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The Hothouse

Up to 120 wedding guests

Situated at the foot of the mountains of the Zuikerboschhoek Bewarea and with a view of water, forest, and countryside, The Hothouse venue has become known as one of the most intimate and private venues in the area.

It showcases the essence of the Dullstroom Highlands with a combination of Bordeaux-style buildings and a modern star-lit roof, creating a cozy and sociable atmosphere.

Most often chosen by couples for small, family-focused weekend weddings, The Hothouse highlights include special ceremonies in the poplar forest or overlooking the dam and mountain range, followed by a ‘LA DOLCE VITA’ reception.

The Hothouse is a boutique venue, not commercialized, mindful of nature, and hosts no more than two weddings per month. They follow a strict environment-friendly approach, only allowing biodegradable or reusable décor items.

Adopting the Italian custom of enjoying life to the fullest, The Hothouse is perfect for birthdays, weddings, events, or any celebratory function, promising a special event combined with the beauty of surrounding nature.


Next to the Oak House on the edge of the dam.


Expanded in 2020 with a glass and steel frame, offering more space, a big dancefloor, and spectacular sunset views.

The Hothouse venue provides a destination weekend experience. It includes a basic coordinator and certain decor items. All suppliers must be high-standard and pre-approved. DIY decor is not allowed. Accommodation for service providers is not included in quotes.

Compulsory Costs:

Venue Hire:

Up to 60 pax: R20,900.00.

61 - 80 pax: R25,850.00.

81 - 100 pax: R30,250.00.

101 - 120 pax: R34,100.00.

Accommodation (Full weekend booking required):

Oak House (Sleeps 10): R13,000.00.

Silo Lodge (Sleeps 6): R7,800.00.


Check into Oak House on Thursday evening (6 persons max) at no extra charge.

Included In Venue Hire:

Basic Coordination.

Wooden tables & chairs in The Hothouse.

String lights in the venue and outside bar.

Standard crockery for canapés and dinner service.

After-dinner coffee table setup with Nespresso machine and urn.

Glassware for bar.

Hot towel welcome station upon arrival.

Cash bar service with barmen and ice.

Cleaning of the venue.

Allowance for 3 bottles per table with no corkage charge, R50 per bottle thereafter.

Basic Coordination Includes:

Suppliers contact list.

Excel Wedding Planner for the Hothouse Bride.

Assistance with table setting on Friday (décor & styling excluded).


Catering Options:

Onside Events:

Renowned catering company with high standards and exceptional service.

Toast Fine Food:

Owned by Ivan Richards, known for creativity and detailed presentation.

Additional Services:

Pre-drinks bars (Wine, Gin, Whiskey, Bubbles, Aperol, Craft Beer) starting at R65 per person.

Minimum bar spend deposit: R10,000.00.

Use of Polaris with driver for photos in mountains: R500 added to bar tab.

Terms & Conditions:

10% surcharge for long weekend weddings.

Payment: 50% non-refundable deposit within two weeks of booking, balance due one month before the wedding.

Venue not child-friendly; child minder required for numerous children.

Photography use for marketing purposes.

Granadilla in the venue subject to seasonal trimming.

Viewing & Booking:

R1,000 non-refundable fee to reserve wedding date, deducted from booking fee if secured.

Full payment required 30 days before wedding.

Weekend guests’ privacy prioritized; advance booking required for viewings.


Oak House:

Sleeps 10 guests in four en suite bedrooms and one extended family room.

Features include:

Lounge with bar area.



Indoor braai.

Free satellite Wi-Fi.

Outdoor patio.

Well-equipped kitchen.

Silo Lodge:

Sleeps 6 guests in three en suite bedrooms.

Features include:

Lounge with bar area.



Free satellite Wi-Fi.

Patio with built-in braai.

Outdoor KolKol wood-fired hot tub.

Well-equipped kitchen.

Additional Lodges:

There are numerous similar lodges within a 10km radius for guest accommodation.

4x4 ‘Buddy Bus’ for safe transportation to and from the wedding.

African Leaves Trout Lodge, R540 Dullstroom, 1110


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