Since 1911


In  1880 the Woodbury Domain was established  and in 1911 the Woodbury hall was built to celebrate the coronation. Over the years, various extensions have been made to the hall using timber cut from trees planted in the domain by the pioneers. It is now one of the biggest country halls in New Zealand and is widely used by the community.

The hall is suitable for wedding receptions, funerals, family gatherings, parties and dances. It has been used by the local Dramatic Society for their plays, and also by the local school for end-of -year shows, the annual flower show, pet day. It has a capacity of 240 people.

The hall has a large main area  (550 sq metres) complete with a stage, piano and three log burners for heating The wood is supplied as part of the hire charge . The kitchen is large and equipped with three full stoves, a commercial steriliser, two refrigerators, one with a freezer and a microwave oven. There is a large food preparation area.  It has enough crockery and cutlery for providing supper for 240 guests. At one end of the hall there is a bar with outside access. In the bar there are 2 small refrigerators. Glasses are not supplied, but these can usually be hired where you buy the drinks.

A rustic and warm function hall.


A Function Venue for everything from Weddings, Parties and Conferences.


Local activities and places of interest

In or near Woodbury

Woodbury Store Cafe

Waihi Gorge
St Thomas Church
Te Moana Gorge
Orari Gorge
South Canterbury Tours
Woodbury Rhododendrons
Geraldine Farm Tours
Woodbury Library
Bike Track

In or near Geraldine

McAtamney Gallery
John Badcock Art Gallery
Geraldine Golf Club
Grande Vue Golf Club
Geraldine Vintage Car Museum
Lillia's Lace Museum
Four Peaks High Country Track
Rangitata Island Aerodrome
Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

In Peel Forest

Peel Forest Park
Rangitata Rafts
Peel Forest Horse Trekking

Further Afield (less than 90 min away)

Mt Hutt Skifield
Mt Dobson Skifield
Fox Peak Skifield
Round Hill Skifield, Tekapo
Alpine Springs and Spa (including year-round ice-skating)
Lake Tekapo
Air Safaris Mount Cook Flightseeing
Mt John Earth and Sky Observatory

About our Towns

Read about what our beautiful towns have to offer

The small village of Woodbury is located 8 km from Geraldine. It was originally settled in the 1860s and at one stage was a booming settlement with 2 pubs. The original church was a wooden structure built and consecrated in 1879. The present church of St Thomas was completed in 1938 as a memorial to Mr and Mrs Charles George Tripp, pioneer settlers. Woodbury has a small library originally built by the Tripp family as a memorial to Eleanor and is run completely by local volunteers. Book donations are always welcome. The library also has a small historic room. Here you can learn about the early history of Woodbury and view many pictures of the early days. Next to the Library is the War Memorial. It was built after the First World War to commemorate the soldiers from the Woodbury region who died in that war.  Woodbury Store est 1874 reopened as Woodbury Store Cafe in 2020.  Open Wednesday through to Sunday, 9am - 4pm, creating a hub for the Village and Community.  Local produce and herbs grown in the Cafes own garden add to the delicious flavour of food on offer. Woodbury Rhododendron Garden and Nursery. Over a period of 26 years an extensive garden featuring over 1000 rhododendrons interplanted with a mix of other trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers has been developed by the owners Bernie and Joy O’Keefe. A large pond surrounded by irises and hostas is a feature Those who purchase plants from the nursery are welcome to view the garden free of charge. Those who wish to just view the garden are asked to pay $5.00 per person. It’s close location to St Thomas’s Church and the Woodbury Hall make the garden a convenient venue for wedding photos. Woodbury also has a cemetery. For information regarding burials etc, please contact the secretary, Mary Burgess:
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