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

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, 10-5pm. Take advantage of the sales and promotions on offer from our boutique retailers on Market…. [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]

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, 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