The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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.

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What our customers say

We chose to have our wedding reception at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel a decision which resulted as the best choice we've made for our wedding. From the qulity menu selection to the time management, our guest had nothing but great things to say. Beautiful, delicious food and luxurious rooms, the duke was thoroughly enjoyed. All the staff and managers at the Duke were genuinely accommodating and lovely. Big thank you to Ida Birch, thank you for helping us with all the wedding reception planning work. Great prepackaged plans which helped us stay on budget while giving us the flexibility to accommodate our specific wants. Duke of Marlborough Hotel means so much to us now, we enjoyed every moment staying there. Oh, thank you for the suprise gift from the Duke of Marlborough, how kind! Jaysi & Kaleb

- Jaysi & Kaleb 18th October 2018,

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