Function venue in central Queenstown specialising in weddings and conferences
and breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail functions

Queenstown Wedding Venue




Prime is an ideal wedding venue, able to cater for groups from 10 to 250.

Prime is located in central Queenstown, an easy walk from most accommodation and churches. Bridal parties and their guests may choose to arrive by boat with Million Dollar Cruise or by road with Queenstown Transport.

For further wedding inspiration you may like to view services offered by The Wakatipu Wedding Collection.

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Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar


Prime's lake and mountain views provide a picturesque welcome for out of town guests.

The bridal party may choose to arrive by boat for a dramatic entrance - Queenstown's Main Town Pier is on Prime's front doorstep.

Prime has recently undergone a major refurbishment and its elegent decor is complemented by modern art.

The central open fireplace is a popular feature in winter and the open balcony provides a private smoking area.

There is a stage at one end of the restaurant, suitable for the bridal table, band or entertainment.

A lift is provided for guests entering from Rees Street; Prime's other entrance is accessed by stairs from the lakefront.

Prime is licenced until 1.30 am.




Prime's Capacity
  • 180 banquet style
  • 250 cocktail style
  • 40 diners in the private curtained area

Prime features

  • Full service catering
  • Data projector
  • Sound system
  • Sky TV (by arrangement)
  • Lighting bank
  • 3-phase power
  • Blackout curtains
  • Interior sectioning curtains
  • Floor to ceiling windows with stunning lake and mountain views
  • Balcony with town views
  • Fully stocked bar with cash and electronic payment facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Open gas fire
  • Outdoor smoking area
  • Lift from street level
  • Disabled facilities

Minimum Spend for Exclusive Use

Whole venue: $4 to $9,000 for whole venue, depending on date.

Private curtained area: $1,500 to $3,000 depending on date.

(minimum spend excludes certain dates such as New Year's Eve and opening night of the Winter Festival which will have higher minimum spends)

A set up fee may apply but will be waived at a pre-agreed food and beverage spend.

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View photos of wedddings held at Prime here.






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Wedding Package


Our wedding package is aimed at reducing stress for couples so we have put together key services that will ensure your wedding reception is the perfect event you and your guests will remember for ever.

This package does not include food or beverage, which need to be chosen separately.


  • Flowers for the venue and centrepieces for each guest table
  • Linen table cloths and napkins
  • Table plan and specially-printed menu for each guest itemising food and beverage choices, including your own wedding graphic
  • Wireless microphone for speeches
  • A gift voucher for the bride and groom to celebrate their one week, one month or one year anniversary.

This package is priced at $1,075 inc GST.

Optional add-ons

  • DJ add $1,200 for the night (up to 4 hours)
  • Band - From $1800 to $9k for the night (up to 4 hours)
  • Chair covers $11 per chair
  • Calligraphy placecards $4.50 each

All prices include GST.

Weddings held at Prime are subject to our function booking policy.



Some feedback from our blissful newlyweds ...


Hi Jo,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything last night. It was a fantastic night!
Our waitress was just so professional and friendly, nothing was a problem.
Food was divine and thank you for organizing the private dining room.


Hi Jo,
Thanks so much for all the help you and your staff gave during the wedding. It was a fantastic day in the end and everyone commented on the reception venue.
Thanks again

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff who were working last Saturday night for our engagement party. The set up was fantastic and everybody had a really good time. We really liked the cards that were on the table, such a nice touch. A lot of our friends had never been to Prime before and totally loved the venue.
-- Shaun and Mel, Queenstown

On behalf of Tish, Sam, Joe and I congratulations to you and your staff at Prime for the success of Friday night, everything was perfect, the venue blew away everyone especially those from out of town, the meal was generous and delicious and Tanya and her team were outstanding, well done.We would be delighted to endorse Prime as a venue to anyone wishing to hold any similar function there. Please convey our thanks to all involved in making the occasion such a memorable one especially Tanya.
- Murray and Tish Acklin

Oh my god.......I can't believe it's over!! Thank you so much. Everything ran so much more smoothly than we could imagine! You guys were OUTSTANDING. I have not heard one negative comment at all We have had sooooooooooo much feedback on the meal in fact one person said it was the best wedding food' they had ever eaten! I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN!!!!!
- Anna and Hayden

Hi Jo,
Kirstie here, we had our reception at Prime on October 6th. Just wanted to send you another email now that we are back from honeymoon to say how impressed and happy we were with how it all went.
The staff were amazing and the way they decorated it was just how we wanted it. Please can you pass on to the staff at Prime how happy we were with them. They did everything we asked of them and were very professional, and all our guest were so happy. And the food was amazing! Our friends are still raving about it now! It was so great to have such a beautiful venue for our wedding day and such amazing staff.
Thanks again, Kirstie and Simon

Hi Jo, I just wanted to send through a quick email to thank you and the team for making our wedding last month absolutely beautiful!  Tanya was wonderful to deal with and ensured the whole day ran without a hitch.  We had wonderful feed back on all the food, the wine and in particular the venue and THAT view!!  Many of our guests commented that it was one of the most beautiful weddings they have been to, so thank you!
Carlie & Marcus!

Hi Jo, Shelley and I have just arrived home from Queenstown after an unforgettable trip. It's a pity we did not get to meet in person but I would like to thank you for all your help in planning the night at Tatler. Everything from the service to the food, music and atmosphere exceeded our expectations and we could not be happier. Perhaps we will get to meet one day on one of our return trips to your incredible part of the world.
- Cheers, Brian

Hi Jo, Just wanted to let you know that we had the very best day on Saturday.  Please pass on our thanks to all the staff that worked that night, they were great!  Also, thank you to you for all your help.  We had so many comments on how wonderful the food was. Absolutely delicious meals had by all.  Cheers & thanks to you and your team Jo
- Heidi & Simon Holden

Hi Jo, Just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and Shane and his staff at Tatler for an amazing evening. The place looked stunning and everybody had a great time. It is an excellent venue for a wedding reception and we will be recommending it to others! Please thank Shane for putting on a wonderful evening.  It couldn't have been any better. Thanks,
- Sarah and Aaron

Hi Jo, We just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful night we had at Tatler on Wednesday night after our wedding. The venue looked great and the food was exceptional. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding food they had ever had.
Could you please pass on our thanks to the 2 staff that we had helping us on the night. Nothing was too much trouble for them and everything went so smoothly.
Thanks again for your great organisation, it was great for us to be able to enjoy our night and not have to worry about anything as it was all taken care of.
Regards, Matt and Helen.

We will highly recommend the Tatler to anyone looking to host a function, particularly a wedding party, as all of our small details were taken care of - the menus were classic (we've kept one inside our guest book) and the Spectator Room (and balcony) was decorated beyond our expectations. And lastly, the service on the evening was impeccable, the girls were so friendly towards all our guests and took a personal interest in our wedding - and as a bride I was totally and honestly reassured that everything would be looked after and I had a fun and relaxed evening.
- Heather and Chris, Australia

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To discuss your event, please contact owner Mark Jessop or Andrew Hudson, Prime's manager:
dine@primerestaurant.co.nz or phone +64 3 442 5288.

Menu prices listed on this site include Goods and Services Tax and are current at time of upload. Food cost rises will be applied where necessary with as much notice given as possible. A 15% surcharge may apply on public holidays.


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