Enjoy the outdoors & have a special moment with your family and friends
Welcome your new one in to the world with a Baby Shower at our estate. Avoid any unnecessary pressures in the lead-up to birth by holding your baby shower with us, where we can take care of the hospitality and at family-owned estate.
You have the freedom to create the itinerary for the day and leave the hospitality to us. Your friends and family will be so delighted to be welcoming your precious bundle of joy to the world.
If the whole family’s around the corner, you don’t have to go anywhere else. Ring us for availability, and we will share our beautiful gardens for you to relax in. We have plenty of space if you have children attending, we can also fit a bouncy castle, or simply enjoy our tranquil gardens surrounded by your nearest and dearest.
All-weather unique spaces
Not your ordinary venue
In the gardens
We have so many outdoor spaces to play games, relax in the sun, set up children’s activities or mingle prior to your meal
Under the trees
On a hot summers’ day there are so many shady spaces to relax in and enjoy the hospitality we have to offer
Cosy up in front of our large schist fireplace, perfect on a cooler day or as in indoor area in summer
Sharing our garden for your sweet memories
Sunshine on your favourite spot
Pop a bottle of a (non-alcoholic) bubbly and toast for a beautiful day that you deserve! Impress your guests where you choose from popular outdoor mingling areas to welcome them:
By the Barrel Waterfall, Pebble Beach, Kauri Trees or in front of the Chestnut Tree plus our new developing area at the Cherry Blossom Round.
Be spoilt for options rain or shine, as we can also keep you warm if you decide to mix and mingle by our schist fireplace, an indoor option surrounded by sliding glass doors, still giving you the perfect view of the stunning gardens.
Our music system will be ready to use whichever area you and your guests will be to help with the ambience of your party.
Beautiful Markovina Estate gardens
Welcoming you in our hidden gem
Located on 10 acres Markovina Estate has amazing gardens for you and your family to relax and explore while enjoying the hospitality our family-owned business has to offer.
Onsite we have croquet, petanque and giant jenga plus you are welcome to use our expansive lawn area to arrange other games and activities.
Our also have a music system through our gardens to help with the ambiance of your event.
Why choose a Baby Shower at Markovina Estate
More than just a venue
When enjoying a baby shower at Markovina Estate, we take care of looking after your guests and we have a special location, especially if we hosted your wedding at our estate.
You and your guests can wander through the gardens, take photos and enjoy all that we have to offer. Choose from a range of menu options to suit the style of your event, then sit back and relax.
Food & Beverages
Choose the menu that is right for you
You choice of type of food service for your special occasion:
Buffet: An extensive selection set-up by the station
Sharing Platters: A mini buffet served to each
Plated Meal: Each coursed served to your guests
High Tea: Finger food & gourmet sandwiches
Grazing Table: Variety nibbles to enjoy
Tapas & Nibbles Menu: Selection of small plates throughout your stay
Gourmet BBQ: Great food that is not too formal
Contact us if you would like to discuss your event in more detail or if you would like sample menus to be sent through.
Pricing & Packages
We offer more than just an events space
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. You may choose to have a luncheon event with canapes and nibbles or an event that goes from the afternoon in to the evening with a full seated meal.
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.
Please complete our enquiry form below to get in touch with our team so we can provide you with some accurate pricing for your baby shower.
Garden Picnic FAQ
Can we bring in our activities to entertain our children?
Yes, simply tell us what you are planning to do and we will make sure you are in the best place in our gardens to give you the space you need.
Do you provide music and entertainment or can we provide our own?
We have a full music system for music both in the gardens and inside. We have a selection of mingling and dinner music however you are welcome to bring your own device and plug it into our system or arrange your own DJ, live music or entertainment.
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.