The Perfect Venue When Your Family Want To Get Together
With a family friendly venue, expansive gardens & incredible indoor facilities the whole family can have fund and get together for your family reunion.
We can help you taylor your event to suit exactly what you are looking for, you could be looking at a casual afternoon or formal dinner and we can help you with either. We will help you plan your menu choices to suit and assist you with coordinating your family’s day of fun from start to finish.
While you’re here, capture some beautiful family memories in our many picturesque garden locations. Book a day your family will rave about for a long time.
Gardens & outdoor facilities
Space to Play
Located on 10 acres Markovina Estate has amazing gardens for you and your colleagues to relax and explore while enjoying the hospitality this 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.
All weather mingling area
Let our fire warm you up on a cold wet day
We have recently completed a renovation of our covered courtyard, in summer our huge glass sliders can fully open up the venue or on a cold wet day we can close everything up and we can warm you with our huge stone fireplace.
When hiring our venue exclusively for your event our fireplace area is perfect mingling space followed by dining in our main events room where you enjoy eating under a canopy of vines able to look out to our expansive gardens. Dining in our fireplace area is also very popular for afternoon events.
At a family reunion a key part of the event is having that space for you and your family to mingle and talk to each other. At the estate our new area is perfect.
Unique events space
Two different events spaces to choose from
Our Main Event Space
An outdoor experience inside with a canopy of vines overhead & walls of glass to enjoy the views to the outdoors. This area if prefect for companies between 55 and 225.
Our Covered Courtyard
Fully enclosed with a combination of huge glass sliding doors & complimented by an Otago brown schist fireplace that sets the ambiance of the space. Perfect for mingling or events up to 100 guests.
Family Friendly Venue
Choosing the right event for your guest numbers
When choosing the right venue for a family reunion, you need to ensure that the venue you are selecting is suitable for all ages attending. At Markovina Estate we balance the elegance with a relaxed rustic feeling. We balance the indoor spaces with beautiful garden areas and being a family owned and operated business we ensure that our venue is welcoming and inviting for your reunion.
When planning your event consider how many children are coming, we do have a few games onsite however you are welcome to arrange additional activities for the younger children (plus a few of the energetic adults). We have had guests arrange face painting, cartoonists and a range of bouncy castle activities for everyone to enjoy.
Food & Beverage
Choose the meal 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 per table
Plated Meal: Each coursed served to your guests
High Tea: Finger food & gourmet sandwiches
Grazing Table: Variety nibbles to enjoy
Garden Picnic: A picnic basket to enjoy in our gardens
Tapas Menu: Selection of small plates throughout your stay
Canapes & Nibbles: Mingle as nibbles continually served
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
How much will our event cost
Our most popular package for family reunions is our $95pp food and venue package. This package is available for groups of 60 or more when booking three months or less from your reunion date.
We have included pricing on each of our key packages, plesae visit the below to find out more:
Family Reunions FAQ
Is ther price the same for children?
Depening on the age of the child we do offer a discount on their meal costs.
Can we eat outdoors?
The most common is for guests to have their canapes outside and sit inside for their main meal however if you do want to have a more casual event, potentially a gourmet BBQ or continuous nibbles there is no problem enjoying that outside.
Do you provide music or can we bring 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 or live music.
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.