Bay of Islands Conference Venue

Organising a conference, team meeting or incentive package why not try The Duke of Marlborough Hotel? Not only is it located on the waterfront in Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands but it is New Zealand’s first licence hotel - something just a bit different. The Duke’s ornate function room can cater for small conferences in the private dining room which seats up to 20 or larger events in our main function room which caters up to 140.

Team building activities are plentiful within the Bay of Islands and our friendly staff will be most happy to assist with booking of all activities during your stay with us.

For any enquiries please contact us, or alternatively, you can download our conference packs below:

Up to 30 Delegates: click here to download

Over 30 Delegates: click here to download

WINTER SPECIAL: Make the most of our Winter conference deal & create a memorable experience for your team from just $199 per person per night. Your $199.00 conference package includes accommodation, breakfast, and a full daily delegate package (excluding dinner). This package is available from mid-week 1 May until 30 September 2021. 

Terms and Conditions

Accommodation on a single occupancy basis with Breakfast (buffet).  Does not include Waterfront and Water view rooms.  

Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with other deals.

Daily Delegate Package Includes:

Room hire from 9am – 5pm

Tea & Coffee

Morning & Afternoon tea (based on a selection of 2 options). Additional options can be added at a per item cost.

Lunch – buffet or working lunch

Conference equipment (excluding any outsourced items)

Delegate pads, pens & mints  

Free Wi-Fi access for all delegates during conference

Dedicated staff member
Free car parking


What our customers say

We booked the Duke as our wedding venue around about 1.5 years before our wedding, the only thing we were on time with getting organized and I am so glad we did! Ida and the team could not have been more helpful, with customizing their already delicious menu plan, helping to remind us and organize all those details that are easy to overlook, with moving and removing people around rooms to suit various dates/requirements (we booked the hotel for 4 nights) The staff couldn't have been more helpful and attentive.The hotel itself is beautiful and the setting was just perfect for a wedding. We loved it so much we plan to come back every year for our anniversary!

- Laura & Bradley 3rd December 2016,

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