The Perfect Venue To Ensure Your Team Can Bond
If you are looking at an escape to help your team bond, we give you a brilliant solution with plenty of space inside and outside in our expansive gardens.
You have the freedom to create the itinerary for the day and leave the hospitality to us. Your staff will just wish they could come have a team building day at our estate every month.
Great team building events are about communication and collaboration & participation, all with one goal in mind helping to create a more cohesive team.
At Markovina we will help you to co-ordinate & execute your chosen activities throughout the day so your employees will enjoy the day while achieving better interpersonal work skills.
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 company our covered courtyard is the 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.
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.
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
Choose the meal that is right for you
You choice of type of food service for your team building event:
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 pricing does differ depending on the day and time of year you are looking at. Contact us with the details of your event and what you wanted to acheive an we will put together a package for your event.
The key details we need to price your event is:
~ What is your proposed date and is that date flexible if not available?
~ How long do you need our venue, what is your start and finish times?
~ How many guests are are attending?
~ What type of food service do you need through your event?
Team Building FAQ
When we book, is the event exclusive?
It normally is, we find that a team building event works best if you and your team have exclusive use of our venue.
Can we hire your venue for the day and night?
Yes you can, simply tell us your requirements and we can put together a package to suit.
What are your minimum numbers?
We can take bookings for 10 or more, however with smaller groups there is a venue hire charge.
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.