Gardens & Dining Room at Duart House - Venue for hire


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 the Panel Room.

Pricing varies depending on requirements, so please see the Duart House website pricing page for more details, however the following pricing information was accurate in March 2019:

$300.00 Half Day Hire (no food $250.00)
$550.00 Full Day Hire
$50.00 hour Full Hire all Downstairs
$35.00 hour Function Room only
$25.00 hour Panel Room only
$600.00 Reception/Ceremony
$400.00 Ceremony & Nibbles (no meal)
$250.00 Garden Ceremony only
$100.00 Set up (day before after 12pm)
Hireage includes 100 chairs, 8 trestle tables, 10 round tables



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

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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.


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