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Northland's Best wedding venues

Northland's Best Wedding Venues

Whatever your wedding location criteria is, you’ll be able to find the perfect spot in the winterless north to celebrate your special day. Northland is home to some of the most amazing and diverse scenery in New Zealand. Here are some of our favourite spots to tie the knot.

Otehei Bay - An island destination 

Looking for an island destination wedding without the expense or down time in quarantine? Well then look no further than Otehei Bay. Turquoise water, white sandy beaches and native bush and birdlife – this tropical wedding paradise delivers on spectacular backdrops.

Otehei Bay is the only island wedding venue in the Bay of Islands, and provides couples with a stunning setting for their ceremony and reception with options to cater to both small intimate occasions or large celebrations with all your friends and family. The Explore Events team will deliver a tailored wedding experience you will remember for all the right reasons.

 

Omata Estate - Love amongst the vines

Perched up on Kororareka/Russell Peninsula looking back out towards the Bay of Islands you’ll find Omata Estate. A stunning boutique winery that hosts beautiful weddings with a backdrop of vines. 

Established as one of Northland's premier wine growers, you can marry together beautiful wine, food, and views with your big day at this wonderful wedding venue. Offering tailored weddings you can work with their wedding coordinator to plan your perfect day. 

 

The Duke of Marlborough - History in the making

Located right on the waterfront in Russell, the Duke of Marlborough offers a slice of history and stunning views out towards the water. This beautiful historic building offers a unique charm as New Zealand's first licensed hotel, operating since 1827.

This wedding location is not only unique because of its interesting past, but it can also offer options for your ceremony, reception and accommodation so you can enjoy your special day in one spot. Their wedding coordinator will help you plan a memorable day.

 

Liddington Gardens - Your private oasis

If you’re after a garden wedding, look no further than Liddington Gardens. This wedding venue is a 4.5 acre private garden oasis with a range of lush backdrops for you special vows. 

This venue comes with all the options including reception venue, catering and styling -  Liddington Gardens can provide a total package for hassle free day.

 

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