Rivendell Estate is genuinely one of the loveliest settings for the perfect boutique function. This venue is well suited to both intimate weddings and corporate functions, situated on the Cape Whale Coast, just outside the world-renowned whale watching haven, Hermanus.
This appealing property is situated on the south-facing slope of Mount Hebron that forms part of the Kogelberg biosphere and nestled at the edge of the Bot River lagoon, where wild horses roam free and where the Fish Eagle soars as king of the sky. Its distinctive cry is, for many, evocative of the spirit or essence of Africa. Rivendell, like its wine, epitomizes harmony and tranquillity, energized by a vibrant spirit of adventure while still retaining a classic elegance.
The function venue, surrounded by manicured lawns, lush vineyards, and adjacent a magical pine forest, sets the stage for an exquisite experience that combines elegance, culinary delights and unsurpassable views. A large and safe parking area in front of the main entrance of the function venue enables the guests an easy access to the premises.
Plush lawns surround the covered patio area which overlooks superb views of the vineyards. Stack-away doors open-up to a charming central courtyard with a sculpted garden which can be used as an additional area which is an ideal setting for the summer months for intimate weddings or if you desire remaining indoors, the ambiance of the fireplace is a perfect touch to a winter setting.
While suitable for boutique functions, the venue can effortlessly accommodate a capacity of up to 80 guests in the main dining room area, with an additional section suitable for dancing.
In addition, Rivendell offers award-winning wines. The two noble varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz are a result of Rivendell’s commitment to quality. Harmony with nature is our priority, thus a hands-on approach is adopted in every phase of the growing and winemaking process. Since the maiden vintages, 2011 of the Sauvignon Blanc and the Shiraz the range of superb Rivendell wines has grown steadily. A dry Shiraz Rosé completes the offer of fine wines, perfect for Al Fresco dining.
Rivendell is easily accessible from all major routes (at the intersection of R43 & R44) and is a mere 5 minutes’ drive from the world-renowned Arabella Hotel and Spa, which showcase exquisite on-site dining options, an award-winning spa, a fully equipped fitness centre, multiple swimming pools and more. In addition, their signature golf course is ranked in the top 10 in South Africa.
The peace and tranquillity of these beautiful surroundings hold an irresistible appeal for guests looking for a distinct and memorable experience. Personal service and attention to detail comes as standard. Leaving will be your only disappointment.
For inquiries, please contact Michelle van Zyl (Wines Sales and Function Venue Manager) directly on:
+27 82 565 3627