The Wedding Ceremony
Spoilt for Choice
Included as part of our wedding package, you can make use of our five picture-perfect onsite locations for your wedding ceremony. We only host one wedding a day to ensure you have the choice of any of these beautiful locations.
A popular option is to select one location for your ceremony, capture those amazing memories with your photographer and then select another location for your family photos before your explore the grounds for those special moments with your bridal party.
All this while music is played through the gardens compliments of our house PA system and range of garden speakers.
Worth the wait
Our large Chestnut Tree is situated in a beautiful open space surrounded by vines and trees within our gardens. It provides an incredible backdrop for your ceremony and plenty of room for your guests to mingle before and after the ceremony.
To sign your wedding papers, we have recently added a stone signing table off to the side of the tree. Alternatively, we can provide a barrel or small table to sign on.
On sunnier days, we have large white umbrellas we can set up for the comfort of your guests.
The Chestnut Tree has leaves from mid November to June.
What a difference
Located on the opposite side of our largest pond, our Pebble Beach provides a small, intimate location surrounded by large trees and manicured gardens. Recite your vows overlooking the pond, with a beautiful stone feature and Two Kauri Trees in the background.
When getting married at the Pebble Beach, we can provide either a wine barrel or small table situated to one side to use as a signing table.
Indoor Ceremony Location
Built to last
Our newly built stone fire place provides the perfect back drop for indoor ceremonies, while still being surrounded by the beautiful gardens. Positioned at the end of our covered courtyard, we can easily open and close our large glass sliding doors, making the fire place a great ceremony location all year round.
After the ceremony our experienced team can quickly transform this area, moving out the ceremony seating and changing the area to a cozy lounge setting.
In this area, we can either provide a barrel or small table to sign your wedding papers.
Two Kauri Trees
Towering above the surrounding gardens, our Two Kauri Trees provide the perfect frame to your ceremony, located in front of our largest pond and jetty. The trees set the scene for outstanding memories, as the surrounding gardens are beautiful and green all year round.
We also have a beautiful stone signing table where you can sign your wedding papers, or we can provide a barrel or small table.
One of a kind
Experience pure serenity in front of our Barrel Waterfall while your guests watch on in comfort, seated amongst our olive trees. The trees provide great shade for your guests, perfect for weddings on hot, sunny days.
As the original barrel from our winery, you are able to recite your wedding vows to each other in front of the waterfall, on our small jetty.
The barrel waterfall also has a beautiful stone signing table and pillars nearby which can easily be decorated or left bare.
What our customers have to say
Our wedding was such a beautiful day, Markovina Vineyard Estate was the perfect choice for our ceremony and reception....
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.
Wedding Ceremony Location FAQ
Do you provide a 'ceremony only' option?
Unfortunately we do not open for ceremonies only.
Do you provide chairs for the ceremony?
As a part of our inclusive wedding package, our white celebration chairs are provided for your ceremony. We ensure there is enough seating for all guests.
Do you provide a signing table?
Yes, our barrel waterfall and two kauri trees have beautiful stone signing tables nearby. We are also able to provide a signing barrel or table at any of our ceremony locations.
Can we invite guests for the ceremony only?
Yes, you are welcome to invite guests for the ceremony only. We do charge $$ for these guests so they are able to enjoy a glass of bubbly, canapes and beverages after the ceremony. Your ceremony only guests are welcome to stay until your guests move inside for the reception.
What if it is raining on the day?
Our covered courtyard area is perfect for a wet weather option. If you know it will be raining in advanced to your wedding day, you are welcome to change your ceremony location to the covered area a few days prior. Otherwise, if there is the chance of rain and you would like to go ahead with your outdoor ceremony, our experienced team of staff are able to set up your ceremony location on the day depending on the weather.
Do you provide microphones and music speakers?
Yes, we do have our portable speaker and microphone set available for your ceremony music, included in our wedding package. The set includes two hand-held microphones and an AUX cord to connect a phone, tablet or laptop. Our staff will set the system up, however you will need to allocate a guest to be in charge of playing the music.
Do you allow confetti to be thrown after the ceremony?
If you would like confetti to be thrown after your ceremony, we allow real rose petals or rice to be thrown at our outdoor ceremony locations only. We do not allow any artificial rose petals or material confetti.
Can we get ready onsite?
Unfortunately we don’t provide facilities for bridal parties to get ready onsite. However we do have a small bridal room which features a couch, dresser and small toilet for the bridal party to use throughout the night. It is a good space for storing bags and touching up hair and make-up.
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.