Let us host your conference and/or provide you with accommodation

The Venue

Bishop Julius is a boutique conference or seminar venue available for seminars, conferences or meetings in University holidays. Set in beautiful, grounds along side the Ilam stream with manicured lawns, bush and trees as a back drop, we go out of our way to assist out guests and make their stay a good one. We have a main conference room that can sit up to 200 people assembly style, breakout rooms and a large dining area.

We have a wonderful vista, plenty of car parking, are five to ten minutes walk from the University, the Bush Inn shopping centre and restaurants.

The Accommodation

We can accommodate 160 people in single room accommodation with shared bathrooms and kitchen/living areas serviced by our household staff. Sky TV is available as is Wi Fi. The communal areas are cleaned and serviced daily. These are available from mid November until the first week in February.

We can provide a conference or seminar venue during the university vacations along with any meals, finger food teas/coffees and fruit juices for break times. The conference facilities are available in all university holidays.

Inquiries for accommodation for sport teams, cultural and other groups areas are welcome for any summer sports tournament or other gathering requiring accommodation at very reasonable rates. You can stay for as little as $50 per night in single rooms plus meals depending on numbers staying at the Hall.

The Food

We excel at meeting what you want from quality 3 course meals to finger food, formal dinners to snacks for morning tea or afternoon tea. We have a large dining area for 150 people and a beautiful quadrangle with a barbeque area for warmer days and evenings.

The Staff

Our very experienced staff will provide for all your needs and assist in any way they can. Kitchen, household and admin staff are well aware of what is required to make your stay as easy and as pleasant as possible.

Recent Guests

Our most recent guests include computer science teachers, Bangladeshi teachers on a education course, 2 soft ball teams, an engineering conference and Chinese business and law students here on a course at the University Of Canterbury. All had different needs and requirements but we were happy to host them all.

Here are some comments from those who have stayed.......

"Staying at the Bishop Julius Halls 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

"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

For all inquiries please contact Nigel Georgieff at 03 3642747 or bursar@bishopjulius.org.nz