We decided to have our wedding at Grande Roche on Sat, 3rd April 2010 and planned the event in detail from the UK with the help of ECCO Tours Groups team in Cape Town and Willem Van der Merwe (Grande Roche Functions & Events Manager). I have to say from the start that my husband and I have stayed at many 5-star rated hotels in the past, including ships like the Queen Mary, and we have to agree without a doubt that Grande Roche definitely deserves its 5-star rating, as it is evident in every aspect from the hotel's premises through to the professional & courteous staff.
The Grande Roche staff were on-hand during our entire three day stay. The service was impeccable and every request sorted out without a fuss. The day itself went off smoothly without a hitch. The food, to commemorate the day, was presented to a very high standard and our guests commented on the exquisite meal & service provided. The staff were also extremely accommodating on the day, especially for our guests with young children / babies and ensured all ran to plan. The wedding vineyard venue itself was idyllic and decorated to a very high standard. The grounds and rooms were immaculate. The scenery is spectacular & provided a superb backdrop with the added bonus that everything is in all one place. We have the most amazing pictures of our wedding day showing the mountains and well maintained gardens in the background.
The romantic meal (part of wedding package) we had on the Sunday night after our wedding in the Bosman’s restaurant was “out of this world” and our sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable and provided us with detailed insight into wine pairing and we enjoyed his recommendations. We also recommend lunch on their terrace on a sunny day; the views of the mountains are incredible!!
We cannot fault the Hotel and service in any way. We could not have chosen a more prefect place and part of South Africa to have celebrated our wedding day and a memorable beginning to our honeymoon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Grande Roche, celebrated international hotel, famous for its exquisite location in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands as well as for its luxurious, cosmopolitan accommodation, award-winning cuisine and matchless service and hospitality. The immaculately restored Cape Dutch homestead at Grande Roche dates back to the 18th century, and offers guests a variety of sumptuous accommodation which include 35 luxury suites. The Banqueting Venue with an open-air amphitheater sits on the upper slopes of the estates, in the midst of vineyards and plum orchards, with a backdrop of Paarl Rock. Whether it's an international conference, a board meeting, cutting-edge product launch or high-profile company summit, The Grande Roche will take care of your needs... we know it is the little details that matter. ... more less
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