Stormsvlei – Weddings, Events & Accommodation

Forest Venue


Stormsvlei – Weddings, Events & Accommodation hamlet in the Overberg, is a cluster of old buildings on the banks of the Sonderendriver. It is situated on the farm Avontuur and dates back to the early 1700’s. Stormsvlei is a unique settlement frozen in time with a rich history and a tradition of restful country hospitality. It is a family owned business run by the Thomsons that bought Stormsvlei in 1949. It is their ambition to keep this unique settlement, with its well-preserved structures as original as possible. Stormsvlei – Weddings, Events and Accommodation can offer you the full package for your dream wedding. All access to Stormsvlei is via tar roads.

At Stormsvlei weddings, the clients and their guests will remember it for the best fun they ever had – it is all about loved ones having a fabulous wedding weekend. With two weddings reception areas, two churches, accommodation and camping, lots of open spaces and numerous photo opportunities, the choices are endless. The Bloekom venue is on the banks of the Sonderendriver. It is a rustic building with an open plan architecture. Large stacking doors and windows open up to the river, with lots of green grass and a natural forest on the opposite side of the river.The Bloekom venue is ideal for use between Spring and Autumn. The Bloekom can comfortably seat 120 guests with a dance floor, but more guests are possible.

Stormsvlei a Unique Forest Wedding Venue

The Smithy venue will take you back to the 1800’s. It is filled with paraphernalia and antiques. This building has lots of wooden beams, stone brick-work and a corrugated iron roof. There are 2 fireplaces. The Smithy is ideal for weddings in Autumn and Winter. The Smithy can seat 80 guests with a dance floor. The Stormsvlei Church was erected in 1890. The building entertains lovely thick walls and a steep pitched thatch roof with wooden beams showing. The thatch-roof church is for those couples that prefer a traditional ceremony. The Boskerk is situated in a forest next to the Sonderendriver. When seated, the guests overlook the old oxwagen crossing known as the Kompanjiesdrift. The Boskerk is ideal for those couples that would like a ceremony in nature – with only birdsong and the flow of the water to be heard.

Stormsvlei can sleep up to 34 guests in numerous accommodation units. Most of the old buildings like the old school, post office, artisans quarters and the schoolmaster’s house have been beautifully restored into self-catering cottages. Camping is done next to the Sonderendriver. Luxury tents can also be organized. With 2 reception areas it is possible to have a family and friend get-together on the evening before the wedding and a good-buy brunch on the Sunday morning after the wedding. There are excellent people/companies/vendors in the area to help with catering, decor and flowers, music, wedding cakes, photography etc.

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