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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we do have ice buckets for use on the tables. Any ice used during the reception is covered by the venue fee.
We are a fully licensed premises, so you need to purchase all of your drinks through us. You can bring wine and champagne for R40 per bottle corkage by arrangement (current wine corkage rate). Any pre drinks, cocktails, juice, punches, or other drinks must be organised and purchased through De Uijlenes. Your guests are not to bring their own drinks and pour them from their rooms or cars during the wedding. If they do, their drinks will be confiscated and they can collect them from the bar when it closes. Please make sure your guests understand this.
The wood for the reception fires are included in the venue fee. We will stock the fireplaces and hot tubs with wood and light them for you throughout the evening.
Yes! Our wedding coordinators will contact you with a detailed questionnaire that needs filling in so we have all of the details needed to run your wedding successfully. We will also need your proof of payments for all of your payments and a complete and signed contract.
Menu, guest count and last details need to be finalised no less than 21 days before your wedding date. Your final invoices for catering, venue, accommodation and bar will then be sent to you to settle. All invoices need to be confirmed and settled no less than 14 days before your wedding date.
Our curfew is strictly 1am. Music is off and we close the bar at 12:30am and your DJ must be packed and out of the venue by 1am. You may sit out on the stoep until any time you wish, but the venue will be locked. If we feel the bass of your music is too loud at any time, we will ask your DJ to turn the bass down out of respect for our neighbours and any other guests staying on the farm. Our midweek weddings & celebrations need to turn the music off at 12am.
Yes we do. We have a generator & solar system that is able to power the entire farm. This is all on an automised system that switches over with a 40 second delay in electricity when ESKOM fails.
No, there is no electricity available in the Forest. We do provide a PA system which comes with a stand,
microphone and mic stand. You can find out more info about the PA system here.
Unfortunately the weather is the one thing we cannot control. In the event that it is raining, we will discuss a plan B with you, which could be inside the venue, on the deck next to the dam or in the cigar lounge. You can make a call right at the last minute as it doesn’t take long to set up an alternative ceremony site. A forest ceremony in the rain is still an option. It really is beautiful in the forest and because the canopy is so thick during the summer months, you just get the odd large drop of rain that filters through the leaves. You can always tell your guests to pack an umbrella just in case.
Yes, of course! We provide a small table and chairs for you to sign down in the forest. The canopy is thick enough in the forest that it creates a roof and is legal to sign under.
No, we do not have a full time running restaurant on the farm. However, we can recommend some great places to eat locally. Our chefs can cater for your guests for the Night before the wedding celebrations and breakfast each day. Please discuss this with the Chef when finalising your menu.
There is a small communal kitchenette at both the Nightjar and Old Barn venues which you can use to make a coffee and sandwich. It is not full self catering and there are no kitchens in the rooms. The kitchenette has a small fridge, microwave, kettle and cutlery/crockery. The Nonnetjie Uil has a full self catering kitchen for your guests to use, when you book this house.
There is a set of ablutions for both men and ladies with four toilets and four showers in each block, for those rooms at the Old Barn that are not ensuite. There is also a disabled shower and toilet at each venue.
There are ensuite, basic and single rooms at the Old Barn. The couple getting married here at the Old Barn & Forest venue usually decide whom is sleeping where in the rooms at the venue. Please contact the couple whom’s wedding you are attending to verify this.
No, you need to check to see if this is available and book separately with another deposit. If you do not book the house, it will be available to the other venue.
No, because of the proximity to the reception venue, only your wedding guests will be staying in the rooms at the venue you have booked.
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