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The Aurora Lounge, on the second floor at Nelson Yacht Club offers unrivalled views across the Nelson Harbour to The Cut.

Whether it be club racing, learn to sail courses, wingfoiling, or just a huge container ship leaving or entering port, there is always something interesting going on on the water!

The expansive 14m x 15m lounge with large dedicated dance floor, works well for events and parties of all sizes.

Chanté Whitehouse and the team from Nourish Catering are based in the Aurora Lounge kitchen serving up their combination of fun, creative and inspiring catering options.

Nourish can tailor menus to suit your budget for everything from full wedding breakfasts, through to standing dinners, grazing tables and corporate events

We recommend getting in touch early in your planning!

Guest wifi is available and a basic projector, screen and portable speaker with microphone can be rented for an additional cost.

We offer special rates for community groups, small meetings etc… so get in touch!


Kitchen Facilities



Booking Requirements

Bookings are made by email. After an interested party confirms that they wish to hire the venue, they are sent a hire agreement and invoice, along with further information. 50% of the hire fee is required as a deposit to secure the venue. The balance plus a security bond* is required no later than two weeks prior to the event (* The bond is set on a case by case basis, as we have a large variety of events - a typical bond for an evening event is around $1000) Hiring of the venue for 21st birthday parties will be considered on a case by case basis and subject to an increased bond of $2000. Hire rates normally include basic cleaning, a 240l general waste bin, a 240l glass recycling bin, and include GST.

Cancellation Fee

Cancellation within 3 weeks of the event is likely to incur a fee


(022) 5487501

Other Phone

(03) 548 7501 - Club Office


Tim Fraser-Harris
Club Manager
[email protected]

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