Your wedding day is one of the most special and significant events in your life and here at Markovina Vineyard Estate, we understand that the planning and organising of your day can also be quite a stressful time as well.
There is so much to do from sending invitations, choosing the wedding dress and the wedding party outfits, flowers, hair and makeup, and this is just the start of the wedding planning process.
Relieve the wedding planning pressure
As soon as you choose Markovina Vineyard Estate as your wedding venue, you have already removed some of the planning pressure from yourself.
We are here to help you plan your perfect day and have a range of wedding ideas for you to choose from including flowers and decorations, wedding photographers, wedding celebrants, and more.
We also have a top selection of DJ’s, band options, ceremony and background music or you can use your own music by plugging your iPod into our quality PA system.
A place to unwind and relax
Once you have selected Markovina Vineyard Estate as your wedding venue, you may also want to find accommodation in close proximity for yourselves, your family and friends.
There are plenty of options for you to choose from in this beautiful part of the country from romantic cottages through to group accommodation. Here are some that we can recommend.
Relaxing Riverhead Retreat
Relaxing Riverhead Retreat is located 3.5kms from Markovina Vineyard Estate which is about a 5 minute drive.
This tastefully renovated retreat is a stunning character bungalow that was built in the 1920’s. With an impressive kitchen, a very pleasing open plan living area, three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a peaceful and private sunny deck, you will find this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Accommodating up to eight people, the Relaxing Riverhead Retreat is a cost effective solution for family and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
Hobson Motor Inn & Wings
The Hobson Motor Inn & Wings is about a 12 minute drive from Markovina Vineyard Estate. This is a perfect choice for large groups of family or friends who want to stay together while attending an event at our Estate.
With 29 self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units set in spacious park-like grounds, you can easily make multiple bookings to suit your needs.
Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa pool, mini golf, Sky TV, and guest laundry. There is also an outdoor BBQ area for entertaining and children’s play area to keep the kids amused.
Surrounded by vineyards and nestled in the picturesque countryside of the Waikoukou Valley, the Vineyard Cottages take you back to a time with their Victorian styled self-contained character cottages.
Only a 12 minute drive from Markovina Vineyard Estate, Vineyard Cottages offer a peaceful and relaxing space for everyone to enjoy.
Rosebud Cottage is situated on Freshwater Farm, a unique and secluded 13 acre property in Waimauku. Located approximately only a 13 minute drive from Markovina Vineyard Estate, Rosebud Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for couples who want something very special.
Rosebud cottage overlooks a lake in a delightful rural setting where you can luxuriate in an outdoor claw footed bath. This French inspired cottage is wonderfully cosy with fresh flowers, chandeliers, an electric log fire, and a covered courtyard.
We are careful to only recommend those places where our clients have a wonderful experience.
If you choose to stay at one of the above properties, we would love to have your feedback.