Monchique in Hout Bay was probably about the 10th place I considered for our wedding reception venue last year.
Initially we were set on finding a venue in the Constantia winelands, near to our church. However, after seeing a few venues with our then wedding planner and after a few ups and downs, we changed our minds…
An issue for me from the beginning was corkage cost. The restaurants in Constantia, the hotels in Town and The Waterfront were all gorgeous…Food costs were great, but they wouldn’t allow corkage (or they would charge up to R100 per bottle!) This, I’m sorry, never went down well with me…
With me being a drinker, and Brendon not, it was always my battle to fight…But I was determined to find a venue that had no corkage fees!
After a suggestion by a dear aunt, I contacted Monchique. Their menus were lovely, and guess what…they didn’t charge a cent for corkage!!
We wanted a relaxed atmosphere, with open grounds and space for the kids to play freely. We didn’t want to be ‘boxed in’, as you can feel at hotels. With Monchique’s lush gardens and open space, its perfect for the kids, and for the smokers! (lol)
The venue fits our modern-meets-vintage “Vintage Elegance” theme, and I cannot wait to see the venue all dolled up with our decor and beautiful flowers!!
We love this Cape Dutch style barnhouse with its thatched roof! There are tons of spots for photos at the venue, and Hout Bay is beautiful! 🙂
Our wedding ceremony will take place at St. Dominics Catholic Church in Wynberg, and then we are off to Monchique in Hout Bay!
4 months to go….can you believe it?? Wow! 🙂