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Melrose House is one of the last surviving ‘grand’ historic homes in Nelson.

Due to its extensive gardens and large section, many locals and visitors alike walk or drive past Melrose without ever knowing it’s there – so close to the heart of Nelson’s CBD.  We hope you’ll visit Melrose, wander the gardens and enjoy a treat or a meal at the Melrose Cafe located onsite!

Open 7 days – 9am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm weekends

Melrose House is also available to hire for functions and regularly hosts meetings, workshops, birthdays, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, hen’s nights, memorials, work functions, holiday parties and more!

The dedicated team at Melrose House will work with you to ensure your event is a success.  If you are looking for that special venue, look no further.

Distinctive features include:

  • Beautiful late 1800’s architecture
  • Sumptuous decor throughout
  • Rooms with abundant natural light
  • Gorgeous, park-like setting
  • Peaceful, private central Nelson location
  • On-site parking
  • Fabulous on-site catering available.  Melrose Café is fully licensed, and rated #1 café in Nelson on TripAdvisor – The Melrose Café is the exclusive catering provider.  All food and beverage consumed in Melrose House must be arranged through Melrose Cafe.  That said, you won’t be disappointed!


  • Drawing Room & Parlour – Max 100 / Threatre 80 / Cocktail 100 / Dinner 40 / Classroom 15 / Boardroom 18
  • The Boardroom – Max 12 / Boardroom 12
  • Library – Max 6 / Boardroom 6

Equipment:  Melrose House now comes with FREE WIFI and an Ethernet port in the Boardroom

Equipment also available at an additional cost:

  • Projector
  • Screen
  • PA with Microphone

If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact:  [email protected] or (03) 548 7269

If you would like to place a booking or enquire about the Melrose Café please contact the café directly on (03) 548 9179






(03) 548 7269 - Venue and Wedding Bookings

Other Phone

(03) 548 9179 - Café


Alan Winwood
[email protected]

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