Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay: historic house venue.

All year around Duart House gardens are lovely; spring to autumn they are spectacular. With a large indoor dining room and 3 acres of garden, this is a classic venue for boutique weddings, parties, conferences, exhibitions & concerts.

There’s a covered 3m x 6m porch facing the lawn which may serve as a small stage area, and plenty of tables and chairs for the garden. There are several spaces around the gardens for a marquee or smaller gazebos and intimate bowers for a wedding ceremony.

The Dining Room in the 1882 historic house has a high ceiling and lots of natural light. It dresses prettily as a dining or event’s room.  The small library may be available for the bride’s party or day office.

You are very welcome to bring music, decorators and caterers, or do your own thing. There is a kitchen in the homestead for your use, and cutlery/crockery for hire.

This is a residential area, we do respect our neighbours and our car park must be clear by 10.30pm.

For an smaller meeting at Duart House, please see our Panel Room.



  • Full kitchen
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor seating
  • Stage
  • Tables & chairs included

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Hastings District

Hastings District

Hastings, paired with Napier as the twin cities of the region, has not only a vibrant city,  but the very varied surrounding hinterland of Hawke’s Bay. From traditional and modern vineyards to the coast and the hills, Hastings has venues for business and leisure, weddings and parties.

Known for food and wine, Hastings does entertainment well and stages a wide range of events. With it’s settled and glorious weather this is the destination for outdoor events for a larger part of the year.

It only rains for about 2 months – unfortunately no one knows which two months.  But for an outdoor event, Hastings is a very good bet.


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