Kleinevalleij – Wellington
This purpose built facility is situated in the Boland town of Wellington – a mere 1 hour by car from Cape Town.
The main wedding venue at Kleinevalleij comprises of a restored and modernised Victorian manor with a classic veranda that walks down with a classic stairway to terraced lawns. This is the perfect spot to have your ceremony surrounded by rolling vineyards and majestic mountains as backdrop. For wet weather conditions, Festa next door or the Manor House veranda can be utilised. But this is seldomly needed because of Wellington’s awesome climate for most of the year. For pre-dinner drinks on site there is the veranda and courtyard with fountains and a big old oak tree for guests to lounge under while family photos are being taken elsewhere.
Tracking back to bridal and groom preparations, there are plenty of nearby options. My favourite must be the breathtakingly beautiful Grand DeDale that is featured in the photos below. This place has such good light, not to mention the awesome furniture and decor in the main house.
The main wedding venue can accommodate 200 guests and dance floor with ease. This is a massive bonus as there are few wedding venues in the Cape that has this capacity. It also has a purpose built kitchen and in-house caterers. But should you want to bring in your own caterer, then that can be arranged by paying a kitchen usage fee.
A second venue option for smaller wedding parties is the rustic Festa right next door to the main venue – a converted barn that has been fashionably decorated with collectable retro 50′s and 60′s furniture, crystal chandeliers and other period artefacts. With a rough stone-built fireplace inside there is no other venue that can match this one in cosiness and ambiance for winter weddings. Festa is good for weddings up to 60 people. Both Kleinevalleij and Festa is fully licenced and all alcohol sales are handled by the estate.
Apart from the Grand Dedale mentioned at the top, Kleinevalleij also has their own wedding accommodation sleeping up to 18 people and is situated only 3km from the main wedding venue.