Lachie’s Fundraiser

Comedy auction, raffles, live music and beer! Join us at Cassels Blue Smoke on March 14th for an evening of comedy, auctions, raffles and music as we raise funds for Lachies MIBG treatment in Sydney. Lachie was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2012 as a 4 year old and underwent chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, stem cell transplant, immunotherapy and self-funded MIBG therapy. Six years post treatment, Lachie’s family were devastated to learn he…. [Read More]

Face to Fashion

The Tannery Presents a Night With Renee Hay and Lou Heller Wednesday 27th November 5.00pm – 9.20pm at The Tannery Join Christchurch based Renee Hay and Lou Heller for a fun, interactive evening with all things Fashion, Make-up and Style at The Tannery. Begin with bubbles and light refreshments in the atrium from 5-6 and peruse the atrium stores listed below, opening late for this special event. ‘Face to Fashion at The…. [Read More]

Face to Fashion Event at The Tannery

Bubbly Breakfast at The Tannery for Cup Day

Join us for a Bubbly Breakfast at The Tannery on Cup Day The exclusive place to be seen! 9-11am on Tuesday 12th November The Grand Atrium will be transformed for a bubbly breakfast. Tickets are $65 and include breakfast, complimentary bubbles or beers, and transport to the races. The breakfast menu can be viewed below. Book Here!   Breakfast Menu (All dishes to be served to the table in shared style) Bread…. [Read More]

Cup Day Bubbly Breakfast at The Tannery

Spring Market Day 2019

As the days get longer and the nights get shorter, you know The Tannery Spring Market can’t be far away! We are getting ready to welcome back spring with The Tannery Spring Market on Saturday 31st August from 10-5pm…that’s the day before Father’s Day. Packed full of the sale tables and store specials you’ve come to love. Your favourite local craftspeople and designers, live music, tasty food offerings and entertainment for the…. [Read More]

BLOOM Bridal Fayre 2019

Planning your wedding and looking for inspiration? A visit to BLOOM at The Tannery on Sunday 7th April 2019 is a must! We are excited to bring you this inaugural wedding event at The Tannery. Join us at The Tannery and see how this iconic retail destination is transformed into a magical wedding venue after hours, with four unique spaces to suit weddings of all sizes and styles. To help with all…. [Read More]

Bloom Bridal Fayre & Wedding Show at The Tannery

Autumn Market Day 2019

It’s that time already! The eagerly anticipated Tannery Autumn Market will kick off on Saturday 23rd March, 10-5pm. Packed full of sale tables and store specials, talented local crafts and designers, live music, your favourite food vendors plus entertainment for the kids. Live music from Ryan Ferris in The Tannery Atrium from 11am to 3.30pm. We have some of the best local talented craft and design stall holders joining us for the…. [Read More]

Autumn Market at The Tannery

Christmas Market 2018

Join us for The Tannery Christmas Market 2018, enjoy the Christmas festivities, finish off your Christmas shopping and grab yourself some bargains among our sale tables and store specials. We will have live music, entertainment for the kids, food galore and some of your favourite local craftspeople and designers. Live Music – 5-9pm Melanie Poppins – 10-11.30am Face painting with Stepf – 3-5pm Take advantage of the sales and promotions on offer…. [Read More]

Hats and High Tea Competition at The Tannery

WIN High Tea at Penny Black and GA tickets to Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day Start Cup Day in style with a Penny Black High Tea at The Tannery! Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day is one of the most glamorous and highly anticipated social events on Canterbury’s calendar attracting crowds of over 20,000. This spectacular day is a celebration of racing, fashion, food, fun and music. The Tannery is…. [Read More]

Hats and High Tea at The Tannery for Cup Day

Get Cup Day Ready at The Tannery

It’s nearly here! If you haven’t experienced the fun, excitement and glamour of New Zealand Cup and Show Week in Christchurch, then this is your chance. The annual eagerly anticipated event celebrates all things racing, fashion and entertainment. At The Tannery, our retailers are well and truly ready for this annual Canterbury event. Katerina Boutique, Flock Design Boutique, Cosi Fan Tutte​, KILT, Uncommon Ground​, Deval​, Encompass, Recycle Boutique NZ, Bolt of Cloth​,…. [Read More]

Get Cup Day ready at The Tannery

School Holidays Fun with Melanie Poppins

We are excited to be welcoming Melanie Poppins to The Tannery in the July School Holidays. Melanie is a children’s party entertainer in Christchurch, providing magic shows, face painting, balloon animals and other entertainment. Melanie Poppins will be at The Tannery on Tuesday 17th and Friday 20th July, from 1.30-3.00 PM, providing school holiday entertainment for the children, which will include face painting and a magic show. And best of all, this…. [Read More]

School Holidays Melanie Poppins at The Tannery


Multi award winning designer Ingrid Brook creates a range of one off couture, wedding gowns, evening dresses, mother of the bride/groom couture fashion and daywear. The boutique store has an exquisite range of ‘off the rack’ pieces made from exclusive fabrics. A custom-made service is also available for couture bridal, atelier bridal, evening gowns, mother of the bride/groom and Cup Day outfits. Appointments are essential for these services. Ingrid works with clients…. [Read More]

Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop at The Tannery

  Spend $150 get $30 off Spend $200 get $40 off* Lorna Jane is a global Activewear brand that inspires women to live their best life through Active Living. We are excited to announce we have Lorna Jane featuring at The Tannery in a pop store! So come visit us at The Tannery this weekend over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and get a chance to shop the Lorna Jane range. The…. [Read More]

Lorna Jane Popup at The Tannery

The Fabric House Coming Soon

At Fabric House we are passionate about furnishing fabric. We bring to you hand selected, high quality, contemporary, classic and designer fabrics at wholesale prices. We’re relocating to The Tannery this June and look forward to welcoming you to our new home!

The Fabric House - The Tannery Christchurch

Sunday Sit Down at Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke at The Tannery welcomes you to ‘The Sunday Sit Down Get Down’, our much loved afternoon concert series. This is a great opportunity to catch a matinee show with family and friends and enjoy some fine gastro fare while you’re at it. We believe great music should be paired with hearty soul food so in addition to our normal Blue Smoke concert menu we’ve decided to serve a seasonal roast…. [Read More]

Sunday Get Down at Blue Smoke

City Mission Christmas Appeal

The Tannery are proud to be getting behind the amazing efforts of the City Mission this Christmas by collecting Christmas gifts for all ages on their behalf. Bring your gifts to The Tannery and leave them under the tree. Gifts will be collected by the City Mission and distributed to kids, teenagers and adults in need of some Christmas cheer. Gifts will be accepted until Friday 22nd to give the City Mission time to…. [Read More]

City Mission Christmas Appeal

The Tannery Spring Market Day 2017

Click here for details of our 2018 Market Day (Sat 1st September) Join us for The Tannery bi-annual Market Day to launch into Spring, with a day of sale tables and store specials. There will also be food trucks on-site – Tommy Taco, Fritz’s Weiner, Kung Fu Dumplings, and Black Forrest Waffle Hut, as well as live music from Davey Backyard (10.30am – 4pm) and face painting from 1-3. Saturday 2nd September 2017, 10-5pm. Take advantage…. [Read More]

Winter special for venue hire

The modern and functional new Metropolitan Lounge upstairs st the southern side of The Tannery is perfect for meetings and conferences up to 160 people. Book your conference for July, August or September and you will receive a complimentary catering upgrade worth $10.00 per person to the daily delegate package!* Book your afternoon or evening function in winter and you will have the option to incorporate a Cassels * Sons beer tasting…. [Read More]

Metropolitan Lounge function & conference venue

Cassels & Sons launches into retail market

Cassels & Sons Brewery Co is a family owned brewery in Christchurch, New Zealand, who have been brewing for over 40 years, and on a commercial scale since 2009.  At the heart of the brand and the business is a belief in heritage and craftsmanship, and is always striving for excellence. Since 2011 Cassels & Sons have entered the New Zealand Brew awards and have consistently won gold and silver medals.  Extra…. [Read More]

Cassels & Sons Donate to Clown Doctors

Late last year Cassels & Sons came up with an initiative to raise funds for the charitable organisation Clown Doctors New Zealand, by donating a portion of all Christmas function bookings made from September 1st until Christmas. Clown Doctors New Zealand work in hospitals in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, striving to create a positive atmosphere at a time and place when hospital patients and their families most need an emotional boost. They…. [Read More]

Cassels & Sons donate to Clown Doctors NZ

Matariki & Mid Winter Functions 2017

Matariki is the Maori name for the star cluster Pleiades, also called the seven sisters. It is a significant time in New Zealand as marking the start of the traditional Maori New Year, first observed by the rise of Matariki and the New Year confirmed as the first new Moon is sighted after that. Matariki is due to begin on 25 June in 2017. Bright stars are considered to be a sign…. [Read More]

Matariki mid winter events - The Tannery Function Venue


Blue Smoke is now only open for ticketed concert events and our ‘Sunday Sit Down Get Down’. Please keep an eye on the gig guide for our opening hours. Here is a list of the concerts we have coming our way in the month of April. For more information, head over to our Live Events page Nadia Reid ‘Preservation Tour’ .. Saturday 1st April Blind Boy Paxton (USA) .. Wednesday 5th April This…. [Read More]

Ten Good Rounds – Music Event at The Tannery

TEN GOOD ROUNDS Celebrating One Whole Decade of THE EASTERN Saturday 10th December We welcome all comers to celebrate a decade of music from local misfits and chancers The Eastern on Saturday December 10th for an outdoor festival style concert at The Tannery, Woolston, Christchurch. The stage will be in the parking lot right out front of The Brewery and Blue Smoke. Alongside food stalls & cold beers there will be hours…. [Read More]

10 Good Rounds Music Event The Tannery

Christmas at The Tannery, Supporting Local Charity!

Jingle & Mingle with Cassels & Sons at The Tannery The Tannery is the ultimate venue for your Christmas Function. Whether you are looking for an informal cocktail party, traditional buffet dinner with all the trimmings, the elegance of a formal banquet dinner or a traditional Kiwi barbecue with lashings of craft beer and sunshine, The Tannery is the place to Jingle & Mingle for this year’s Christmas function! And to top it…. [Read More]

Christmas functions at The Tannery

Metropolitan Lounge is Now Open – Opening Special!

The modern, functional and adaptable new 180 sqm Metropolitan Lounge upstairs from the Deluxe Cinema is perfect for meetings and conferences up to 200 guests. With its extensive west-facing deck and elaborate private staircase it is The Tannery’s most flexible event space, available all day. The in-built state-of-the-art AV system and automated blinds allow for plug-and-play entertainment and presentations. Large panoramic windows facing the Port Hills and skylights lend gallery light to…. [Read More]

Metropolitan Lounge is now open for functions at The Tannery

INSIDE Christchurch Video Featuring The Tannery

The Tannery is famous! We’re engaging with the international tourist market, and our Victorian industrial precinct-come-shopping emporium has been featured in the INSIDE Christchurch travel vlog with Laura Hunter. This is the essential travel guide for your journey to the Canterbury region. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, skip forward to 11:40 minutes and check out our cameo. And if you are planning your wedding, you have to check out the 10 seater 300C…. [Read More]

The Mid Winter Market

Join us for The Tannery Mid Winter Market on Saturday 25th June 2016, from 10am-5pm. There will be sale tables and store specials so you can stock up on winter warmers!

Mid Winter Market at The Tannery - Boutique Shopping in Christchurch

Weiss, Wit & Weizen Event

Beer lovers, it’s time to get excited! Adrian Harrison, head chef for The Brewery, beer & cider connoisseur and beer writer, will host a series of beer tasting and food matching events in the AGA Kitchen. We kick off with the first event on Tuesday 14 June at 6pm with “Weiss, Wit & Weizen” which will take you to the world of wheat beers from our own Cassels & Sons range and…. [Read More]

Beer Tasting and Food Match Event at The Tannery

Matariki at The Tannery 2016

Matariki, the Maori name for the star cluster Pleiades, is a significant time in Aotearoa, marking the start of the traditional Maori New Year, first observed by the rise of Matariki in the last few days of May each year and the New Year confirmed as the first new Moon is sighted in June. Bright stars are considered to be a sign of a warmth and as a good harvest and resulting…. [Read More]

Matariki mid winter events - The Tannery Function Venue

Tight-knit Family Behind Tannery Project

Georgina Stylianou checks in with the Cassels family to see how the development of their new retail site is progressing. It took vision and a strong family to turn an historic tannery site into a Victorian Arcade. What once was an industrial eyesore discharging chemicals into the Heathcote River will soon be a haven for shopping, dining and entertainment. And the multi-million dollar idea, the brainchild of Christchurch businessman Alasdair Cassels, will…. [Read More]

The historic tannery building