Conference Dinners

Something a little different for at the end of a long day

Markovina Estate, located just 20 minutes from Auckland CBD, stands as the perfect venue for hosting conference dinners, providing a unique and refreshing alternative to typical inner-city venues. Offering something distinctly different, our estate sets the stage for an extraordinary dining experience that goes beyond the ordinary. With two versatile dining areas, the Fireplace Area accommodating up to 100 guests and the Main Reception Room seating 200 people, or the option to combine both for a total capacity of 300 guests, we cater to diverse event sizes.

Dine under the enchanting canopy of vines and vintage lighting, surrounded by acres of space that allow guests to mix and mingle upon arrival. Our large dance floor area is ready for celebration after the formalities, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable evening for all. Whether you choose to incorporate a themed setting or simply want an opportunity for guests to relish each other’s company with exceptional food and hospitality, Markovina Estate provides an unparalleled atmosphere that elevates your conference dinner into an extraordinary event.

Gardens & outdoor facilities

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We have beautiful gardens for guests to enjoy

When booking our venue for an event, you not only book our reception area but also our 10-acre property to enjoy. Enjoy some canapes and beverages on arrival, before being seated under a canopy of vines and vintage lights or in our cosy Fireplace Area.

We have designed our venue so while guests are dining, they can view our beautiful gardens and pond features.

Throughout the gardens, we have petanque, giant jenga plus croquet available for guests to play. We can also help you organise other activities for your event.

All weather mingling area

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The perfect backup on a rainy day

No matter the weather on the day, we have an amazing covered area which can be fully open to have lovely indoor-outdoor flow with the gardens, or enclosed without huge glass slides leaving you warm and cosy but still feeling nestled within the gardens.

This space can be divided from our main events room by a set of six by-fold doors, so the main reception area can be opened when guests are ready to be seated for your dinner.

Unique Conference Dinner Space

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Beautiful views and dining under a canopy of vines

We offer something quite unique to a normal inner city event venues. 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 and vintage lights.

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

Food & beverage | Conference Dinners

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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 or speak to our team to create a custom menu style to suit your event.

Buffet Meal – An extensive buffet with ample for everyone
Platters to the Table – A mini-buffet served to each 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

With the design of our venue and our vines and vintage lighting, you don’t really need to add much more to decorate our space for your conference dinners. You can choose to hold your event or add a theme to it.  Anything from Kiwiana to Retro or Western to Medieval. Speak to our team to see how we can help you with this.

You are able to bring your own theming company in or we can assist you to help create your theme.

Conference Dinners 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 for bookings usually around 60 or more guests. Depending on the date required, minimum numbers may be higher.

To open our venue we do have a minimum spend, which consists of venue hire, food and beverages. We also have the availability to offer beverages packages, or you can set up a bar tab or have a cash bar available for your guests.

For a seated event 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 people seated.

Conference Dinner Packages & pricing

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As an indication of what we can offer

We offer a range of options and will provide you with customised pricing as this does depend on how many guests you are expecting and the style of event you are after. Pricing does change depending on the number of guests you have booked and the date selected.

To open our venue we do have a minimum spend, which consists of venue hire, food and beverages. We also have the availability to offer beverages packages, or you can set up a bar tab or have a cash bar available for your guests.

What our customers have to say

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

    Appliance Shed Papatoetoe
  • 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
  • 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

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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