A wide wooden staircase, complete with stained glass framing and naturally lit landing, serves as the centrepiece of this spacious room. Ideal for cocktails or a cosy ceremony. Flattering pink and red hues provide the perfect backdrop for photographs that will be timeless from day one.
Best use of this space: Small ceremony, welcoming drinks or dance floor.
Teal walls create a regal milieu in what was once a grand old billiards room. Today, the blockmounted posters of past performances whisper that the two adjoining rooms are a working theatre. The posters are removable, as are the 60 seats. The space is versatile and can work as either chapel or banquet hall. French doors open onto a marble arcade and the lushest corner of the garden, providing the venue’s signature backdrop.
Best use of this space: Ceremony, reception or dance floor.
Wood-panelled, bay-windowed and sporting a marble fireplace, the bar is many a guest’s favourite room. A library of memorable and consumed bottles line the bookshelves. The bar counter and stools add a touch of Scandinavian class.
Best use of this space: Bar or lounge.
Pass from the foyer through louver doors to a room that loves the sun’s mid-afternoon rays. The occasional chairs nestled in the bay window hint at rococo inspiration, while velvet sofas and an optional billiards table round out the rest of the hot paprika-accented room.
Best use of this space: Lounge or service area for buffets.
The foyer flows naturally through to the covered veranda, which can easily host scores of cocktail guests. Also a sensible space for dining outdoors, close to the greenery of the garden, but protected from the elements.
Best use of this space: Welcoming drinks, ceremony, reception, or dance floor.
Lush and green with tropical influences. The lawn rolls down to a large swimming pool against a wild strelitzia backdrop. The colour and fragrance of jacaranda, brunfelsia and bougainvillea splash onto the green canvas in early summer.
Best use of this space: Sundowners with canapés, or ceremony.
Photo opportunities abound on the old tennis court. Somewhat removed from the festivities, this open space is ideal for couple and family shots. A variety of pleasing backgrounds to choose from, but the tall delicious monster usually wins. Overhanging trees ensure the court is partly shaded most of the day. Late afternoon offers the sun at its gentlest and most magical. Private and safe, allowing the photographer to capture all the joy and excitement.
Best use of this space: Welcoming drinks, ceremony, or golden hour photos.
The forest green finish gives the suite a crisp, photogenic look. French doors lead out onto a Juliette balcony with a first floor view of the lushest part of the garden. The marble-tiled mid-century bathroom is gaspingly beautiful and the walk-in closet boasts natural light and a wall of mirrors, ideal for a bride about to look her best.
Best use of this space: Dressing room and bridal portraits.