no coverage - and a refreshing natural environment embraced by virgin native bush on the shore of the Endeavour Inlet. Absolute contrast to any office environment in New Zealand.
The Furneaux Lodge Conference Venues
The lodge is a historic boutique hotel set in the outer Marlborough Sounds, a 1hr water taxi ride from Picton Town Wharf. Built as a private home in 1902, the lodge has been extensively restored of late and now offers a pleasing juxtaposition of elegant architecture and vistas against contemporary facilities
The Furneaux Lodge is available for conferencing from May 1 through until October 1 of each year. There are a range of accommodation alternatives. Please refer to our accommodation pages for full details of the suites and chalets, and images. Rates include breakfast, and are valid for conferences of minimum 10 delegates.
- max 21 delegates $179
Individual rooms in Chalets and Suites
- 29 delegates $109
Triple share Chalets & twin share Suites
- 40 delegates $79
Special Transfer rates are available for groups. They depend on the number of passengers and the choice between scheduled sailings and charter sailings from Picton Town Wharf. Transfers are available from $45pp. Charters are available 24 hours a day and will take you directly to Furneaux Lodge. The journey will take 45 minutes. Our preferred water taxi service is Cougar Line. We are happy to make reservations for you.
Helicopter transfers ex Wellington
Helicopter transfers are available for up to 40 delegates. A scenic flight will take you across the Cook Strait and through the Marlborough Sounds where you will land directly on the front lawn of the lodge. Helipro is our preferred heli transfer partner. Ph: 04 472 1550
The Conference Package
Catering alternatives are available on request. The standard package for lunch is a working platter style lunch, and is the most popular choice. A la carte is available, as is BBQ or Bistro style meals.
The Furneaux Lodge is a unique venue in a unique location. To give your delegates a conference to remember, we can offer a range of activities and/or team building challenges.
• Mountain biking expeditions
• Kayaking expeditions
• Hiking expeditions
• Fishing trips
• Sailing excursions
• Clay bird shooting
• Dolphin watch
• Myths and legends eco tour
Check out The Noodles as your first choice party band for events at Furneaux Lodge.
Endeavour 2013, the Marlborough Sounds Music Festival
Jazz and Blues at Punga Cove, Saturday 13 April 2013
Marlborough wine and beer, Marlborough food and Marlborough’s musicians. Full details and booking info
Furneaux Lodge is the premier wedding venue in the Marlborough Sounds. Give us a call to discuss how we can make your celebration perfect. We manage everything including catering, accommodation, venue, music and the party.
"A huge thanks to your entire team at Furneaux Lodge. We needed a place to stop and think productively while we let the hustles and bustles of our normal work days go past. These were the three most productive days that I recall in terms of a marketing retreat."
"The hospitality was superb with a perfect location to soak up the scenery and let the creative brain kick in. As a bonus many of our team had never seen such beautiful surrounds. Not to mention to joy of playing with the Dolphins on the way back from the lodge. There was a deafly silence as we departed to return to the rat race."
"See you again soon."
Managing Director - Sales and Marketing
Hettich Australia / Hettich New Zealand
"...thanks for a outstanding meeting - the food , environment and facilities were wonderful… we would like to rebook for next year…"