The Riverhead - The Boat House

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The Riverhead - The Boat House

Celebrate your special day in true kiwi style at The Riverhead. Set amongst our centenarian oak trees, and picturesque gardens we have the quintessential New Zealand view; looking over the water to rural landscape.

The Boat House offers the perfect setting for your romantic ceremony and reception.

The Boat House is our function area that sits slightly to the north of The Riverhead, the historic tavern. It offers a large area with different zones that you can move between over the course of the day. You can have the ceremony on the lawn under a giant Oak tree over-looking the water, mix and mingle with congratulatory champagne and canapes under the gazebos, move through to The Boat House to dine, then relax and party in the blue room and it's decks. All areas have exceptional indoor - outdoor flow, wet weather contingencies, stunning views and the ambiance only gets better as the night falls. All functions are run under the watchful eye of our functions manager & team who will guide you through the day and ensure that it is everything you wish it to be.

The Boat House is an architecturally designed area adjoining the existing blue room, that was designed to reflect the boat building heritage of the area making The Boat House area seamless. It is temperature controlled and therefore perfect for stunning weddings, either in the heat of summer or even in winter. This area features beautiful wooden floors, white high beam rafters with permanent hanging flower decorations from the light pendants, white-washed walls and floor to ceiling opening windows all of which enhances the unique and expansive views over the river.

This area is the perfect canvas for you to create your dream wedding. 

The 25 minute journey to The Riverhead from Central Auckland can be half the fun, and we have seen some imaginative options, from horse drawn carriages, to helicopters, identical classic cars to Rolls Royces. And it gets even better as The Riverhead is the only venue in Auckland that has it's own dock, so you can arrive in style by boat.

 

 

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Contact details

The Boat House at The Riverhead:

Business hours: Monday–Friday: 11am – Late and Sat & Sunday: 10am – Late

Phone: 09 412 8902

Address: Cnr Queen & York, Riverhead 0820. Auckland

Email:

Website: www.theriverhead.co.nz/weddings/


Features

  • 140 Seating Capacity
  • Ceremony Area
  • Wet Weather Option
  • Live Music / DJ Friendly
  • On-site Catering
  • Liquor License

Reviews

Charley and Andrew Lum

05 Jul 2016

Wow! We don’t really know how to sum up how grateful we are for such a flawless send off in to married life. You guys were just wonderful in the planning and execution stages of our gorgeous winter wedding at The Riverhead and we had the greatest day of our lives. All of our...

Charley and Andrew Lum

05 Jul 2016

Wow! We don’t really know how to sum up how grateful we are for such a flawless send off in to married life.
You guys were just wonderful in the planning and execution stages of our gorgeous winter wedding at The Riverhead and we had the greatest day of our lives.

All of our guests were blown away by the care and attention your staff took and many have commented on the wonderful location and gorgeous food. In the meantime, I am very glad we chose
The Riverhead as the venue for our wedding.

Liz & Tim

05 Jul 2016

We have just spent 5 weeks in Europe on our honeymoon which was a blast. That being said, no matter where we went, our special day at The Riverhead never strayed far from thought. Selecting The Riverhead for our wedding was such an easy decision for us. Anyone who has been to The...

Liz & Tim

05 Jul 2016

We have just spent 5 weeks in Europe on our honeymoon which was a blast. That being said, no matter where we went, our special day at The Riverhead never strayed far from thought.

Selecting The Riverhead for our wedding was such an easy decision for us. Anyone who has been to The Riverhead will know that the natural beauty of the place is something special. In particular, we fell in love with the oak tree. This oak tree eventually made for a beautiful backdrop when we said our vows to one another in front of our friends & family.

After signing up to have our wedding at The Riverhead, we felt blessed with the way you took care of us with patience, dedication and complete understanding. Since we are based in Sydney, we thought it would be impossible to sort out the many different little things to work perfectly. However, everything worked incredibly well, and it couldn’t have been better for us.

The effort, enthusiasm and passion that you showed in our conversations, meetings, and on the big day itself resulted in us having the best day of our lives. Thank you so much for your massive contribution, it almost felt like you were a family member the way you put your heart into it. It also needs to be said that the rest of your staff were also very professional and cheerful. You have a great team and they were awesome. As for the food, to be honest we had our doubts about using a buffet, but we are so glad to have trusted the kitchen, as the food was great. A crowd favourite was the salmon, delicious!

We would be more than happy to recommend The Riverhead.

Shannene & Guy Purnell

31 May 2016

A huge thank you to Lisa and her team for helping make our wedding day the best day ever. We truly had an amazing day and Lisa and her team made it all so easy and seamless. The recently renovated Boat House is such a fabulous venue and the outside area with the stunning river...

Shannene & Guy Purnell

31 May 2016

A huge thank you to Lisa and her team for helping make our wedding day the best day ever. We truly had an amazing day and Lisa and her team made it all so easy and seamless. The recently renovated Boat House is such a fabulous venue and the outside area with the stunning river backdrop has lots of space for everyone to relax and simply enjoy the day. And to top it all off the food was just fabulous. Everyone had such a fun day and we would definitely recommend the Riverhead as a wedding venue. Thanks again.

Melissa & Grant Holmann

16 Apr 2016

“I would like to thank ‘The Riverhead’ and all it’s staff involved in our big day, for making sure everything ran smoothly, despite the rain, and that all our and our guests needs were met. I’d like to say a special thanks to Lisa as well for hearing and fulfilling my...

Melissa & Grant Holmann

16 Apr 2016

“I would like to thank ‘The Riverhead’ and all it’s staff involved in our big day, for making sure everything ran smoothly, despite the rain, and that all our and our guests needs were met. I’d like to say a special thanks to Lisa as well for hearing and fulfilling my requests, answering all my questions, putting my concerns at ease and making things happen. Our day turned out much better than we could have ever imagined because Lisa worked so hard at making sure we had everything just right and just they way we wanted it. We had an absolutely amazing day. The venue is fantastic, beautifully manicured and very neat & tidy. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the food was ‘out of this world’ – compliments to the chef please and a big thank you to the staff who stayed behind on the night to make sure we had all we needed right up until we left and they even cleaned up after us! We are very lucky to have found such an amazing venue, thank you again to The Riverhead, we will cherish the memory of our big day forever, such a stunningly tranquil setting on the banks of the river – we could not have asked for more. We loved it.”

Rebecca & Isaac Turner

30 Mar 2016

Isaac and I wanted to say a sincere thank you for your services on Saturday night. Our guest had such a fabulous time as did Isaac & I, we had so many people rave out the venue & the food! The food was divine! Comments from our guests of the bar staff being friendly and...

Rebecca & Isaac Turner

30 Mar 2016

Isaac and I wanted to say a sincere thank you for your services on Saturday night. Our guest had such a fabulous time as did Isaac & I, we had so many people rave out the venue & the food! The food was divine! Comments from our guests of the bar staff being friendly and helpful was so lovely to hear as well. We are looking forward to seeing the pictures and will be sure to send your some as well.

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