Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door

While our chefs command the kitchen, the seasons are our master. We're driven by seasonal food that is fresh and honest.

In my opinion, Amisfield Vineyard & Bistro is one of Queenstown’s Best Restaurants with a unique menu and style of eating and amazing wine.  For the right wedding it also makes an excellent Wedding Venue.  They do the occasional wedding reception (no ceremonies to my knowledge) and they are very good at it.  The only con is that their license only allows them to operate until 8pm.  This means that as a Wedding Venue is only suitable for early Wedding Receptions.


I have shot several events at this venue over the years, but only one wedding reception to my memory.  This was Cat & Cass’s Pretty Damn Awesome Thurlby Domain (& Amisfield) Winter Wedding.  Cat & Cass had around 50 – 60 guests and held their ceremony in the old stone stables at Thurlby Domain.  Their reception was at Amisfield.

The guests at Cat & Cass’s Wedding Reception were seated indoors in the main part of the restaurant and pretty much filled up the building.  I think from memory they had exclusive use of the Restaurant.  If you were planning a summer wedding, there is no reason you couldn’t dine in their stunning outside dining area.  You would just want to make sure that they had enough seating capacity to move all your guests indoors in case of bad weather.  (Note: the interior of the Restaurant is divided into two seating areas on either side of the fireplace.  So if you maxed out the Restaurant’s inside seating capacity some of your guests would be out of line of sight of the majority of your wedding party and hearing the speeches etc would be problematic).


You can view a selection of Amisfield Wedding Reception photos from Cat & Cass’s Pretty Damn Awesome Thurlby Domain (& Amisfield) Winter Wedding on this blog post.

Rate and write a review

Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road 10
Lake Hayes 9371 Otago NZ
Get directions

Log In