The perfect day time venue in Auckland
At Markovina Estate we have amazing outdoor areas, so choosing a luncheon or afternoon event is well worth considering.
We are located in Kumeu on a 10 acre property, with extensive garden facilities and pond features it is a beautiful property to simply relax at while enjoying a glass or wine and canapes.
Throughout the estate are a number of petanque areas plus croquet & giant jenga available.
Gardens, Ponds & the Great Outdoors
Ample space to relax and enjoy
Our estate has expansive gardens for guests to relax and enjoy. Area to escape or simply find a tree to have shade from the sun while enjoying a relaxing drink.
We have multiple areas that you can escape to or have different activities in different spaces. We have four different pond features onsite to help set the ambiance your afternoon with us.
Games & Activities
Activities to entertain you
Included as part of all our packages is use of our grounds. We also offer petanque, croquet & giant jenga to help keep our guests occupied.
You are also welcome to arrange other activities, we have had some highly entertaining inflatable activities including sumo wrestler suits, gladiator stages & adult bouncy castles.
Also a fun option is to arrange archery activities. A great ice breaker and excellent for testing your skills.
Ample Choice & Selection
As standard with our inclusive packages we include a four hour beverage package, this means that your wine, beer and non alcoholic refreshments are all included as part of your package.
We serve a selection of wines from Matua, we include Heineken, Carlsberg, Speights, Lion Red & Amstel Light. Also included is juice, soft drinks and water.
Wet Weather Options
You are fully covered on a wet day
At our venue we have two key spaces, our main events room where your guests are dining under a canopy of vines. This space is fully indoors but with large glass windows so guests can gaze out into the gardens to enjoy the ambiance of the outdoor spaces.
We also have an amazing wet weather covered courtyard, this space is enclosed with glass and glass sliders. So on a hot summers day we can open our huge sliders so guests have a true alfresco dining experience. On a cold winters day we can close up the venue and start our huge stone fireplace. A truly magnificent space.
What our customers have to say
Our sincere thanks for such an excellent hosting of our end of year Christmas function. The service offered by all staff was extremely warm, friendly, helpful and professional.
I just wanted to pass on my thanks to yourself and your team! The night was a brilliant success, the food was AMAZING, and the hospitality was second to none.
The entire catered lunch was very well received and there were many positive comments from staff who made special mention of the variety and quality of food offered to us.
They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.
We will continue to use Markovina for our functions as the staff always make us feel welcome and go above and beyond what is required every year.
Such a wonderful event on Saturday, I have had nothing but good feedback in response to the dinner, venue and DJ. Please pass our appreciation onto Rina who took such great care of us on the night.
We had a fabulous night, great food, awesome music and what a wonderful venue you have, our staff couldn't speak any more highly of what a great time they all had!
Thank you for a fabulous night on Saturday night. The team had a blast and are still buzzing. Well done . Everything was just amazing – bus, venue, service, music, food.
Afternoon Events FAQ
Do you have a garden bar open?
Yes we have a bar setup in our outdoor covered courtyard which is close for you and your guests to enjoy a drink from.
Do you open as a cafe?
No, sorry we only open for booked events. However during the lead up to Christmas we have a number of dates that are opened as combined Christmas afternoon function. That means that you can book a table of 10 or more.
Do you have any garden activities or games?
Yes, we have a number of petanque courts around the gardens and we also have giant jenga and croquet available on request.