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 provides the perfect wedding venue where you can enjoy having your wedding ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one place. The 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 stunning garden alongside the ballroom which is perfect for wedding ceremonies underneath the historic 150 year fig tree looking out to sea.

With an award restaurant (featuring in Cuisine magazines top 100 restaurants), 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 please contact us at [email protected] and we will send you a detailed 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.

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What our customers say

To the Team at the Duke, especially Bridget, Ida and Tim, thank you for all your help leading up to and on the day of our wedding. You went above and beyond the call of duty supporting us within every aspect, being flexible and accommodating to all our needs. We would recommend the Duke of Marlborough not just for a wedding but also for a night away or just a meal. The staff are friendly, approachable and very helpful. Thanks again, Han and Richie MacPherson

- Hannah & Richie MacPherson,

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