Looking for a Conference Venue close to Wellington?

El Rancho is the ideal destination to relax, refresh and connect with your team!

Our versatile venue offers a wide range of facilities and accommodation options to fit your preference and budget.

Our on-site chefs prepare fabulous food and our friendly staff are at your service.

We are located on the stunning Kapiti Coast, just 40 minutes drive north of Wellington - the perfect central location for your regional or national event.

Our property is a 60 acre peaceful oasis bordering the Waikanae River and a short walk from Waikanae Beach.

quote The staff are the heart and soul of El Rancho, their unrivaled patience, efficiency and expertise were a sight to behold.

From our host to kitchen staff to the activities instructors, they were kind, compassionate and thoughtful. Ten stars!

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El Rancho is one of the largest camp and conference centres in New Zealand

We offer a range of Conference options.

Our key advantage is our ability to cater for any size group in a variety of venues.

Whether you are planning a small retreat or a large conference, we have a lot to offer:

  • A range of accommodation options for groups of 20 - 500+ people
  • Exciting onsite recreational and team building activities 
  • Catering services for groups of 35 - 500+
  • 10 meeting rooms for breakouts or seminars 
  • A 700 seat auditorium and indoor gymnasium
  • Retreat co-ordination services
  • Audio and visual equipment
  • Online registration services
  • Beautiful local attractions including the river, the beach and coastal eateries
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Onsite Activities

You are welcome to fully run your own conference programme here at El Rancho, but you may also like to consider including some of the fun activities we offer like:

  • Rockwall
  • Horse Riding
  • Team Building
  • Kayaks and Raft Building
  • Archery and Archery Soft
  • And loads more!

Click here to see our full range of activities.

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The first step to booking your conference is to provide us with your event details on the form below. We will then respond and take you through the initial steps and provide you with a package tailor made to suit your needs.

Next, a site visit would be beneficial so we can show you around the facilities to ensure that what we offer will meet your requirements and that expectations are met on both sides.

Once the reservation is confirmed, we will provide you with a list of information that we require around 1-2 weeks prior to your stay.

On arrival, your assigned Host will welcome you and they will look after you for the duration of your stay and ensure that all runs smoothly.

quote Thank you so much for hosting our Hui and for the beautiful mihi whakatau and waiata welcome.

We felt like El Rancho was our k
āinga for the weekend. We really appreciate your great facilities and friendly team. closequote

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