Nightjar Wedding Venue

Log cabin romance and rustic bliss, this one takes some beating. Natures beauty really does provide an awesome backdrop and gives a very natural and relaxed vibe to this venue option for smaller more intimate weddings of less than 100 guests. The Nightjar venue achieves what it sets out to do, while being totally unique.

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Say your vows within an old koffieklip chapel next to a waterfall and overlooking the lake and fynbos covered mountains. Beers and ciders will then be kept cold on ice in sink baths with a large harvest table groaning under the weight of fresh homemade breads, meats, cheeses and preserves made from our very own farm produce, all served under the shade of a giant tree. Guests can chill on the wooden deck or picnic on the lawn, cool off in the dam, fish or play garden games as the sun sinks beneath the fynbos covered mountains.

As the evening cools, the party will move into the log cabin reception venue. Built by hand from materials largely sourced from the farm or valley, with the smell of lumber still in the air – you and your guests will find your dancing feet and boogie until you feel the need to retire next to the deck overlooking the lake and talk until the sun comes up. With a large roaring fire both inside and out, the Nightjar venue is perfectly cosy for a winter wedding.  For summer vibes, your guests will be spending all weekend in the fresh mountain water of the dam.

Offering stunning views and rustic charm, this venue gives you the freedom to create a truly bespoke wedding. With two nights accommodation in the simple farmstead and stable rooms (sleeping 50) included and due to its remote location, the Nightjar could be described as a laid-back festive wedding venue. 


The following is all included in the full venue hire:

  • The Nightjar venue & ceremony area
  • Accommodation for 50 of your guests for two nights in the stable rooms and Farmhouse
  • Hot tub
  • Tables & chairs (there are 3 chair options)
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Wine glasses
  • Champagne flutes
  • Water glasses
  • Waiters
  • Full bar service including glassware, ice & barmen
  • Wood for the reception fires – indoor and out
  • PA System for the ceremony
  • Assistance and co-ordination from the De Uijlenes wedding coordinator
  • Outdoor Furniture & lounge pockets
  • White cloth napkins
  • Three nights in the Nightjar Cottage Bridal Suite/Honeymoon Suite (trust me, you need that extra night!)


Contact us to get the current venue fee rate. 


The stable rooms and Farmhouse at the Nightjar Venue are reserved for your wedding guests only and are included in the venue price. If guests wish to stay longer than two nights, they are charged per room per night. Please contact us for more details. We have accommodation available for 50 people. 

The Nightjar venue has an uber cute bridal suite, oozing with cottage charm.  There is a hot tub to relax in and a designated hair & makeup area for you and your tribe to get ready at the morning of the wedding.  


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. Please contact us to see our current menu.


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 of R30 per 750ml bottle. Contact us for our latest wine list.

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