The Perfect Venue For Your Next Work Event
With a great venue and a focus on quality food and service, we offer a great option for something a little different for work parties and events.
You can hire our venue exclusively for your next event or if you have a smaller company we have the option to either join into one of our combined mid-year or Christmas parties or hire one of our event spaces exclusively for your dining.
Located only 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD you don’t have to travel far to enjoy all that Kumeu has to offer. If you are planning an Auckland work event the below information should help you find out more about what we have to offer with our work parties.
Gardens & outdoor facilities
Space to Play
Located on 10 acres Markovina Estate has amazing gardens for you and your colleagues to relax and explore while enjoying the hospitality this family-owned business has to offer.
Onsite we have croquet, petanque and giant jenga and you are welcome to use our expansive lawn area to arrange other games and activities.
We also have a music system through our gardens to help with the ambience of your event.
All weather mingling area
A perfect event no matter the weather
We have recently completed a renovation of our covered courtyard, in summer our huge glass sliders can fully open up the venue or on a cold wet day we can close everything up and we can warm you with our huge stone fireplace.
When hiring our venue exclusively for your company our covered courtyard is the perfect mingling space followed by dining in our main events room where you enjoy eating under a canopy of vines able to look out to our expansive gardens.
Unique events space
Two different events spaces to choose from
Our Main Event Space
An outdoor experience inside with a canopy of vines overhead and walls of glass to enjoy the views of the outdoors. This area is perfect for companies between 55 and 225.
Our Fireplace Area
Fully enclosed with a combination of huge glass sliding doors and complimented by an Otago schist fireplace that sets the ambience of the space beautifully. A perfect space for mingling and events up to 100 guests.
Exclusive vs combined event
Choosing the right event for your guest numbers
If you are looking at an exclusive event, please talk to us about options when you book. We are a relatively large venue and during peak times we do have larger minimum numbers to hire our venue exclusively for your company.
We open a number of events (in particular at Christmas time) where smaller companies can book into our Combined Christmas party events. This way you get the benefit of the energy and cost-saving a larger group offers. To join our Combined Christmas Parties, you need a minimum of 10 people.
Food & Beverage
Choose the meal that is right for you
All of our standard packages include canapes served on platters as your guests mingle and then after the main meal dessert, cheese selection, tea and coffee.
Our combined events usually serve a buffet meal, however, when hiring our venue exclusively you have the choice of serving:
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
We offer more than just an events space
When hiring our venue we include a number of items as part of our inclusive package at no additional cost. These include:
PA Sound System – Garden, surround & dancing speakers
Cordless Microphones – Two cordless microphones available
LED Screens – Two installed 65 inch LED screens available for use
Table Settings – Selection of vases you are welcome to use
Staffing – We provide staffing as part of our event costs
Backup Generator – If we lose power, we have a backup ready to go
Theming your event
You don't need to have a theme, but if you do....
The most popular event we offer is our Dine & Dance package. Which includes venue, meal, DJ and beverages. However, you can choose to add a theme to your event. Some popular themes are:
Boogie Nights – We organise venue theming, DJ & MC
Medieval Feast – We organise venue theming, DJ, live entertainment
Western Night – We use outside theming companies for these events
Round the World – We provide themed meal stations for you to enjoy
Married to the Mob – We use con artists entertainment for this event
Comedy on Stage – We use con artists entertainment for this event
YO-HO-HO and a bottle of Fun – We use con artists for this event
And much more – If you have a theme you want to have, we can chat through options
Pricing & Packages
How much will our event cost
Our pricing does differ depending on the day and time of year you are looking at. We have smaller minimum numbers for exclusive events during off-peak dates. We can tailor packages for you however the cost of our most popular event is:
Dine & Dance Event
Including Venue; Meal (canapes, buffet meal, dessert, coffee & cheese selection); Four-hour beverage package & DJ
You can either book into a Combined Dine & Dance event or book exclusively for your group.
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.
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.
They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.
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.
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.
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.
Staff Work Parties FAQ
Do you have other options available?
Yes, if you contact us with the details of your event and what you are looking at doing we can price a package specifically for you. The main item that affects price is what is included in the package, what date you want and your guest numbers.
Do you have an option with a cash bar?
Yes, we can price an event without our exclusive package however if we are running a combined event this usually includes our inclusive beverage package.
How much alcohol is included in the package?
There is no predetermined limit on the inclusive beverage package. However, we will not serve intoxicated persons or minors.
What are your minimum numbers?
We can book groups as small as 10 into our combined Christmas and mid-year parties, however, to open a new date this is usually based on a minimum of 60 or more. For exclusive events, the minimum numbers are usually larger.
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.