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Groenrivier
Riebeek-Wes 7306
South Africa

082 553 4570

Groenrivier Function Centre is an enchanting and distinctly different venue for romantic country weddings, special family parties and celebrations, and memorable corporate events. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the whole property.  

At Groenrivier Function Centre we have 3 venues which are suitable for weddings or corporate functions:

Groenrivier Function Centre is fully licenced and there is ample secure parking.

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Odette & Andreas

Maretha Brink

1. Our wedding advice for any future wedding couples.....

My advice for all the future brides out there would be to enjoy and soak up every minute of your day, I could not believe how fast it went. Let your mom, maid of honor or wedding coordinator deal with all the small things that may go wrong on the day and enjoy getting ready with your girls. One thing I regret not doing enough on my wedding day is not getting around to talking to all of my guests on the wedding night so my word of advice on that would be to go around even just to say "hello" to your guests just so that they know they are appreciated for being there. Two last things would be to throw yourself a small dance party just before it's time to walk down the aisle, I was very nervous while waiting for all the guests to be seated and for the music to start, so one of my bridesmaids put some music on and we just stood there in our dresses dancing and singing off the nerves. Lastly, let your fiancé make the decisions with you, this is as much his moment as it is yours.

2.  If I had to plan my wedding again, I would have spent more time on....

I would spend more time doing things together with my bridal party and enjoying the moment with as many people as possible because the whole process of becoming engaged to married is over so quickly. I would spend more time thinking about the idea's I have for the wedding instead of getting excited over something and spending money on it only later to discover that it actually wasn't something I really wanted. 

3.  I would have spent less time on.....

If I had to plan my wedding again I would spend less time on Pinterest and look at blogs of other weddings. Pinterest is an amazing place to get hundreds of ideas but it confused me so much and made every decision so much harder than it should have been. If I did it over again I would have chosen a theme or style from the beginning and then stuck to it. Have the wedding you really want and don't worry too much about how beautiful everyone else's weddings are, I promise your wedding will be amazing as well if you stick to being you. 

4.  When I think back to my wedding day, I think of?

It's cliché but I think about walking down the aisle to my best friend. I also had my father in-law walk me from my room to the top of the isle which was very special for me and then having my dad walk me the rest of the way was an emotional moment for me. The amount of love I felt in that moment from the men walking next to me to the people standing beside me to the friends and family who drove out to be there with us to the wonderful man of my dreams standing waiting for me, was an overwhelmingly beautiful moment, one I could only wish for every other bride out there.  There is such a big build up to the moment when you walk down the isle that it can get quite emotional but the moment will stay with you forever.

5.  Thanks to our lovely Vendors:


Danielle & Andrew Smit

Maretha Brink

CEREMONY: OUTSIDE CHAPEL | RECEPTION: GRASS AREA

 

1. Our wedding advice for any future wedding couples.....

Really, don't sweat the small stuff. No one besides you knows if the flowers were meant to be pink instead of yellow! 

Also, start planning as soon as possible to prevent getting yourself in a panic over last minute arrangements. This also allows space for plenty of mind changes - there are so many options out there! Get everyone involved, have friends or family over for wedding DIY days - that is what wedding planning is all about – having fun while doing it. 

And last but not least, be yourselves, because after all this day is about you two. Just because everyone is doing something, doesn't mean you have to follow suit - first think, does this really reflect us as a couple?

2.  If I had to plan my wedding again, I would have spent more time on....

Really and truly – nothing! My husband and I sat down after our engagement and worked out a budget, we were very set on not going over this amount – I really believe this works to help not go overboard! 

But we made our budget work for us and the day ended up being exactly what we both had in mind, thanks to all our family and friends who put in many long hours to make our dreams a reality.  

3.  I would have spent less time on.....

Finding my wedding dress was a lengthy (and expensive) process – I endured many dress fittings at different Bridal Boutiques across the Cape and just could not find one which I was 100% happy with, mainly due to my small frame. 

Trying on so many different dresses also ends up confusing you. Try and find a style that fits you as early as possible and then work from that. 

All this being said though, my dress fitted me perfectly and I wouldn’t have changed it for the world <3

4.  When I think back to my wedding day, I think of?

Love, family, friends and an overwhelming sense of joy and gratefulness! We had everyone we loved around us and it was just the most perfect day. 

The months before one’s wedding are such a build-up of excitement mixed with a whole bunch of emotions which all kind of bubbles out on the day! It’s something that cannot be explained. 

Groenrivier was also amazing in making sure that our day went by perfectly and without any hitches! I would recommend the venue to anyone!!

5.  Thanks to our lovely Vendors:


Tamlyn & Yushri Abrahams

Maretha Brink

Ceremony: Die Kelder   | Reception: Main Venue

 

1. Our wedding advice for any future wedding couples.....

Try your utmost best to be present in the day and everything happening around you. Everything is on a such a schedule that you easily don’t feel part of the day. Sit back at your table and just take in the décor your vision and how it all came to life. The day goes by so fast, and when you look again, it’s the last dance. Try to delegate to your bridal party what you would like done on the day so that you can sit back and relax a bit.

2.  If I had to plan my wedding again, I would have spent more time on....

The only regret I have is running late, and therefore we could not spend time with our guests while having canapes, and not being able to take more group pictures with them. We also did not get a chance to sit down and enjoy our meal, which was a total bummer as the food looked amazing! Also not exploring the farm area more beforehand to know where to take pictures.

3.  I would have spent less time on.....

Even though it is necessary, less time on formalities and more interacting with our guest. The day/night goes by so fast you don’t even feel part of the celebration.

4.  When I think back to my wedding day, I think of?

It was an absolute dream, and we had everything that I could have wished for. The setup of our ceremony in the Kelder was so different to the usual outside ceremonies.

5.  Thanks to our lovely Vendors:


Carren & Rayno (Cheetah and Springbok 7's rugby player )

Maretha Brink

Seremonie: Outside Chapel (Gazebo)  | Onthaal: Hoof lokaal

1.      Ons troudag raad aan toekomstige paartjies…….

Ek weet julle het dit al baie gehoor, maar die dag gaan regtig vinnig verby. Probeer om soveel as moontlik "in the moment" te wees om seker te maak jy neem alles in, voor jy jou oë uitvee is julle getroud en besig om jul laaste gaste te groet. Die ander raad wat ek kan gee is om te "invest" in ‘n "on the day" trou koördineerder - dis verseker die beste ding wat jy kan doen, hulle sorg dat alles presies is soos jy dit wil hê op die dag van jou troue, sodat jy oor niks hoef te "worry" nie en jy elke oomblik kan in neem en volkome geniet. Ek stel ook voor dat jy ‘n week voor die troue afsprake maak met al jou verskaffers om vir oulaas deur alles te gaan om seker te maak almal is op dieselfde bladsy, jy sal dan verseker baie meer gerus voel die week voor jou troue.


2. Indien jy jou troue oor moes beplan, waaraan sou jy meer tyd spandeer?

Ek het my troue self beplan, en dit uit ‘n ander provinsie (Bloemfontein, Vrystaat) in 10 maande. Ek moet sê ek het myself verras. Ek sal niks verander nie, alles was presies soos ons dit wou hê. Perfek!


3. Waaraan sou jy minder tyd spandeer?

Ek sou niks verander of minder tyd aan spandeer nie. Soos ek genoem het, ek het presies al my bogenoemde raad gevolg so ek was seker een van die rustigste bruide op die dag van ons troue. 


4. As jy terug dink aan jul spesiale dag dan dink jy aan……

Ek dink terug aan die oomblik toe ek in die "Aisle" afgeloop het, my man se gesig toe hy my vir die eerste keer sien in my trourok was "priceless", beslis een van die beste oomblikke vir my. Ek het nie verwag dat hy so emosioneel gaan wees nie, maar dit het net weereens sy oneindige liefde vir my bevestig. Die ander oomblik was toe ek met my pa ons pa en dogter dans kon hê, hy was 8 jaar terug in ‘n ernstige motor-ongeluk wat hom in ‘n rolstoel agter gelaat het. Om hom daar te kon hê was ‘n BLESSING, dankie aan ons Groot Pappa (GOD) dat hy my pa gespaar het om sy enigste dogter te kon sien trou met die man van haar drome.


5. Dankie aan al ons troudag verskaffers:

Venue and Accommodation - Groenrivier

Wedding coordinator - Eventworx Cape Town

 Décor, Flowers & Stationery - Blooming Wonderful Décor HireUrbantonic 

 Outdoor Furniture - Mac Style Hire & Groenrivier 

Caterer , Wedding Cake & Wedding Favors - Malita Joubert CateringCakes by Wade 

Photography- Kusjka du Plessis Photography

Videographer- BMG Cinema (Boy Meets Girl)

DJ & Entertainment - Mario Arnolds (one man band) – Saxophone Artist and Dawid Van der Merwe- Guitar Artist, DJ Big D & DJ Lynthon Jacobs 

Photobooth- Kiki Photobooth

Pastor- Pastor Oswald Cloete

 Make-Up Artist - Make-up by Rozanne Olivier

 Hair Stylist - Rosy the Hair Company

 Dress - Olivelli Bloemfontein – Essense of Australia (Designer)

Suits - Tux Tailor Stellenbosch

Wine - Beyerskloof Stellenbosch