The Boat House - at The Riverhead

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 the 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 ambience 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 its own dock, so you can arrive in style by boat.    

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Mon–Fri: 11am – Late and Sat & Sun: 10am – Late


09 412 8902


Cnr Queen & York, Riverhead 0820. Auckland


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— 140 Seating Capacity
— Ceremony Area
— Wet Weather Option
— Live Music / DJ Friendly
— 80 Parking Spots
— On-site Catering
— Liquor License


Olivia and Morné Nel
06 Apr 2019

All we can say is Wow!! What an absolutely fabulous wedding we had. The Boat House looked so stunning! Everyone commented on what a truly beautiful spot it was, how relaxed and easy the place was. You both worked so hard to make our day just what we wanted and honestly it exceeded our expectations. The set up was so easy. Monique and her husband who set all our things up had only fabulous feedback and said Sally was wonderful. The small things really blew Morné and I away. Having a drink ready right after the ceremony. Keeping aside some canapes so we didn’t miss out during photos. And Morné and I loved how one of your staff members in particular made sure we always had a drink if needed. Sally you were so easy and made sure the night was perfect. Deb all your hard work right up to the day was so appreciated. Nothing ever felt like it wasn’t achievable whilst at the same time you made sure you only said yes if it was possible. We loved every minute of the night and are loving being married. Thanks so much Olivia and Morné Nel

Ashleigh & Naj
16 Mar 2019

Hi Debs, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful afternoon & evening on Saturday. I was so impressed with how smoothly everything ran. The wait staff were also so warm and friendly - we felt so lucky. Everything was PERFECT! Thanks so so much - we’re so glad we picked The Riverhead’s Boat House. Ashleigh & Naj

Andrew and Mel
22 Feb 2019

Good morning Paula and Stephen, My husband and I recently had our wedding at the Riverhead on Friday 22nd Feb, 2019 and we really wanted to take some time to acknowledge your wonderful staff. First off could you please thank all your chefs because the food was superb, we had so many compliments on how tender the meats were cooked and how every dish was consistently yummy and amazing - such a credit to the team, we loved every bit of it, our guests enjoyed the selection and could not stop raving about the food. So thank you! A massive thank you to the reception staff for ensuring all our guests plus ourselves were well looked after and happy. They were all very polite and friendly to the point where we could have asked them to join our celebrations! Our last thank you however is the most important of all. We have already sent a thank you to Debra but we really felt it was important to let you know what a credit she is to The Riverhead, right from the moment we met/talked with Deb we knew we were in the safest of hands nothing was ever too much and she is so easy to work with. She is truly beyond amazing and I’m sure any couple who plan to have their wedding at Riverhead would feel the same. Debra thank you!! You are awesome we will definitely be recommending her/Riverhead to anyone who plans to have their wedding with your venue. A million thank yous, Andrew and Mel

laura & Darren
10th October

Just an email to thank you and your amazing team for organising everything on Saturday Caris was an absolute superstar and please pass on to her we were very appreciative of the work her and the team did on the day - it was literally the best day of our lives and we couldn’t have done it without you all. People absolutely loved the venue and couldn’t believe they had never been there before. They said it was paradise in a location they will always go to now. Thanks so much Laura and Darren

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