Rickety Bridge Winery

(5 reviews) 5 5
R45 Main Road Franschhoek Cape Winelands 7690
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About Rickety Bridge Winery

R45 Main Road, Franschhoek
Cape Winelands, 7690

Perched on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains with sweeping views of the valley, Rickety Bridge Winery is a popular destination for a winelands wedding, with it's 19th century Cape Dutch charm and countryside comfort.

Once you cross over our bridge, you will discover for yourself our picture perfect setting nestled beneath a towering mountain range. Expect forever views of rolling vineyards, award-winning and very drinkable wines, delicious customised menu options and an ever friendly wedding specialist to assist and guide you all the way to your perfect wedding day.  

Make use of our very easy All-Inclusive packages which includes venue hire, a three course menu, wines and accommodation or you can contact us for a customised wedding package. 

Enjoy a winter or mid-week wedding for 10% less. 

For more information, contact our Functions Manager, Zara on functions@ricketybridge.com, +27(0)21 876 2129 or +27(0)83 377 4103. 

• Up to 100 wedding guests can dine in comfort and style in our banqueting hall. • Picture-perfect setting beneath the towering Franschhoek mountains. • Personalised, accessible wedding coordination service. • Range of enchanting onsite ceremony and reception options. • Stress-free all-inclusice wedding package.

Facilities at Rickety Bridge Winery

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Private Estate
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Rickety Bridge Winery Reviews (5)

Fabulous place
Venue Service

By Lara Beveridge, on 01 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Feb 2019

We came all the way from Ireland to have our wedding in Rickety Bridge. We viewed it online and it looked special, but as you know you cant tell from a little screen on a laptop if this is your dream wedding venue or not? However we asked some family and friends in South Africa to check it our for us, and they were treated to a lovely lunch and first hand experience of the venue. They were quite impressed. At this stage we were going on their recommendation and what we saw online, but let me tell you folks when we actually arrived in Rickety Bridge, it did not disappoint. We dealt with a lovely lady, Zara, who was a godsend all through the arrangements, and put us in touch with some great suppliers for the wedding. The event itself went brilliantly and the staff could not have been better, especially lovely Martha in the Manor House who made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Zara recommended we use Nina from Ivy Blue event planners for the flowers and the decor and she was exceptional. The ladies had their make up and hair done by MB makeup, brilliant service. We also had the very talented Mr Cilliers Visser, for the photographs, very professional, and Wades Cakes for the fabulous wedding cake. We hired C.P. sounds who provided us with a great DJ and The Ambiance Band for the live music, all highly recommended. If you plan to go to South Africa, to get wed or just for a holiday, and you appreciate the beauty of nature and exceptionable service try Rickety Bridge for few days it wont disappoint. Paul and Lara Ireland

Zara, Wedding and Functions Manager at Rickety Bridge Winery responded to this review on 2019-06-05 12:10:22 PM

Thank you for the wonderful review Lara. You and Paul were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the wedding was stunning! I shall pass on the compliments to Martha and the rest of the estate. Really hope we get to see you again in the future when you come back to visit.

Beautiful wedding venue!
Venue Service

By Astrid Janet, on 27 May 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 2018

Our wedding at Rickety Bridge was absolutely magical and we are so grateful to Zara and team for all they did behind the scenes to put everything together! As we did most of our planning from overseas, it was great to have such tireless support from Zara to coordinate everything on the ground, from meeting with the bride's parents to last minute menu changes and adjustments to seating. And then on the day, Zara was such a calm and organized presence - keeping everything running smoothly throughout! The setting is also perfect - the beautiful view of the vineyards stretching out below the mountains, the intimate reception area and lovely manor house accommodation which we booked out for the bridal party and grandparents. We can't wait to come back soon!

Zara Bradshaw, Wedding and Functions Manager at Rickety Bridge Winery responded to this review on 2019-05-29 03:01:42 PM

Thank you for the lovely review Astrid. It is always easy putting together a wedding when one is dealing with such lovely people and you were no exception. What a beautiful wedding! We hope to see you again soon so that we can relive the moment. Wishing you both well for the future.

Great wedding venue
Venue Service

By Anne dichmont, on 08 May 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Mar 2019

My partner and I recently got married at Rickety Bridge. The day could not have gone more smoothly with Zara, the wedding coordinator, sorting everything in a way that looked effortless but obviously wasn't and kept the whole wedding party so calm. The view is spectacular and the package allows the whole event to be in one place which was lovely. The groom and bridal parties all stayed at the venue which was lovely and the staff in the hotel were also wonderful. We could not fault a moment during our big day. All in all we would thoroughly recommend Rickety Bridge as an all round brilliant venue especially as the coordinator Zara is a true professional and wonderful at what she does. We cannot thank her enough!

Zara , Wedding and Functions Manager at Rickety Bridge Winery responded to this review on 2019-06-05 12:08:37 PM

Thank you for the lovely review Anne. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your guests for the special day. It really was a beautiful wedding and you have both been so lovely to work with. We hope to see you again soon in the future when you visit!

December 3017 Vow Renewal
Venue Service

By K Hattingh, on 22 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Dec 2017

I planned our 17th vow renewal from overseas, by email. Rickety Bridge was a place we visited often as students. The event was so professional and sophisticated. Zara the wedding organiser gave her full attention on making sure everything went perfectly. Even the unexpected wind did not hinder. It was the perfect wine farm wedding. I had so many compliments from our guests about how perfect and timeless it was, The atmosphere left everyone chatting to everyone, making new friends, The food was superb, the waiters impeccable, the organisation hassle free. There were no surprises, it just happened like a fairy-tale. Jacks Twin as beautiful background music for the dinner left many people asking for their CDs, the mechanical bull from Jolly Jump Castles was a huge hit with kids and adults, and Zest Music was a sophisticated background to the canapes. It was perfect, I cannot think of anything that could have been done better or improved the day.

Amazing Wedding Day!
Venue Service

By Jodi Walker & Jon Mooney, on 21 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2017

We have just arrived back in the UK after a wonderful trip back to SA and our incredible Wedding at Rickety Bridge on 2 December 2016. We could not have wished for a better day and a more amazing venue to celebrate with our family and friends from all over SA, the UK and Australia over a weekend of celebrations! We can't wait to come back to visit! Thank you xx

Zara, Wedding & Events Manager at Rickety Bridge Winery responded to this review on 2017-12-22 09:32:24 AM

Hi Jodi and Jon, It was an absolute pleasure hosting your wedding at Rickety Bridge. A lovely couple and what a beautiful wedding it turned out to be! Wishing you all the best for your future together and looking ever so forward to seeing you again in your next visit.

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