We are here to help. Whether it’s a seasonal catch up with friends, a thank you for staff, a conference, wedding, 21st or even a party at home – we’ve got you covered. With a seating capacity of up to 120 for dining and licensed for up to 300 people; Samuel’s Summit offers the perfect venue for all so why not let our Blue Pub Team arrange the function to fulfil all your needs. No matter if you require a formal sit down dinner or an opportunity to dance the night away with live music, we will ensure that all your requirements are satisfied. We can accommodate larger numbers by using our permanent marquee adjoining Samuels Summit Venue. With 5m x 4m removable staging, we can set the space to suit most occasions, from live bands to elevated wedding tables or a presentation stage and we can also provide accommodation for up to 50 people utilising both of our beautiful historic venues. Our newly renovated and freshly decorated space awaits you…

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These menus are a guide to give you an idea of what we can do for you. We are happy to design custom menus for you as well – please contact us directly for more info.


No problem. We can provide all the resources you will require to concentrate in a pleasant environment including high speed Wifi access, data projector, whiteboards and several options for break out areas if required. For those who want to get the most out of the time, we will fully cater for you from our extensive buffet or set menu options (just ask us!) or you may prefer to stroll next door to our sunny verandah or Restaurant and order from the á la carte or “pub grub” menus. If you need inspiration; just glance out at views of the Southern Alps or step out to the outdoor area with newly landscaped gardens and take in the clean country air..
 Weding coupleMethven is a great place to get married with the stunning Southern Alps as a backdrop. There are many options for your ceremony – helicopter to nearby glaciers or mountains, scenic reserves or the magnificent Rakaia Gorge are just a few suggestions. We cater for weddings of up to 120 guests, provide full bar and extend the weather proof area by utilising our marquee in the adjoining outdoor area. If you are just in the early planning stages, come and see us for more ideas – as true locals we have plenty!
DevilskinSamuel’s likes to think that it’s one of Canterbury’s major live venues for music and many renowned artists have played here. Some of the bigger touring bands include Salmonella Dub, Rhombus, Elemenop, Op Shop, The Exponents and many more. When leading NZ band Op Shop played in Samuel’s, they even wrote a song called ‘Methven Dreaming’ so they must have enjoyed it… We also regularly host live bands and DJs in the Main Bar – check out the gig guide for what’s coming up.

  • Recently renovated and freshly decorated venue
  • Fully serviced and licensed bar
  • Extensive range of dining options
  • Eftpos and credit card facilities
  • Full in house PA with i pod and/or laptop docking capabilities
  • Data projector and screens
  • Whiteboards
  • Cosy open fire
  • Tea and coffee (espresso coffee also available upon request)
  • Full range of tap and bottled beers
  • Extensive wine list
  • Marquee option for screened outdoor area
  • Accommodation available for up to 50 people (ask staff about our competitive rates)
  • 5m x 4 m removable staging
  • Lighting systems
  • 16 and 32 amp power available
  • In house sound engineer (additional costs apply)

 Party at home? Need a Marquee in case the weather turns? No worries.Marquee Have more friends than you thought? We have plenty of crockery and cutlery, just give us a bell. Ever wanted to try your hand at the famous kiwi spit roast? Sweet, pick her up and give it a go. Or else we can come and do it for you. Here’s the marquee, caravan and spit roast in action at a recent festival – just one example of what we can provide. Marquee Hire – 9x6m marquee $120 per day (Erection & Dismantle – add $300) Spit Roast Hire – Small with baskets (includes gas) $150 / Large with spikes (includes gas) $200 The Mighty Catering Caravan ‘The caravan of courage’ or ‘The caravan of love’Caravan of Courage This absolute beauty – a 3m x 6m Catering Caravan boasts a 2m x 6 m awning in addition to side and rear service windows. Gas cooking: deep fryers, flat grill, oven & cook top. Power: lighting and refrigeration – stand up fridge and stand up freezer. Hot and cold running water 100 litres fresh water and 100 litres base water. But enough of the facts … the ‘caravan of courage’ has been cooking up everything from hot dogs and hot chips to gourmet burgers and whitebait patties for the last 6 years. You may have spotted us at events including the Methven Races, World Ploughing Competition, Hot Rods, Methven Rodeo, Methven A&P Show, Pudding Hill’s Sky Diving Boogie or Rhythm and Alps – so think of us for your next fundraiser or event! Conditions apply*

So. We come to you – You come to us – We’re easy and aim to keep it easy for you too! No group or function is too big or too small. To discuss your function and budget requirements please email info@thebluepub.co.nz or give Casey a call on (027) 208 8030.