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Intimate Elegance: Your Exclusive Wedding Journey Begins Here


At Driftwood Paradise, we understand that your wedding day is about your unique love story. We are delighted to be offering bespoke weddings at our magical venue, nestled in the Bay of Islands, just 30 mins from the Kerikeri township and 15 minutes by boat from Russell.

We offer 120-acres of coastal farmland, panoramic ocean views, private beach and a range of boutique accommodation. Driftwood Paradise provides a stunning seaside venue for your wedding day.

We believe that every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams, regardless of their budget. Our mission is to make your vision come to life, ensuring that every detail reflects your individual style and taste.

We offer everything from basic venue hire for DIY weddings to full wrap around services.

No wedding is the same, our quotes are as individual as your day. Please fill out our enquiry form attached.

Driftwood is perfect for your dream wedding.

It’s all about your perfect day and what is important to you.


Private white sandy beach

Rustic boat shed (sits 60 comfortably)

Waterfront lawn

Room for large marquee

3 stunning holiday homes

​We are the perfect canvas to paint your day upon 




  • Wedding coordinator services

  • Your choice of lawn, beachfront or bush location

  • Catering for up to a maximum of 60 seated guests

  • Wireless microphone and speaker

  • Wooden bench seats for guest seating

  • Signing table and chair


  • 70m2 rustic boatshed with concrete floor

  • Seating for 60 guests

  • Wooden dining trestle tables

  • Built in sideboards for gifts and cake

  • F&P wine chiller for 60 bottles

  • Interior festoon lighting

  • Exterior solar lighting

  • 2-bay unisex toilet trailer

  • Bar leaners, seating & white umbrellas on the promontory

After the event
  • Clean up and rubbish removal

  • Recycling removal

  • Two nights luxury accommodation for the bride and groom (the night before and of the wedding)

  • Situated above the venue with peaceful water views


Need to know
  • We have other accommodation on site, check our page.

  • Arrival time for venue set up and accommodation is from 2pm, the day before the wedding. Departure is by 10am the morning after the wedding.

  • We have an in-house Wedding Planner, local florist, make up artist and photographer available upon request.

  • We can provide recommendations for caterers, mobile bars and everything else you can possibly think of!

  • We are BYO, no corkage charge.

  • You can DIY or we can recommend local wedding providers.

  • We book weddings from mid October to mid April.

  • Most importantly, we are here to help!

Your Day - Your Way


When booking a wedding all the cottages will need to be booked alongside.

Email Vanessa for a chat about the ideas you want to share and pricing.


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