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Stranges Lane | 219 High Street | Christchurch

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 here


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.

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.