Vbase is a member of the Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) and this year their conference came to Canterbury. So, it seemed only fitting we should blow their socks off like a washing line in a Christchurch Nor-wester.

The days were held at Isaac Theatre Royal and each evening we had the chance to shine, hosting both social dinner events.

We kicked off the first night with a cricket themed quiz night at our newest venue - Hagley Oval Pavilion. Guests were entertained by The Outwits, roaming canapés, an oyster bar and family style dinner. The quiz ended in a tie-breaker, which was decided via dance-off. Suffice to say, there were some unexpected dance moves and quite a few laughs!

The Awards dinner was held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Guest's boarded 'Eventful air', the Starlets performed in 'Andrews Sisters' style and Christchurch band The New Entrants wowed the crowd and had them dancing the night away.

Vbase was nominated for three, and won four awards!

  • Small venue of the year - Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Rising Star of the Year Award - Kylie Young, Event Planning & Delivery Manager
  • Kylie was also awarded the supreme Venue Person of the Year!

We are so proud of everything we are doing in the NZ events and entertainment industry. It's great to be recognised for our efforts and wonderful to share our great venues and service with our colleagues.