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Functions & Conferences

Cavells Cafe and Bar is situated with a stunning view over the Shotover River and a short 5 minute drive to town, ideal for wedding venues, BBQs or that special birthday celebration. Indoor and outdoor areas and hire for exclusive use is available. Fully licensed with a great outdoor area. Prices on request.

Whatever the occasion, Cavells Cafe and Bar in Arthurs Point (next to the Shotover Jet) is ideal.


Situated overlooking the Shotover River in Arthurs Point next to the Shotover Jet and rafting base, Cavells is a short 5 minute journey from downtown Queenstown.


Cavells Café and Bar has seating for up to 50 people, although with a buffet option (breakfast or evening dining) and comfortable standing capacity is 100 as there is ample room in the garden area.


Start your conference or group with a breakfast somewhere different: choose from a simple continental style breakfast or Kiwi-Style hearty cooked breakfast.


Choose from the menu of pub style favourites such as steak sandwich, nachos, burgers or chicken salad. Alternatively, pre-order one of the packed lunch options to take away (download here)

Dinner or Evening Functions

Cavells is the perfect venue for a private function. A short drive from town with ample parking for buses and in a beautiful setting overlooking the river, the choices are endless:

• BBQ and beer for that relaxed gathering

• Nibbles and drinks with space for a DJ or live music

• Informal dining with a choice of menu options

Function menu available on request

Transport options:

Bus charters available on request – must be booked in advance


Cavells Wedding Venue


If you are looking for a more relaxing location to take your vows with a fully licenced venue, then Cavells could be the spot.


Exclusive and private hire of the facilities and area are available any day of the week and all year round as Cavells normally runs as a fully licenced cafe and bar during the day. Licenced to the early hours of the morning, it's a perfect location where your guests can relax and celebrate your special day. There is plenty of free parking, only 5 minutes to town and the nearby beach is great for extra photos if you want to include an iconic Queenstown jetboat in your photos.

Winter weddings are also great as there is a roaring open fire and charm as you celebrate inside with the snowcapped mountains outside.

Seating and Wedding area

There is a large lawn area which is perfect for an aisle arrangement and/or registry table with a beautiful backdrop overlooking the river for your photos. Alternatively the guests can be lined up to form your aisle and stand as you take your vows.

There is seating inside for approx 50 guests with an area for a DJ or band for evening celebrations. Without all the tables there is room for approx 100 guests. Alternatively impress the guests with the stunning outdoor setting and reception, best suited to either a BBQ or finger food although there are rustic outdoor tables to seat approx 40 if required.

Themed accessories

Experienced in arranging all types of functions and weddings, the team at Cavells can arrange to hire in marquees, extra tables, outdoor furniture or glassware, just ask and we can make it happen.


Price on application and all menu options available but Cavells is certainly suited to those that want a great day and a stunning location without too much formality or extravagance.


Bresita Paton
03 442 8692