Parties & Functions
Parties & Functions
The Garden Venue serves as a fantastic party, function and event location, bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside. Offering freedom of choice with multiple rooms and spaces we offer unique party, event and function services and packages. Our team of party planners, can assist you in planning your perfect day.
The Garden Venue has become exceedingly popular as the venue of choice for:
- Birthday parties,
- Bridal showers,
- Baby showers,
- kiddie’s parties,
- 21st party,
- 50th party,
- Product launches,
- Networking programs,
- High tea,
- Christmas functions,
- Year-end functions,
- Matric dance,
- Team builders
Stunning outdoor spaces such as the Koi Pond Pavilion or indoor function rooms like the thatched Olive Tree Hide offers unforgettable picturesque settings set alongside magnificent koi ponds that boasts panoramic sunsets that are made for memorable party celebrations. Our multiple function spaces can accommodate parties of 12 to 300 guests. Our party planners are available to assist you in planning your exceptional event, whether it’s a relaxed outside tea party under the trees or a formal lavish indoor banquet.
As you visit our picturesque gardens you will experience the magic of being transported to your own slice of paradise. The Garden Venue has hosted many family celebrations, team building and corporate events, fundraisers, charity events, and has recently been the setting for several television productions.
The charmingly landscaped gardens with private interludes offer perfect party venues that are set amongst magical surroundings offering the ideal complement to the indoor venues that lead out to the surrounding cascading ponds and flawlessly manicured lawns. Whether your event is on a raised pavilion over cascades, or is on rolling lawns below the tall trees of the outdoors or an alfresco picnic or garden luncheon, or a romantic sit-down indoor reception, The Garden Venue is certainly the perfect backdrop to host your cherished day.
Parties, Functions & Events can be held in multiple spaces:
Elephant Hall – The Elephant Hall, delighting in a neutral colour palette for any event or function style, is a thatch hall with expansive deck patios enjoying magnificent views for functions seating from 50 to 120 guests under roof, banquet style. Seating capacity can be increased to 150 by adding tables on the deck patio. The Elephant Hall is typically hired in conjunction with the Koi Pond Pavilion, as guests will fluidly move between one and the other. The Koi Pond Pavilion is an exquisite outdoor space with decking pavilions cantilevering over Koi ponds. With a capacity of 150, it is the ultimate space for a charismatic party or event. Memorable sunsets offer the perfect opportunity for canapes and pre-drinks to be enjoyed.
Olive Tree Hide – The Olive Tree Hide is an outdoor thatch setting in an enviable position nestled under a grand old indigenous Olive Tree seating from 20 to 60 guests under roof, banquet style. This exceptional space, ideal for smaller parties or events, also offers a circular patio with wrap around exterior seating on the patio. It’s an intimate area, which can expand its capacity to 90 and is ideal for elegant birthday celebrations or kiddies parties that effortlessly spill out onto the lawns. The very sociable Olive Tree Hide is typically hired in conjunction with the Lawn Terrace. The Lawn Terrace, with pristine rolling lawns, is also an ideal garden location for bridal showers, baby showers, spit-braais, team building activities and jumping castles.
Marquee Tent – For those preferring the use of a garden Marquee Tent in a magical outdoor affair, a paved garden space surrounded by large trees and landscaped gardens is available, accommodating from 150 to 300 guests banquet style. Guests who select this option enjoy all the benefits of the Elephant Room, Koi Pond Pavilion and the Marquee Space simultaneously.
Party, Function & Event Venue Hire Fee
At the Garden Venue, we charge a per person Venue Hire Fee, with minimum guest quantities applying, depending on your day, time and selected venue. Please request our Venue Hire Rate Card, which also demonstrates that Venue Hire Rates are lower on Sundays and even lower in the week. Children under 10 enjoy a 40% discount on the Menu Costs only, excluding Kiddies Menu. Children under 3 are free regarding catering and venue hire charges, receiving no place setting or starter.
Functions from May to August enjoy a 20% discount on Venue Hire Only.
Minimum Number of Guests
A minimum number of guests are required for functions. If your guest number is below our required minimum, we will charge the Venue Hire Rate as per our minimum. The minimum number of guest requirement varies across our different venues. Please note that the minimum requirement is lower on Sundays and even lower on week days. Please refer to our Venue Hire Rate Card to see minimum guest requirements.
Week Day (Monday to Thursday)
Venue Hire Rates are lower on Sundays and even lower in the week. Minimum guest quantity requirements also vary depending on the day. Please refer to rate card.
Children under 10 enjoy a 40% discount on the menu costs only, excluding Kiddies Menu. Children under 3 are free regarding catering and venue hire charges, receiving no place setting or starter.
Party, Function & Event Catering
We highly recommend that you consider one of our more than 28 tailor made Catering Packages that we have especially designed to tantalize your taste buds. We supply a cash bar. Our full menu selection is available on request, but here are some of our options:
- Ruby, Emerald & Diamond Buffets
- Conference Buffets
- Breakfast & Brunch
- Traditional Hindu/Vegetarian
- Nigerian/West African
- Braai & Spit Braai
We offer a full bar service with either a cash bar or account. An account must be pre-paid.
- Soft drinks R15+
- Ciders R20+
- Local beers R20+
- Spirits R18+
- Wines R100+
- Sparkling wines R135+
- Standard alcoholic cocktails R50
Party, Function & Event Décor
You will find our décor options included in our packages to be more comprehensive than most venues.
Décor Included with Catering Packages
- Round tables (seating 10 – 12) and chairs, gift & cake table including set up
- Standard cutlery, crockery & glasses (Champagne, wine & hi-ball)
- Chafing dishes, servings bowls
- White table cloths, linen napkins & chair covers Silver candelabra per table (1 per table - excludes candles)
- Sound system (Excluding DJ)
- Runners & chair tie-backs(silver, gold or navy)
- Under-plates (gold & silver colours)
- Table Numbers
- Waiters – 1 per 30 guests
- Cash bar facilities
- Venue co-ordinator
- Beautiful gardens for photos
- Back-up generator
- Secure parking and venue access control
- Optional extra Décor can be requested and is available at extra cost
For information and inquiries, or to set up an appointment to view our facilities, please contact us at +27 (0)11 795 0000 or send us an e-mail by filling out the form below.