With some of the world’s most magnificent beaches, vibrant cities, luscious bush and pristine rivers and lakes, New Zealand is the gem of the Pacific.
Pitching this destination to your guests will be easy simply because New Zealand never disappoints. You can drive from the East Coast to the West Coast in one day and witness the beauty in between. You can ski, swim, hike and bungy jump all in one day, if you like! And while you’re taking a break from the adventure, you can indulge in the gourmet food, award-winning coffee and exotic wines that New Zealand is so famous for.
If you looking for a perfect wedding venue for a destination wedding in New Zealand, Markovina Vineyard Estate truly encompasses everything that New Zealand is about. The rolling hills and idyllic scenery will simply take your breath away.
Situated in Kumeu and only 25 minutes from Auckland City, Markovina’s wedding venue will offer your guests the chance to check out New Zealand’s largest city while still experiencing the beautiful landscape that New Zealand is known for.
An all-in-one venue makes planning easy
Planning a wedding from overseas take a lot of solid organisation. Particularly as you’re not able to meet with everyone who will play a role in your big day.
Rather than bombard yourself with the unnecessary stress of finding two venues – one for the ceremony and one for the reception – choose a venue where you can do it all in one.
Markovina Vineyard Estate has both the ceremony and reception venues onsite. As your guests are likely to have travelled a fair distance already, let them relax without the pressure of having to move venues.
The best part is that there are five different ceremony locations to choose from across the Estate, with a covered option in case you’re surprised by some rain on the day. Each location is picture perfect and we only host one wedding per day, so you won’t have to share the gorgeous venue with any other wedding party.
To make it even easier to plan from abroad, we offer a number of wedding packages where the price-per-person covers venue hire, food and beverages.
Between the ceremony and reception, the extensive grounds will act as the back drop for your wedding photography. There’s no need to travel yet another distance to capture those perfect photo opportunites.
Everything you need is at your fingertips
Within 10 kilometres of Markovina Vineyard Estate, you will find everything you need to put together the wedding of your dreams.
Florists – A short five minute car ride is all it takes to have your wedding flowers organise. Choose your arrangements via email communication and simply have a friend or family member nip down the road to pick up on the day.
Bridal store – It will literally only take you two minutes to drive from the venue to the nearest Bridal Boutique. It’s so handy to have this close by knowing that any last-minute alterations can be managed with ease.
Cake Supplier – You don’t need to worry about how well your beautiful cake will hold up on its journey to the venue because it’ll only need to be in the car for a few minutes! With a wonderful cake supplier just down the road, you can have peace of mind knowing your cake won’t have to endure a long and bumpy car ride.
Photographer – Punctuality is a huge factor when it comes to organising your wedding and Auckland is a somewhat notorious for traffic. Make sure your photographer isn’t stuck in an unexpected traffic jam and find one within a stone’s throw of the venue.
Accommodation – From boutique B & Bs to hotels, Kumeu has all kinds of accommodation on offer. As your guests will have already travelled to attend your wedding, make the journey a little easier by recommending they stay somewhere closer to the venue, even if it’s just for the night of the wedding.
Need transport? Not a problem
If your guests have travelled from overseas to share your day with you, they will probably be thinking of hiring a car.
It’s always handy to have a vehicle, especially if you want to experience the sights and sounds of this beautiful country before and after the wedding day. But for the wedding day, it’s a far easier option to find another mode of transport, rather than worrying about designated drivers and unfamiliar roads, when all you want to do is relax and have fun!
Markovina have teamed up with their good friends at Party Bus to provide the best transport available to you and your guests. From buses to luxury coaches, you can ride to and from your accommodation in style.
If you’re thinking of planning a destination wedding, contact the team at Markovina today and secure the perfect venue.
In our little corner of the world, New Zealand is a spectacular piece of paradise.