Weddings at The Duke

The Perfect Bay of Islands Wedding Venue

Celebrate your wedding at a New Zealand icon in the beautiful Bay of Islands, near Paihia. The Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell offers a unique wedding destination where you can experience the historic charm of New Zealand’s first licensed hotel. The Duke is located on the waterfront in the heart of romantic Russell and offers a majestic Northland wedding venue for you and your guests

The Duke’s grand ball room with ornate ceilings, chandeliers and polished wooden floor boards opens up directly onto sun filled decks overlooking the sea. The function room is filled with individually upholstered chairs seating up to 140 guests comfortably. There is also a private dining room providing an intimate ambience for smaller weddings.

With award winning chefs and restaurant managers the Duke offers exquisite cuisine and exceptional service. We meet with the bride and groom and tailor the menu and wine list to ensure a memorable celebration for you and your guests. The Duke has an on-site wedding co-ordinator with experience in planning and delivering tailor made, personalised weddings to guarantee a truly memorable day.

For more information on weddings at The Duke, prices and menus click here to download our wedding pack

You can view more images of the venue in our gallery or click on the following link to watch a video from one of our beautiful couples.  Thank you Aidan and Hana for sharing this with us.

Wedding images taken by Jess Burgess at Exposure Photography www.exposurenz.co.nz

Want to know more or book your wedding? Please get in touch  and we will be back in contact.

* indicates required fields

In order to assist us in reducing spam, please type the characters you see:

spam control image

What our customers say

Thank you so much to you and all the team at the Duke. Our wedding was the absolute best day of our lives. It all went without a glitch and we loved every minute. All of our guests commented on how wonderful it all was, the food, staff, location, and how smooth everything went! Everyone loved it. We felt so special, and everything was so personal. We really appreciated all the little touches too - the card, bubbles and tshirts in our room after were so sweet! I really can’t believe how quick it went. We want to do it all over again and again! Thank you so much for all of your help, you are wonderful and really brought it all together. You and Ellie gave us such peace of mind and it wouldn’t have been the same otherwise. It was the best day of our lives. We can’t wait to come back soon! Thanks again 😊 Jess & Ryan 4th November 2017

- Jess & Ryan, 4th November 2017,

Read More Reviews
Qualmark | 4 Stars Hospitality New Zealand