We are to be found an hour’s drive up the west coast from Cape Town, just outside the town of Malmesbury. Situated in a hidden kloof of the Paardeberg, our lovely farm nestles against the mountains, tranquil and faraway, yet within easy reach.
Fynbos Estate is a wine and olive farm and a nature reserve. It has a small guest house and retreat centre, a garagiste winery and the Pavilion – a magical indoor/outdoor function and wedding venue. It is place of simplicity, peace and beauty which offers fine food and wine and a personal, non-commercial atmosphere.
Fynbos Estate Weddings
Exchanging Vows… With gardens, farm and nature reserve at your fingertips, Fynbos Estate offers a variety of outdoor and indoor possibilities for your ceremony. You can marry in the lovely indigenous gardens, on the stone steps of the Pavilion or in the surrounding fields or vineyards. Or you can exchange vows indoors in the old chapel with its original 1850 features and wide windows overlooking the valley. The chapel can seat 80 people, while for smaller indoor weddings, there is also the graceful old farmhouse itself.
After the ceremony you may like to have champagne and orange juice or an aperitif together with canapés. These can be served, perhaps while you are having photographs taken, in the courtyard outside the chapel, in the Farmhouse gardens or around the Pavilion pool.
Many beautiful locations offer themselves for your wedding reception. One very lovely spot is on the garden lawns under the hundred year-old oaks surrounded by singing birds and flowering shrubs.
For an indoor /outdoor feel (also with protection from rain and wind), the Pavilion under Dragonridge Mountain is a magical space with lovely views, wooden floors, adjustable awnings and garden courtyards. On a clear night The Pavilion lies beneath a starry dome and at certain times of the year the unforgettable Milky Way fills the night sky.
Whether in the Pavilion or the garden, tables and seating can be fashioned to your requirements. Capacity in the Pavilion is limited to 80.
Johan is a chef with a fine reputation for delicious country food and he will take great care in creating a menu of all your favourites, whether Indian, French or South African style spit braai.
Wherever possible produce is sourced from the farm’s vegetable garden or surrounding farms and is homemade.
And alongside his passion for creating culinary pleasure with wholesome ingredients (and wholesome servings), Johan’s passion is for making superlative wines, marketed under the Dragonridge label.
All of this – good food, excellent wine, a magical setting – is woven together by Diana’s care in creating an atmosphere suited to your needs which will not leave you rushed or sharing the space with other events.
Prices are kept reasonable without hidden costs and always include include a place for dressing before the event as well as the farm as a whole for photographs.
For afterwards, the Farmhouse and cottages can house 24 – 26 guests sharing in comfortable, charming and relaxed accommodation. Breakfast the next day is on offer and all the facilities of the farm and nature reserve are available to guests, This makes Fynbos Estate ideal for a wedding weekend.
All in all Fynbos Estate is a special and unique place of simplicity and natural beauty combined with an abundance of good food and wine.
Contact Fynbos Estate
Paardeberg, Malmesbury, Western Cape
+27 (0)22 487 1153
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Accommodation – Yes
Conference Facilities – Yes
Chapel – Yes
Ceremony Facility – Yes
Thank you for making our amazing day more wonderful, relaxed and joyous. Your kindness and superb hospitality was more than we could ask for - The Green Family
Dearest Diana and Johan,
We don’t know how to thank you for making our wedding weekend such a wonderful success, the food was amazing and our guests are still talking about it, the venue was a dream come true, filled with light, love, peace and laughter, we could not have asked for anything more, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We will definitely be seeing you both again and again as you have both made David and I feel more like family than just clients and as soon as Johan opens that cooking school, I will be there. - Janice and David