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Member Spotlight: Little Blackwood

Tell us about who you are, what you do….

Little Blackwood, situated on the waterfront at Steamer Wharf, is known for its breathtaking views and prime location. Theambience, artworks, contemporary, yet classic feel and superior service have won Little Blackwood some prestigious awards including the best bar in New Zealand.

We thrive on creating special moments for each and every guest and have developed a name for ourselves in the pre- and post-wedding party sector.

Whether you’re planning that first icebreaker ‘meet and greet’ occasion or a recovery session after the big day, we are all about delivering the X factor that becomes the catalyst for good times and great memories.


What is your favourite wedding story?

What is really nice about hosting these types of occasions is that we feel so privileged to share these special times with our guests. We love curating bespoke and unique cocktail menus and personalising Little Blackwood’s unique space to suit each couple. Combined with ‘that view’, arguably one of THE best in town and our signature service, guests are guaranteed to feel at ease.

Our team lives and breathes hospitality and any request is never too much. From the events department to our bartenders, everyone understands, these are once in a lifetime moments, worthy of only the best. 

Music, colours, flavours – all is carefully considered and crafted by us, even down to personalised ice stamps, and custom cocktail creations.


What is your most popular product/service?

From passionately created cocktails, to sumptuous locally sourced artisan meat and cheese boards, Little Blackwood offers a truly unique and memorable experience for your tastebuds.

Our thoughtful team excels in professional, outstanding service, going above and beyond to ensure you and your guests have the time of your life!

Some of the region’s most talented musicians grace our stage regularly and can be hired for your special occasion too.

What wedding trends are you loving right now?

‘Destination weddings’ are definitely a trend we’re loving as it brings couples to Queenstown that are looking for a great time and that is what we are famous for!

Planners who create a full itinerary for their guests is also a great trend, as our venue fits the ticket for a range of options. From welcome drinks for everyone to mix, mingle and get to know each other before the big day, to recovery sessions the day after – Little Blackwood’s specialty!

We’ve also noticed that classic is back, and that suits us perfectly. We pride ourselves on doing things with great attention to detail, leading with exceptional service and quality products. A perfect ‘marriage’ of aspects that never goes out of style.


Tell us something we don’t already know about your business.

For something a little different, we offer a ‘Fire and Ice’ Package that has you starting the night next door at Minus 5° ICE BAR for the coolest drinks in town. You’ll be absorbed into a world crafted purely of ice, including hand carved ice sculptures.  Even their famous cocktails are served in glasses made entirely of ice!  Then head to Little Blackwood to warm up and keep the party going with exceptional drinks, a local buzz and live music nightly (available on request for private hire).

Our unique and inviting space can be tailored to your vision. Theme it as you dream it!  We personally blend specialty syrups and infuse a range of liqueurs. Our mixologists are constantly creating and curating unique flavour profiles and combinations that keep our regular guests coming back for more, so you’re sure to find something surprising and unique when you choose us.



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