Life consists of millions of little moments, with the occasional life-changing moments in between. We tend to live our lives looking forward to those grand moments that make us feel alive and help us to remember just how beautiful life is.

“At Bona Dea we refer to life’s special moments as frame-worthy events that deserve to be celebrated. It would be our pleasure to assist with these celebrations, from birth to retirement and every memorable moment in between,” says a beaming Rina de Wet, Bona Dea’s General Manager.

Bona Dea is a venue for all occasions. Rina and the events team will customise your special occasion to create a delightfully different and exclusive experience – from executive functions and team-building weekends to engagements, weddings and honeymoons, and from family reunions or special birthday celebrations to a luxury country escape with a handful of close friends.

Bona Dea Private Estate, hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in South Africa, is a unique wedding and function venue situated high on the mountain slopes in our breath-taking Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. With an array of exquisite reception rooms, framed by spectacular scenery that provides the ultimate backdrop for any celebration or corporate event, the Bona Dea experience is augmented by professional and personalised service excellence.

Now is the time to book your 2019 event. And who says that hot, sunny days are an essential ingredient for a dream wedding? There is something about winter that’s inherently romantic. Just think of all the unconventional ideas and themes you could have fun with – eggnog at the reception, a herbal tea station, vases filled with winter blooms, shawls and blankets tossed over guests’ seats, a warm and rustic colour theme, roaring log fires… the list of winter wonders is inexhaustible!

Other advantages of a winter wedding include special offers both at wedding venues and honeymoon destinations, and on top of that you will probably be able to pick your perfect date during the winter months instead of having to wait for your dream venue to become available during the peak summer months. Cooler weather also means that you don’t have to worry about your cake melting or your flowers wilting; everything stays fresher for longer, including the bride and groom!

MEET THE TEAM At the back are Liza Vogel
(Events Manager) and Bernadine Mostert (Office
Administrator & PA); and in front Sonia Atkinson
(Financial Manager), Jané Bosch (Event Planner & Co-ordinator) and Rina de Wet (General
Manager).

Bona Dea offers a cosy indoor chapel, which offers a blank canvas for you to add your own décor preferences, be they old-world charm or modern simplicity. Then celebrate your newlywed status in the luxurious reception lounges of the stately Manor House with Cape heritage accents and the warmth of inviting fireplaces flickering in the background, before leading your guests into the magical Ballroom with its glittering fairy lights ceiling.

“Hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in South Africa”

Bona Dea’s talented events team would be delighted to receive you and your entourage at the Estate for a cup of tea and a guided tour, while familiarising themselves with your wedding ideas and requirements. The Estate offers a wide range of critical services on site, such as furniture and décor hire to make your event spectacular in every way. Bona Dea Private Estate is a “must see” venue that was awarded Best Wedding View at the 2017 TopVendor Wedding Awards.

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