Conference Dinners

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 you 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

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We have beautiful gardens for guests to enjoy

We have designed our venue so while guests dine they can view 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. We can also help you organise other activities for your delegates.

All weather mingling area

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The perfect backup on a rainy day

You can feel safe planning your event in winter as we have an amazing covered space, which can be fully enclosed 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 when guests are ready to enter our main dining area.

Unique events space

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Beautiful views and dining under a canopy of vines

We offer something quite unique 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.

Ask about our different options that add variety to your conference in this amazing venue only a 20 minute trip from Auckland.

Food & beverage

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Great food is at the heart of what we offer

When booking an exclusive conference dinner at our venue you have the choice of the following types of meals.

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

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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.

Venue Capacity

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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 a higher minimum number.

For a seated banquet in our main function room, we can cater for over 200 guests or over 300 for canapes or walk and fork event.

Using both our events spaces we can cater for over 300 as a seated banquet.

Packages & pricing

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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, I have included some of our popular options:

Inclusive package: Venue Hire, Meals and 4-hour beverage package from $119 + GST

Dinner & venue package: Venue Hire, Meals & beverages charged on a consumption basis from $89 + GST

What our customers have to say

  • 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.

    Appliance Shed Papatoetoe
  • They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.

    Appliance Shed Papatoetoe
  • 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.

    The University of Auckland
  • 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.

    Aioi Nissay Down Management
  • 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 University of Auckland
  • 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.

    McDonald's Head Office
  • 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!

    Advanced Professional Solutions
  • 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.

    Corban Revell

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. This is an important factor in 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.

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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.

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