Engagement Party

The Perfect Venue for a Celebration of a Lifetime Commitment

The Perfect Venue for a Celebration of a Lifetime Commitment

The most beautiful bride is engaged, and we are helping you make it official!

Go for a casual cocktail style event, a fancy high tea, or a full-on shindig; everyone deserves to be spoilt by this exhilarating celebration. Embrace the moment and toast some Champagne in our sunshine-filled gardens.

This is the beginning of a happily ever after. Share your wildest imagination of your dream engagement, and the dedicated team of Markovina will assist you in creating a stylish theme you have always wished.

Beautiful Markovina gardens

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Welcoming all your family & friends in our hidden gem

Markovina Estate have a huge 10 acre property which we are continued to maintain and create amazing garden spaces and water features. The perfect location for you and your guests to relax, enjoy and celebrate your engagement. We are a 100% family owned business and always strive to ensure that everyone entering our gates has an amazing experience.

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.

We look forward to being able to show you our estate.

Relax, mingle & capture moments

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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 four popular outdoor mingling areas to welcome them:

By the Barrel Waterfall, Pebble Beach, Kauri Tree or Underneath the Old Chestnut Tree plus our new developing space at the cherry blossom.

Spoilt for options, rain or shine, we can also keep you warm if you decide to have the area by the stylish stoned fireplace, a covered courtyard surrounded by sliding glass doors, still giving you the perfect view of the stunning gardens.

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

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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

Covered Courtyard

A modern style area surrounded by sliding glass doors and complimented by an Otago brown schist fireplace that sets the ambience of the space. Best for mingling or cocktail events up to 100 guests.

Venue Facilities

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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

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Catering to your event

When it comes to choosing the catering for your next event 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:

  • Private picnic hamper
  • Tapa’s menu
  • Canapes & nibbles selection
  • Gourmet BBQ
  • Plated meal
  • Sharing platters
  • Buffet meal

Contact us to start designing your perfect menu.

Pricing & Packages

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So many options to fit your budget

We offer a range of options and cost does depend on how many guests you are wanting at your special occasion. You can have a private picnic from $500 or you could have an intimate differ for you and your close friends from $2,000.

We have included pricing on each of our key packages, plesae visit the below to find out more:

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.

    Corban Revell
  • 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
  • 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
  • They put on a great night, with an awesome theme and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always exceptional quality.

    Appliance Shed Papatoetoe
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Engagement Party FAQ

How soon should I book my engagement booking?

It does depend on the number of guests you are wanting at your event. So please check the type of event you are looking at to see when bookings open up.

Can we BYO?

Sorry no, however we do have a full bar onsite.

What are your minimum numbers?

It depends on what type of engagement event you have booked. We can arrange a garden picnic for two or more; intimate lunch or dinner for 10 or more. Our other packages are for larger groups of 50 or more.

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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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