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 R30 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.
We also charge a ‘beerage’ for craft beer, which is currently R30/L of craft beer. If you would like to bring in a keg of G&T or something else, please talk to us about the cost this would be.
The wood for the reception fires are included in the venue fee. We will stock the fireplaces with wood and light them for you throughout the evening.
Yes! Our wedding coordinators will contact you with a pdf 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 final payments.
You will need to confirm the amount of guests that you have for catering with Mornay 14 days before your wedding day. Don’t forget to add your service providers (Photographers, DJ, videographer etc). Once we have received this from Mornay, we will email you the invoice for catering and your final venue fees; along with any accommodation you have booked. The invoice will need to be paid no later than 10 days before your wedding date.
Our curfew is strictly 2am. We lock the bar and venue and you DJ must be packed and out of the venue by 2am. 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, we will ask your DJ to turn the bass down at midnight 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 that is able to power the entire farm. This is all on an automised system that switches over with just a slight dip 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 stoep 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.
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.
There is a set of ablutions for both men and ladies with four toilets and four showers in each block. There is also a disabled shower and toilet.
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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