Olive Rock – Nick and Simone Stanford welcome you to relish their home and venue for your special occasion. An elegant and modern building in a warm and earthy space, located on a farm at the foot of the Witzenberg Mountain range with the Breede river running past the front lawns. It’s a dreamy location where you can be your true selves and focus on what your day is all about, without having to worry about the formalities as they unfold seamlessly around you.
Chef Nick will create an unforgettable delicious meal and Simone will ensure a stress-free and meaningful experience for you from day one. Intimate ceremonies are held in the beautifully manicured garden or in the plush grassy part of river bed. Thereafter, friends and family catch up with each other, challenged by lawn games or get magically mesmerised by sounds of live music and the breath-taking views while the sun slips away. You have a choice between a starry, open-air reception on a balmy summer’s night or the shielding romantic lines of our Bedouin tent for the cooler nights, both softly lit with a necklace of fairy lights.
Your guests, no matter where in the world they are from will love exploring the Tulbagh and Ceres areas – with Ceres Ziplines, wine tasting at the local wineries, horse-riding, golf, hikes along rivers – there is so much for them to experience – ideally what you expect from a destination wedding venue. There are a vast number of really special accommodation establishments – some in orchards on farms and some on mountain sides with spectacular views, and enough for your wedding party to stay close to Olive Rock.
Thank you so very much for everything. There was not one blemish on our perfect day. Just what we wanted, relaxed and informal with excellent food, service, wines and music. Everybody was raving about the venue, the ambiance and of course the food! The vegetarians especially happy that they had been looked after so well. The Gin Bar was such a beautiful touch – and very successful I think. And the granadilla ice lollies, delish! Thank you for this Sim! Nick – The pork belly canapes, the salmon choux puffs, the lamb! All just perfect. Thank you for being so easy going, relaxed and wonderful and helping with decor, laying the tables and putting out flowers last minute – everything and every little touch was noticed and very, very much appreciated! Even allowing my little niece to play with the puppies! Thank you. Everyone was so impressed and amazed with the venue – at how absolutely beautiful, intimate and perfect it is. Hopefully the word will spread and you will be full up for many happy wedding seasons ahead! – Britt & Eric
Thank you for a spectacular day, you and Nick are absolutely amazing. The food was incredible and Simone, you are wonderful! Thank you for all the help and your beautiful venue. Still feels like a dream, couldn’t imagine a better day! Our guest have not stopped talking about the wedding , venue & food! We will be back for a wedding on the 7th of December and we already excited. Thank you so much !! Truly appreciate everything, wishing you two and Olive Rock a prosperous and blessed journey ahead. – Andri & Hector
Not only did God bless us with a beautiful sunny day after lots of rain, but with a stunning venue and 2 amazing people with the best hospitality. Our guests were blown away with the absolutely beautiful venue, delicious food and friendly / efficient service. A lot of the guests told us that it’s the best food that they’ve had at a wedding, so biggest compliments to Nick and his team. Our biggest expectations were surpassed in every way and we couldn’t have dreamed about a more special day. Thank you for everything, we will never forget this magical day and it’s all thanks to you! We will forever be grateful for finding this magical venue and meeting both of you, thank you for everything! We will definitely recommend your venue to everyone we know. – Evan & Corlia Mocke
Contact Person: Simone Stanford
Contact Number: +27 (0)83 461 02668