Weddings in Hawke's Bay

Congratulations on your engagement and your decision to create a lifetime of memories! For the most important day of your life you deserve the perfect venue to make your wedding a celebration to remember forever, and the Napier Conference Centre is just a bouquet's throw away from the beach, manicured gardens and Napier's elegant waterfront viewing platform.

With picturesque views from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers, the Napier Conference Centre offers so much to brides-to-be. Its central location, stylish and flexible facilities, quality in-house caterers and our experienced team, makes it an ideal choice of venue to celebrate your big day.

We cater for small, intimate celebrations and larger weddings - we have space aplenty for all your family and friends! Whatever your budget, theme and preferences, we will work with you to ensure your wedding is just how you dreamed it would be, and so much more...

Talk to our in-house team today! call us on +64 6 835 9001 or email us the details of your dream wedding and we can start planning...

Our dedicated and experienced team can guide you through all the details while planning your wedding day. We can assist and advise you in every aspect including: hair and makeup, catering, photographers, florists, vehicle hire, entertainment, wedding cakes, and everything else you'll need for unique celebration you and your guests will remember for years to come.

The Napier Conference Centre works with many different businesses dedicated to making your wedding day a dream. To discuss your plans, and work out how we can help create a truly memorable wedding day for you, please call +64 6 835 9001 or email us!

Standing proudly on Napier's Marine Parade, the Napier Conference Centre's location makes it an idyllic venue for weddings with views over the Pacific Ocean providing an unobstructed, magical vista spanning from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers.

Only a walkway separates the venue from the sea, and Napier’s beautiful CBD with its world-famous Art Deco architecture is close nearby. There is also a bounty of picturesque photo locations just a few minutes' walk away, including the Soundshell, the Sunken Gardens and the Ocean Viewing Platform.

For guests flying in to Hawke's Bay for your wedding, the airport is only a 10-minute drive from the centre and there is a large range of quality accommodation options located within a short walk or drive from the venue and Napier’s city centre.

See below Accommodation and Transport & Car Parking


The Napier Conference Centre is an all-weather venue able to cater for small, intimate weddings and much larger celebrations of up to 350 guests. There are several spaces perfectly suited for wedding ceremonies and receptions including the entrance Foyer, main Ballroom and the Gallery. The elegant Ballroom and adjoining Gallery offer gorgeous, spellbinding Pacific Ocean views by day and by night Napier’s elegant coloured lights deliver a magical scene. Other spaces are also available for your special day, so check out the details below, give us a call on +64 6 835 9001 or send us an email.

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The Napier Conference Centre's onsite caterers, Dish Catering, offer a wide range of delicious menu choices to suit the budget, theme or dietary requirements of your wedding and its guests. From finger food to á la carte dining, Dish Catering, with their considerable experience, can create a menu and deliver great food that's perfect for your big day.

All food is freshly prepared onsite daily from locally sourced ingredients or products when and where possible. Following discussion of your requirements with one of our coordinators we'll develop menus and beverage options then work together to create a truly memorable culinary experience for you and your guests.

We will also provide a duty manager if alcohol is being served.


There are many transport options for getting to and from the centre, and also around Napier and Hawke's Bay for other activities or photo opportunities for you and your wedding party. Below are a few recommendations and if you'd like to discuss options for vehicle hire, such as Art Deco or classic cars, or limousines, just give us a call.

The Hawke’s Bay Airport is just a 10-minute drive from the centre for those guests coming from outside Hawke's Bay.

Limited car parking is available for guests and attendees in the centre's car park, situated in the adjacent Ocean Spa Complex, accessed off Marine Parade, 400m north of the centre's front entrance. However, if parking for more than 3 hours you'll need to obtain a car-parking pass from the venue’s reception. Please note that all other street parking around the centre is for a maximum of two hours only.

Parking on the forecourt at the front of the venue is for unloading and loading only and vehicles parked there for extended periods of time may incur an infringement notice. All other street parking around the centre is two hours only.

To find out how our team can help you arrange transport just call +64 6 835 9001

Our in-house team can assist you with your AV requirements for your big day, from a sound system for background music and speeches to digital screens for welcome signs and seating.

Talk to us today about these and other options. Just call +64 6 835 9001 or email us to make a time to visit and chat.

A wide variety of accommodation options nearby make the Napier Conference Centre extremely convenient for the bride and groom, and those guests coming from outside Hawke's Bay. We can help coordinate accommodation at point of contact at each hotel or we can tailor accommodation packages to suit specific requirements and guests' group size.

Here are a few local providers we recommend that are only a few minutes' walk or drive away from the centre:

For more details about accommodation options in Napier, Hawke's Bay, please call +64 6 835 9001. or send us an email and we can discuss what choice would best suit your guests.

Does your venue have natural light?

  • All the centre's spaces have natural light with varying degrees in each. If plenty of natural light is important for your wedding, please let our staff know and we'll recommend the best-suited space.

Can we provide our own food and beverages?

  • The Napier Conference Centre contracts Dish Catering for all food and beverages provided onsite. We are happy to work with you to develop a menu and beverage list that suit your requirements, with Dish Catering being the provider.

Can we decorate the venue ourselves?

  • We're committed to providing a safe working environment at all times for our customers, guests, staff, contractors and members of the public. Some decorating for conferences needs to be carried out by an approved contractor but there are other aspects you'll be able to be complete yourselves. Please discuss with our team.

What does the venue cost?

  • Venue rental rates vary depending on the spaces required and the duration of your wedding. View our venue rental rates here or for a more accurate quote feel free to use our online enquiry form.

What are your capacities?

Is there parking available?

  • Limited 3-hour car parking is available for guests and attendees in the car park situated in the adjacent Ocean Spa Complex, accessed off Marine Parade, 400m north of the centre. However, you will need a car-parking pass that you can organise by asking one of our team. Parking on the forecourt at the front of the venue is for unloading and loading only and vehicles parked there for extended periods of time may incur an infringement notice. All other street parking around the centre is two hours only.

Is there wheel chair access and disabled toilets at the venue?

  • Yes. Wheel chair access is on the ground level, with a passenger lift available to the lower level. Disabled toilets are available on both levels of the venue

We’ve put together our most popular extras into one great package.
From the all-important parquet dance floor, to those special touches such as uplighting and chair covers, we’re offering our Extras Package for just $599 + GST.


  •  Uplighting of outer pillars (four colours available)
  •  Parquet Dance floor installed (4m x 10m)
  •  Linen napkins
  •  Chair covers for all chairs in black or white
  •  Tablecloths in black or white
  •  Gift table with white linen
  •  Bridal table with black or white linen
  •  Cake table with white linen and silver cake knife
  •  Sound system for speeches and background music


  •  Chair Sashes (variety of colours) from $1.25 + GST each
  •  Table Runners (variety of colours) from $5 + GST each
  •  Centrepieces from $12 + GST each
  •  Wishing Well $25 + GST
  •  Ceiling Canopy from $550 + GST

For the perfect wedding, give us a ring!

Special conditions
Minimum 50 guests, maximum 200 guests

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We are here to help with your event so please call us or fill in the online form below and we can contact you at a time that suits.

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An absolutely amazing day. The venue is exquisite, the staff are extraordinary, the buffet was divine and our guests found themselves lost in the moment. Overall, the perfect location to celebrate our perfect day.

James and Camara Waapu

To Shanelle and all the girls at the Conference Centre, thank you so much for all you did for our special day. You honestly went above and beyond to make sure our special day ran smoothly. We had the best day of our lives and the reception was a big part of that. It looked and felt amazing and we have had so many compliments on our amazing reception from the food to the decorations. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Emma and Chris McCarthy

Special thanks to Shanelle - for all the emails and for making this whole wedding just amazing. We seriously could not have imagined it going so perfectly! To all of you, thank you for keeping it a surprise even when mum popped in to be nosey! We will be singing your praises for years to come.

Maria and Jade Wharepouri

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Napier Conference Centre
48 Marine Parade, Private Bag 6010, Napier 4140, New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 835 9001

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