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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.

 

 

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The Duke provides the perfect destination 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.

 

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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.

 

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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 weddings at The Duke in the gallery below. 

Majority of the Wedding Images taken by Jess Burgess at Exposure Photography, see blog here.

 

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Welcome to the Duke of Marlborough Hotel, wedding venue.  Please come in and have a look around.   To look around using a  computer - use the mouse by clicking and holding, then moving your mouse.  On a smart device - tap to interact and use your finger to move around.   We hope you enjoy your tour

 

A small number of images have also been included by photographers Gingerbeard Weddings and Chris Copeland & Chasewild

 

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

Dear Ida, Bridget, Anton, Dan and all your wonderful staff I simply had to write to pass on our heartfelt thanks. Our requests from overseas were many and varied, but mostly we wanted to create a wonderful, stress-free day, for ourselves and our guests. You all, together, made our day more than perfect. Our expectations were more than exceeded and we will never forget it. Your assistance with planning; not only the reception and accommodation at the Duke, but also the flowers, the makeup, the hair stylist, the photographer, the baby-sitter, and even the brunch the following day, made everything so uncomplicated. Our guests were thrilled with the venue, the wedding as a whole, and most prominent were the comments on the quality of the food. Each member of your staff were helpful, friendly and completely willing to assist us in all ways, without hesitation. We simply can't thank you enough for such a memorable few days at The Duke. We shall return, and probably with most of our guests.

- Maarea & Tim Sollart,

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