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Cape Town Wedding Planner Tips: De Uijlenes is one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the Western Cape
Rustic Wedding Venue De Uijlenes: Are you thinking of having a rustic barn wedding? We know of the perfect venue for you to consider just outside Cape Town, with amazing views of the natural beauty of Gansbaai and a touch of the rustic feel, the barn brings.
It is a remarkable wedding location that specialises in three-day celebrations with different wedding packages to select from. So, you and your guests would have full access to the venue and lodging for three days and two nights of festivities you will remember forever!
They have two venues and ceremony options to select from:
- The Forest & Barn venue
- The intimate Nightjar venue.
They are also a working farm with the friendliest animals and staff, so they welcome you to bring your four-legged family along to be a part of your celebrations.
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Here are some important information covered about the rustic wedding venue De Uijlenes
- Location: Where is the venue located and its surroundings?
- The different wedding venues and accommodations available at De Uijlenes.
- The services that are available.
- Any optional extras to consider?
De Uijlenes has beautiful, unique, and rustic wedding venues and lodging available. It is also a working farm located in the stunning Overberg region of the Western Cape. It’s about a two-and-a-half-hour drive out from Cape Town with the most scenic route along the way.
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1) The Old Barn & Forest:
As you walk through the gates at De Uijlenes, there is a magical hidden forest ceremony location. Your heart will undoubtedly start to race! In the heart of a native forest, among the leaves of a massive oak tree, and within a sea of white arum flowers, you will exchange vows.
The Forest does not have any electrical power point however, they do provide a PA system for ceremony and pre-drinks. You and your guests can then enjoy some time to relax and mingle and have an ice-cold beer or cocktail at the pre-drinks picnic area in the forest, which is full of cool things to do.
The wedding festivities then take an epic turn when your party shifts to the Old Barn. This is a rustic former shed that has been painstakingly transformed into a special event location with many fireplaces. It still holds its original details, with a cigar lounge, and a sizable dining space with rustic wooden tables and chairs where you and your guests can party the night away.
Opening the enormous glass doors, you can also expand onto the spacious hardwood deck that overlooks the lake and mountains.
The Old Barn venue is ideal for a cosy winter celebration as well, with four enormous fireplaces (three indoors and one large fire pit outside) or you and your visitors can cool off at midnight in the plunge pool on the deck during the summer celebrations.
It has twenty pleasant rooms that can accommodate 74 people, all of which are within walking distance of the bar.
2) Nightjar Venue:
Nature’s beauty truly serves as an awesome backdrop and gives this venue option for smaller, more intimate weddings with a very natural and relaxed vibe.
Say your vows in a historic Koffieklip chapel that overlooks a lake and fynbos-covered mountains and is located adjacent to a waterfall. As the sun sets behind the mountains, you can relax on the wooden deck, enjoy a picnic on the lawn, or cool off in the dam.
Everyone will move to the log cabin reception area as it gets darker and cooler. You and your guests will pick up the dance floor and boogie till you feel like retiring next to the deck with a lake view.
The Nightjar venue is warm and perfect for a winter wedding because it has a huge, roaring fire both inside and out.
This venue allows you the ability to design a unique wedding while providing breathtaking views and rustic charm. Due to its secluded position and the fact that two nights’ lodging in the basic farmstead and stable rooms that sleeps 50 guests is included, the Nightjar could be characterized as a laid-back festive wedding site.
Catering and Food
At the rustic wedding venue De Uijlenes, you must make use of the staff and chefs of the venue.
However, no matter how peculiar your tastes are they are incredibly versatile in the menu.
They can also accommodate dietary needs or sensitivities, including banters, vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians.
They also provide cuisine the night before the wedding and breakfasts, brunches, and lunches for your guests.
Drinks and Bar Services
They have a full bar service, cash bar or on-account.
All weddings include bar staff, ice, and glassware.
Wine and MCC can be ordered directly through them for your tables, or you are welcome to bring your own for a corkage fee.
This venue is extremely versatile, and the team is well trained, friendly and will work to make sure your wedding day is exactly what you pictured it to be.
They have many options available and different packages for you to choose from. And you absolutely do not need to worry about any power outages taking place on your wedding weekend because generators and solar power are able to power the entire farm.
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Tips on finding your perfect wedding venue in Cape Town
Firstly, Choosing a venue is the first step in your wedding planning journey and can be a hard choice to make. Try booking your venue 12 to 9 months before your wedding date to ensure availability. Especially if you plan to have your wedding during the summer months or on a popular long weekend.
Therefore, consider having a weekday wedding in a less popular month to avoid peak season prices.
Once you have chosen your venue it will be much easier to turn it into your envisioned perfect day.
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