Funeral and Memorial Services
The Perfect Environment To Say Goodbye
The passing of a loved one is one of the hardest experiences most of us will ever have to endure. Finding the right place to say your goodbyes is never an easy decision. Consider choosing a location to celebrate the life of your loved ones with a memorial service in the beautifully tranquil setting of the renowned Markovina Estate.
We will work with you to honour their memory in a befitting manner,which will allow you to express your love to your dearly departed with all the personal touches you would like expressed.
No matter what culture or religion, we can assist you with all the finer details of putting together a memorial ceremony that reflects. With full venue facilities available, on site catering, licensed premises and ample parking available.
Beautiful Funeral Ceremony Location
Warm, inviting & open
Our venue offers something quite different from your standard funeral home or hall. The memorial service would be located in front of our large schist fireplace, which has a large peaked ceiling, but also surrounded by glass to give you that feeling of being part of nature.
This area works well for intimate funerals but can seat over 200 if required. We can also open the venue for further seating in our main events space ensuring ample space for much larger funerals.
Food & Beverage | Funeral and Memorial Services
Choose the meal that is right for you
Each of our memorial service packages include catering, giving you freedom to have a very simple meal or alternatively enjoy a feast with your close family and friends while you reminisce. All of our catering options include tea, filter coffee, water and orange juice.
Tapa’s & Canape menu – Our most popular option, guests mingle and also take advantage of our causal seating. We begin our food service with a selection of canapes followed by individual small plates served by our staff and to conclude a some sweet treats
Sharing platters or long lunch – If you want to have everyone seated, we can serve a long lunch through the afternoon so that everyone is relaxed and can enjoy the afternoon at their own pace.
Full buffet meal – Another popular option, giving more variety for everyone.
Venue Facilities | Funeral and Memorial Services
Included in your venue hire is more than just a venue
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 & funeral ceremony speakers
Cordless microphones – Two cordless microphones available
Funeral ceremony seating – We provide a seat for everyone who is attending
Table Settings – We have seating for guests when enjoying their meal
Staffing – We provide staffing as part of our event costs
Backup Generator – If we lose power, we have a backup ready to go
Perfect mix of indoor and outdoor spaces
Space to reminise
One of the amazing features of using Markovina Estate for your loved ones memorial service is that you can enjoy the expansive gardens that we have to offer. Sometimes you just want to pause and take a walk in nature, sometimes being able to escape for a moment can help.
On a wet day we have ample indoor space but on a sunny day there are so many spaces to see and enjoy, you and your guests have freedom to use our entire gardens.
Pricing | Funeral and Memorial Services
Our pricing does differ depending on what menu option you select. We have included details of some of our menu options above, however we are more than happy to create a specific menu for you. Our pricing consists of:
Venue Hire: Our current charges are $30pp and include venue hire, seating, use of our sound system, TV screens, tea & coffee, juice & water
Catering Options: We have a range of options starting from $30pp
Minimum spend: When booking an event with us at short notice, our minimum venue, food & beverage spend ranges from $7,500 to $10,000 depending on the date you are looking at.
Beverage service: Beverages can be a cash bar or you can authorise an allocated bar tab.
Memorial Services FAQ
What is the minimum spend to use your venue for a memorial service?
$5,000 for venue, food and beverages
Can we BYO?
Sorry no, we don’t have a BYO option however you can simply run a cash bar for your guests. We also have EFTPOS facilities.
How long are we able to be at the venue?
Usually your service will be approximately an hour, usually after the service our guests will stay on for 2 to 5 hours after the service depending on what food service has been booked.
What are your minimum numbers?
You can have a very intimate service for just your close family. There is no minimum number that you need to book.
When do I need to confirm numbers?
We do need your best estimate 72 hours prior. This is invoiced and paid prior to your day, we will arrange to cater for that number of guests. If on the day you have a few more guests that arrive our kitchen is able to increase the amount of food to cater for the increased guests.
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.