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
— On-site Catering
— Liquor License


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

Kate & marcel
2nd November 2019

Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all of your help in the lead up to our day, and for making all of the planning so much easier, totally appreciate it. We had the most amazing day and are so stoked with how everything panned out. And of course to Carys and the team that helped on the day/night. Carys is an absolute legend, so incredibly lovely and ran the day like an absolute pro! So many people commented on how amazing the staff were but also how they managed to provide top service all the while remaining relatively incognito. The venue and food also received rave reviews from everyone so all-round, top feedback. Thanks again Kate & Marcel

Belinda White
1st February, 2020

“We had our wedding at The Boat House and the day went so smoothly! Our on day co-ordinator was fantastic and made the lead-up and day stress-free! We also had so many compliments on the food (especially the Salted Baked Beets). Highly recommend The Boat House if you are looking for a Wedding Venue - you won’t be disappointed!”

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