Garden Picnic

Enjoy the outdoors & have a special moment with your family and friends

Celebrating your anniversary? Wanting to treat your someone special to a unique outing? Organising an afternoon catch up with your dearest friends?

Markovina’s Garden Picnic is the ultimate solution. A truly magical setting for a romantic picnic or a laid-back small family and friends gathering to celebrate a milestone. With multiple locations to choose from for your picnic, a fantastic way to celebrate.

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 spend the rest of the day. Grab your favourite book while your children enjoy the massive space to run and play. (unsure if this statement is applicable, maybe more for locals? And dates we would like to fill in) – may add bouncy castle? Not sure how we are going to offer this.

All-weather unique spaces

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Not your ordinary picnic area

In the gardens

We have so many outdoor spaces to choose from so  you can enjoy the sun.

Under the trees

On a hot summers day there are so many cool shady spaces to relax in.


On a wet day, setting a table inside & infront of the fire works perfectly.

Sharing our garden for your sweet memories

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Sunshine on your favourite spot

Pop a bottle of a refreshing Champagne and toast for a beautiful day that you deserve! Spread out a blanket or set up chairs on one of Markovina Estates beautiful garden areas.

There are so many spots to choose from when you are having a picnic at our estate. Our popular developed garden spaces are; by the Barrel Waterfall; Pebble Beach, Our Kauri Trees or Underneath the Old Chestnut Tree. We also have our new developing spaces including our cherry blossoms & wisteria arch.

Winter cannot stop us from organising a picnic garden. We have a stylish stoned fireplace which is a covered courtyard surrounded by sliding glass doors, still giving you the perfect outside view.

Beautiful Markovina Estate gardens

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Welcoming you in our hidden gem

Located on 10 acres, Markovina Estate has been maintaining amazing gardens for you and your close family or friend to unwind and explore while enjoying the hospitality this family-owned business has to offer. Making efforts on refreshing and creating new location areas and giving you other options for your next events.

Gallivant around our Estate and take memorable frame-worthy images.

We have continued to update our estate, coming to visit for a garden picnic gives you the opportunity to see how much the estate has changed. If you are coming for an anniversary of your wedding at Markovina Estate it is a perfect time to retake some of those favourite wedding photos.

Why choose a picnic at Markovina Estate

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We offer more than just the picnic area

When enjoying a picnic at Markovina Estate it is more than just a garden spot. Our picnics are the perfect gift for an anniversary gift, especially if we hosted your wedding at our estate.

You can wander through the gardens, take photos and enjoy all that we have to offer.

It can be a special time to show your children where you got married or just to relax and reminisce. Hopefully you have the perfect occasion to be able to enjoy a picnic at Markovina Estate.

Food & Beverages

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Catering your garden picnic

Depending on your group size we can cater a full menu for you or simply a picnic basket for you to enjoy.

For couples enjoying an anniversary in the gardens we will cater your own picnic basket and a small selection of beverages for you to enjoy. Other beverages are available for purchase.

For groups of 10 or more we have options to cater a range of different special meal choices from a high tea to our tapas menu however costs do differ for different menu selections.

Pricing & Packages

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We offer more than just an events space

Our garden picnic costs $500, this includes:

  • A space in our gardens for your picnic including a table and chairs setup. If you prefer we can supply picnic blanket & cushions.
  • Picnic basket with grazing selection
  • Bottle of bubbly
  • Guest size, 2 to 10 guests

With more people at your picnic you may want to consider prebooking more food and beverages for your special event.

If you have a group of 10 or more, please visit our intimate lunch and dinner page for more options.

Garden Picnic FAQ

How long can we stay onsite for our garden picnic?

Our garden picnic package is for up to two hours.

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.

What happens if it rains on the day?

You can take a ‘rain check’, we just need to know 24 hours prior.

Can we book any day and at any time?

Bookings are subject to availability, predominantly we are a wedding venue. Any booking on a wedding day would need to finish two hours prior to the ceremony start time. However most of our weddings start in the mid afternoon which means a garden picnic between 11am and 1pm usually works well.

What value can we expect out of the $500 we have paid?

A large amount of that value is booking your spot in our venue, this is a new offerring for us and we only expect that we would have a small number of picnics on any specific day.

Will we be the only people onsite on our picnic day?

No, we may have a small number of other picnics onsite. We may also have viewings as couples view our venue for potential other events.

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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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