Private Functions and Events

Are you looking for a venue for a function or event in Central Christchurch?

Whether you're planning a birthday, anniversary, work party, Christmas function, engagement party, corporate event, sports club night, leaving drinks, presentation, or even a wedding, no matter the occasion we're here to take the pressure off so you can relax and enjoy the best function experience in central city Christchurch.

Our dedicated functions team is available to help plan your function and make your event run smoothly. We cater for small groups up to larger scale corporate or social events and have different spaces that can work for you at The Craft Embassy on The Terrace or Soul Quarter or Cascade in Stranges Lane.

Get in touch with our team today to discuss your needs. 


The Craft Embassy - The Terrace

The Craft Embassy has a separate Greenhouse complex that can be made available for private functions of up to 90 people standing and sit down meals for up to 40 people.

The heated, glazed Greenhouse area is perfect for corporate functions, special birthdays, presentations, or other social club gatherings and includes an option for pre-booked hosted beer tastings. We offer a range of catering options from a selection of casual canapes through to more formal seated set menus.

Facilities in the Greenhouse include separate toilets and full audio visual options, including projector, microphone and music input, enabling streaming from your device.

In certain circumstances we can offer a pop up bar serving up to four craft beers, a selection of wines from our menu and non-alcoholic beverages.

We do not charge venue hire, but may require a minimum spend depending on day of the week and/or time of the year.


Soul Quarter - Stranges Lane

Soul Quarter is best suited to more formal seated dinners for small groups through to 70 guests. We offer set menus or Trust the Chef and can cater for all dietaries. Enjoy a drink in the Stranges Lane courtyard before joining your table in the restaurant and move on through to Cascade for live music afterwards on Friday and Saturday nights. Enquire about our set menu options below, or find more infomation on the Soul Quarter website.


Cascade Bar and Courtyard - Stranges Lane

Cascade Bar: 250
Cascade Bar Upstairs: 60
Exclusive Full Cascade Bar Hire: 250-300

Cascade specialises in tapas and custom designed cocktails, created using premium ingredients and our team’s extensive international cocktail experience. The wine and craft beer list is worth checking out with some of the best wines our region has to offer, a great range from further afield, including premium champagne bottles and specially selected craft beer. 

The glass entrance lobby on High Street blocks the wind to the courtyard, creating a sheltered and inviting space through Stranges Lane for after work drinks or large functions with outdoor heaters for cooler days and nights. The extensive canape menu with plenty of options to suit all palates will keep your guests coming back for more.

Cascade has plenty of space for a band, DJ or other live music or entertainment, and the mezzanine space is perfect for networking events or presentations. Enquire below, or find more information on the Cascade Bar and Courtyard Website.

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The Craft Embassy is an award-winning bar and restaurant in Christchurch CBD, specialising in craft beer, and situated upstairs at The Terrace with a sunny outlook over Ōtākaro - The Avon River. With thirty taps of constantly changing, independent, New Zealand craft beer, an exceptional wine list with local Christchurch/Canterbury, New Zealand, and international wines and an extensive menu of outstanding food, The Craft Embassy is your local, Christchurch central city destination for great food, drinks and atmosphere. Whether you're in for drinks, bar snacks, a full three-course meal, a function, or a group gathering, our friendly and welcoming staff will ensure that you have a memorable experience.


From the moment you step through our doors, you'll be greeted with warm hospitality and a vibrant atmosphere that is perfect for socialising or relaxing after a long day. With a menu that features fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a carefully curated selection of beverages, The Craft Embassy is the spot for foodies and craft beer enthusiasts alike. Our staff are passionate about what they do, and they are always happy to help you choose the right drink to complement your meal or chat about the latest trends in craft beer. 


The Craft Embassy is part of
The Craft Embassy Group, which includes Cascade Bar and Courtyard and Soul Quarter, both in Stranges Lane.



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Small Groups through to large corporate functions up to 300


The Craft Embassy - The Terrace

  • Separate Greenhouse complex available for private functions of up to 90 people standing 
  • Heated and glazed
  • Range of catering options
  • Dietaries catered for
  • Full AV options including projector, microphone, and music input with streaming options
  • No venue hire but may require minimum spend depending on the day and time of year

Cascade Bar and Courtyard - Stranges Lane

  • Upstairs up to 50
  • Whole bar up to about 100 - more in Summer with doors open to courtyard
  • AV equipment available including TV for presentations
  • Range of catering options available with dietary options catered for
  • Large range of substantial canapes
  • No venue hire but may require minimum spend depending on the day and time of year