One of the top Riebeek Kasteel wedding venues, Cafe Felix is suitable to host weddings for up to about 120 people. A number of weddings have been successfully hosted at Cafe Felix including the first and famous wedding of Charles and Dioni Lalieu (to this day this is still a talking point in town) and of course… Ruben’s wedding.
The Riebeek 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.
Cafe 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 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. The only thing that cannot be arranged is the weather.
Good connections with local musicians ensure that a wide choice in live music and songs are available. The front courtyard is often used in the past to conduct the formal part of the wedding ceremony. Otherwise, three churches are available in the immediate vicinity of Cafe Felix (within a 5 km radius).
Weddings in Riebeek Valley
They usually have stunning weather, but just in case, tents are always reserved to be on the safe side. They only need to be confirmed a week ahead of time. For the bigger weddings, a romantic tent is normally used to enclose the outside seating area and to minimise 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 Cafe 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 R50/bottle will be charged for wines brought in.
A venue fee is charged that is dependent on the size of the wedding (please enquire) and just R 20,000-00 includes exclusive use of the whole venue and all 6 rooms in the guesthouse (negotiable for weekdays and out of season). Old Oak Manor Guest House 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.