Organising your wedding can be an overwhelming task with never-ending to-do lists! Although this may be true, it can, and should, be an enjoyable and affordable process if you choose to work with the right people!
Let’s first talk about two of the most important parts of your big day. That’s right; we’re talking venue and wine! Perhaps they’re not the most important parts but they’re certainly one of the bigger decisions you have to make when planning your special day!
Your venue selection can make or break your reception (and budget), and the wines you choose can underscore your wedding theme and take the experience to a whole new level. Even if you don’t care to fit the wine to your theme, it’s still important to find the best quality at affordable prices so that you don’t break the bank serving your guests!
If you’re looking for the Cape Winelands’ best-kept secret, boasting convenience at a reasonable rate, Vondeling Wines is one of few options that come close to a ‘one-stop-shop’. Wineries like Vondeling are not only a hidden gem, with several additional services and features included in their wedding package, but also boast a wide range of wines at various price points to fulfil your specific needs! Their philosophy is charming yet simple, but versatile, catering to all who require a blank canvas to create a unique event that transforms a space into a true reflection of themselves. A cost-effective yet elegant all-in-one option that delivers incredible value for money.
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Paardeberg Mountain surrounded by vineyards and hills, the natural beauty of Vondeling is breathtaking. Not only is this estate a spectacular destination for special events, you can experience its idyllic setting only one hours drive from Cape Town. The breathtaking St Clement Chapel compliments the Cape-Dutch feel of the farm perfectly - complete with a thatch roof, locally crafted stained glass windows, elegant wooden pews and a traditional church bell — a more magical setting to exchange vows can not be found!
The transition to the reception venue is seamless as the chapel is conveniently situated alongside the function venue for easy access.
The venue provides everything needed for your function, including;
• Chapel and venue set up (including cutlery and glassware)
• Generator (diesel included)
• Comprehensive catering kitchen
• On-the-day venue manager
• Wide selection of wine and bubbles
• Fully stocked bar with bartenders (upon request at a small additional fee)
For those getting married in the summer months, receptions can be hosted outside on the shaded verandah, on the rolling lawns, or in the air-conditioned function venue. Whatever your taste and preference, Vondeling will ensure the best day of your life is ultra memorable. In winter, a roaring fireplace conveniently located inside and outside the function venue will keep you and your guests nice and toasty and ready for a night full of festivities!
If you want to give your guests the full dining experience, you'll be glad to know that Vondeling has a large portfolio of delicious wines to suit your palate and with varied priced points, your wallet too! Comprising of 16 wines ranging between R85 and R400, their portfolio boasts a diverse range of fresh, vibrant, and complex whites, light, medium, and full-bodied reds, a sparkling brut, as well as a rare and unique bubbly, Rurale! Comprised of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinotage, Vondeling’s Rurale is the first accredited Méthode Ancestrale to be produced in South Africa. Unlike Mèthode Cap Classique, Mèthode Ancestrale grapes are harvested with a potential alcohol of 12% (rather than 9%). This promotes a fuller, more rounded pallet with superior fruit expression without compromising on natural vibrancy and freshness. A unique and special bubbly perfect for celebrating your shiny new newlywed status!
On-site accommodation is always a bonus when it comes to celebrating the best day ever and Vondeling certainly does not disappoint. The immaculately restored Farmhouse was originally built in 1740 and provides the perfect home away from home. Only 400m from the function venue, your cozy bed is only but a few steps away! This historic example of Cape Dutch architecture offers 7 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, with mountain and garden views. Surrounding the house are peaceful gardens with shaded terraces and an 18-meter salt-water swimming pool. There is also a secluded BBQ area, croquet court and spot-lit tennis court for the avid athletes. The house offers a fully equipped kitchen as well as a dining and sitting room; complete with cozy fireplace and upstairs recreational room with luxury amenities for the ultimate R&R experience.
When we say Vondeling Wines is a one-stop-shop, we really mean it! If you're in need of some wild fynbos flowers for your wedding, we've got you! Vondeling Wines, with the help of the Paardeberg Sustainability Initiative (PSI), have worked hard to maintain and protect the biodiversity on the Paardeberg Mountain and is proud to be 1 of 50 Conservation Champion wine farms. If you’d like to get an idea of the vegetation on the mountain, Fire to Flower is a publication, and coffee table book, showcasing the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom found on slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain. Vondeling is currently working with the PSI to allow florists onto the mountain but needs to ensure the picking of fynbos is carried out sustainably.
For more inquiries on this, please get in touch with Vondeling Wines.
Choosing Vondeling is the second easiest YES you'll ever say! From start to finish, they've got you covered.
• Reception Venue (indoors or outdoors)
• Accommodation (14 people)
• Catering kitchen
• Set up & clean up
• On the day venue manager
• Cutlery, crockery & glassware
• Generator (diesel included)
If you’re looking for convenience, a hidden gem and an all-in-one package deal to celebrate the start to happily ever after, you've just found it!
Book your wedding for 2023 and get 2022 rates. Book for any time between May-August 2023 and get an additional 20% off our venue hire.*promotion valid until 31st October 2022. For all wedding enquiries, please contact Hilani van der Merwe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 869 8595.