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Celebrate Life at Markovina Estate

Markovina Estate is the perfect venue for a wide range of occasions. Whether you’re planning a milestone event, family celebration, or special gathering, the estate offers stunning gardens and versatile indoor spaces. Located just 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, the 10-acre property provides a serene escape close to the city. The dedicated team will ensure your event is memorable and tailored to your needs.

From lush greenery to sophisticated indoor settings, Markovina Estate creates an ambience that inspires and delights. We turn your vision into reality, exceeding your expectations and creating lasting memories.

Plan Your Perfect Engagement

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate?

Markovina Estate, Auckland’s premium wedding venue, is perfect for creating exceptional memories. Celebrate your love in a picturesque setting with ample space for guests to mix, mingle, and enjoy the gardens and water features. Choose from a casual cocktail event, a fancy high tea, or a full-on celebration.

Toast champagne in the sunshine-filled gardens or dance the night away under glistening fairy lights and a mirror ball. The 10-acre property offers a secluded garden oasis for relaxing and celebrating with loved ones.

As a 100% family-owned business, Markovina Estate ensures an incredible experience for all. Explore the gardens, capture wonderful moments, and enjoy popular outdoor mingling areas like the Barrel Waterfall, Pebble Beach, Kauri Trees, and the Chestnut Tree.

For indoor options, mix and mingle by the schist fireplace with stunning garden views. The music system enhances the ambience, making your engagement party truly unforgettable.

Baby Showers

Celebrate the arrival of your new bundle of joy with a Baby Shower at Markovina Estate.

Let us handle the hospitality, so you can focus on enjoying the day. Create your own itinerary and leave the rest to us. Your friends and family will be thrilled to celebrate the arrival of your precious baby in our beautiful gardens. With ample space for children and even a bouncy castle, this tranquil setting is perfect for a relaxed and memorable celebration.

Contact us for availability and make your baby shower truly special.

Wedding Anniversaries

Celebrating a special milestone? Whether it's your 1st or golden anniversary, let the team at Markovina take care of your event.

You may want to celebrate with a casual afternoon party, an intimate lunch, or a formal dinner. No matter how you want to celebrate, it can be made to happen. Gather your family and friends to witness the celebration of your ongoing love and dedication. You can also relive your wedding day memories
and walk down the aisle one more time to renew your vows.

It will be a pleasure to ensure this is an unforgettable experience for you, so sit back, relax, and leave it to the the experts.

Book your private viewing to explore the venue, meet our dedicated team, and envision your perfect day!

Family Reunions

With a family-friendly venue, expansive gardens, and incredible indoor facilities, the whole family can have fun and get together for your family reunion. The event can be tailored to suit exactly what you are looking for, whether it's a casual afternoon or a formal dinner. Assistance will be provided in planning your menu choices and coordinating your family’s day of fun from start to finish.

While you’re here, capture some beautiful family memories in the many picturesque garden locations.

Intimate Lunches & Dinners

Markovina Vineyard Estate now offers intimate lunches and dinners, perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion. Enjoy the exclusivity of the beautifully kept gardens and versatile spaces. Choose to dine in front of a schist fireplace, under a canopy of vines and vintage lights, or in an outdoor location.

Savour enticing food and a wide range of beverages while mingling, playing, or taking photos in the gardens. Whether it’s a social lunch or a snazzy dinner, the Markovina team ensures a memorable and relaxing experience for you and your guests.

Cuisine Menu Options

Such an important part of an amazing event experience, from your canapés to our exquisite dessert selection, is all created in-house by a talented team of chefs.

Kind Words

"The staff are so lovely and incredibly helpful, the venue itself is absolutely stunning and the food is incredible. Many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. It truly was everything I had dreamed of and more."

JESSICA & JAMES PENMAN

FAQs

Can we bring in our activities to entertain our children?

Yes, simply share your plans, and you will be placed in the best spot in the gardens to give you the space you need.

Do you provide music & entertainment or can we provide our own?

There is a full music system for both the gardens and indoor areas. A selection of mingling and dinner music is available, but you are welcome to bring your own device and plug it into the system or arrange your own DJ, live music, or entertainment.

How soon should I book my engagement party?

It depends on the number of guests and the time of year you want your celebration,
so please contact us to find out more. For most engagement party bookings, the venue is opened up 3 months in advance.

What are your minimum numbers?

Minimum numbers depend on what style of engagement party you are wanting to book and how far in advance you are making your booking.

Can we BYO food or beverage?

Unfortunately, BYO food or beverages are not permitted.
There is a full bar onsite as well as an in-house kitchen with chefs.

Can we decorate the venue?

If you have booked an exclusive event, yes you can.

Can we eat outdoors?

The most common is for guests to have their canapes outside and sit inside for their main meal however if you do want to have a more casual event, potentially a gourmet BBQ or continuous nibbles there is no problem enjoying that outside.

Is the price the same for children?

Children 5-12 are half price of per person cost of your selected day.
Children 0-4 are free.

 

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