Diemersfontein is known for its encapsulating magnificence of beauty, elegance and grace – an idyllic wine estate only 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenberg family for 3 generations, dating back to the early 1940s. David’s grandfather, Max, bought the 183-hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges.
Central to the working wine estate is the original family manor house, better known as the ‘Groot Huis’. The magnificent gardens were designed by Davids mother, Cecilia Sonnenberg and are reminiscent of an era when gracious living and tranquility were the order of the day. Displaying an abundance of roses and azaleas and set amongst beautiful old trees, this venue has become much sought after for weddings and other special occasions.
Diemersfontein – The best wedding venue in the Cape Winelands
Diemersfontein often encourages their wedding parties to check in a day or so before the ceremony, in order to unwind and get a chance to properly settle in. Enjoy all the farm has to offer, and ready yourself for a truly magnificent wedding!
This idea provides the best opportunity for your friends and family to, shall we say “own” your venue for a while whilst you get to unwind and get comfortable with the people and place that will make your day so super special. Their wedding co-coordinator can recommend any number of service providers from flowers, free-form coverings, photographers, gazebos, draping, décor, music and much more. They’ve even had the groom fly in by helicopter!
Catering and menu
Seasons Restaurant offers a variety of menus that can be tailor-made to suit your specific wishes. Brunch and Lunch Menus are for weekday and Friday weddings only. Since they are able to provide a variety of food styles and menus, outside caterers are only allowed under exceptional circumstances.
Diemersfontein is fully licensed and a full bar can be set up for your function. They offer their own award-winning red and white wine varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage, Viognier, as well as their popular blends, Summers Lease, Thokozani Red, White and Rose. Sparkling wine and champagne may be brought in by arrangement, and a corkage fee will apply. Since they are a wine estate, Diemersfontein will offer you a special discount on the wines for your event.
Garden and Banquet weddings
Weddings in their garden are truly memorable occasions. Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and rolling farmlands as the backdrop, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places to enjoy your special event. Their hospitality team can cater for up to 200 people in the garden. Their banqueting venue accommodates 80 people, including dancing area, and 100 people without.
Contact Diemersfontein today to make a booking for your wedding day:
Tel – 021 864 5050
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more about Diemersfontein, please purchase the latest issue of Wedding Essentials & Essentials Groom Magazine. The magazine is distributed nationally through all major retail outlets such as CNA, Clicks, Pick n Pay, Spar and selected OK stores in the Johannesburg and Pretoria area, Checkers & Checkers Hyper, Exclusive books as well as the airport lounges of Cape Town & Johannesburg.