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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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Zanne & Peter-John

Maretha Brink

 

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

Be present! The day goes by so quickly, and before you know it, it is the last dance. Delegate tasks to people you trust. Don’t stress about the small stuff – no one will know if something goes wrong. Take time out to speak to your guests, soak up the atmosphere and spend time with your partner. Most importantly, have fun!

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

I would spend more time with my bridal party on the morning of the wedding. Being a control freak, I was constantly checking the hall and gazebo and asking if anyone needed my help – which they did not.

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

I would spend less time worrying about my guests and wondering if they were ok.

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

Love, laughter, fun and sparkles! From walking down the aisle with the Dad, to taking photos with friends and family, eating delicious food and dancing the night away. It was a magical day that I will always remember!

5.  Thanks to our lovely Vendors:


Sherrie & Brandon

Maretha Brink

 

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

We advise that couples don't sweat the small things. Enjoy the special day, take a few moments to let it all sink in and remember that your wedding is not only the day you get married but the entire process. Enjoy it.

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

I would spend more time with my girls at a spa, chilling before the big day 

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

Stressing over small things.

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

We remember the amazing day we could spend with our friends and family from near and far. Enjoying every minute as danced the night away.

5.  Thanks to our lovely Vendors:


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: