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Otematata Community Center

Event Hire

Discover Our Idyllic, Tucked Away Secret
Embrace the Heart of the Waitaki Lake District

Located in the heart of the Waitaki Lake District, our community centre offers a captivating and affordable setting for your events. Surrounded by the serene beauty of Waitaki Valley's lakes, Otematata provides the perfect backdrop for your special occasions.

Unforgettable Wedding Ceremonies 

Say "I Do" in a setting that dreams are made of - the idyllic Otematata Wetlands. Our Wetlands will create an enchanting ambience for your wedding ceremony, making it a magical and memorable experience. When you book our community centre, access to the wetlands is free, allowing you to craft a ceremony that reflects your love story amidst our breathtaking scenery.

Sports and Outdoor Haven

Otematata is a haven for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Engage in activities like fishing in our pristine waters, cycling scenic trails, and immersing yourself in soul-soothing nature walks. Your guests will relish every moment spent in this natural playground.

The Perfect Blank Canvas

At Otematata Community Centre, we have recently made some improvements to enhance your event experience. New heating, Audio visual equipment, seating, tables and a refurnished commercial kitchen are all at the disposal of your event.

Just 1 Hour Inland from Oamaru

Otematata is located just 1 hour inland from Oamaru, and an hour and a half from Timaru. Your guests can enjoy a scenic journey through the picturesque Waitaki Valley, arriving at our beautiful community centre with ease.

Why Choose Otematata Community Centre?
  • Heart of the Waitaki Lake District 

  • Unforgettable Wedding Ceremonies at Otematata Wetlands

  • Sport and Outdoor Haven

  • Recently Upgraded Facilities

  • Only 1 Hour Inland from Oamaru

Host Your Unforgettable Event with Us!

Whether you're planning a conference, workshop, or any other special occasion, the Otematata Community Centre is ready to exceed your expectations.

Call or email our event team now:

Paula Boys

027 366 4003

Diane Loach

021 237 9636

or check the Calendar and use the Booking Form below to secure your spot.


Check our booking calendar for your dates then send through a booking request form below.  Please be aware that bookings are not CONFIRMED until finalised by our team. 

Hire Fee
I, The Hirer, in lieu of digital signature, hereby understand that by completing and submitting this form I agree to the terms and conditions of hire - a copy of which can be viewed above at
Please click SUBMIT to agree and submit this form.

Thanks for your request.We'll be in touch soon.

Unlock the Magic of Otematata!

Experience the serenity of our tucked-away secret, surrounded by the beauty of the Waitaki Lake District. Let nature inspire your gatherings in this truly exceptional location, especially for those unforgettable wedding ceremonies at the Otematata Wetlands. We look forward to making your event an extraordinary celebration!



Please fill in all details in the form below, including your bank acc number for bond refund. Please note payment in full is required a minimum of 1 month prior to your event for key/s to be released.  

Payment Details: 
Otematata Residents Association Incorporated
ANZ New Zealand Limited
06 0927 0080798 00
Reference: Event Name

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