The Bespoke Cellars-Hohenort For Your Wedding

The Bespoke Cellars-Hohenort For Your Wedding

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit

Celebrate your unity at a fairytale garden sanctuary in the heart of Constantia Valley. The team at the Celars-Hohenort is so passionate and involved. we where lucky enough to get a beautiful tour of the 9.5 acres and enjoyed a scrumptious high tea at the Conservatory, they have an elevated comfort food, with sophistication and finesse.

The variety that they can offer is incredible. They have 5 different wedding areas that would suit any thing you have dreamed about.

Palm Arch: "Arches and weddings seem to go together very well, and with good reason. They give each wedding a distinct character and a focal point. Choosing how you decorate your arch is another opportunity to put a stamp on your wedding. At the Cellars-Hohenort you can say your vows under the Palm Arch. It’s a unique and photogenic space for an outdoor ceremony: surrounded by lush green foliage and hidden by ancient trees, yet still offering beautiful mountain views.

Conveniently, the Hohenort building is adjacent, which makes for an easy flow from ceremony to canapés and Champagne."

The Great Hall: "For a sophisticated indoor venue, the Great Hall in heart of the Hohenort building has recently been refurbished for a more modern, elegant look. There’s easy access to the wraparound balcony, as well as the inviting Greenhouse Bar for canapés and champagne."

 The Conservatory Restaurant: "Offering unparalleled garden vistas, your guests will feel as if they’re floating above the trees. The restaurant is built around a giant 300-year-old oak tree, offering a setting that is both whimsical and elegant. We can also arrange to have your ceremony or reception here in the airy indoors, or on the sun-drenched terrace. This area can accommodate a maximum of 80 guests without a dancefloor, or 60 with a dancefloor."

Garden Reception / Hohenort Lawn: "Garden weddings are a dream, and we can help you plan yours in our gardens. This spacious piece of land provides an incredibly picturesque venue, with views that include the Hohenort pool and the vineyards beyond. Ideal for larger weddings of 70 to 120 guests, a marquee or Bedouin tent will be erected on the Hohenort lawn to accommodate all your guests."

Greenhouse: "Food is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. This flagship, award-winning restaurant of The Collection by Liz McGrath has been reimagined, and your guests will be in for a culinary treat. Picture warm, dark wood mixed with the soft tones of charcoal and honey, and punctuated with eclectic, contemporary art to create an uncluttered environment. It’s at once an elegant yet cutting-edge space to host the wedding reception of any foodie’s dreams."

For more information about these incredible areas click here.

Your fairytale will be a reality if you entrust the team from The Celars-Hohenort to plan and execute your bespoke wedding.

Contact The Celars-Hohenort

+27 (0) 21 794 5535
reservations@collectionmcgrath.com

 

EXQUISITE ACCOMMODATION

All 51 rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain over the 9.5 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. There’s something to suit everyone in your wedding party, including those travelling as a family.

Your guests will have access to our wonderful wedding accommodation rate. They qualify for a 15% discount at time of booking.

 

Real Wedding Fit For A Princess

Real Wedding Fit For A Princess

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit

 

NAAZNEEN HAKIM & SHUAIB MAHOMED RASCHID 

29 September 2018

Venue: Stonehaven Castle, Shongweni

The bride and groom had an outdoor garden wedding at this beautiful castle setting. One hundred of the couples friends and family attended the wedding that was decorated with glamorous creams and touches of royal blue.

The bride's dress is 20 years old, her encrusted tiara was brand new and her something blue was her flowers.

The groom wore a beautiful royal blue suit with black details, a white shirt and a black bow tie. The couple looked perfectly matched on their special day.

Photographer: Brendan Clarivette

Venue: Stonehaven Castle

 

 

 

 

Untraditional Wedding Arches

Untraditional Wedding Arches

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit

We have been searching for untraditional wedding arches. In this new wedding era, the trend is to be different and original. The wedding arch plays big role when you don't get married in a church.

It can be a way to repeat your theme, whether it is geometric or bohemian and it can also repeat your colour pallette.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope these examples inspire you.

           

All images from Pinterest.com 

5 Details You Can't Miss

5 Details You Can't Miss

Written by Sherri-Lee Smit

With all the stress and distractions of dress hunting, guest list planning and family organising, you might forget the smaller details that make your wedding unforgettable. Don't worry, we have you covered. Whether it is extra special lighting or your wedding favours, these tips will help you.

 

The Entrance

Make sure that when your guests enter the reception or ceremony that they are either welcomed with something special or let them be blown away with a incredible decor moment. After all first impressions last forever.

Perhaps you can have a flower arch that they walk through or a fairy light canopy. You can have your waiters welcome them with an ice cold glass of bubbles or a delicious snack. This will set the mood for your wedding and make your guests feel spoilt from the first moment they arrive.

Signage and Directions

Always send your guest a very simple and easy to understand map so they don't get lost on the way to your wedding and risk being late. 

Also make sure you have signage at the venue as there is not always someone to explain or direct them, make it self explanatory and convenient for your guests. This can also help carry your theme through and add decor to the venue.

Have A Special Guest Book

These days a book with a pen just doesn't entice people to write in your guest book. These are so many new and exciting ways to make your guest book and to keep it forever.

Make it fun for your guests so that it becomes an activity and they will be more likely to participate.

Whether you have giant Jenga blocks, perhaps a Polaroid camera or photo booth where the can stick their selfie and write a message next to it. You can also create an artwork where they can write on little hearts and insert them into a frame that you can hang on your wall to remind you of the special day forever.

Choose Epic Favours 

Wedding favours are little gifts that you give your guest to remember the day and to say thank you for to them for attending. Make sure it is meaningful and special.

They can also double as name card and you can arrange them on your tables. Make or get something that will remind them of you and your groom.

Exta Ligthing

Something I have personally always loved is lighting. It can set a mood and create an atmosphere for very little spend. If you prefer candles why not create a whole table with just candles, it makes beautiful soft and romantic light and looks good in photos. Plus you can always get scented candles and make your wedding not just look good, but smell good too!

Fairy lights are called just that as they create a fairytale look. But be aware if not don't correctly can end up looking kitsch. 

 

We hope these tips help you create your unforgettable day.

All images sourced from pinterest.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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