John's House - Venue for hire


Hastings, home & garden venue.

This John Scott architecturally designed house is a secluded, private venue on the Karamu Stream that encourages you to unwind, recharge and be as creative or relaxed as you like. It’s like being inside a work of art.

Plan a business away day for brainstorming or bonding and allow your team to flourish in a captivating space where the very design of the house encourages innovation.

You can stroll on the stream path to Havelock North Village for a break at one of the great local cafes. Alternatively, you can bring catering in or DIY in the fully equipped house kitchen.

Relax in the comfortable chairs in front of the fire or in the sheltered patio, meet at the long dining table (seats 10), or break into smaller groups at the kitchen table or deep window recesses.    Enjoy the 2.2 hectares of sprawling grounds with groomed lawns, masses of trees and informal plantings and gardens.

The Blue Room adjoining the house is a large open studio suitable for presentations, yoga, exhibitions.

A heavenly spot for architects, gardeners, or people just looking for a tranquil space for reflection.

Accommodation is available in John’s House together with the Blue Room and additionally in The Pavilion.

Enquire for details.



  • Accommodation
  • Bond/Deposit Required
  • Full kitchen
  • Onsite parking
  • Tables & chairs included
  • WiFi

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Hastings, paired with Napier as the twin cities of the region, has not only a vibrant city,  but the very varied surrounding hinterland of Hawke’s Bay. From traditional and modern vineyards to the coast and the hills, Hastings has venues for business and leisure, weddings and parties.

Known for food and wine, Hastings does entertainment well and stages a wide range of events. With it’s settled and glorious weather this is the destination for outdoor events for a larger part of the year.


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06 877 7494