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Nov 22, 2012

Eben-Haëzer Country Manor Weddings, Functions, & Accommodation

When the Breugem family left the Netherlands in 1976 and settled in the Drakenstein Valley, with its white gables and proud oak trees, they inherited a legacy of secrets and legends from the French Huguenots. Eben-Haëzer, surrounded by majestic mountains and guarded by dazzling stars and the Southern Cross, became the ideal setting for Cors and Louise Breugem’s flowers and, at this moment succulent nursery. In picturesque Du Toitskloof Pass, just a stone’s throw away, their eight children could enjoy God’s beautiful nature and experience His protection. They enjoyed most beautiful singing birds under the giant tree ferns, waterfalls, graceful disas, and they were very happy to see the wild monkeys. The family lovingly restored the 1837 Cape Dutch homestead and outbuildings into an elegant and luxuriously welcoming Guest House.

The venue’s motto ‘Faith, Hope and Love’ is a testimony to the family’s spiritual strength, as is the acknowledgement in the name Eben-Haëzer from 1 Samuel 7:12, which states: ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us’. This name was given from the Bible by the Huguenots’.

This delightful wedding and conference venue has a countryside Cape Dutch and French style which is quite exceptional and most definitely special. We will do all we can to realise your dreams and create your very own fairytale! The picturesque chapel is dressed in white and encircled by lavender rose gardens and little fountains.

Eben-Haëzer Estate’s Wedding Chapel & Ceremony Venue: De Ridder Burcht

Weddings, Baptism, Conferences, Functions, Events.

De Ridder Burcht” is an old renovated building, with chapel and lovely garden to ensure a magical private setting.The rustic charm of the venue is complete with French doors opening onto a beautiful rose garden, fountains, old oak trees and breathtaking mountains. Adjacent to the chapel is the banquet area, complete with fireplace and teakwood dance floor flowing into the reception- and bar area. We can cater for up to 120 guests with ease. A luxury honeymoon cottage and rooms for the guests are available in the Manor House.

The Country Manor House:

The Manor House assures a warm and friendly atmosphere with the welcome of the Dutch owners – Cors and Louise Breugem. Vintage accommodation at this stately home was recently restored to its original Cape- Dutch architecture, with a thatched roof and historic gable. The Manor House offers six individually designed bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and shower facilities. Dutch & German is spoken.

Accommodation at Eben-Haezer

ACCOMMODATION – The Manor House:

The Manor House assures a warm and friendly atmosphere with the welcome of the Dutch owners – Cors and Louise Breugem. Vintage accommodation at this stately home was recently restored to its original Cape- Dutch architecture with a thatched roof and historic gable. The Manor House offers six individually designed bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and shower facilities. African sunsets from our spacious terrace with a glass of regional wine, and relax under the star-dotted sky in ultimate luxury!

The Estate offers the following amenities:

Welcome drinks on the terrace

A beautiful garden with a swimming pool

Braai facilities

Television

Two huge fireplaces for cold winter evenings

A farm breakfast is served throughout the year with our famous Dutch pancakes

ACCOMMODATION – The Honeymoon Cottage:

Eben-Haëzer not only offers accommodation at the Manor House, but also provides a separate luxury cottage for honeymoon couples. The cottage has been completely remodelled into a private, stylish & elegant suite.

Weddings at eben-Haezer:

Step back in time and experience the unhurried elegance of Eben-Haëzer …where you have time to dream, love, and enjoy the peace & wonders of life and the Love of God.

The Estate is a truly magical & exclusive Wedding Venue for the discerning Bride and Groom. If you can dream it, Eben-Haëzer can create your dream wedding at an affordable price.

Originally a French Huguenot farm, this beautiful historical estate dates back to 1837, set in some 10 acres of the Cape Wine lands. Nestled in the picturesque valley of Klein Drakenstein (only 6 km from Paarl), it is flanked by the majestic Klein Drakenstein mountains and the world famous Paarl Rock. It is only 40 minutes drive from Cape Town and only 2 km. from the N.1, on the Sonstraal road in Paarl.

Le Chateaux is a restored old building on the Estate, and this delightful Wedding and Conference Venue has a French countryside charm which is quite exceptional and most definitely special.

It is most worthy of your visit and most capable of capturing your heart…we want to realise your dreams and create your very own fairytale, “Cest Magnefique ! “

It has three Towers and also a beautiful picturesque chapel that is dressed in white and encircled by rose gardens and little fountains. The bride will be announced by the ringing of the copper bell in the tower.

Adjacent to the chapel is the Banquet area.The wooden dance floor flows into the reception and bar area, which caters for up to 120 guests, with ease and is dressed with crystal chandeliers to allure you and your guests. On your wedding day you will have use of the entire wedding venue and will be ensured of being the only bride on your day.

At nightfall the venue becomes an enchanting wonderland, with little lights appearing everywhere. Old-world lanterns in the garden terrace, a spectacular chandelier above the dance floor and dimmed lighting at the banquet all ad to the allure of this venue.

Directions:

From Cape Town on the N1:

Drive past Paarl and take the Exit 62 turnoff, just before the tollgate.

• Turn left at the Iintersection. on the ramp over the highway.

• Drive straight ahead over two intersections. At the second, there is a petrol station on your left.

• Continue straight on Sonstraal Road, which curves to the right and then to the left.

• As you head up a little hill, Eben-Haeëzer Estate is situated on the left.

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