Rockhaven Farm - overberg

The Overberg Region has grown a lot in popularity with quite a few wedding venues like Old Mac Daddy, Southill, Mofam and Gabrielskloof – all fantastic venues in the Elgin Valley and Botrivier. This part of the world is truly magical. The mountains, valleys, orchards and farm-style buildings give a tranquillity and peace – a perfect setting for a romantic wedding! Rockhaven is only a 75 km drive from Cape Town, but once you go over the Hottentots Holland Mountains, you will feel like you are in a different world!

This venue is ideal for couples looking for a true earthy and rustic setting.  It has two venue spaces, the Barn and the Boathouse. The latter, set on the edge of a dam overlooking the estate and mountains is my favourite of the two. It can seat up to 80 guests and can also double up as an indoor ceremony option. Both venues are characterised by cement floors, rough brick walls, exposed roof trusses and lots of wooden elements.  Weather permitting (summer and autumn), outdoor ceremonies can be conducted on the lovely lawn that flows down from the main house to the dam.  This space is big enough to also host pre-dinner drinks and lawn games while guests wait for the wedding photos to be taken.

The main venue, “The Barn”, an old converted apple shed, is the bigger reception venue of the two, seating up to 150 guests with a dance floor. When you combine this unrefined feel with sophisticated elements like crystal chandeliers and fairy lights, the venue is transformed into a fairytale setting. Some couples opt to have an outdoor dance floor in the courtyard right next to the Barn. Nothing like partying the night away in the open air with a sky full of stars! An added bonus is that there are no real sound restrictions as the venue is set on a farm with neighbours far enough away to not be bothered by your party.

The main house together with the other cottages can sleep up to 14 people. There are plenty of neighbouring farmhouse accommodation and good quality guest houses in the area as well.