Something a little different for at the end of a long day
Located only 20 minutes from Auckland CBD we offer something quite different for guests. Giving them something quite different from ‘just another inner city venue’.
We can easily add a theme to your event or just a great opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy each others company with great food and hospitality.
Gardens & outdoor facilities
We have beautiful gardens for guests to enjoy
We have designed our venue so that while dining guests are able to look at our gardens and pond features. You are also able to make use of our garden areas for mingling and planning activities.
Throughout the gardens we have petanque areas and onsite we have giant jenga plus croquet available for guests however we can help you organise other activities for your delegates.
All weather mingling area
The perfect backup on a rainy day
Feel safe to plan your event in winter because we have an amazing covered space. We can fully enclose this space with our huge glass sliders leaving the stone fireplace at the end.
This space is divided from our main events room by a set of six by-fold doors that can be opened once one guests are ready to enter our main dining area.
Unique events space
Beautiful views and dining under a canopy of vines
We offer something quite different to a normal inner city function room, with windows throughout our dining spaces guests are able to take in the views of our expansive gardens whilst dining under a canopy of vines.
When trying to look at different options to add variety in a week of conferences the short 20 minute trip to Kumeu is well worth the effort.
Food & beverage
Great food is at the heart of what we offer
When booking an exclusive conference dinner at our venue you have the choose of meal type.
Buffet Meal – An extensive buffet with ample for everyone
Platters to the Table – A mini buffet served to your table
Plated Meal – With a generous delicious serving to your plate
Theming your conference dinner
Some great ideas to make the night a little different
You will still have a great night without adding a theme, though our venue works brilliantly with a variety of themes. Anything from Kiwiana to Retro or Western to Medieval.
You are able to bring your own theming company in or we can assist you to help create your theme.
Perfect for medium or large events
Usually for our conference dinners our clients look to hire our entire venue so bookings are usually for 60 or more guests however on weekend dates we do have higher minimum number.
For a seated banquet in our main function room we can cater for over 200 guests or over 300 for a canapes or walk and fork event.
Using both our events spaces we can cater for over 300 as a seated banquet.
Packages & pricing
As an indication of what we can offer
Pricing does change depending on the number of guests you have booked and the date selected. However as an indication our dine and dance package is $109 + GST during the week or $119 + GST on the weekend and includes:
Venue; Dine & dance menu (canapes, buffet meal, dessert, coffee & cheese selection); Four hour beverage package & DJ
What our customers have to say
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.
They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Conference Dinner FAQ
Can we theme your venue?
Yes we can assist you with a theme or you can arrange the entertainment and theming yourselves.
Is the hire of your venue exclusive for our event?
For conference dinners we find they work best as an exclusive event. The big factor on booking our venue exclusively if dependent on the date and guest numbers you are looking at.
Can we change the menu?
We have a range of menus you can select from or if you want something quite different, just tell us and we can create something for you.