Wedding Stories

We're a sucker for a great story.

Read the stories of couples who shared their perfect day with us.

Trelise & Kelly

It’s a day to have all of your favourite people altogether. There is so much fun in the planning, but don’t let it overwhelm what at the end of the day is all about a beautiful celebration.

Annika & Mike

I don’t think there are enough words in this world to describe our special day. But if I had to start somewhere I’d definitely use the words: incredible, emotional, exciting, loving and that I would do it all over again.

Nicole & Mathew

From the months of planning and preparation our day went off without a hitch. It’s a day we will remember forever and I’m sure many of our family and friends will too.

Siran & Paul

"The incredible staff at the Duke had prepared the venue as planned - it was perfect and exactly as I had envisioned! We had such an amazing day with our family and friends and we’re still buzzing about it!"

Lucy & Andrew

"Russell was just perfect as you have everything you need for a memorable weekend: a picture-perfect wharf, golden sand and swimming at Long Beach, great dining and accommodation options..."

Alison & Dave

"The Bay of Islands has always been a special place for David being from Northland. He took me on one of our first summer drives up there and we spent the day driving around Russell and visiting Paihia..."

Hana & Aidan

"It was absolute perfection, we couldn’t fault it. Our friends and family still talk about the amazing food to this day. We were so impressed with the variety of courses available."

Kelly & Adam

"Our wedding manager was fantastic, and despite us living in Singapore, the assistance of both the wedding and the hotel room teams was superb."