Where to hold your Christmas party in Christchurch

Where to hold the Christmas party this year, is the first question to pop when it comes to planning a Christmas party. With Christmas season approaching faster, all the venues tend to get booked well in advance. We know very well that securing a perfect venue is no piece of cake. It takes a lot of research and time. So we have done the hard work for you so, you don’t have to. We have narrowed down some gorgeous venues in Christchurch that you can tailor to your requirements. 

Melton Estate

Melton Estate is a perfect place to hold a winery Christmas event. It is a family-owned boutique winery located 15 minutes from Christchurch airport. The best way to take your guests to the Estate is via minibus and driver hire in Christchurch. Their restaurant and event space hosts remarkable Christmas events each year. Melton Estate provides impeccable food and beverage services. Even though they are master at arranging fabulous events, they always listen to the host and adds personal touches. 

Melton Estate is famous for its Christmas Banquets. You can also plan a wine tasting party, cocktail party, lunch and dinner Christmas parties. All the dishes are prepared on-site by the culinary team of Estate using fresh local ingredients that pair perfectly with boutique wines of Melton Estate. You can choose from two table service three-course menus, Christmas buffet menu, beverage and wine list. 


Parlour Cocktail Lounge at Old Government Building is a premier private function space of Christchurch. The beautiful heritage building of O.G.B in Cathedral Square houses this stylish bar. Whether you are hosting a corporate Christmas party or a private Christmas party, Parlour is the perfect city-centre event space. This intimate space has a timeless charm and classy decor that is sure to impress your guest. 

The venue promises flawless service and exquisite catering options. Dining options include canapes, platters also, Cash Bar and Bar Tab options are available. The seating arrangement will be bar leaner sitting style, jazz music playing in the background, you will have your private bar and bartender.

The Tannery

The Tannery is a boutique shopping emporium located on the banks of Heathcote River in Christchurch. It houses various event spaces that can cater to Christmas parties of all size, style and budget. It is like a one-stop-shop for Christmas Party venue. Whether you want to host a formal Christmas dinner, casual Christmas lunch or want to have a pizza and beer party with your friends, The Tannery has it all. 

Four event spaces are naming Atrium, Blue Smoke, AGA Kitchen, and Metropolitan Lounge. The atrium is ideal for elegant cocktail and dinner parties and can host from 30 to 600 guests. Blue Smoke is a leading music venue with a great sound system and a large deck. Here you can arrange a cocktail party for 20 to 250 guests and sit-down dinner for up to 80 guests. For a private dinner party of up to 50 guests go for AGA Kitchen. 


Clink Restaurant and Bar, located in the village of Sumner, is an ideal venue for both small and large Christmas parties. Clink offers four different venue facilities that include The Bar, The Front Room, Function Area Two and Function Area Three. The Bar is a cocktail style party space for up to 50 people, minimum of 35 people required. Stone cottage with a central gas fire servers fine wine of New Zealand, premium craft beers on tap and seasonal speciality cocktails. 

The Front Room is a charming space overlooking the beautiful courtyards. It can accommodate up to 35 guests. Hire for sit-down dinner with a set menu or cocktail style party with canapes and platters. Function Area Two is perfect for formal dinner parties like a single table set for up to 30 guests. Function Area Two is a private dining space that can host no more than 12 people, works the best for intimate Christmas party. 

The Vines Club

The Vines Club is a beautiful private venue, a little bit away from the hustle-bustle of the city. It is five minutes away from Christchurch airport and 15 minutes drive from Christchurch CBD. The beautiful landscape is an ideal setting for a Christmas party. It is a picture-perfect spacious place, overlooking a small vineyard and offering exceptional service and fabulous food. The five-acre venue houses a small vineyard and water feature. 

You can use the entire venue that includes a picnic area, lawn, sunken garden, and marquee. You can choose from a range of catering options that suits your style and budget. Round tables can seat 80 guests, and rectangle tables seat 100 guests. The package includes a fully licences bar, professional staff, Audio system, and full set up for your entire event. 

The Birdwood

The Birdwood is here to offer you be the best of both worlds. It is an eatery by day and Pizzeria by night. The Eatery serves breakfast and lunch. They have plenty of space where you can host a large lunch or dinner Christmas party. They can accommodate from 8 to 80 people. They have function menu options, but you can also create your function menu. Their fresh juices, smoothies, and home-brewed coffee are the best. 

The dinner menu of the Pizzeria is straightforward. There is an excellent selection of antipasti. The star is an authentic Italian style pizza. Choose from any woodfired pizza, either tomato base or béchamel sauce base and handmade pasta. Gluten-free, Vegan, and vegetarian-friendly options are also available. The Pizzeria has a great selection of beers and wines, that pairs seamlessly with the traditional Italian flavours.

Midnight Shangai

Midnight Shangai is a sizeable option while planning a fun Christmas party with a group of friends. When it comes to impressing people doing Something different like a karaoke party will win all hearts. Midnight Shanghai serves modern Chinese cuisine in Christchurch. It is a perfect place to have a fun karaoke night out with friends along with great food and drink. 

At Midnight Shanghai they have two karaoke rooms that can fit 2-15 people each. The menu has small plates and sharing platters. Small plates are perfect for exploring new and bold flavours. If you would like to taste a little bit of everything, choose from all roast, pecking duck and dumpling Sharing platters. Midnight Shangai offers an extensive drinks menu. The highlight is their speciality cocktails.

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