Want Your Wedding to be Spectacular?


Just say “I do” and we’ll take care of the rest!



It’s a special day. So, make it special! At The Boat House we’ll make romance bloom by bringing together our tradition of fine food and beverage in a delightful atmosphere. We’ll pay personal attention to every detail to ensure a smooth, successful and most enjoyable experience for you, the happy couple, your family and friends. To make your life easier, we also have a list of first-class celebrants, photographers, florists, decorators and musicians – all have proven themselves at The Boat House time and time again.




Picturesque & private, The Boat House @ The Riverhead will create unforgettable & precious memories of your special day.

This entrancing outdoor setting for your dream country wedding is remarkably near to Auckland. Overlooking the upper harbour, the entire Boat House venue will be exclusively yours for the day. Say ‘I do’ under the 100-year-old oak tree on the extensive lawn with permanent marquee & savour the delight of a stress-free outdoor wedding.



The architecturally designed reception hall, permanent hanging flower arrangements throughout the high vaulted ceiling, ambient lighting and the benefit of exceptional indoor-outdoor flow onto large sweeping decks adds a dollop of ‘wow’ to your celebrations.

Steeped in history, we pride ourselves in offering delectable menu with a modern take on the classics, made from scratch from freshly sourced local produce.



Celebrate in style. Arrive by road, only 20 minutes from Central Auckland, by helicopter or by water directly to our own dock.

The Boat House offers so many options for the creative mind. This venue allows your guests to enjoy a different space throughout the day, from the lawn, marquee & garden gazebos up until the time you are introduced for the first time as ‘a married couple’ in the gorgeously decorated reception hall.

After the formalities; party the night away in the adjacent room with bar & clear top conservatory for those who want to chat or get a breather from the festivities of the day.


Need more info? Check out the brochures below!

Wedding Info Pack

Wedding Info Pack

Wine & Beverages

Wine & Beverages



Just on the outskirts of Auckland city to the Northwest. Only 20 minutes by car, or uniquely accessible by ferry or your own private water vessel.

It often surprises people just how short the journey is. A quick route from the end of the North Western Motorway with plenty of free parking… or arrive in style by helicopter, boat or coach!

A wide range of accommodation choices are available nearby, ranging from farm homestays to country cottages; book-a-baches in Riverhead to country retreats. 



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 you’s.
— Andrew & Mel
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.

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Availability Calendar

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