We don't have standard terms and conditions for weddings we host and do all we can to ensure that each function is unique and planned to best encorporate the Bridal Couple's own interpretation for their special day so we cannot supply you a detailed costing at this stage but herewith a general overview of the venue:
Located just outside Darling, the venue is an hour's easy drive from Cape Town along the West Coast Road. Once on that road there are only 2 turns to make so it's impossible to get lost!!
The Manor House, dating back to 1790 is set in a wonderful garden with rolling green lawns. Pastures and the ancient buildings (all National Monuments) make for the perfect country setting. Resplendent with antiques and glass collections, the Manor House is where the restaurant is situated.
Services can be held under the Ceremonial Bell but there are other spots in the garden which could be used. Also please bear in mind that there are churches in Darling itself and if this option is used we can arrange for the couple to be transported in a blue Rolls Royce to the venue at a very reasonable cost. Numerous photo opportunities exist on the farm.
The reception can be held in a marquee or in the Manor House itself depending on numbers and the desired theme.
The restaurant has been selected="true" as Best Restaurant on the West Coast and a Top 10 Al Fresco restaurant in SA so the catering is superb. The wines have won numerous local as well as International awards. We have a range of 9 wines to suit both budgets and taste. All our wines are sold at cellar price which helps to keep costs down. As far as we're aware Groote Post is the only venue not to mark up the wines served at wedding venues in the winelands..
We do not charge a venue hire fee but pass on all hiring costs incurred (if required) as well as levying a 10% service charge on the Food and Beverage.
Importantly we have a generator on site so power outages do not affect us at all.
Our current menus start from R195 pp for a 3 course meal or R225 for a country buffet option and would be tailored to best suit the type of function you have in mind. We will send menu examples by separate mail if you'd like once we have a more detailed brief from you.
There is lots of accommodation available in Darling for guests wishing to overnight which we can arrange for you.