Wedding ceremony, reception, dinner, dance and accommodation all on the one site

Wedding ceremony, reception, dinner, dance and accommodation all on the one site

Where in New Zealand offers an absolute beachfront venue for your wedding ceremony, reception, dinner, dance and accommodation all on the one site?

The Ocean Suite can comfortably accommodate weddings up to 250 people and has two private decks, its own private bathrooms and its own private bar.

Full catering options are included.

Venue capacities and charges for weddings

The Ocean Suite

Seated for Dinner – 140 people

Cocktail – 400 people

Theatre – 180 people

U Shape – 70 people

Cabaret – 100 people

Hire Fee – $POA

Hawke’s Bay’s premiere conference and wedding venue, bar none.

Brand new, luxuriously decorated, dual large ocean front decks, wi-fi internet access, dual HD projectors, fully integrated sound system, stage, private bar facilities, private bathrooms, high ceilings, wonderful natural light, the list goes on and on. The Ocean Suite also has a sound proof retractable wall that can either split the venue into two or stack neatly away, the options are endless.

Perfect for weddings, conferences, trade shows, tutorials, family gatherings, funerals, prize givings, fundraising events and much more. You have the option of utilizing The Port Room and/or Breakwater Room for additional space if required.

The Breakwater Room

Seated for Dinner – 70 people

Cocktail – 80 people

Theatre – 70 people

U Shape – 30 people

Cabaret – 40 people

Hire Fee – $POA

The Breakwater Room has been created to cater for intermediate sized groups whether it’s a conference, formal dinner or casual birthday party with drinks and nibbles.

The venue offers great sea views and direct access onto our beach front decks. This venue is equipped with a HD projector, large screen, wi-fi, full sound system and full blackout blinds.

Being located adjacent to The larger Ocean Suite it is perfect for additional space for this larger venue as a breakout room, reception area and catering space. Bathrooms located adjacent to the room.

The Port Room

Seated for Dinner – 50 people

Cocktail – 70 people

Theatre – 40 people

U Shape – 22 people

Cabaret – 30 people

Hire Fee – $POA

The Port Room is the hotel’s longest serving and most popular venue for smaller meetings and gatherings.

Offering magnificent sea views down the beach to the port and also straight out to sea, this venue is equipped with it’s own private ocean facing deck. The Port Room is perfect for smaller meetings and is equipped with HD projector, screen, wi-fi, sound system and full blackout blinds. It has it’s own additional reception space ideal for morning/afternoon teas, lunches and breakout space.

Also utilised as an additional breakout room for larger events in The Ocean Suite. The Port Room has proved itself over many years as one of Napier’s premiere small private dining venues perfect for private dinners, buffets, lunches, cocktail functions, birthday parties etc. Bathrooms located adjacent to the room.


Your wedding is a time for celebration with family and friends. Stress-free and well organised, you’ll be able to relax knowing every detail of the ceremony and reception is being taken care of with utmost professionalism and attention.


A selection of freshly made bite size treats served on platters circulated by our staff to tempt and tantalize your taste buds before dinner is served.  Select any of the following options from the extensive list.

Canapes Options

Set Menus

A semi-formal dinner served to your table in a traditional French style with your entrée and dessert selections individually plated. The beauty of this style of service is your guests receive the choice associated with buffets but with a service and convenience of a set menu. No queueing up and much faster service.

Entree Options
Mains Options
Dessert Options


The new East Pier Hotel provides the newest, smartest 4-star accommodation in a totally unrivalled location, anywhere else in New Zealand.

We are absolute beach front with each spacious room opening up directly onto beach front reserves and the ever popular boardwalk/cycle way that links the whole of Napier and Hawkes Bay.

We are located five minute from Hawkes Bay airport and in the heart of Napier’s historic seaside suburb of Ahuriri and not only do we have our own award winning bar/brasserie on site but are within a five minute stroll of numerous other hospitality venues. We offer two luxury suites with views to die for, 16 studio rooms (2 accessible) and three family suites.

Each unit is stylishly equipped with all the mod cons, Wi-Fi internet access, multi-channel sky, private decks and the most amazing views. The Bridal Suite is the ultimate haven for the happy couple with wrap around decks giving you uninterrupted 360 degree views and sun from dawn until dusk.

Accommodation Offers

  • Complimentary bridal suite for the happy couple on their wedding night if booked for an additional 2 nights (either before or after wedding).

  • Complimentary bridal suite for the happy couple on their wedding night where the food and beverage component is in excess of $15K. This can include any pre- or post-wedding functions to be charged to the main account.
  • Complimentary bridal suite for the happy couple on their wedding night for all weddings of 80+ people booked May-September.

  • Complimentary bridal suite for the happy couple on their wedding night for all weddings of 80+ people any time of the year Sunday-Thursday.

  • If a single wedding results in 40 guest accommodation nights over multiple nights then the venue hirage fee is waivered.

Pre-wedding VIP package

  • 1 nights accommodation on the eve of the wedding in one family unit (sleeps 4 people).
  • 1 bottle of French Champagne and petit four platter served to the room.
  • Four breakfasts on the day of the wedding.
  • One platter lunch for four people on the day of the wedding.
  • Personal hairstylist in the room for four people.
  • Personal nail technician in the room for four people.
  • Total price for four people $2500.