Intimate Lunch & Dinner

Perfect For That Next Special Occassion

If you have ever been a guest at Markovina Vineyard Estate, this option will excite you. Markovina is now available for smaller private luncheons and dinners, suited to all occasions. Be it birthdays, anniversaries, special occasion or just a reason to have an afternoon with your friends.

Feel the exclusivity of our Estate’s beautifully kept gardens. Let us host you and your beloved family and friends for a relaxing get-together or romantic night filled with enticing food and wide range of beverages.

Choose your private meal in front of our stone fireplace, under a canopy of vines or you may prefer to have an outdoor location. You choose the cosiest area for your special guests. We have a variety of meal options for you to choose from plus you have the use of our gardens to mingle, play or take photos in.

Social lunches, snazzy dinner or everything in between, leave it to Markovina team.


Intimate Lunch & Dinner
Spot your favourite area

Located on 10 acres, Markovina Estate has been maintaining amazing gardens for you and guests to unwind and explore while enjoying the hospitality this family-owned business has to offer.

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

We also have croquet, pétanque and giant Jenga, which you are more than welcome to use in our expansive lawn area. Arranging other exciting outdoor games and activities will also be accommodated.


Intimate Lunch & Dinner
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.

Stone Fire Place Area – All-weather Alternative

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


Intimate Lunch & Dinner
Catering to your event

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

Intimate Lunch & Dinner
We offer more than just an events space

Our pricing depends on the number of guests & day and time of the year you are after. We open our bookings for intimate lunch and dinners 30 days prior to your booking date.

We are not a restaurant, so when booking an intimate lunch or dinner at our estate we are specifically opening for your event or a small number of intimate meal bookings.

Contact us to confirm your price and let us help design the event you are looking forward to.

Intimate Lunch & Dinner FAQ

How far in advance can we book?

We open our bookings for private events at different times depending on the minimum number of guests you are booking for. This timeline is:

– Bookings of 10 or more are open from one month prior to your selected date
– Bookings of 50 or more are open from four months prior to your selected date

Do you require a minimum number of guests?

Yes, you will set a minimum number at the time of booking and your pricing will be based on this minimum number. The smallest booking we take is for a group of 10.

When do we have to confirm numbers?

We do require numbers confirmed 14 days prior. We are not a restaurant so do require a longer timeframe to confirm staffing and requirements for your event.

Is your venue BYO?

No sorry, we are not a BYO venue.

Intimate Lunch & Dinner

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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