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A Luxurious Weekend Away at the Grande Roche Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque town of Paarl, amidst sprawling vineyards and at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock, lies the enchanting Grande Roche Hotel. This boutique hotel is where the SAW Team and the esteemed SA Weddings Couple of the Year 2022 finalists had the opportunity to be immersed in a weekend of opulence and splendour during the unforgettable gala event.


A Grand Welcome to the Grande Roche Hotel

Stepping onto the grounds of the Grande Roche Hotel feels like entering a world of timeless elegance and refined luxury. The historical monument turned 5 star hotel, exudes an air of sophistication that immediately captivates its visitors. Greeted by the friendliest faces and impeccable service, we meandered through the meticulously manicured gardens and serene pathways that surrounded the historic Cape Dutch buildings to our rooms, which transported us to a bygone era of gracious, unhurried living.
From their Heritage and Garden Suites to their Legacy Rooms, their accommodation preserves its historical background while still being the epitome of luxury for anyone who has the pleasure of spending the night. Our couples were all treated to the most stunning suites to spend the weekend in as well as treated to a complimentary bottle of wine as a welcome gift from the Grande Roche Hotel team.

The royal treatment didn’t stop there! Hosted in the Manor House, we were treated to the most divine and delicious breakfast experience. With a menu to tantalize the tastebuds, we were spoiled for choice when it comes to breakfast options, and we had the pleasure of enjoying the finest food as well as the freshly brewed coffee and juices. With a feast as fantastic as this, we couldn’t agree more that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
From the enchanting beauty of the surroundings to the stellar service and attention to detail, every element of the Grande Roche Hotel creates an experience that leaves an indelible mark on all those who have the privilege of being a part of it.

The Stunning L’Atrium

L’Atrium at Grande Roche Hotel serves as a charming oasis for events and celebrations, providing our Top 10 finalists with the most perfect venue for the legendary Friday Night Dinner. Nconcepts and Design and decor expertise transformed the L’Atrium venue space, creating a fusion of colours, texture and lighting that reflected both the hotel's rich heritage and modern sophistication, setting the scene for a culinary journey like no other.

The following day, we were able to enjoy this venue in all its glory. With a fully adaptable indoor venue space to fit in with your event size and style, you can be sure that your every desire can be fulfilled! L’Atrium also boasts the most breathtaking outdoor courtyard, encircled by a mesmerizing water feature and with the magnificent Paarl Rock Mountains serving as a backdrop. We can just picture the most perfect “I Do” moment in the courtyard, followed by transforming into the most EPIC dancefloor where your guests can razzle and dazzle under the stars!

Shuttle Up Transport

Ensuring that every moment of the weekend was experienced with ease and comfort, Shuttle Up provided impeccable transportation to and from the event. Shuttle Up provided their exceptional and expert services to stylishly and safely transport our Top 10 Couples and the SAWCY Team to the big gala event hosted at Kleinevalleij Estate. The professional team of drivers know just how to make their clients smile and get those good vibes going! As the event came to a close, Shuttle Up seamlessly facilitated the return journey, leaving our couples with the memories of an incredible night, where worries were left behind and enjoyment was paramount.

The weekend spent at Grande Roche Hotel was nothing short of a fairy tale brought to life. As the SA Weddings Couple of the Year 2022 finalists and the esteemed SAW Team shared laughter, stories, and revelled in the magic of the weekend, Grande Roche Hotel proved itself to be more than just a place to stay – it was a destination where dreams come true and memories to last a lifetime are made. If you ever find yourself wishing for a romantic retreat that seamlessly blends history and modern luxury, where every moment is a celebration of life’s little luxuries, look no further than the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl.


Grande Roche Hotel

Grande Roche Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a boutique, luxury hotel unlike any other.

Duane Smith Photography

Duane Smith Photography

“I’m so moved with how each wedding has its own heartbeat , and I get to be part of that beat”

Sage Media

Sage Media

We use a cinematic approach to capture the beauty of the venue, intimate moments and love shared between each couple.