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We know how important it is for a workplace to stay physically and mentally healthy during winter time. A winter workplace function goes a long way in ensuring staff are given the boost of enthusiasm they need to stay motivated throughout the colder months.

It’s common to experience a little seasonal blues in winter and there are many factors that contribute to this. Less sunshine is one of the more obvious reasons, especially as that’s how we Kiwis obtain most of our vitamin D. However, the season also comes with less festivities, which is why filling that void with a winter workplace function is so effective in keeping staff happy.

Winter workplace functions look different to the ones we organise in the summer. It’s generally safer to plan an indoor function to ensure it goes ahead rain or shine. Fortunately, here at Markovina Vineyard Estate, we have a range of options suitable for the perfect winter workplace function.

Book a winter workplace function to get you through the season

Love Christmas? Have a mid-winter Christmas party

When winter first hits, Christmas seems like a lifetime away. As the most wonderful time of the year, many of us wish it could be Christmas every day.

Well, we know that it can’t be, but we can have a mid-winter Christmas party and get enough of a Christmas fix to tide us over until we can have the real thing. And as Christmas lands in the summer here in New Zealand, a mid-winter Christmas party gives us the opportunity to experience Christmas the way they do in the Northern Hemisphere.

As our venue is only 20 minutes from Auckland CBD, we can’t promise you a white Christmas. But we can promise an authentic Christmas atmosphere. Our stone fireplace will offer the perfect amount of warmth as you pretend it’s a Christmas winter wonderland and put work behind you for the evening.

Book a winter workplace function to get you through the season

Dine under a canopy of vines for a unique winter workplace function

We aim to make our winter workplace functions as magical as possible here at Markovina. Our recent renovations have greatly enhanced our indoor areas and our huge stone fireplace will add to the wintry ambience. You won’t have to worry about the weather, we’ve got you covered.

When you dine in our main function room, you’ll sit beneath a canopy of vines. These vines stay green year-round, giving you the best of both the indoors and outdoors all in one. Our guests love this as they’re a unique decorative feature.

We offer three different food and beverage packages which can all be enjoyed under the canopy of vines.

  • Buffet meal
  • Platter selection
  • Plated meal

Each option includes canapes, main meal and dessert and cheese selection.

Sharing a meal with your colleagues lets you unwind and get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Booking an external venue for a winter workplace function gives staff the opportunity to find more common ground with each other than just the ‘work talk’ they exchange on a daily basis.

Book a winter workplace function to get you through the season

Let your hair down with these themed events

A good party is sometimes the best way for a workplace to recharge. We have a large number of themed events that add something extra to your winter workplace function.

Whatever themed event you choose to go with, your package will include the use of the venue, great food and beverage and a DJ. We can also adjust the menu to suit the theme.

These themes have proven to be very popular in the past, especially for workplace functions. Winter or summer, our themed parties always receive rave reviews. Our list of themes include:

  • Dine and Dance – enjoy a meal together and dance the night away.
  • Medieval Feast – step back in time to the middle ages.
  • Boogie Nights – go retro and dance to the classics from the 60s and 70s.
  • Fright Night – a spooky setting for a scary night out.
  • Western Nights – a night in the Wild, Wild West for the cowboy or cowgirl in you.
  • Murder Mystery – work as a team to solve a classic case of whodunit.

We are also happy for you to come up with your own theme. You are welcome to arrange your own entertainment and decorations if you think it’s better suited to a specific winter workplace function.

Book a winter workplace function to get you through the season

Getting together outside of work is always beneficial, but during the winter it’s almost considered a necessity. With less holidays and celebrations, winter can often seem like a challenge to get through. With a great winter workplace function, you can break up the monotony of your day to day routine.

We host many different workplaces in the winter season here at Markovina. Each workplace has their own way of letting their hair down and all of our guests leave feeling recharged and ready for the rest of the season.

If you’re thinking of ways to raise your staff’s enthusiasm this winter, call us today and book a great workplace function.

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