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Functions

With one of the best preserved Cape Dutch farmyards in the Cape, Babylonstoren is a historic yet contemporary farm stay that is also an authentic, versatile venue. The ever-changing tapestry and rich bounty of the gardens at Babylonstoren inform everything from the facilities and activities on offer to the themes of our functions that range from weddings to private celebrations and workshops.

Simplicity, style and a focus on the abundance of nature are core to any event at Babylonstoren. We have three beautiful venues: Old Cellar, Wheat Barn and White Studio. All are housed in original, beautifully restored Cape Dutch farm buildings which, with their whitewashed walls, ornate gables and thatched roofs, provide an elegant environment for a wedding party or any event for up to 100 guests.

 

Ceremony

Typically, our wedding ceremonies take place outdoors (weather permitting) and we tend to host pre-reception drinks on sun-dappled green lawns overlooking vineyards and the majestic Drakenstein Mountains, whilst wedding photographs can be taken in various locations around the garden.

Old Cellar Package

Old Cellar package – up to 100 guests

Enjoy the use of all three rustic, chic style venues, which includes the Old Cellar, seating up to 100 guests to enjoy your family feast dining experience, the White Studio for you surprise dessert installation and the Wheat Barn to dance the night away.

Old Cellar is an original, historic barn-style building with crisp whitewashed walls and a high-pitched thatch ceiling that can accommodate up to 100 guests at one long table.

The Wheat Barn with its ancient wooden floors, exposed stone walls and thatched ceiling is a more moody, atmospheric venue that can seat 50 guests at one long table. This area is also very popular as a dance floor or lounge area when dessert is served in the White Studio.

The White Studio is a modern, versatile space that, with its all-white floors, walls and a white pitched roof, is ideal for smaller, more intimate functions that can seat 38 guests at one long table. It is also very popular as an installation area for a bigger wedding where a surprise set-up of all-white desserts and cheeses are displayed to spectacular effect.

Prices are subject to change. To view, kindly download the information packages.

Studio Package

Studio Package – up to 50 guests
Conducive to intimate gatherings, the Studio Package is the ideal choice for any event up to 50 guests. This package can make use of both the Wheat Barn and White Studio, with the latter usually being used for our popular surprise dessert installation, or as a dance floor.

The Wheat Barn with its ancient wooden floors, exposed stone walls and thatched ceiling is a more moody, atmospheric venue that can seat 50 guests at one long table. This area is also very popular as a dance floor or lounge area when dessert is served in the White Studio.

The White Studio is a modern, versatile space that, with its all-white floors, walls and a white pitched roof, is ideal for smaller, more intimate functions that can seat 38 guests at one long table. It is also very popular as an installation area for a bigger wedding where a surprise set-up of all-white desserts and cheeses are displayed to spectacular effect.

Prices are subject to change. To view, kindly download the information packages.

Food

The garden at Babylonstoren informs everything from the facilities and activities on offer to the themes of our functions. With more than 300 varieties of plants in the garden, it comes as no surprise that the garden also dictates every aspect of our menus.

Our farm-to-fork philosophy leans towards simplicity, yet any plate sent out from our kitchen shows our spontaneous, creative styling. All our menus are directed by award-winning food stylist and author Maranda Engelbrecht, who works with our team of talented chefs. "We are beholden to the garden," says Maranda, who famously grouped the food according to colour and taste for the farm’s signature restaurant Babel.

Menus

Family meal + plated dessert
We start with the red, green and yellow salads that are served with freshly farm-baked bread and herb oil. This is followed by a main course of grilled fish plus a choice of leg of lamb or pork belly, accompanied by delicious vegetables and herbed potatoes from our garden. Both courses are served on generous large platters that are set down at intervals on the tables so that guests can help themselves. We end the meal off with a simple yet stylishly plated dessert of seasonal crème brûlée.

Family meal + white dessert installation in the White Studio
Once again, our family meal starts with Babel’s signature red, green and yellow salads, fresh from the garden, and served with farm-baked bread and herb oil. This is followed by a main course of grilled fish plus a choice of leg of lamb or pork belly, accompanied by delicious vegetables and herbed potatoes from our garden. Both courses are served on generous large platters that are set down at intervals on the tables so that guests can help themselves. Hosted in the White Studio, the white dessert installation consists of an incredible array of white desserts and cheeses, rosewater cupcakes, pistachio meringues, white chocolate yoghurt, gingernut biscuits as well as a sumptuous carrot cake topped with Eureka lemon frosting, perfect as a wedding cake.

Drinks

Babylonstoren is fully licensed and can supply all beverages, from homemade cordials, iced teas and homemade gingerbeer to our Babylonstoren wines, as well as our sparkling wine Sprankel MCC. Guests can choose whether to offer a full bar service or wine, beer and soft drinks only. Beverage costs are in addition to the family meal and dessert rate.

Prices are subject to change. To view, kindly download the information packages.

Sleep

The venues have their own accommodation with Koornhuis, a two-bedroomed cottage attached to the venue area, that is made available for the bridal party and included in the venue fee for two evenings. In addition, there are nine new one-bedroom suites in the Farmhouse. Further to this, the Farm Hotel has Cape Dutch cottages that are located adjacent to the main gardens that lead up towards the Greenhouse Restaurant and the Garden Spa. These can be booked for guests attending a wedding here, but are subject to availability.

Recent Events
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Ben & Nikki's Wedding

Ben & Nikki got married in our House of Shadows, the beautiful wooden structure where we store our Clivia collection when they are not in flower. Welovepictures captured their wedding day.

See more pics here. 
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Neil & Olga-Maré's Wedding

This wedding was all about the details, as you can tell by the look of the beaming bride's dress. Olga-Maré looked like a Grecian goddess in the opulent wedding gown she made herself.  

See more photos here. 
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Mr & Mrs Wilks' Destination Wedding

Brett and Candice travelled around the globe to our farm to tie the knot. The couple drew inspiration from our Delft theme and the garden for their wedding decor. 

See the rest here. 

Check out our venues

Our co-ordinators would love to show you around, but kindly make an appointment so we can prepare for your visit.

functions@babylonstoren.com

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