Brydone Hotel


The Oamaru Licensing Trust has two function venues offering quality and style to your special day.

The historic Brydone Hotel is one of North Otago's most versatile venues.

Built in 1881 from Oamaru stone, this Victorian hotel is a sought-after venues for weddings, bridal parties, engagement parties, and pre- and post-wedding events. The beautiful architecture, majestic staircases, and grand chandeliers all help make your occasion special.

Centrally situated, a short walk to the Victorian precinct, the public gardens and the waterfront, the Brydone Hotel offers some outstanding photo opportunities.

The dedicated team will make you and your guests feel special, with support from your enquiry to well after your event. They will work with you to personalise your menu, table setting, decorations, and other fine details, making this an occasion to be remembered.

For weddings, the bride and groom receive a complimentary suite for their wedding night.

The Brydone Hotel offers special wedding packages, including free function room hire, special accommodation rates for your guests, and a place to relax during the photo shoots.

One of Oamaru's newest motel complexes, Northstar has an award-winning restaurant, well-appointed guest units, and a full bar, bottle store, gaming area, and a play area.

The management team will work alongside you to create the perfect event to suit your style. They'll personalise every function and endeavour to cater to special requests. They can recommend a variety of local businesses to help with everything from hair and makeup, floral arrangements, wedding car hire, and even local musicians to perfect your special day.

Northstar cater for weddings as small as 30 guests, or up to larger groups of around 150 comfortably. With accommodation packages for your guests and a courtesy coach to transport local guests to and from the venue, location is no issue.