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Arcady Hall offers a versatile venue for hosting conferencing, accommodation, events and functions from mid-November until the first week in February.

Set in beautiful grounds alongside the Ilam Stream with manicured lawns, bush and trees as a backdrop, we go out of our way to assist our guests and make their stay a great one!


Guests, up to 165, can be accommodated in the Hall and have access to all of our great facilities. These include wireless internet, common spaces including a large games and TV room and study centre, which can be use as a meeting space.


We offer plenty of free car parking and are a short seven-minute walk from Canterbury University and the Bush Inn Shopping Centre.

The Accommodation

Arcady can host 165 people in single-room accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.


Towels and linen are provided for the king-single beds and is serviced daily by our household staff, along with the communal areas.

Smaller common areas and kitchenettes are provided in each accommodation building, and available for guest use.

Onsite Catering

The Arcady Kitchen Team is headed by Scott Townsend, who has worked in some of the UK’s top kitchen and restaurants including Michelin regime hotels and restaurants.

The experienced team can put together anything to suit your needs – whether it be simple, gourmet or a celebration!

We tailor our catering to your needs and will work with you to meet your budget.


Our sunny courtyard provides the perfect space for al fresco dining or a barbeque for those warmer evenings.


Planning to be away all day? We can supply packed lunches for your group.


Our Staff

Our staff are known for their flexible, friendly approach and outstanding customer service! A staff member will be on site and available during your stay.



Bed and continental breakfast starts from $60.00 per night, for single room accommodation.

Please note – minimum numbers apply.

Organisations we have recently hosted include:

  • Touch New Zealand

  • University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders

  • New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics

  • New Zealand Geographical Society

  • Softball New Zealand

  • New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

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For all conference inquiries please email



“Staying at Bishop Julius Hall took all the hassle away from myself where everything was done for you, and then I could concentrate on my job. I would highly recommend any sports team to stay there.”

- Julia Healy Manager Marlborough under 17 Boys Softball team


“As the manager of a sports team full of young lads, the staff and facilities available to us made our stay an incredible experience. Arcady Hall took care of all our catering and were flexible with times for dinners, which took so much pressure off myself allowing me to focus on the sports side of things. 

In all the years of travelling around the country for softball tournaments, I haven't stayed at a better place than what Ollie and the team at Arcady Hall provided. ”

- Nick Lanigan, North Harbour Softball U19 Manager

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“You assisted us enormously when we had to move one of our meetings from Kaikoura post earthquake at very short notice. Again your assistance made this much easier than I anticipated. The friendly nature of your service was much appreciated. I am already recommending the Hall to others!”

- Jacqui Fitzgerald, Centre Manager, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

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