Book Your Northland Wedding
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 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.
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.
For more inspiration check out our insta page or you can view more images of weddings at The Duke in the gallery below.
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
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What our customers say
We cannot recommend highly enough the team at the Duke, including Ida, Janna and Bridget, for pulling together an amazing wedding weekend. In addition to this, a weekend away, or a whole family get together - no matter what the occasion, do yourself a favour and come to the Duke. Our family and friends have all voted the location, service, food, friendliness and accommodation as 5 star - a truly magical experience that makes us all want to do it every year! We will be back for anniversaries and any other large or small gathering we can dream up!
- Jo Hogan & James McHardy 23rd April 2016,Read More Reviews