So many different spaces to explore
We consider our estate a true garden wedding location, we have so many wonderful locations where you can escape and capture these amazing wedding photo moments.
We have prepared some of our favorite photos that have been sent back to us, hopefully this gives you an idea of what your wedding album could look like.
Another great option is to google ‘Markovina wedding photos’ for more great photography ideas.
What a difference
We have almost everything you need onsite, including a boat in our main pond area. Feel free to use it as a prop in your photos or if you have sea legs feel free to jump in and capture that amazing moment on film.
If you would prefer not to take that risk you are welcome to make a time to come back the next day and capture that special moment without the risk of falling in!
Enjoy our field of grass, be lost in the wilderness
We leave a huge area in long grass so that you can capture that special moment. We have this mowed in stages to have grass available for most of our weddings however please note that at some times of year we don’t mow the entire paddock so that the grass looks great for our main wedding season.
Its amazing the difference some trees make
Yes these wonderful photos are taken onsite. We planted a few rows of these amazing hardwood trees and they are just stunning and give you something quite different in your album.
Another addition to our venue for that special photo
Hidden away is a wooden swing just for the two of you to take that brilliant photo. We find it is all about the small things that create big memories.
A few grapevines to enjoy
The entire property at Markovina Estate was planted in rows of vines, a bouquet vineyard. Our focus now in hospitality though we have ensured that we have some rows for our couples to steal that vineyard moment.
The Great Outdoors
Space to do almost anything
We have so many hidden spaces but we also have some huge outdoor lawn areas, for your guests to enjoy. Plus it gives you the flexibility to theme any of those magical ideas you had. Look what a simple door creates.
As night falls
As the darkness falls our venue changes
We have some subdued lighting around the gardens at night, enough so guests can still explore our garden spaces.
Ensure you talk with your photographer about bringing in additional lighting to highlight that special feature tree or space and have extra time with your photographer for those twilight and night photos.
Don't forget props
It's amazing what something so simple adds
We have seen some brilliant photos with either sun or rain umbrellas. Something a little different helps your photographer create another great photo for you.
Just a bit of fun for the next photo
We were fortunate enough to purchase this cart from the Xena & Hercules auctions when the series ended filming in New Zealand.
We love it and it is just another location to help give you variety in our gardens for the perfect wedding photo assortment.
What our customers have to say
The actual day was magical, the gardens are stunning and the grounds are so well looked after.
Markovina estate was a stunning venue for our wedding especially with its lush gardens, spacious hall and its hanging vines, and so many amazing locations to have your wedding ceremony.
Markovina is the perfect place for a wedding. The venue is beautiful and food is amazing. We had a wonderful stress free day.
Markovina is a stunning venue... We had so many compliments from our guests on how gorgeous the venue was, and how fantastic the food was too!
Garden Wedding FAQs
Do you have any wet weather photo options?
Yes, we have some great undercover options, however you can still usually have some opportunity to have photos taken under trees and capture those special moments. If you do get rained out you can come back the next day (by appointment) to take the photos you were missing.
Can we use the entire property?
Yes, we only book one wedding per day.
Can we use confetti?
Sorry no, but you can use real rose petals outside.
Do you have music in the gardens?
Yes, we have a range of outdoor speakers in our gardens.
Book a Viewing
Contact us to reserve a time to visit our beautiful venue. We will show you around the grounds including a tour of our ceremony locations and reception room, discuss our wedding package and show you plenty of photos.
Contact us on (09) 412 8608 or send an enquiry through this form.