About Alcova

​Alcova [al-cò-va].

Alcova in Italian. Definition: noun
1. A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
2. A secluded structure in a garden. 


Escape to Alcova, a distinctively European wedding and event venue. Harnessing the relaxed, calm and peaceful atmosphere of Karaka, Alcova is the perfect wedding & conference retreat.

Alcova is the new and exclusive venue only 30 minutes from Auckland City and less than five minutes from the Southern Motorway.  There is ample parking at the venue for your guests while they enjoy your day.

With olive trees lining the drive and surrounding the venue, you step into the Mediterranean the moment you arrive. Large, rustic doors lead you in to the open plan function room of Alcova. Dressed with silk lined ceilings and neutral tones the venue allows for you to add your own theming to ensure the atmosphere reflects your wedding, event or conference theme and individual style.

On the eastern side of the building is the Mediterranean courtyard. Walk into the paved and secluded garden fitted with olive trees and an abundance of lavender, this area is perfect for your ceremony, for guests to relax during your wedding reception or as an entrance to your event or conference space.

Alcova has the capacity of up to 80 guests for a all sit down functions, conferences and cocktail functions.

Managed by owners Hayley and Phil Govorko, the space reflects Phil's Croatian heritage and Hayley's expertise and love for events. With their team of dedicated staff, you can expect the highest of service and professionalism that is sure to impress you and your guests.