The perfect day time venue in Auckland
Markovina Estate offers stunning outdoor areas, making it an excellent choice for a luncheon or afternoon event. Situated in Kumeu on a sprawling 10-acre property, our venue boasts expansive garden facilities and picturesque pond features. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the estate, where you can unwind while savoring a glass of wine and delightful canapes. Explore the grounds with various petanque areas, croquet, and giant Jenga available for added entertainment. Whether you’re planning a corporate luncheon or a relaxed afternoon gathering, Markovina Estate provides a serene and inviting backdrop for your event. Enjoy the charm of our outdoor spaces, creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.
Gardens, Ponds & the Great Outdoors
Ample space to relax and enjoy
Our estate has expansive gardens for guests to relax and enjoy. If the day is warm, find some shade under one of our beautiful established trees while enjoying a relaxing drink.
We have multiple areas that you can enjoy, all with different activities. With four contrasting pond features onsite you can’t help but enjoy your afternoon with us.
Games & Activities
Activities to entertain you
Included as part of all our packages is the use of our grounds. We also have petanque, croquet & giant jenga to help keep our guests occupied.
You are welcome to arrange other activities – we have had some highly entertaining inflatable activities including sumo wrestler suits, gladiator stages and adult bouncy castles.
Another 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 4-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 Kumeu River and include Heineken, Stella Artois, Steinlager Classic, Heineken Light and Heineken 0%. Also included in our beverage package is soft drinks, juices, water and freshly brewed coffee and tea selection.
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 outdoor spaces.
We also have an amazing wet weather covered courtyard, this space is enclosed with glass and glass sliders. 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 light our huge stone fireplace. A truly magnificent space.
What our customers have to say
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.
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.
Afternoon Events FAQ
Do you have a garden bar open?
Yes, we have a bar set up in our outdoor covered courtyard which is close for you and your guests to enjoy a drink.
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 a 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.
Find out more
Tell us about the event you are looking at having and we can send you more information including costs for an event with us. You can also select if you would prefer to visit our venue to have a meeting with us about your upcoming event.
Contact us on (09) 412 8608 or send an enquiry through this form.