A well-trodden red brick path leads the newlyweds through gardens filled with sweet scented flowers and fountains to the Tuscan style Banquet Hall with arched windows and barn doors opening on to the central courtyard – maximum number of guests is 150.
The majestic ochre painted silo clothed in Virginia creeper stands guard at the far end of the courtyard gardens, window boxes overflow with brightly coloured flowers and a three-tiered fountain around which guests can enjoy refreshments creates an atmosphere of joyous celebration. Guests are also welcome to chat and enjoy drinks on the restaurant deck overlooking the small rock dam.
After the ceremony, worn stone steps lead the way down to the St Isidor Mill where guests can enjoy after ceremony snacks whilst the photo shoot of the happy couple takes place.
The Blacksmith’s Workshop offers the opportunity for some unique photographs of the gents in the bridal party.
For those of you who wish to get married ‘in a garden’ there are level lawns overlooking the indigenous gardens which offer a lovely setting, especially in autumn. Aflame with the oranges and reds of the ‘krantz’ aloes set against the backdrop of a natural rock-face towering above a small stream, the opportunity for magnificent photographs presents itself in the late afternoon when the setting sun creates a warm golden glow across the sheets of rock.
This venue is also suitable for larger wedding receptions as it accommodates a marquee seating up to 200 people.
Wander down a winding road and you will come across the old Brickwork buildings that provide couples with an alternative venue for a memorable ceremony or reception.
The rustic redbrick buildings stand on the edge of a small dam teeming with birdlife. Swallows skim the waters in search of food, waterfowl glide about and the call of the resident fish eagles adds a different dimension to the one experienced ‘up at the village’.
Accommodation for 26 – 30 guests in individually styled garden guest rooms.