Forest & Old Barn Wedding Venue
Woodland wedding awaits! The Forest at the Old Barn venue is an enchanting secret forest venue for weddings that wont fail to get your heart fluttering as you enter through the gates and meander along the forest aisle. Exchange vows under the leaves of a giant oak in the depths of an indigenous forest and surrounded by a sea of white arum lilies. The pre-drinks picnic area in the forest is sparkling with fairy lights and a great place for your guests to wet the whistle after the ceremony with an ice cold beer or cocktail.
The wedding celebration then takes a truly epic twist as the party moves on to the Old Barn, a rustic 19c former dairy, implement sheds and pig styes which have been lovingly converted into a unique event venue. With several fireplaces, original features, cigar lounge and a large dining area with rustic wooden tables and chairs where you and your guests can party the night away in comfort, or make s’mores over the fire under the stars and listen to the owls hoot. Open the huge glass doors and extend the party onto the large wooden deck overlooking the lake and fynbos covered mountains. With four large fire places (three indoors and one large fire pit outside) the Old Barn is a cosy haven perfect for winter celebrations too. For the summer celebrations your guests can take a midnight dip in the plunge pool on the deck.
Guests can stay within staggering distance of the bar in one of twenty comfortable rooms at the Old Barn which are able to sleep up to 66 people in total. Your four legged family are welcome too, as long as they are well behaved and kept under control, we are also a running farm with animals and staff.
If you are looking for a forest venue for a wedding, the Old Barn & Forest venue can be described as a laid-back party venue that is ideal if it’s a festive atmosphere you are longing for.
The following is all included in the entire wedding package:
- The Old Barn Venue, bar & cigar lounge.
- The Forest ceremony
- Predrinks area in the Forest or on the Deck
- Accommodation for 66 guests at the Old Barn reception venue (20 rooms for two nights)
- Three nights in the Little Barn Bridal Suite
- Use of the lake, deck, gardens & lawns surrounding the venue
- Plunge pool
- Lounge pockets and outdoor furniture, both at the venue and in the forest
- Full Bar service, glasses, ice & bar-men.
- Wine glasses
- Champagne flutes
- Water glasses
- Tables: Rustic wooden tables.
- White cloth Napkins
- Chairs: white, wooden or green chairs – you choose.
- Four fireplaces and wood for the reception fires
- 3 waiters & kitchen staff.
- Forest & picnic area fires and wood
- PA System for the ceremony.
- Assistance & co ordination from the De Uijlenes weddings coordinator
The rooms at the Old Barn Venue are reserved for your wedding guests only and can accommodate 66 people. If any of your guests wish to stay a third night, we charge per room per night.
Three nights in the cutest Little Barn for the wedding couple is part of our full package. Staying in ultimate luxury, you will be able to relax in privacy and soak in the hot tub. There is a hair and makeup area for the bride and her tribe to get ready at on the day of the big ceremony, with stunning backdrops for those getting ready photos. Our chefs can deliver platters and bubbles to ensure you are relaxed and ready.
It is compulsory to use De Uijlenes’ chefs and staff for your function when you book at either of our venues. We are flexible when it comes to the menu and can quote you on anything you wish, no matter how quirky your tastes are. We also cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies, vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, banters – we have done it all! We love to host an entire weekend of celebrations, so we also offer catering the night before the wedding, breakfasts, brunches and lunches for your guests.
We have a selection of local wines available, but you are welcome to arrange your own wine and/or champagne for your event at a corkage per 750ml bottle.