I’ve been promising to put up a list of venues with comparison pricing.
I am still busy compiling the list but for now I will put down just the names of venues I came across and you can contact them directly.
Here is the first lot of venues in alphabetical order.
Backsberg Estate Cellars
Bellville Golf Club (Fairways Restaurant)
De Hollandsche Molen
Durbanville Golf Club
Franschoek Country House
Holden Manz Estate
Lagoon Beach Hotel
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa
Lievland Wine Estate
Good luck with your venue search
We set a date! 1 March 2014 . Still seems so far. Now all that remains is to find the perfect venue.
In the past weeks I’ve probably contacted over 20 venues. Every time I think I’ve found the perfect one there is something that I don’t quite like or it not big enough or the Menus are too expensive. The whole exercise can be draining and I’m in the process of drawing up a spreadsheet comparing the venues which I will post later.
V is for venue….but right now it feels like a vendetta which I hope will soon be a Victory!
Things to take in consideration when planning your date and venue:
Like with holidays Wedding Venues only work in seasons. High Season is typically from October – April. Low season (cheapest) June – August and Mid season would be (May & September)
Days of the week
Midweek weddings are cheaper than weekend weddings and some venues offer a Sunday discount as well
Inclusive venue versus hiring a hall?
Read the function package carefully – some venues include only the basic items and you still responsible for extras such as decor , barm staff etc on top of the expensive venue fee. If you hiring a hall way up the cost of hiring all the additional items or consider a caterer with their own equipment.
I found this article that you might want to read for more information on choosing a venue.http://thegazetteonline.co.uk/choosing-a-wedding-venue/ So that’s about it for now. Good luck with the venue search ladies and gentlemen … until next time.