Loren & Juey’s wedding at Vrede en Lust was the 2nd we covered at this top Cape Town wedding venue in 2013. Again, we had a fantastic Cape Town summers day – perfect conditions of the outdoor ceremony on the lawns overlooking the Stellenbosch mountains.
Photos by Stefan Steenkamp & Annerien Nel
Wedding at Vrede en Lust Franschhoek
Since our last time at Vrede en Lust, the Vineyard Terrace (reception venue) had a bit of a transformation. Down came the stretch tent canvas on the side and in came glass stack doors all around. I must say this is a fantastic improvement and it really makes you feel like you are having a complete outdoor reception – of course you now still have the security of a roof over your head should the weather gods turn against you.
Apart from being a top wedding venue, the estate, a working wine farm, also offers plenty of accommodation for the married couple and their bridal party. The beautiful Manor House sleeps 10 and in addition, there is the Jonkmanshuis that sleeps 12 in 3 separate cottages. Excellent to know your closest friends and family can party with you and not worry about taking to the road to get home afterwards!
I have to mention the Shen Winberg band for their performance – Only the 2nd time I saw them gig, but have been impressed thoroughly each time – Shen has this amazing energy and ability to start off slow and then slowly pick up the pace to get the people on the dance floor. Once they’re on the floor he fires away and people go mad! By far the best wedding band in Cape Town at the moment – You guys rock!
If you are thinking of having your wedding at Vrede en Lust Franschhoek, then have a look at their website for more information.