WeddingsFrequently Asked Wedding Questions
We ask for a deposit of $500 which is non refundable, this is due within 7 days of making your booking. Payment can be made at the venue either by cash, eftpos or you can make a direct debit transfer. Email us and we can send you the details.
Your second deposit is due 6 months prior to your wedding day.
Your final balance is due no later than 14 days prior to your wedding day, we suggest sending us your final numbers through at least 21 days prior to allow time for us to send your final invoice and receive your payment.
We recommend that you have your first planning meeting about 6 months prior to your wedding day as during the planning meeting we can go through the order of the day. However we can have this earlier or later to fit with your requirements.
We find that one or two planning meetings are usually sufficient however we can arrange more should you need them.
For your first planning meeting we would spend time on organising the timing of the day, menu choices and show you what we have available in the way of our vases, coloured runners and extra bits & bobs you may like to use.
You are welcome to have a wedding rehearsal and we would just ask you to make an appointment for this.
We only operate one wedding per day so it is up to you when you would like it to start, it is always worth looking to see when the sun sets to make sure you have enough time for your photos. See this link for details. Please note we are licenced from 11am until midnight.
It’s always worth speaking with your photographer regarding the time they require to capture all your group and bridal shots, as the time can vary depending on the daylight hours available to them. From our experience we would recommend leaving between 90 minutes and 2 hours between the end of your ceremony and when you enter for dinner assuming you are having photos onsite.
Yes we do and of course you can organise your own if you have something special.
Yes we have a portable PA system with two cordless hand held microphones that can be used for your ceremony. You can also plug in your iPod or laptop into this system.
We have one hand held cordless microphone to use for your speeches in our reception room.
We have a variety of vases, lanterns, tea light holders, wooden boxes, jars, candy jars and more at Markovina Vineyard Estate which are available to use free of charge when you have a wedding booked with us. Although we are happy to loan these to you for your event please be aware that we cannot guarantee the condition or the number that we have in stock.
There are a range of items our couples have hired and we have a page of Wedding Ideas here for you to look through. In particular you can hire a Photo Booth for the entire night for $500 or a starlit dance floor for $500 as well. These two items can simply be booked through us and we will arrange them to be there on your wedding night.
As a wedding venue we will set up the tables which include tablecloths, napkins all crockery and glassware. The balance of the table decoration is for you or your florist to organise.
Markovina is open various hours so if you would like to come in please do book an appointment. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09 4128608
You are welcome to decorate the venue but this is something we would leave up to you to arrange. We only operate one wedding a day so you can organise your own team to come to the venue the morning of the wedding giving it your own personal touch. Please also note that the decorations do need to be taken down either that night or before mid-day the next day. (Please remember to let us know when you are coming)
Yes this is fine but we do not take responsibility for them and would ask the owners of the vehicle to collect them by 11am the following day.
If you have any other questions at all please feel free to contact us here and we will be more than happy to help.
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