The Events Menu & Beverages

Taste the difference

At Markovina Estate we take great pride in providing a wonderful dining and food experience for all our events with our extensive range of menu and beverages. We give you the choice of a full plated seated meal, buffet or shared platters menu.

We also offer a canapes menu if want your guests to have a more informal experience rather than being seated for their meal.

Our beverage package includes wine, beer and non-alcoholic refreshments for you and your guests throughout the day.

Our menus cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian guests and we can also accommodate any other dietary requirements. We also have the option of a plated meal available.

On Arrival, Mingling & Nibbles

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A refreshing start

On arrival, your guests are greeted and welcomed to the Estate with a selection of refreshing beverages which include juice, water and our selection of wine and beer. Guests are welcome to explore our property or simply enjoy the company of their friends and colleagues.

While you are relaxing, a delicious range of canapés are provided as you enjoy the hospitality and expansive gardens that Markovina Estate has to offer.

We also have a selection of garden games you can enjoy including petanque, croquet and giant jenga.

Your Main Meal

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As a part of our event packages, our tasty range of canapés, main meal and dessert selection are all included. Our canapés and dessert selections are the same for each menu type. However, you can choose to have our popular buffet meal or our enjoyable platters service, which is like a mini-buffet served to each table,  for your main meal. We are also able to provide a plated dinner service.

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The Buffet

Our buffet menu allows you to have a greater choice in creating your individual menu and more freedom with your table design, as you are not limited by the selection of platters being delivered to your tables. As our most popular menu selection, the buffet is fast-moving and provides a variety of dishes for your guests to choose from.

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Platters Meal

With The platters menu, your guests can enjoy the ambience of your special day while their meal is presented to them. With this choice, your guests are not limited by one particular menu selection and can indulge in an impressive array of menu choices offering a large variety.

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Plated Meal

We are also able to offer flexible pricing on plated menus, which gives you the opportunity to create the perfect menu for your event.

Sweets, Coffee & Cheese

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A sweet finish

To provide the perfect finish to your meal, we serve a selection of individual sweet treats for your guests to indulge in. This is served as a buffet, together with a fresh fruit platter and cheese selection. Tea and coffee are also available throughout the day.

We ensure that every one of your guests is fully satisfied and had plenty of energy to dance the night away.


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Your drinks included

Included in most of our event packages is our popular beverage selection. For our inclusive package, the beverage package is included in the per-person price for 4 hours and includes our standard selection of wine, beer and non-alcoholic refreshments throughout your stay.

There is no predetermined limit on the number of beverages that are included. Remember you are there to enjoy and indulge but not overindulge, we do not serve to intoxicated or underage guests.

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.

    Aioi Nissay Down Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

Menu & Beverages FAQ

Can we BYO alcohol?

Unfortunately we do not allow BYO beverages.

Can we bring in our own caterers?

We do have our own kitchens and chefs on site, so we do not allow outside catering. However, you are welcome to use your own suppliers for a cake or guest favours. If you would like a special dish on your menu, please contact us.

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.

Does your menu cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian guests?

Yes, we do have specific dishes available in each of our menus to cater for these requirements. We can also cater for other specific requirements when requested.

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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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