The Perfect Venue for a Celebration of a Lifetime Commitment
As Auckland’s premium wedding venue, we certainly know how to create exceptional memories for these milestone occasions.
Start your happy ever after by celebrating your love for each other at our picturesque venue, with plenty of space for guests to mix and mingle and to enjoy our gardens and water features.
Choose a casual cocktail style event, a fancy high tea, or a full-on shindig; spoil yourself by this exhilarating celebration. Embrace the moment and toast some Champagne in our sunshine-filled gardens or dance the night away under our glistening fairy lights and mirror ball.
Beautiful Markovina gardens
Welcoming all your family & friends in our hidden gem
At Markovina Estate, we have a huge 10 acre property which we continue to develop and create amazing garden spaces and water features for you and your guests to enjoy. We have a secluded garden oasis to relax, enjoy and celebrate your engagement with your nearest and dearest. We are a 100% family owned business and always strive to ensure that everyone entering our gates has an incredible experience at our venue.
When hiring our venue for your engagement party, you are also welcome to explore the gardens, enjoy the outdoors and capture wonderful moments of the beginning of your journey together.
Relax, mingle & capture moments
Spot your favourite area
Pop a bottle of a 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.
All-weather unique indoor space
Not your ordinary dining room
Main Reception Area
Experience “outdoor” while you are seated inside covered with a canopy of vines overhead and walls of glass to enjoy the outside views. This area fits perfectly from 50 to 225
A modern-style area surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, complimented by a warming schist fireplace that sets the ambience of the space. Best for intimate parties, or mingling and cocktail events for up to 100 guests.
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
Food & Beverage
Catering to your event
When it comes to choosing the catering for your engagement party we have a wide choice of options. These options do differ depending on how many guests you have any how you want to celebrate your anniversary.
A range of menu options include:
- Tapa’s and nibbles menu
- Canape selection
- Gourmet BBQ
- Plated meal
- Sharing platters
- Buffet meal
Contact us to start designing your perfect menu.
Pricing & Packages
So many options to fit your budget
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 engagement party.
What our customers have to say
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.
They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Engagement Party FAQ
How soon should I book my engagement party?
It does depend on the number of guests you are wanting at your event and what time of year you are wanting your celebration, so please contact us to find out more. For most engagement party bookings, we open up our venue 3 months in advance.
Can we BYO food or beverage?
Unfortunately we do not permit BYO food or beverages. We do have a full bar onsite as we as our own kitchen and chefs.
What are your minimum numbers?
Our minimum numbers depend on what style of engagement party you are wanting to book and how far in advance you are making your booking.
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.