Functions, Events, Meetings and Conferences

The Tannery is the ultimate unique function venue in Christchurch. Offering a variety of function rooms and event spaces, The Tannery caters for a wide range of events and functions including birthday parties, corporate dinners, business meetings, conferences, private functions and Christmas parties. We have multiple venue spaces to suit a variety of sizes and budgets, catering for events from 10-600 people.

With 170 car parks, additional conference parking facilities, and convenient shuttle and coach accessibility, The Tannery is located at the base of the Port Hills and a convenient ten minute drive from the CBD.

We have a dedicated Event Management Team on hand to help plan and manage your event, so you know you will be in good hands.




Christmas Functions & Celebrations in Christchurch

The Tannery is the perfect venue for your Christmas function or party, and we have great options for family celebrations through to office Christmas parties and staff functions. We have spaces to cater for different types of events, sizes and budgets. Whether you are looking for an informal cocktail party, Christmas lunch, a formal banquet dinner or our delicious wood fired pizza lunch with lashings of craft beer and sunshine, The Tannery is the place for this year’s Christmas celebration. We can cater to all sizes and types of Christmas functions, from large office Christmas functions, to smaller work Christmas parties.

This year we are also running a Small Business, Big Party Christmas event – join a big party at The Tannery and book as many seats as you need for your small business.

Download our flyer here for more information.

For more information on holding your Christmas function at The Tannery, email [email protected], complete our enquiry form or call 0800-4-TANNERY.

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The Tannery entrance - Function Venue Christchurch
Party and private functions venue in Christchurch at The Tannery

Our Event Spaces


You are invited to utilise The Tannery’s opulent Victorian era Atrium as a canvas for your next function or event. With its iconic French tiled floors, mahogany shop fronts, stained glass, the bespoke iron arches and translucent roof, this reborn industrial precinct is your palette to create truly memorable conference dinners, celebrations, or cocktail parties from intimate group of 30 up to 600 guests.

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Function & Wedding Venue - The Atrium - The Tannery Christchurch

Blue Smoke

Whether you plan a cocktail reception, informal corporate celebration or a party Blue Smoke is ideally suited for cocktail-style events with plenty of casual seating for groups of 20 up to 250 guests with Cassels & Sons’ famous fork’n’walk menus or sit-down dinners for up to 80 guests.

With its large deck and great sound system this premier music venue could be your perfect venue for next Christmas Party or Birthday Celebration.

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Blue Smoke function venue at The Tannery

AGA Kitchen

Cassels & Sons presents the AGA Kitchen private dining room of indulgence and fine food for you to host a private dining experience for up to 50 guests. The ‘old world’ inspired style combined with a fresh take on New Zealand cuisine is the perfect setting for your next function.

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The AGA Kitchen - Private Dining Room and Function Venue at The Tannery Christchurch

Metropolitan Lounge

Since September 2016, the modern 180 sqm conference facility Metropolitan Lounge offers additional opportunities for your event within The Tannery boutique shopping emporium. Be it a meeting, conference or a seminar, with state of art AV, high ceilings, plenty of natural daylight, great views and a large deck this room can cater to your next function of up to 150 guests.

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Metropolitan Lounge function & conference venue

Venue overview

Dimensions m
Area m2
8 x 20
18.5 x 9.7
8 x 9
73 x 6

Meet the Team

Ashleigh, Amy & Jess are your dedicated Functions team. With years of experience in the industry, you can be assured your event is in great hands.

Contact us

For event enquiries, email [email protected], complete our enquiry form or call 0800-4-TANNERY.

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