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 to download our conference pack please click here.

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

To Ida, Ellie and The Duke, we would both like to say a huge thank you for making everything about our special day so easy and wonderful! From the hotel rooms, to the ballroom set up, to the friendly helpful staff, right down to the special touches in our bridal suite, everything was just perfect. I had no clue where to start planning this but Ida you made everything just so easy and fun. All of you at the Duke should be very proud that you can continuously run weddings so smoothly and in such a professional manner, every single one of our guests raved about how great the food and the service was. Russell is such a magical place to get married, we are so happy we chose such a beautiful location to share our day with our family and friends. We are looking forward to coming back on our anniversary, Ida we can't wait for our espresso martini catch up soon!

- David and Alison Walding 10th March 2018,

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