Riebeek Valley for Weddings. The Valley is very popular for weddings mainly because of its natural beauty, the close proximity to Cape Town, the availability of good value-for-money venues and the availability of ample, good and affordable accommodation. It is not unusual to have two or three weddings over the same weekend in the Valley.
Our Venue. Café Felix is suitable to host small weddings for up to about 120 people. A number of weddings have been successfully hosted at Café Felix including the first and famous wedding of Charles and Dioni Lalieu (to this day this is still a talking point in town). Café Felix is also becoming quite popular for wedding couples from abroad (especially for couples with family ties in South Africa) mainly due to the good climate, friendly people and keen pricing compared to the cost of overseas wedding venues.
The whole wedding package including the church, the priest, the music, the flowers, the photographer, the food, the wine, the dance and the party can be arranged. Even a horse drawn carriage can be arranged. The only thing that cannot be arranged is the weather.
Good connections with local musicians ensure that a wide choice in live music and song is available. The gazebo, which is located at a good focus point in the outside restaurant area, has been used in the past to conduct the formal part of the wedding ceremony. Otherwise three churches are available in the immediate vicinity of Café Felix (within a 5 km radius).
For the bigger weddings a romantic tent is normally used to enclose the outside seating area and to minimize the risk of bad weather. A wooden dance floor can also be arranged inside the main tent or in a side tent.
The food is the strong point of Café Felix and a choice of set menus or a harvest table can be recommended. Depending on the complexity of the menu pricing starts from around R250/head. Wines can be selected from the standard wine list or a corkage fee of R30/bottle will be charged for wines brought in.
A venue fee is charged that is dependent on the size of the wedding (please enquire).
The guesthouse, Old Oak Manor, is conveniently located on the same property for family, friends and the wedding couple to stay over on the wedding day or day before. A special rate is normally negotiated for the wedding guests.