WEDDINGS

Wedding Packages April 2017

Functions

Imagine a vista of pristine African Bushveld as far as the eye can see. Imagine a luxury venue located in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Imagine a venue that is hidden from view on arrival by a low rocky ridge. Now imagine all of this combined! Imagination truly becomes reality in the shape, form and offering of the Cradle Boutique Hotel — a spectacular wedding setting that is only a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

An authentic African Bushveld backdrop merges beautifully with the modern, open-plan design of the function venues, creating the impression of an outdoor setting. We have four venues to choose from: The Cradle Restaurant; the Motsetse Cellar (situated in the main building); The Pavilion (slightly apart from the hotel reception area); and The Glade (a picturesque picnic area next to the Motsetse Stream).

Luxury accommodation with all the bells and whistles, gourmet meals and a specially selected wine list, ensures that the entire day is a memorable affair for everyone — not just the wedding couple.

The Cradle Boutique Hotel with this charming venue is situated a mere 7 kilometres from Lanseria International Airport on the Cradle Nature Reserve, which encompasses 7,000 hectares of Highveld bush.

Ceremony

Our glorious Gauteng weather makes for perfect outdoor weddings, so we typically host ceremonies in The Glade next to the Motsetse Stream. Pre-reception drinks and snacks are presented to guests in your chosen venue while your photographs may be taken in any of the locations around the Hotel.

Functions

For your wedding reception, you may choose from four exceptionally unique venues, keeping in mind that your choice will largely dependent on the size of your wedding party.

The Cradle Restaurant’s is a modern architectural masterpiece in stone, steel and glass, with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors that offer breathtaking views of the landscape. The Pavilion is set slightly apart from the main building and boasts similar architecture as the Restaurant, as well as endless African Bushveld views. The Motsetse Cellar in the lower level of the main building. The Glade is blissfully situated next to the Motsetse stream.

 


 

Wedding Packages

PACKAGE OPTION 1

(up to 45 guests)

Ceremony in The Glade

Wedding feast in the Motsetse Cellar

Located beneath the Cradle Restaurant in the main building, the Motsetse Cellar is made up of two rooms that can be booked separately or opened up to create one larger venue. The rooms have their own private outside terrace looking into the magnificent indigenous bush. Two fireplaces bring an almost medieval feel to the beauty of the environment, reminding guests of the history to be found in the surrounding Cradle of Humankind.

 

Package includes:

Venue hire for The Glade & Motsetse Cellar

3-course meal including coffee & tea for 45 guests

Tables & chairs

Waiters & barman

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery & glassware

Complimentary 1-night accommodation in an Executive Room for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

 

Package excludes:

Bedouin tent for The Glade (optional extra)

Beverages for the wedding feast

Table linen for the feast

Transport for guests to & from The Glade (if required)

PA system & music

12% service fee on food & drinks bill

Any special décor items, menus, flowers, wedding cake

Game drives & fossil tours

 

PRICE: R48,750.00

 


 

Wedding Packages

PACKAGE OPTION 2

(up to 80 guests)

Ceremony in the Glade

Wedding feast in The Pavilion

Situated a stone’s throw from the main building, beautiful stone work, a vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling, retractable glass doors on one side allow The Pavilion to create a sense of being enveloped by the bush.

 

Package includes:

Venue hire for The Glade & The Pavilion

3-course meal including coffee & tea for 80 guests

Tables & chairs

Waiters & barmen

PA system & microphone

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery & glassware

Complimentary 1-night accommodation in an Executive Room for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

 

Package excludes:

Bedouin tent for The Glade (optional extra)

Beverages for the wedding feast

Table linen for the feast

DJ, music, special lighting

Transport for guests to & from The Glade (if required)

12% service fee on food & drinks bill

Any special décor items, menus, flowers, wedding cake

Game drives & fossil tours

 

PRICE: R86,700.00

 


 

Wedding Packages

PACKAGE OPTION 3

(up to 180 guests)

Ceremony in The Glade

Wedding feast in the Cradle Restaurant

The Cradle Restaurant boasts an impressive view across the valley from its modern structure of stone, metal and concrete and a long, wide veranda. Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors open on three sides to leave guests feeling as though they are seated in the bush.

 

Package includes:

Venue hire for The Glade & Cradle Restaurant (exclusive use)

3-course meal including coffee & tea for 180 guests

Tables & chairs

Waiters & barmen

Complimentary 1-night accommodation in The Owner’s Suite for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery & glassware

PA system & microphone

 

Package excludes:

Bedouin tent for The Glade (optional extra)

Beverages for the wedding feast

Table linen for the feast

Transport for guests to & from The Glade (if required)

DJ, music, special lighting

12% service fee on food & drinks bill

Any special décor item, menus, flowers, wedding cake

Game drives & fossil tours

 

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure exclusive use of the venues, Package Option 3 requires the Bridal Couple to book all the hotel rooms for 1 night if the function takes place during the week, and for 2 nights should the function take place over a weekend.

 

PRICES:

R218,490.00 (Mon – Thu)

R271,150.00 (Fri – Sun)

 


 

Wedding Packages

PACKAGE OPTION 4

(up to 180 guests)

Ceremony in The Glade

Wedding feast in The Glade

If an outside wedding in a natural African bush setting is part of the dream for your wedding day, celebrate the entire occasion in The Glade, our exquisite picnic area under White Stinkwood trees and next to the Motsetse Stream. The cleared area in the bush will leave guests feeling at one with nature in this picturesque venue.

 

Package includes:

Venue hire for The Glade (exclusive use)

Tents, tables, linen & chairs for the function

Mobile kitchen

Mobile ablution facilities

3-course meal including coffee & tea for 180 guests

Tables & chairs

Waiters & barman

Complimentary 1-night accommodation in The Owner’s Suite for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery & glassware

 

Package excludes:

Bedouin tent (optional extra) for The Glade ceremony

Transport to & from The Glade (if required)

Beverages for the wedding feast

DJ, music, special lighting

12% service fee on food & drinks bill

Any special décor items, menus, flowers, wedding cake

Game drives & fossil tours

 

PRICE:

R271,150.00 (Mon – Thu)

R298,250.00 (Fri – Sun)

 


 

Wedding Packages

PACKAGE OPTION 5

(up to 180 guests)

An all inclusive African bush wedding package for venue, accommodation, food and special excursions.

Make your special day a weekend-long celebration with family and friends. Arrive on Friday night and enjoy a gourmet dinner in the Cradle Restaurant after checking in. Relax in the luxury of the Owner’s Suite or over drinks with family and friends as you prepare for your Big Day. Saturday starts with a champagne brunch to set the mood for the memorable occasion that will be the ceremony and wedding feast, held in The Glade. Sunday is for winding down over a delicious brunch with your spouse and guests who have stayed on for the weekend as well.

PLEASE NOTE: Option 5 requires the Bridal Couple to book all the hotel rooms for the entire weekend. If required, Management will gladly assist in arranging additional accommodation.

 

Package includes:

Venue hire for The Glade (exclusive use)

Tent, tables & chairs for the function

Mobile kitchen

Mobile ablution facilities

3-course meal including coffee & tea for 180 guests

Tables & chairs

Waiters & barmen

Complimentary 2-night accommodation in The Owner’s Suite for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary mini bar stocked with soft drinks, wine & beer in the Owner’s Suite

Complimentary dinner on Friday night for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary breakfast for the Bridal Couple

Complimentary brunch on Sunday for the Bridal Couple

Gourmet dinner on Friday for all guests staying in the hotel

 

Package excludes:

Bedouin tent for The Glade ceremony (optional extra)

Transport to & from The Glade (if required)

Beverages for the wedding feast

PA system

DJ, music, special lighting

12% service fee on food & drinks bill

Any special décor items, menus, flowers, wedding cake

Game drives & fossil tours

 

PRICE:

R282,500.00 (Mon – Thu)

R310,750.00 (Fri – Sun)

 


 

Food & Beverages

Menu

We have designed a 3-course wedding feast from the most delectable and freshest ingredients, and with a palate that caters for most tastes.

Starter

“Red, White and Green” platters consisting of a variety of garden fresh leaves and herbs, baby tomatoes, ribbons of pecorino cheese, and an olive oil and balsamic dressing. Served with farm fresh bread, herb butter, pâté and hummus.

Main Course

A choice of leg of lamb, pork belly or fish, served with oven roasted vegetables and baby potatoes coated in butter and parsley.

Dessert

A feast of sweet treats that include meringues, cream, ice cream, fresh fruit, berries, cupcakes and cheesecake.

Bar

We are a fully licensed venue with a comprehensive wine list. No other wines, champagnes and beverages are allowed to be taken onto the premises.

Make a reservation

Contact Information

WEDDING VENUE ENQUIRIES:

reservations@thecradle.co.za
+27 (0)87 353 9599