Located on the outskirts of Somerset West bordering some of the country’s finest wine farms, the brand new venue at Highberry offers exciting opportunities to host any form of event or celebration, ranging from weddings and birthdays to conferences and corporate parties.
With a seating capacity of up to 130 guests inside (including a dance floor), this rustic and intimate establishment resembles features of a modern countryside barn. With authentic and tasteful finishes all around, there is an evident tone of elegance, romance and charm – making it the ideal venue for any special occasion.
In addition, the facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a licensed bar, as well as spacious laws on which a marquee could be erected or canapes and live music can be held. It also contains a more intimate utility area upstairs that may be used as a chapel and/or for smaller meetings of any particular nature.
This premium venue is surrounded by breath-taking vistas of the Hottentot Holland mountain range, lakes, horse paddocks, lush lawns and vineyards – all which can be enjoyed by the large and spacious outside covered patios, making it rather difficult to compete with.
A characteristic of Highberry’s strengths has been its commitment to biodiversity: 12 hectares has been returned to its original indigenous habitat (Renosterveld) from previously planted alien pine trees. This has taken over 5 years to accomplish, but the results are now evident as the legendary breath-taking Cape Floral Kingdom again comes to life, attracting birdlife and small wild animals alike, and ultimately allowing the natural flow of nature to thrive as intended. This unique and intense beauty is evident everywhere you look on the property.
Highberry is also 60 hectares in size, which not only presents one with the element of true privacy and intimacy for a wedding but also affords the opportunity for endless photographic opportunities from all angles and dramatic slopes of the farm.
The resident farm cottage which can be utilized for the bridal party’s preparations boasts exquisite views onto mountain ranges and vineyards and is completely surrounded by a spectacular manicured garden comprising of various herbs, roses and fruit trees – perfect for bridal photographs.