Choosing the right conference venue in the winelands is about more than scenery and rates. You should take the entire package offered to you into consideration and also investigate exactly what features and facilities the venue is able to offer.
Event Affairs, lists their top 5 conference venues in the Cape winelands:
1. Cavalli Estate
With an absolutely awe inspiring view of the Helderberg Mountains, Cavalli Estate offers delegates a conference venue and facilities of distinction. The venue is set to cater to up to 350 delegates and is a prime Winelands venue for conferences, weddings, cocktail functions, birthday celebrations, corporate dinners and a great deal more.
The Estate which is also a stud farm offers delegates some great treats too, in the form of wine tasting, vineyard visits and all things horse related. The estate also offers a fine dining restaurant that can seat 60 people. This establishment offers a boutique store and a gallery that tastefully displays the works of a variety of South African artists.
2. Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate
This gorgeous venue is situated in Stellenbosch. Modern elegance is the appeal of this establishment and you will find it simply perfect for any corporate group gathering. This venue is ideal for conferences, corporate events, weddings, product launches, private parties, wine tasting and so much more. The venue can cater to up to 250 delegates set up in banqueting style. While the main venue facilities are absolutely elegant, it also offers a relaxed deck area which is ideal for more informal group gatherings.
3. Webersburg Estate
This five-star establishment can be found nestled in the Helderberg Mountain’s lower valley area in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. The venue offers a Cape Dutch homestead and boutique winery. The venue is ideal for a stylish wedding or conference for which the historic buildings are both elegant and romantic. There are various versatile spaces to choose from at Webersburg Estate such as:
* The Venue: caters to 180 – 300 delegates
* Tasting Room: caters to 30 – 50 delegates
* Historic Wine Cellar: caters to 60 -120 delegates
* New Wine Cellar: caters to 30 – 80 delegates
* Marquee area: caters to 250 – 500 delegates
4. Laurent @ Lourensford Wine Estate
This farm, founded in 1700, offers its own polo fields, a great family oriented restaurant and a rich historical background to its guests. It can be found on the border of Somerset West in the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain. There is no accommodation on site, but the venue offers great packages for stays at the neighbouring estate, Erinvale Golf Estate and Spa. The venue at Lourensford is called Laurent and boasts sleek modern architecture combined The venue offers a variety of spaces for you to choose from such as the main venue, the polo field, , the polo deck or tasting center.
5. Allee Bleue, Franschhoek
This venue will have your guests completely enthralled. Situated in Franschhoek, a sought after and elite part of the Cape Winelands, this venue offers Le Grand Hall which caters to 400 guests, making it the perfect wedding or corporate group events venue. The conference facilities can cater to 180 delegates and offers state of the art technology for you to work with and all meeting rooms are air-conditioned. Guests are encouraged to enjoy some wine tasting which is simply perfect against the backdrop of the Drakenstein Mountains. On-site accommodation also makes this venue a good choice.
To find out more about booking a conference at any of Event Affairs' top five conference venues go to www.eventaffairs.co.za.