Today we are featuring Kerry and Craig's postcard wedding at Zorgvliet Wine Estate. It's no surprise that they are the 2018 best wedding view winners, because the views of the mountains around the venue is breathtaking. The amazing team from Thunder and Love captured their celebration beauitfully!
We got in touch with the hospitality manager at Zorgvliet to tell us more of their venue.
How would you describe Zorgvliet to someone who has never seen it? It’s a beautiful and serene family-owned wine farm. Surrounded by mountains, its classic Cape Dutch architecture gives it a homey and historic atmosphere while the wide open spaces, flowing green lawns and iconic vineyards offers guests the feeling of being close to nature.
We suppose, couples fall in love with different aspects of your venue, but what is your favourite feature of Zorgvliet? Being a Zorgvliet Bride myself, I love the view and the vintage look and feel of the wine farm which makes one think of family and history! But secondly, and just as importantly, the fact that all elements of the wedding can be done in-house on and by Zorgvliet: There is a chapel for an indoor ceremony, or alternatively, we have a shaded area where guests face the Drakenstein mountain, a view that forms the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. We offer a pre-dinks area where we serve canapés. This area has seating as well as stunning mountain and vineyard views which will ensure that your guests are comfortable and entertained while they wait. With its high-ceilings, white walls, crystal chandeliers, giant wooden doors and large windows (because one cannot get enough of the vineyards and mountains), our reception venue is the perfect place to host a wedding, (. It affords the perfect blank canvas for any colour scheme and theme. Zorgvliet also offers in-house catering of the highest quality with a customizable menu to suit every taste and budget. Additionally, the in-house co-ordination package gives you peace of mind to just enjoy the event, while we attend to every detail that is important to you.
What advice would you give to couples selecting their wedding venue?
1. Make sure they tick all your boxes.
2. Make sure you are happy with their back-up plans (i.e. outside ceremony).
3. Make sure they have a coordinator (even if it’s just on the day).
4. Make sure they care about your wedding individually.
5. Do your research. Each wedding venue structures their packages differently.
6. Make sure they are willing to customize their package to meet your individual needs.
Zorgvliet is the 2018 Best Scenic View winners and Thunder and Love were 2017 finalists in the Elite Wedding Photography category.