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

Conferences and Meetings



Prime is an ideal venue for board meetings, seminars and conferences.

Whether you are planning a serious business meeting for 20, a fun team-building exercise for 100 or a seated lecture with an audience of 150, we can help you.

We jointly market our conference services with other Queenstown operators whose products include transport, activities, accommodation, team building and services. To view our co-members in The Wakatipu Collection, visit www.qtnz.co.nz.









flipchartLocated in central Queenstown, Prime is an ideal space for meetings and conferences, featuring views, ambience and facilities not commonly found in hotel function rooms.

Prime is a spacious, modern venue with a balcony suitable for breakout on fine days although heating and cover is available even on wet days.

Prime is located right next to the main Queenstown Pier so if your team-building exercise involves fishing, you're perfectly placed to enjoy your trout for lunch. If you are looking for an unusual transportation option, Million Dollar Cruise berths directly outside Prime's lakeside entrance. For group transport by road we recommend Queenstown Transport (large buses are not permitted in central Queenstown)

If your event requires the competitive element to be indoors, what about virtual sports with a Nintendo Wii?

We offer venue-only rental options as well as competitively-priced Day Delegate packages that include morning and afternoon tea and lunch catering.

Venue-hire and Day Delegate packages include use of data projectors and TV (Sky by arrangement), set up and staffing. Additional amenities are available on request.





Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

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Prime is a modern venue with stylish decor and stunning lake views through floor to ceiling windows.

Located in the centre of town, overlooking Queenstown Bay, Prime has a lift from Rees St and features a balcony, stage, sound system, data projector and lighting bank.

Guests can arrive by boat with Million Dollar Cruise or by road with Queenstown Transport.




Prime Accommodates ...

  • 120 classroom style
  • 150 theatre style
  • 180 banquet style
  • 250 cocktail style
  • 40 diners in the private curtained area

And 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

Day use (10am to 5pm) $1,000 to $3,000 depending on season.
See Day Delegate Packages.

Evening: $4 to $9,000 for whole venue

Private curtained area: $1,500 to $3,000

(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.


Day Delegate Packages

Room hire only

  • Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
    $1,000 to $3,000 per day 10am to 5pm, depending on group size, catering and set up requirements.
    Small groups using only the curtain area may be exempt from this fee.
    Additional $150 per hour outside these times

Hire includes staffing, data projector, TV, microphone, wifi access and drinking water for delegates. A set up fee may apply depending on your venue requirements.

Day Delegate Packages

Standard Package
$50 pp

  • Morning tea with light snack
  • Standard lunch selection
  • Afternoon tea with light snack

Premium Package
$70 pp

  • Pads, pens and mints
  • Arrival coffee, tea and juice
  • Morning tea with choice of sweet and savoury snack
  • Premium lunch
  • Afternoon tea with choice of sweet and savoury snack

Both packages include venue hire, staffing, wifi internet, microphone, data projector, TV access and drinking water for delegates. A set up fee may apply depending on your venue requirements.

Lunches can be served as table platters or in pass-around noodle boxes.

Sample menus can be viewed at the download links below.



We offer free use of data projector, screen, wifi and TV (Sky by arrangement).

Prime has a lighting bank, three-phase power and a mixing-desk for in-house sound. This is ideal for speeches and background music (bands and DJs need to supply their own PA).

Below are additional facilities that can be provided with advance notice of at least three days.

Unless otherwise indicated, equipment pricing is per-day and is GST-exclusive. Delivery fee is additional.

Laptop computer (please specify whether Mac or PC)


Laser pointer



$40 each type plus $15 for whiteboard and paper pens

Multi power box


Wireless microphone (hand-held)

$80 per microphone

Standard 1.5 x 1.5 m screen



Wireless broadband internet

$100 per 500 mb



Nintendo Wii virtual sport/gaming system

$15 plus $8 per game

Additional lighting cans (added to Prime's light bank)
$35 ea
Flat screen TV 50"
Flat Screen TV 32"
Technical person on site
From $50-$200/hour



All conference and meeting bookings are subject to Prime's booking and cancellation policy.

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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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