Located in the heart of the breath-taking Cape Winelands, Bakenhof Winelands Venue boasts glorious vineyard views with the majestic Hawaqua Mountains as a backdrop. This amazing glass venue allow guests to fully appreciate the picturesque views that Wellington and the beauty of the surroundings have to offer.
Bakenhof’s love story began in January 2010 when the Stoeltzing family opened their home for weddings and celebrations. They are romantics at heart and wanted to share the amazing setting and views on their grape farm with others. After hosting several weddings in their home, they decided to put up a permanent marquee in mid-2010. Not long after, they realised that the weather, restroom setup and flooring challenges meant that the marquee setup could only ever amount to a temporary solution. The first permanent structure was capable of hosting 100 guests and they’ve only added to the beautiful venue and its hosting capacity since!
The Aleit Group took over management of Bakenhof Winelands Venue in 2019 and, with a renewed vision, upgraded the interior to ensure that Bakenhof’s offering is all-inclusive and luxurious. This contemporary venue is truly inspiring and versatile. The venue boasts with a breath-taking on-site chapel that fosters a harmony between the indoor and outdoor spaces by way of windowed walls. This ensures that the Bridal Couple can still enjoy the ambience of an outdoor ceremony without having to worry about increment weather, insects and other encumbrances. The pre-dinner area includes modern, deconstructed lounge pockets and cocktail seating to ensure guests’ comfort at all times, and the glass walls invite the beauty of the vineyard views indoors. The gorgeous reception hall, that can seat 200 guests comfortably with a dance floor, incorporates furniture that speaks to relaxation and luxury. The raw wooden tables, modern charcoal chairs, stainless steel cutlery pieces, white crockery and elegant glassware, ensure that each function is automatically elevated to event status, and is perfectly on trend. The simple, yet stylish, naked bulbs suspended in the reception hall are not only functionally aesthetic, but they make for a stunning photo-op too!
To top it all off, Bakenhof Winelands Venue offers bar and staffing solutions, as well as in-house catering services. As Michael Whitfield said: “Bakenhof worked very hard during our wedding day and it went off without a glitch. The day was stunning, the views were gorgeous, the food was tasty, and the staff (barmen to waitrons) were excellent.”
The team’s enthusiasm and passion for the wedding and events industry help ensure that every couple’s expectations are exceeded. With their all-inclusive Wedding Package they offer great value for money, without compromising on service excellence.
The Covid-19 pandemic came as a shock and largely affected the event and wedding industry due to social gathering restrictions. Although venues are struggling to survive the effects of the pandemic, Bakenhof Winelands Venue remains extremely positive and excited for gatherings to take place once again now that we are in Level 1 of the national lockdown. Be sure to book your event or wedding date for 2021 as soon as possible, as the restrictions will soon be lifted even further and the industry will no doubt rebound with a boom. Should you wish to do a site inspection, with the necessary health and safety precautions in place of course, the dedicated Bakenhof team would be happy to accommodate your viewing.
The team genuinely looks forward to a prosperous year ahead, where all Couples who had to postpone their big day, as well as the newly engaged, can once again share their love stories with their family and friends.