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East Pier Hotel

East Pier Hotel
50 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri
Absolute beach front wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, dinner, dance and accommodation, all on the one site.

East Pier on the waterfront in Napier’s historic port area of Ahuriri boasts without doubt the best location with the best 100% uninterrupted views in town.

Wedding Venues

The Ocean Suite

Seated for Dinner – 180
Cocktail – 400
Theatre – 200
U Shape – 80
Cabaret – 130

Hawkes Bay’s premiere 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, you have the option of utilising The Port Room and/or Breakwater Room for additional space if required.

The Breakwater Room

Seated for Dinner – 70
Cocktail – 80
Theatre – 70
U Shape – 40
Cabaret – 45

The Breakwater Room has been created to cater for intermediate sized weddings.

The venue offers great sea views and direct access onto our beach front decks. This venue is equipped with an 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 – 60
Cocktail – 70
Theatre – 60
U Shape – 30
Cabaret – 40

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

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 weddings 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.

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.

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 queuing up and much faster service.

Check out our website for sample Canapes and Set Menus


The East Pier Hotel opened in May 2015 and 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.

Bridal Suite

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.

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.

Please contact us to discuss your wedding requirements. We will be happy to help and look forward to making your wedding day the best day of your lives.