A unique space for your next Seminar or Conference
Markovina Vineyard Estate offers a unique location for your next company conference or seminar. The flexibility of our function room enables us to hold medium and larger groups, with areas for breakout spaces also available.
During breaks in the program, your guests can explore and relax in our expansive garden and covered courtyard areas.
Once the formalities are over, we can easily transform your learning space into a relaxed area to provide an enjoyable end of function facility if you are looking to end the day with festivities.
Only 20 minutes from the CBD we are just a short drive from the northwestern and northern motorways, making for easy travel to and from the event.
Perfect for larger events
We specialise in larger seminars & conferences
When we book a seminar or conference we book the venue exclusively for your event. We take bookings for events of 60 or more however depending on the time of year some dates may have a larger minimum guest number.
Our venue can cater for 200 guests seated at tables or over 300 guests seated theater style.
We also offer a breakout area for guests to get away from the main seminar room for meals and breaks.
All weather breakout & mingling area
Amazing outdoor spaces with stunning indoor options
On a warm summers day your delegates have the freedom to explore the gardens and enjoy the sun which is a great way to recharge the energy levels before the next session.
On a winters day we also have a fully enclosed wet weather breakout room where guests can warm up by the fire and be able to get away from the learning space. You also have the option to seat 200 guests theater style in this events space.
Extensive gardens to help refresh your delegates
Something quite different to being stuck in the concrete jungle
Markovina Estate is located on 10 acres in Kumeu, only a short 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD but offering multiple garden locations and pond features.
Exclusively yours when you book a seminar with us your delegates have the freedom to explore and with music in the gardens it helps set the relaxed atmosphere needed between sessions.
You are also welcome to arrange other team building activities.
Food & Beverage
A focus on great food
When planning a seminar or conference we work with you to create a menu to suit your requirements. Our experience is that it is important not to have heavy meals for guests early on during your seminar as you want guests to have energy while in sessions.
However there must be a focus on great quality meals that your guests enjoy.
No hidden costs for using our facility
When hiring our facility as part of your package you are able to use the key elements that we have to offer at no extra charge. These include:
- Our PA System: We have indoor surround, outdoor garden and main speakers to make use of.
- Cordless microphones: We have handheld cordless microphones onsite.
- TV Screens: We have two mounted 65 inch LED screens that you can use by plugging in via HDMI or USB.
- Onsite Parking: We have plenty of parking onsite.
Packages & Pricing
An easy to understand price, specific to your event
When hiring our venue for a Seminar or Conference you are hiring the entire venue for your stay so pricing does change depending on the day and how many guests you are looking at. We operate a busy events business so our weekend dates are usually less available for booking a seminar or conferences.
Each of our packages are priced once we have the full details of what our clients require, their expected guest numbers and date required however as an indication for our larger conferences booked on a weekday would cost from $79 + GST pp including venue hire, use of our facilities, food & beverage (juice, water, lunch plus morning & afternoon tea).
Conference & Seminar FAQ
What is the best size event at your venue?
We can cater for events for 50 or more however the most cost effective numbers for our clients is if you have a group of more than 80.
We can cater for conferences of approximately 200 seated at tables or approximately 300 seated theater style.
What breakout areas do you have?
We have two main events spaces at our venue, so when breaking out you can split your group into these two areas so you can spread out. We also have a separate smaller room available for private meetings.
Can we hire your venue for a day seminar and evening event?
Yes, we have a number of customers that have their day event and then a formal or themed dinner event during the evening.
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.