Organising your family or work end of year celebrations
A Christmas party with a difference
MWith the festive season just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about the end of year celebrations, whether it is for work, a family gathering, or to meet up with friends and neighbours. For the new owners of the Cardrona Hotel, 2013 has brought plenty to celebrate; a busy autumn wedding season, a successful first winter, and the build-up to what is promising to be a very exciting summer. The hotel was bought by Christchurch friends James Jenneson and Cade Thornton in February 2013 who both now live in Cardrona and relish their new roles and lifestyle. ‘‘The prospect of our first winter was a little bit daunting’’ admits new owner Cade Thornton. ‘‘It’s such an iconic apre`s ski venue for both locals and tourists, we knew that the ski season was going to be hectic. ‘‘We survived though, and loved every minute of it.’’ ake your Christmas party a cracker, and celebrate on-board an iconic Queenstown venue. Escape across Lake Wakatipu on Real Journeys 101year old vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw for a unique and memorable Christmas party. Eat, drink and be merry with specials available from the fully licensed Promenade Cafe´ on-board. The ships pianist entertains on the Promenade deck where the chance to join in and sing along is always a real hit with passengers of all ages. You can choose a cruise only, or continue the celebrations at Walter Peak High Country Farm where there are plenty of options of offer. For dining with a difference the Gourmet Barbecue Lunch or Dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant are both great choices for groups large or small. You can sit back on the sun-drenched lakeside terrace or make the most of the long summer twilight as your meal sizzles on the grill. With a great selection of meats and delectable seasonal salads, followed Since taking ownership in February, the pair has made a few small changes to the hotel which includes new furniture in the main bar and a new lunch and dinner menu which is a modern take on traditional pub fare, featuring fresh locally sourced ingredients. Also available are a range of buffet and set menu options for functions, weddings and Christmas parties. The hotel seats 85 people inside and up to 250 for cocktail functions or marquee dining. So, whether you’re looking for a Christmas party venue or simply want a great bite to eat in one of New Zealand’s most iconic pubs, make the Cardrona Hotel your next stop.
by tasty dessert treats and New Zealand cheeses – there’s something for everyone. For a Christmas party with a difference, spectacular lakeside views and VIP treatment contact Real Journeys special events team to discuss how to make your Christmas party one to remember. Christmas theming, welcome drinks and reserved seating available for groups of all sizes. Minimum numbers apply. Phone 03 442 7500 or visit email@example.com.