Queenstown lunch, dinner, drink and function venue.


Queenstown Function Venue


Prime is an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, private dining or celebrations. We regularly host gala dinners, award ceremonies, meetings and special occasion dinners.

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Prime's stylish, modern decor and stunning lake views create a special ambience.

The venue features lighting, sound system, data projector and an elevated stage that is ideal for speeches and presentations.

There's a central open fire and a balcony that overlooks Rees Street.

Prime is an upstairs venue, above Queenstown Bay; there are stairs on the lake-side entrance and a lift from Rees Street.

Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar can accommodate 250 guests for a cocktail-style reception or 180 for a seated dinner.

For conferencing, Prime can accommodate 150 guests seated theatre-style or 100 classroom style. We have day-delegate packages available on request.

Prime is also ideal for smaller groups as we have a private, curtained area to seat up to 40 guests.

A minnimum food and beverage spend may apply for exclusive use of Prime or its private area.

Prime is licenced until 1.30am.

For access to our extensive site featuring menus, floor plans and images, please contact Jo Weir on



Hi Jo

Apologies for not writing this sooner I have been back a couple of days and really wanted to provide some feedback.

Firstly a huge THANKYOU to you and your team at Prime. Both myself and the guests could not fault the food, drink and service.

Everything was perfect and better than I could have imagined. The service from the staff there was impeccable and a big thank you to Charlie who had to put up with us rowdy lot.

I honestly could not fault anything about our night, the venue, food or service it really was perfect and I am quite control freak but I was so incredibly relaxed the entire night.

So please pass on to the whole team that they did the most wonderful job and I had the best 30th I could ever have wished for.




Hi Jo

Thanks for the great service last Tuesday night. The food was fantastic and we all had a great night.

Regards Luton Anderson
Royal Garden Hotel

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 s 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


Thank you so much for all your efforts with the CINZ Conference 2012.  The cocktail function at Prime was the perfect start to a great few days in Queenstown.

I was absolutely thrilled with the venue and service and I would like you to pass on my thanks to Mark, Amy and your team for their wonderful support.   The food and beverage were plentiful and I think many people were in great spirit.  Please also pass on my warmest thanks to Caroline for her support and contribution.  It was great to have her join us too, she is gorgeous and I loved meeting and spending time with her.  The Race Day theme was perfect and I hope you were all as thrilled as we were.  

Thanks so much Jo – it was a real pleasure to work with you and I look forward to keeping in touch.

With kind regards,
Jen Stanton, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand

Amanda at HQNZ has given me your contact. I just wanted to thank you for the use of Prime for the Essential Brands Group 10th Birthday Celebration Awards dinner on Saturday 11th February 2012. Everyone had a great night and the view is spectacular from the restaurant. I must commend your staff on the night as this was the best ever drink service we have had on an awards night. Many thanks and all the best to you.  Regards,  

Hi Jo, The night went really well so please thank the team. I had no end of people telling me what a wonderful meal it was.
Kind Regards, Jade Bedingfield

Dinamics Destination Management 

Jo, thank you for all your help on the ITNZ Conference Gala Dinner. By all accounts the night was extremely successful. The food was described to me by the client as “spectacular”, the menu and wines worked well together, the ordering and meal drop timings were prefect and the venue suited us down to the ground. It was a pleasure working with you and your team, If I’m back in Queenstown with a group I won’t hesitate to use Prime again.Thanks again Jo.
Kind Regards
Blair Graham, Event Director

Great service, brilliant food and a very smoothly managed event"
- Karen Reeves, Volution Event Management

The services we received from the initial enquiry right through to post event was fantastic. If is such a pleasure to work with a professional team when you are showcasing Queenstown to international conference groups. We only wish that we could have a Jo Weir in all the destinations we work. Iconic Tatler always produces fantastic service. For a Dine-a-round evening, using Prime and Tatler is ideal - one person to work with on the event and with the close proximity of the restaurants it is really just a smooth process.Thanks for making part of my job a lot easier!
- Victoria Wales, House of Travel

"On behalf of the conference delegates and the organising committee I would like to thank you and your staff for an outstanding conference dinner last week. One delegate even thought it was the best conference dinner she had attended! I look forward to using Prime for future conference functions in Queenstown."
- Sally Boult,

"I would also like to thank both you and your staff for a fantastic job on Saturday. Everyone was really helpful, the service was prompt and the food was great. Every guest I asked was very complimentary about the food as well."
-- Amanda Muir, HQNZ

"I need to thank you and the staff sincerely for all your help with the client dinner, it all went very well."
-- Tanya McMahon, IDTours

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

Many thanks for looking after my clients so well. They were thrilled with all the food and the venue. Also thanks so much to Tania and the team who were willing to come into work early and set up morning tea if the weather turned. Great service!. I look forward to working with you again.
- Jude Earles Corporate Venues

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, 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

Dear Jo, Mike and Mark, Thank you so much for throwing such a great party at the close of TRENZ 2011! We all had a great time and the feedback has been excellent. Thank you for all your work for this event.
- Cheers, Lina and the TIA Events Team

Hi Jo and Shane, Thanks so much for your efforts around the show with Greg Johnson. It was lovely to have such a good night in Queenstown. Having the band based at Tatler worked well and Kendall was a top host there. We got back on Monday from the final leg of the tour and things went nicely across the country. So Greg has headed back to LA a happy man.  Thanks again and all the best for winter.
- Caley Wilson,






To discuss your event, please contact Andrew Hudson, Prime's manager, at 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.

Prime is a member of The Wakatipu Collection - Queenstown Conference and Incentive specialists. Wedding recommendations can also be viewed at

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