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…. Imagine all of this combined and imagination becomes reality in the Cradle Boutique Hotel, a spectacular wedding setting a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

An authentic African Bushveld backdrop combines beautifully with the modern open plan design of the function venues, creating the impression of being in 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 ensure that the entire wedding is a memorable affair for all, not just the wedding couple.

The Cradle Boutique Hotel is situated on the Cradle Nature Reserve which encompasses

7, 000 hectares of Highveld bush. The venue is situated a mere 7 kilometres from Lanseria International Airport.

Ceremony

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

Functions

We have four very unique venues for you to choose from for your wedding reception and the choice is largely dependent on the size of your wedding party

The Cradle Restaurant modern architecture with retractable glass

Floor to ceiling doors retracting on three sides to offer breath taking

Views of the bush

Pavilion set slightly apart from the main building, similar architecture as the

Restaurant and endless African Bushveld views

The Motsetse Cellar in the lower level of the main building.

The Glade

 


 

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 Inclusions:

Venue Hire: The Glade & Motsetse Cellar

3 course meal including coffees and teas for 45 guests

Tables and chairs

Waiters and barman

1 night complimentary accommodation in an Executive Room for

the Bridal Couple

1 complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery and glassware

Package Exclusions:

Bedouin tent (optional extra) for The Glade

Beverages for the wedding feast

Table linen for the feast

Transport for guests to and from The Glade if required

PA system, music.

12% service fee on food and drinks bill

Any special décor items/ menus/ flowers/ wedding cake

Game Drives or Fossil Tours

PRICE: R 48,750.00

 


 

Wedding Packages

Package Option 2 (up to 80 guests)

Ceremony in the Glade

Wedding feast in the Pavilion

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

Package Inclusions:

Venue Hire: The Glade & Pavilion

3 course meal including coffees and teas for 80 guests

Tables and chairs

Waiters and barmen

1 x night complimentary accommodation in an Executive Room for the Bridal Couple

1 x complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery and glassware

PA system and micro phone

Package Exclusions:

Bedouin tent (optional extra) for The Glade

Beverages for the wedding feast

Table linen for the feast

DJ/music/special lighting

Transport for guests to and from The Glade if required

12% service fee on food and drinks bill

Any special décor items/ menus/ flowers/ wedding cake

Game Drives or Fossil Tours

PRICE: R 86,700.00

 


 

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. It is a modern structure of stone, metal and concrete with a long, wide veranda. Floor to ceiling glass doors open on three sides to leave guests feeling as though they are seated in the bush.

Package Inclusions:

Venue Hire: The Glade & Cradle Restaurant (exclusive use)

3 course meal including coffees and teas for 180 guests

Tables and chairs

Waiters and barmen

1 x night complimentary accommodation in The Owner’s Suite for

the Bridal Couple

1 x complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery and glassware

PA system and micro-phone

Package Exclusions:

Bedouin tent (optional extra) for The Glade

Beverages for the wedding feast

Table linen for the feast

Transport for guests to and from The Glade if required

DJ/music/special lighting

12% service fee on food and drinks bill

Any special décor items/menus/ flowers/ wedding cake

Game Drives or Fossil Tours

NOTE: Please note that Option 3 requires the bridal couple to book all the hotel rooms for one night if the function takes place during the week, and for two nights should the function take place over a weekend to ensure exclusive use of the venues.

PRICE: R 218,490.00 (Week days Monday – Thursday)

R 271,150.00 (Weekends)

 


 

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, you will want to 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 Inclusions:

Venue Hire: The Glade (exclusive use)

Tents, tables, linen and chairs for the function

Mobile kitchen

Mobile ablution facilities

3 course meal including coffees and teas for 180 guests

Tables and chairs

Waiters and barman

1 x night complimentary accommodation in The Owner’s Suite for

the Bridal Couple

1 x complimentary brunch for the Bridal Couple

Standard Cradle Restaurant crockery, cutlery and glassware

Package Exclusions:

Bedouin tent (optional extra) for The Glade ceremony

Transport to and from The Glade

Beverages for the wedding feast

DJ/music/special lighting

12% service fee on food and drinks bill

Any special décor items/ menus/ flowers/ wedding cake

Game Drives or Fossil Tours

PRICE: R 271,150.00 (week days Monday – Thursday)

R 298,250.00 (weekends)

 


 

Wedding Packages

Package Option 5 (up to 180 guests)

African bush wedding – an all inclusive 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 and then it’s all about you and your wedding and making it a memorable occasion as your ceremony and wedding feast are 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.

NOTE: Please note that Option 5 requires the bridal party to book all the hotel rooms for the entire weekend. Management will assist in arranging additional accommodation if required.

Package Inclusions:

Venue Hire: The Glade (exclusive use)

Tent, tables and chairs for the function

Mobile kitchen

Mobile ablution facilities

Wedding feast in The Glade : 3 course meal including coffees and teas for 180

guests

Tables and chairs

Waiters and barmen

2 x nights complimentary accommodation in The Owner’s Suite for

the Bridal Couple

Complimentary Mini bar stocked with soft drinks, wine & beer in the owners suite.

1 x Complimentary dinner on Friday night for the Bridal Couple.

1 x Complimentary breakfast for the Bridal couple.

1 x Complimentary brunch on Sunday for the Bridal Couple

Friday Gourmet dinner for all guests staying in the hotel

Package Exclusions:

Bedouin tent (optional extra) for The Glade ceremony

Transport to and from The Glade

Beverages for the wedding feast

PA system

DJ/music/special lighting

12% service fee on food and drinks bill

Any special décor items/menus/ flowers/ wedding cake

Game Drives or Fossil Tours

PRICE: R 282,500.00 (week days Monday – Thursday)

R 310,750.00 (weekends)

 


 

Food & Beverages

Menu

We have designed a 3 x course wedding feast of the most delectable and freshest ingredients with a palate that would cater for most tastes.

Starter

Red, white and Green” Platters of a variety of garden fresh leaves and herbs, baby tomatoes, and ribbons of pecorino cheese. Olive oil and Balsamic dressing. Served with farm fresh bread, herb butter, pãté and hummus.

Main Course

A choice of – Leg of Lamb or Pork Belly or Fish, served with oven roasted vegetables and baby potatoes coated in butter and parsley.

Dessert

A feast of sweet treats that would include; meringues, cream, ice cream, fresh fruit, berries, cup cakes and cheese cake.

Bar

We are a fully licensed venue so do not allow any wines, champagnes or other beverages onto the premises. Our comprehensive wine list is available for you to choose from.

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Contact information

Wedding Venue Enquiries:
reservations@thecradle.co.za
087 353 9599