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Clients Comments

I must say a MASSIVE thank you to your team! I have had so many people tell me what an amazing time they had and how good the food was on the night, I couldn't have asked for anything better!

It was truly an incredible day for myself and Warren and was EXACTLY how I had pictured our wedding to be, I could get married all over again just to experience the amazing service. Here is a video montage of our wedding, it really shows off your amazing venue :-) 

https://youtu.be/jl1-5uvZ1UE

Candis & Warren van der Riet - 10 June 2017

I am so in love with all the memories of our special day. You are all spectacular, Sarah - you made me feel so calm and you were always there Smile. I think the venue and chapel looked amazing! We have had so many wonderful comments from our guests regarding the food. The accommodation was also so, so perfect. Thank you, thank you!!!

Juliet & Rudy Strydom - 17 June 2017

From the moment we chose The Plantation as our venue, right up until the morning after the wedding, your team was so professional, taking care of so many details, big and small so I didn't have to.

Thank you for bringing out the horse and carriage and vintage motorcycle for us despite the pouring rain and for making our wedding day amazing! The Plantation is the number 1 wedding venue!

Myron & Tracy Louw -14 April 2017

Thank you to the entire Plantation team for making our dream fairy-tale wedding come true! You guys are really exceptional and we can now understand why you have won so many awards and like my (now our) dad said - if the judges were there last night you would have won again! Thank you for helping us create the most fantastic memories as our first ones as a married couple.

Nadia & Paul Cloete - 25 March 2017

A huge THANK YOU to the awesome Plantation team. You guys are amazing. Great food, vibe and hospitality. We could not have asked for a better venue for our big day. Thank you for hosting our wedding and helping us make incredible memories.

Nic & Roxy Bakker - 25 February 2017

1 year down, forever to go. We had such a special and romantic evening back at the beautiful Plantation celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We will need to make this a yearly tradition!

Mr & Mrs Piron - 17 February 2017

Great venue, excellent service, most delicious food! You guys are the best!

Mr & Mrs Swartbooi - 28 December 2016

We are both very grateful that we chose The Plantation as the venue for our wedding.  You made the whole experience so unforgettable! We still get messages from our guests telling us what a wonderful time they had and how much they enjoyed the food!

Ryan & Lizel Glegg

Bride & Groom - November 2016

Dear "The Plantation Team"

Sammy and I cannot thank you enough for hosting such a great wedding for us. Everyone and everything was just fabulous! You truly are the best!

Sammy & Thembisa

Bride & Groom - 28 December 2016

We could not have expected anything more! I would recommend you any day – Thank you, it was unbelievable!

Thuso & Letta Thebe

Bride & Groom – 20 December 2015

Thank you for an absolute fairy-tale of a wedding! Thank you for a fun, organised day and night. The food was perfect!

Roald & Charlene Scheepers

Bride & Groom – 17 December 2015

Thank you for a fantastic wedding. The venue was beautiful and everything ran smoothly. The food was great and all the guests had a spectacular time. We will always remember this very special day.

Jacques & Nadine Westraadt

Bride & Groom – 16 December 2015

Thank you for the best day of our lives. We pray that the fairy-tale that started here today will lasta lifetime. The experience we had will not be easily forgotten. The arrangements and the service you rendered was exceptional. We are truly blessed to have you and the team plan and organise our wedding. May you continue to make more couples as happy as we were. 

Deslon & Kenny Buys

Bride & Groom -10 December 2015

Our day is beyond what we ever imagined. To call it a “fairy-tale” is an understatement! Thank you for making the whole process so stress-free. We wish we could re-live the day a million times over! Definitely the best day of our lives!

Kerry & Shaun Schoeman

Bride & Groom - 6 December 2015

Just want to say a huge thank you to you and your team at The Plantation! Once again we had an awesome time and a flawless event. The food was amazing!!

Lucinda Lindsay - 4 December 2015

NMMU

Thank you for making every moment of our wedding day special and going the extra mile. Everything was perfect and above our expectations.

Dewald & Lozaan Combrink

Bride & Groom – 28 November 2015

Thank you for a stunning wedding day! Everything was perfect and we had the fairy-tale we always dreamed of!

Richard & Kelly Jefferson

Bride & Groom – 6 November 2015

Thank you for making every moment of our wedding day wonderful. We felt as if we were at home. Your hospitality and attention to detail is just awe-inspiring. Thank you for making this day amazing!

Bongani & Jennifer Zungu

Bride & Groom – 5 November 2015

Thank you so much for our fairy-tale wedding – everything was perfect and the experience was unforgettable!

Ronaldo & Rosche

Bride & Groom - 31 October 2015

Thank you so much for making our special day perfect. Your team are amazing, food was delish and the setting was absolutely beautiful.

Michael & Rhian Docton

Bride & Groom – 30 October 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You and your team made our day special – you are amazing!

Ronel & Geo

Bride & Groom – 17 October 2015

Thanks to you and your amazing team. Our day was memorable and special beyond words. Much love & sunshine!

Eleanor & Gregory Hanslo

Bride & Groom – 3 October 2015

Thank you to you and your amazing team for helping make our dream come true. Our special day was everything we had dreamed of and more. Continue the good work and be blessed.

Palesa & Lufuno Nulaudzi

Bride & Groom – 26 September 2015

Thank you for an amazing day. We could not have asked for anything better – you guys ROCK!

Loyiso & Khuselwa Manjezi

Bride & Groom – 17 September 2015

Thank you for the outstanding service and an unforgettable wedding! Everything was just PERFECT!

Desiree & Francois Booysen

Bride & Groom - 12 September 2015

Thank you for the most beautiful fairy-tale wedding! We had the best wedding ever and stay!

Edward & Cassandra Lane

Bride & Groom – 8 August 2015

Thanks for making every moment a special moment – what a wonderful wedding we had!

John & Rushaan Quanson

Bride & Groom – 31 July 2015

Thank you for an amazing wedding. We truly had the time of our life! The fact that you made us feel so welcome and not once did you frown upon us, being a little different.

Wayne & Iggy Stewart

16 May 2015

To everyone at The Plantation :)

On behalf of Johan and I we would like to say THANK YOU for your SUPERB service throughout :) we couldn't have asked for anything more PERFECT!!!!

Caileigh & Johan Koen

Bride & Groom - 2 May 2015

Dear team from The Plantation,

Just again a warm thank you from us regarding all the assistance we got during the period before our wedding day and during the day itself.

Our guests and ourselves totally enjoyed the day and what a relieve it was not to have to stress about anything! You as a team were always willing to assist us in the period before our wedding and during the day, and your assistance was visible in everything and by everyone, (just to mention a few people from your team): by the warm hug from Sarah and her and her son's assistance with the flowers and the cake the following day, by Paul assisting with the finances before the day and during the day with the dress and the thank you gifts, by Deidre answering our many emails and assisting during the chapel and during the evening and the beautiful card written by her we found in the bridal suite. We know that many people worked behind the scenes, and ask to please extend our thanks to them as well. All our guests told us how well the day was organised, how beautiful the location was, and how delicious the food was (even some of the guests we know who can be quite picky about food ;-)). You as a team really made this day going smoothly and unforgettable.

Thank you for everything!

We hope in future to make use of your services & venue again, perhaps for our wedding anniversary ;-), and in the meantime recommend the Plantation to any future bridal couple.

Have a blessed week and keep up the wonderful team that you are and the beautiful work that you do!

Best regards,

Hope & Wilma Baloyi

Groom & Bride - 25 April 2015

 We chose The Plantation as it was unique, enchanting and private. Lifetime memory for us all from a very special wedding venue.

Katie & Darren Houghton

Bride & Groom – 16 April 2015

We would recommend The Plantation as it is a stunning venue with friendly and helpful staff. Love was sensed in the air from the first day we viewed the venue and we knew it was the one for us!

Carol-Ann & Warren Muller

Bride & Groom - 11 April 2015

Thank you for a fairy-tale wedding! Everything was perfect – Paul, Roche, Deidre, Sarah, Ralph…you all make dreams come true!

I recommend The Plantation for the following reasons:

- outstanding professional service.

- amazing food and cocktails.

- the team is so kind, friendly and helpful.

- the wedding planning service helps you so much.

- the cottages are the perfect place to get dressed and have a stress free day. They are also perfect for photos and videos as everything is at the same place.

- the chapel is cute and the whole vibe makes it feel like a fairy-tale.

- the cottage for the night was lovely and the wonderful breakfast in the garden the next morning was the perfect start to our married life.

Monique & Eldred du Preez

Bride & Groom – 7 March 2015

Our wedding was more than words can say. Everything went smooth as planned all thanks to The Plantation team. The experience was unforgettable - see you in 10 years time! We as well as family and friends where warmly welcomed by the staff that took us on our journey of getting married. All was done so professionally and made us at ease. The food was at top chef quality – we could not have asked for better. We are planning on doing our 10 year marriage vows here and another night’s stay in their warm and cosy accommodation.

Melissa & Terence Kettlewell

Bride & Groom - 28 February 2015

I can't tell you how great Wednesday's Top 40 event was! Your staff, as always, were the very definition of professional, the setting was beautiful, the food was excellent with generous portions ... I could go on and on!

Nicole Klokow - 25 February 2015

Communications Manager - Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber

Thank you SO much for the most amazing wedding! We loved every second. The whole planning process was stress-free and the day was seamless. The venue looked amazing and our guests had a perfect day with a gorgeous setting and meal. A special thanks to all the staff - you're a fantastic team!

Neither of us live in PE and we were planning the wedding during our move from the UK to Canada, we found the whole process fun and easy with the help of everyone at the Plantation.

The food and drinks were absolutely perfect and many of our guests said it was the best wedding they've attended.

We contacted a lot of the preferred suppliers and were so happy with the seamless experience because these professionals had worked together so well - the music, photos, minister and flowers/decor were all in tune with each other.

I would recommend the Plantation to anyone looking to get married in the Eastern Cape.  The proximity to Sardinia Bay made for some truly stunning photos and we have the best memories to last a lifetime.

Rebecca & Adam Powell

Bride & Groom - 21 February 2015

The Plantation was the perfect setting for our vintage magical woodland wedding. Every little detail was perfect. We truly had the most beautiful wedding. Thank you to all the staff for thier amazing service and genuine care and effort put into making our day just as we had imagined it and more. By far one of the best experiences of our lives!

Monique & Luke van der Walt

Bride & Groom - 24 January 2015

Baie baie dankie vir die wonderlike venue was julle vir ons gebied het. Dit was vir ons baie spesiaal gewees – onvergeetlik!

Jacques & Louise Doubell

Bride & Groom – 7 Februarie 2015

Thank you for a fairytale wedding. Everything was unforgettable. The whole experience was amazing. Perfect service and lovely staff tending to all our needs. 5 star service!

Erenskia & Hophny Gouws

Bride & Groom - 3 January 2015

Dankie vir ‘n onvergeetlie troue! Dit was perfek. Dankie aan die Plantation span vir al hul moeite.

Stephan & Jana Coomans

Bride & Groom – 29 Desember 2014

Thank you for an unforgettable experience and impeccable service

Selwyn & Nadia Rabie

Bride & Groom – 28 December 2014

Sarah, Roche, Paul and the rest of The Plantation Team,

Our wedding day dreams came true at the Plantation! It's natural elegance and romantic charm was the perfect setting for saying "I do". The Plantation staff were so helpful, down-to-earth, and extremely professional that all I had to do was rock up in a white dress, say I do and enjoy my fairy-tale day with my husband.  I recommend the Plantation's Fairy-tale package to every bride! The whole day ran so smoothly and we enjoyed every moment! Thank you for being so helpful and supportive in planning our wedding. The bridal suite was perfect! The petals, champagne and chocolates added to our perfect night – wish we could do it all again!

Faye & Riekert du Preez

Bride & Groom – 21 December 2014

Being a bride that wanted a dream wedding, I can honestly say that The Plantation lived up to my every expectation - they accommodated us in every way, and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect - I would pick The Plantation over any other venue in SA, over and over again.

Sonnika & Ryan Jackson

20 December 2014

What an amazing day! Thank you for everything. The Plantation has made our wedding something to remember for the rest of our lives! Thank you for everything Roche & Sarah – you organized everything so perfectly. We will definitely be recommending the venue to all our friends in the UK.

Cuan & Hayley Tait

Bride & Groom – 19 December 2014

10/10 for a great day and a beautiful wedding. We had an amazing time, everything was perfect. Thank you for all the effort and for making Arno and I feel like a King and Queen!

Franzel & Arno Gouws

Bride & Groom - 15 December 2014

I just want to take this time to thank you and the whole team at The Plantation for having hosted a wonderful wedding for us. We greatly appreciate it and wanted to tell you that we now know why it is said you areone of the best in this business.

Nontsikelelo & Vuyani Tys

Bride & Groom - 13 December 2014

Oh wow! No thank you seems to be enough. Everything was incredibly awesome! All the guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to and the most amazing venue. The attention to all the finer details in incredibly appreciated. Thank you for a dream come true!

Tracy & Noel Herbiet

Bride & Groom - 29 November 2014

 

The Plantation is a perfect wedding venue. The facilities are excellent and every detail is handled with the most care and precision. On the day, everything was beautiful and the day just flowed. When I look back at our wedding day at The Plantation, I can honestly say that we had the perfect fairy-tale wedding!

Marisa & Chris Kelly

Bride & Groom – 22 November 2014

We would recommend The Plantation to others simply because everything was handled for us. Planning a wedding from abroad can be tricky but The Plantation made it so easy, we just had to choose what we wanted and it was done, without any hiccups. The other thing that was a great help to me was that I did not have to hunt for DJ's, florists or bakeries. Once we decided to have our wedding at this venue I was contacted by recommended companies directly which made planning the wedding so much less stressful. We made one or two last minute changes and the staff handled this very professionally and made it happen without fuss.

Chantell & Zachary van Hagen

Bride & Groom - 14 November 2014

From the moment we arrived at The Plantation, we knew it was the venue for us.  We were welcomed and immediately felt at ease.  A feeling of calmness came over us as we walked through the scenic area and was reassured that team knew what they were doing. We loved that the venue offered a Chapel on site, allowing guests to stay together at one venue instead of having to drive around.  On our Wedding Day, the team was extremely organised and not once did we have to worry about anything. The horse and carriage really adds a fairy tale element. The food was fantastic and I really commend everyone on their wonderful efforts. We can see why they are voted as SA's best wedding venue - for the quality, affordability and exceptional service offered.

Lezah & Andrew Beattie

Bride & Groom – 1 November 2014

Why we recommend The Plantation:

-The inclusive packages allow you to relax on the day and have great flexibility to suite your needs

-Beautiful bridal suite to pamper yourself before the wedding

-Stunning venue which hardly needs major décor for the both the reception and chapel

-Very professional venue partners - Photography, video, décor etc.

Wendy & Lungisa Adams

Bride & Groom – 4 October 2014

Beautiful, magical and immaculate scenery! Organised, attention to detail and brilliant planning! Friendly, compassionate and exceptional service! Delicious, quality and presentable cuisine! Embracing The Plantation was a premium decision!

Roché & Francois van Greunen

26 September 2014

Not only is it the best wedding venue in Port Elizabeth, but the team at the Plantations is amazing! I was one of those last minute brides, having only finalised my wedding at the very last minute the team really came to my rescue. They were all very supportive, from the event co-ordinator, to the finance team, right down to the waiters serving the guests on the day. Add to this, the amazing vendors they recommended for our wedding cake, which was a carbon picture of what I had requested, and the decor team from Lynley who pulled off a stunning and elegant interpretation of my theme.

Any bride looking to have a breath taking, special day with great views and a beautiful venue, Plantations is your best bet. The open air Chapel that give best of both worlds church and garden ceremony to the well-manicured lawns and high ceiling reception venue, fantastic food and great service, nothing will best complete your day than these!

Vusi & Yanga Njozela

Bride & Groom - 12 September 2014

Wedding planning is never easy, nobody said it would be. Planning a wedding in PE whilst based in Gauteng is even more challenging. But Sarah and her team at The Plantation made our journey so stress free and magical. If we could do it all over again, there is no doubt that The Plantation would top our list of venues again. The exquisite Plantation is indeed your “one stop shop” kind of venue. Sarah, Paul and the team are not dubbed the A Team for nothing. They genuinely exceeded all our expectations and we do believe that they will continue doing so for many more bridal couples for decades to come. Apart from the team being exceptional, the venue is marvellously breath-taking!!! If planning your wedding, there should be no doubt in your mind why you should not be choosing The Plantation.

Bronwyn & Darryn Dickson

Bride & Groom - 5 September 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The venue is beautiful, the staff (waiters, barmen, managers, owners) are so professional and warm and organised. We felt like a King and Queen throughout! Our guests raved about the food and the entire experience. The whole process was stress-free and we felt special throughout. We even loved the monkeys! We will always treasure our time spent on your beautiful reserve.

Lynton & Julie Paul

Groom & Bride - 31 August 2014

Thank you for the most amazing day of our lives. Your help and kindness in making our day so special is appreciated more than we can ever express. Thank you for everything, we couldn't have planned anything more beautiful than what The Plantation has given us!

Angela & Misael da Silva

Bride & Groom - 24 August 2014

To Roche

We're finally back in France with things settling back to normal, what a hectic few weeks back home it was!

I'd like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for pulling together and hosting such an incredible day! Thanks to you and your team we had the perfect wedding day! The venue looked like something out of a fairy tale, the food was delicious and service all round was amazing! It all goes by so fast but I'm so lucky to say that I truly enjoyed every second of it. It was so lovely to meet you, thanks for keeping me calm and at ease throughout everything leading up to our big day, jy is 'n ster! The Plantation is lucky to have you! ;)

PS. Dankie vir die tissues op ons tafel toe jy sien ek huil! Haha I was an emotional bride!

Kind regards

Stephanie & Rory Kockott

Bride & Groom - 12 July 2014

As a little girl you yearn to have a beautiful fairy tale wedding someday. The Plantation exceeded my expectations and I married my Prince in an enchanting forest with soft lights, chandeliers and food fit for Royalty. From our first meeting we felt comfortable, special and valued and The Plantation made our Happily Ever After possible.

Marike & Ruan Muller

Bride & Groom - 16 June 2014 

From the moment we visited The Plantation we knew that it was going to be our wedding venue!  BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC and INTIMATE.  The staff and the detailed care and professionalism that they put into our special day was more than we could have asked for.  The Plantation's team helped make our fairy-tale wedding a dream come true...

Jade & Kyle Vianello

Bride & Groom - 15 June 2014

If I had to recommend The Plantation to another bride, which I do all the time :), it would be because when I was looking for a wedding venue, The Plantation was the only venue that sat down with me to have a cup of coffee and have a conversation with me, and I didn't feel rushed to leave.  Secondly, because I was an out of town bride, organizing my wedding over emailing might have been an extremely stressful experience but with The Plantation "stressful" wasn't even a factor, I would email to ask something and within a day or a couple of hours I had my answer, thirdly, after sale service was brilliant - all in all I loved our wedding because The Plantation is a professional wedding venue with a team that knows what they are doing!

Hayley & Greg Edwards

Bride & Groom – 2 May 2014

Thank you so much for all the help that the team has provided in assisting us with the planning, preparation and execution of the wedding! You made the whole experience so much more enjoyable and helped to avoid lots of stress and arguments! Thank you for being so accommodating and really giving your best. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all unmarried/ engaged people I know. Our wedding day was perfect and it was all thanks to your planning and organization!

You really are the best!

Cornelia & Braam Botha

Bride & Groom - 1 May 2014

 

The Plantation staff helped make my fairytale wedding a reality. It was a pleasure to plan our wedding with such a professional and friendly team. They went out of their way to make my every little request possible.

Urisha & Justin Leeson

Bride & Groom - 27 April 2014

We had a wonderful wedding - rain and all. We had to organise it from a far - and Sarah and Team were so helpful and professional about all the arrangements that it was pretty smooth sailing! Thank you for taking out the stress and putting the Special in our wedding!

Sam & Evan Kilbane

Bride & Groom – 26 April 2014

Thank you again for given us the most memorable day of our lives. Everything was perfect and professional! Bear in mind that we gave you less than three weeks to organise and prepare for our wonderful Thursday wedding. Everything was well thought through to the last detail. The day was much like today, it was grey and rainy, but as I stepped out the car at the beautifully decorated chapel, the sun shone through the clouds, dancing off the pretty glass vases hanging eloquently over the well and everything was like a fairy tale.

I've taken this as a testimony to what marriage will sometimes be like, and to always remember the love we shared on that wonderful day as I know it will carry us through our lives together.

The reception was absolutely exquisite and even though it was a little chilly outside, you staff very quickly and willingly lit a fire for the guests and we were kept warm and cosy with an awesome ambiance for everyone to enjoy their superb three course meal. We also had the pleasure of staying in the honeymoon suite with its gorgeous décor and elegant interior.

The cliché – ‘It felt like a dream come true!’ is what I’m reminded of when I think of our wedding day. Perfection personified.

Five star treatment – from a five star team – for a five star wedding experience!

Samantha & Matteo Casale

Bride & Groom – 24 April 2014

We chose The Plantation because of the absolutely beautiful setting, the chapel, venue and garden was perfect for our idea of a classic wedding as well as the guest rooms on the property. The other very big draw card was the food...the fact that it is freshly prepared and not mass produced hours beforehand! AND the great service and professionalism from all the staff.

Sam & Ryno Lingenfelder

Bride & Groom - 5 April 2014

Every little girl dreams of one day meeting her prince charming and having the perfect wedding, the perfect dress, the perfect cake and of course the perfect venue.  So when I finally met my prince charming, ordered the perfect dress and the perfect cake it came time to decide on the perfect venue.  We could not have chosen better.  The Plantation in my opinion is just that, the perfect wedding venue.    Upon meeting our on-site wedding co-ordinator I just felt an instant sense of relief and calm set in.  It was immediately apparent that everybody involved were personally invested in ensuring that our wedding was perfect and unforgettable.  The Plantation really takes the stress out of your wedding day as they are the ultimate professionals in arranging every minor detail exactly to your specification.  On the day everything went smoothly, there was not one single thing that did not go according to plan.  I can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us and that is why I would recommend this extraordinary venue to all future brides.

Werner and Monia Nel

Bride & Groom - 22 March 2014

The Plantation staff helped me every step of the way. My day was magical & perfect! Everything was on schedule so I didn't have to worry about anything. All the guests enjoyed themselves and were well looked after. And the food was delicious! Definitely would recommend The Plantation to all brides :)

Le’Jean & Ludvik Blazek

Bride & Groom - 8 March 2014

Right from the first day that we met you at The Plantation, Martin-John & I knew that it was the right choice for us. The service from the get go was impeccable & we didn't have a doubt in our minds that we would have to worry about anything. Our minds were put at ease & all we had to do was arrive on our big day & know that it would be perfect!

The Plantation is truly a wonderful place & we couldn't have asked for a better venue to start the rest of our lives together!

Cara & Martin-John Knipe

Bride & Groom – 1 February 2014

The Plantation was absolutely amazing, managing all aspects of our big day from the BIGGEST to the smallest detail providing us a stress-free, relaxing, build up to the most perfect, perfect, Blessed day. I would definitely recommend The Plantation to all brides who really want to relax and enjoy the experience and advice that is on offer by one of South Africa’s BEST wedding venues.

Thanks again – we really had an amazing day!!

Claudia & Andrew Marriott

Bride & Groom – 17 December 2013

"We looked at about 10 venues before choosing The Plantation. Initially we liked the fact that they were located close to Sardinia Bay which would allow for some beach photographs but after meeting Sarah, Paul and the team, we knew that we were getting so much more than that. They strike a great balance between the professional and personal. Emails and phone calls were always attended to quickly and in such a friendly manner. We never felt that we were just another couple as they took the time to get to know us and what we wanted. We knew that they were invested in helping us realise the ideas for the wedding. Choosing The Plantation was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning!!"

Lauren & Graham Creese

Bride & Groom – 16 December 2013

The Plantation offered exactly we wanted: a stunning, intimate ballroom and beautiful gardens as well as a gourmet menu to choose from. The Plantation offers an in house chef which ensured that the food was fresh and not re-heated as is the case with caterers. The staff is friendly, professional and offers great advice on making the day run smoothly.

Konesh & Ashwin Navsaria

Bride & Groom – 8 December 2013

The Plantation is a uniquely STUNNING venue that offers a bride all she could ever want on her wedding day! A bride’s fairy-tale wedding is made at The Plantation!

Bianca & James Crawford

Bride & Groom - 19 October 2013

To Marie and the entire team at The Plantation

There are very few words to describe certain moments in life which go beyond your dreams and imagination. The 21st of December 2013 was one of those moments.

We both feel that you took our ideas and unleashed them in the perfect wedding! Your love for your business and enthusiasm for our wedding left our guests speechless, their memories of the day will live forever.

Beautiful surroundings, excellent cuisine, relaxed and warm atmosphere, professional and friendly staff and management.

Thank you for putting together a magical wedding and for absolutely taking our breath away, there aren't enough words to express our gratitude.
Seane & Chris Aresti
Bride & Groom - 21 December 2013

Now that all the madness has calmed down and we have semi settled back into normal life, we would both like to thank you guys for the most magical wedding day we could ever have asked for! Your venue is just breathtaking and it was a hassle free and stress free experience having my wedding with you. From the food to the little bit of rain we had, absolutely everything was perfect and my only complaint is that I cant do it again. Thank you for all your hard work behind the scenes to make sure it all went according to plan, and also a big thank you to being on top of communication. Its so nice having someone in charge that keeps us in the loop at all times.

Tammere & Sean Hallick

Bride & Groom - 5 October 2013

When we look back to our wedding day, we do not have any regrets. Everything turned out beautifully thanks to The Plantation team. The Plantation is a one-stop shop, we basically did everything there from dressing up, wedding ceremony, reception and taking pictures which saved a lot of time. It was a cold windy autumn day but Sarah and her team had that covered by providing blankets and heaters in their venues; everyone was really impressed by that.

The food was to die for and the waiters were quick and efficient. We didn't stress one second. The Plantation made it a very perfect wedding.

Ziyanda & Lindikhaya Mavela

Bride & Groom - 31 August 2013

We are extremely happy that we had our wedding at your venue! We had the perfect wedding day and we just would like to say a HUGE thank you to you and all your staff!! Marie was a super star and really helped us all calm down.
Once again...THANK YOU so very much for our PERFECT wedding celebration that will be remembered by many for years to come.
Nicola and Dave van Staden
Bride & Groom - 13 July 2013

Thank you so much for all your excellent coordination and flawless execution. We loved our wedding - despite the rain. You guys were great.

Much love
Leverne and Andrew Marsh
Bride & Groom - 15 June 2013

Thank you for your kindness, helpfulness,loving and caring natures. You and your team are in a class of your own.

I am still getting compliments about the food, waitress's fantastic attitudes, at tables all the time and especially the lady at the coffee machines.

The BEST decision regarding Anele's wedding was choosing THE PLANTATION. This is from my heart. No one could have been more accommodating than you. Paul the way you were helping Yvonne is amazing - you miss nothing in my moment of sadness you were there with a hug &€“ I can still hear Roche and Sarah saying do not worry all will be well€ & Roche was so in control the day of the wedding &€“ NOTHING went wrong it worked liked a well oiled machine.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 1000 TIMES.
Adele Pineda - Mother of the Bride
Anele & Jacques Engelbrecht "Top Billing" wedding - 18 May 2013

We just want to thank you very much for the lovely wedding of Jana and Michael that we enjoyed on a rainy Saturday afternoon on the 30th of March this year. Their wedding was so well organized and the two families involved with this wedding enjoyed a day where we could celebrate without stress and worries. You guys at The Plantation really know how to make a wedding just perfect, doesn'€™t matter even if it rains!

We got so many compliments for the food, and as that was one of our criteria for our daughter's wedding, we were glad that our guests were not disappointed.

Keep well and many happy weddings for you all!
Adriaan & Anneke Meintjes
Parents of the Bride - 30 March 2013

I can honestly not fault The Plantation at anything!!  The first time I came to the venue, I fell in love with the beautiful surroundings and buildings, and just had to get married there.  What a great decision it has been!!  In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined having a more wonderful wedding.  Everything was just as I had hoped.

It is clear to see why The Plantation comes so highly recommended - because of the special people that work there and love what they do, and who are willing to go above and beyond for their guests.

May you keep flourishing and making people's dreams come true!!

Kindest regards,
Lize Gouws
Bride - 13 April 2013

We both just wanted to thank EVERYONE at the Plantation once again for everything you did to make our big day so special.  I honestly don't think it could have gone any better!  We've had people telling us it was the best wedding they've ever been to, people who said the venue looked like something out of a fairy tale, etc - even Cherie, our photographer, ended up staying all night and being one of the last people to leave - we didn't think she'd stick around much after 10:00!!  We've seen a bunch of pictures taken by friends/family so far and they're amazing, and Cherie has sent us a couple so far - I must say, everything looks great. The rooms were perfect, the chapel was perfect, the reception was perfect, the food was amazing, the bar was great, the service was first class - we've tried to find something to complain about, but it's impossible. My Mum has still not stopped talking about how breath-taking the venue was!

Anyway, I've said it already, but we really can't say it enough - thank you, thank you, thank you.  And an extra big thanks to both yourself and Roche for everything. I mentioned it during my speech, but planning a wedding from 7,500 miles away isn't the easiest task and you guys made it painless and perfect.

Once again, a HUGE thank you for making old cliche that "your wedding day is meant to be the best day of your life" come true.

Monique & Matthew Durrant
Bride & Groom €“ 23 March 2013

Dear Plantation Staff!!

How do we thank you for helping me create my dream wedding?? Everything was absolutely perfect. Only regret we have is that we can't repeat it again for everyday for the rest of my life. Everything went so smoothly due to your precision and experience and your professionalism mixed with you amazing caring attitude made our day extra special and we are so grateful! You will forever be in our hearts! Thank you again!

Janee Spencer & Gokhan Ugureli
Bride & Groom - 8 February 2013

We don'€™t know how to even begin to say thank you for everything you did for our wedding day. From the very beginning we always knew that The Plantation will be the place that we will get married at. We did not even consider another venue or even ask for information from other venues€“ it was always The Plantation!!

It was such an amazing day and there never once was a worry in my mind about the venue or the food or anything, as I already knew that my wedding was in the best hands. I think that'€™s something very little brides can say and I consider myself extremely lucky. Any wedding stress that I might have had, came from other elements and I'm so grateful for that.

Our guests raved about the venue so much and they all LOVED the food!!! It'€™s such a proud feeling when you have all your guests tell you how beautiful your wedding venue is and that the food, service, location of the venue, the beautiful chapel and so much more, is just out of this world!!

Charleen & Roland Truter
Bride & Groom - 18 January 2013

Dear Sarah and Plantation Staff

The special role you fulfilled in assisting with this exciting but stressful time will always be treasured.  We specifically noted the professional, but 'intimate' way in which you and your staff have all contributed to make this the memorable day for us as family and friends.  Arranging this across so many barriers (distance, cultural, late arrivals from France,etc.) was challenging, and yet not one request was too difficult to attend to in your very kind way. It is now easy to understand why 'The Plantation' has on numerous occasions received accolades as "best wedding venue"!

Elize and Piet Naude
Parents of the Groom - 30 December 2012

5 years ago today my husband and I got married at The Plantation. It was a stunning day that was meticulously planned and ran like clock work. We can't speak highly enough of your team and venue...I just wish we could do it all again!

Julie Brand - 11 January 2013

Thank you Roche, Paul, Marie and everyone else who played such a fantastic role leading up to and on our special wedding day.
You guys were all just wonderful and continued to fly The Plantation flag exceptionally high.

Brian & Lizel Rowlings
Bride & Groom - 21 December 2012

Dear Sarah, Paul & the Plantation team,

I have now had time to catch my breath & wish to personally thank you.

My gosh, nothing was too much trouble! I would phone & receive a warm welcome. Sarah, Paul, Roche & team you stood by me & were always available. My visits were numerous & you never once made me feel as if I was imposing! Paul, you are amazing, you assisted & supported my ideas & made great suggestions. Sarah, the final details meeting was expertly handled. I knew after that day that I could relax as all was well taken care of!

From the initial meeting with Leanne who lives in the UK & who had to depend on us to make her day special to the final offer of the newly arrived chairs a couple of days before the wedding. wow!! Paul even ensured that my chair decorations were not totally abandoned as they were displayed on chairs in the garden. Leanne could not have wished for more.

On the day, the calm organised attitude of the staff set the tone for the entire wedding! My friends Sandy & Hazel, who did the floral decorations for the chapel & venue felt at home. Your in-house florist was also great! The surprise arch was such a treat!

During the clean-up operation, you once again were there for us, quietly assisting, always smiling! The day & evening was magical & because of your support & professional attitude we could just relax & enjoy our guests who had come from all over the world to join in this magical evening. The service, food & ambiance were beyond reproach. If there were glitches we were unaware. Thank you, one & all. You are true professionals!

Renee Calder
Mother of the bride - 14 December 2012

Dear Sarah and the rest of the Team at The Plantation

I want to express our personal gratitude to your entire team over the last many months in preparation leading up to Megan & Gareth's wonderful celebration. I had the opportunity on Sunday to relax and take it all in knowing that The Plantation would guide us through an amazing day. The personal interest by your entire team made for a chilled, easy flowing day and created no stress to allow us to soak it all in. The food and service was top class and it so much fun was had by all.

Linda and Rob Judd
Parents of the bride - 16 December 2012

Thank you so much for the flawless evening at our wedding. Gareth and I had the most wonderful time. The food was outstanding and we received so many compliments on it. The organization and flow of the evening was outstanding and we were still allowed to have our evening without feeling rushed or restricted. The service of the canape's and drinks was brilliant and I know that our guests were impressed with both the food and service.

Megan & Gareth Woods
Bride & Groom - 16 December 2012

A huge thank you to Roche, Sarah, Paul and the rest of the team for helping pull off our dream wedding! We are so happy with how it went. We got back from honeymoon last night and have started getting messages about the wedding and so many people say it was the best wedding they have ever been to! So wonderful!

Samantha & Wade Pretorius
Bride & Groom - 26 October 2012

Everything about our wedding day was perfect: the weather, the beautiful gardens, the chapel, the reception hall, the delicious food , the carriage ride... (the list is endless!)  it was just stunning we could not have asked for more! Our guests and families still comment on the beautiful venue and especially the flower arch outside the chapel - our photos look incredible! We will never forget how you all helped to make our day so special, so thank you, thank you, thank you and we promise to recommend The Plantation to all our friends. You are all amazing!

Darren and Andrea Nosworthy
Bride & Groom - 21 September 2012

I cannot describe what a truly lovely time we all had the two days on The Plantation! Your place and people fulfilled my daughter's expectation far beyond words! Her day was in every sense a great success, even the weather we ordered, came through warm, balmy with a slight breeze!!  Thank you, thank you, from a very happy mother. Please thank all your staff (what a team you have!!). The Boma breakfast was truly the cherry on the top - will be back I can assure you.

Sandra & Frank Norval - Knysna
Parents of the bride - 21 September 2012

With regards to our wedding day, it was perfect. Better than I had hoped for! We were very impressed with the service, the food, the accommodation and to be honest, I can'€™t fault your service at all. Thanks very much for helping us to have the most perfect wedding day.

Nicole & Gavin Ward-Able
Bride and Groom - 25 August 2012

I wish to thank The Plantation and their staff for the wonderful service provided to my son Phillip and his wife Alydia on the occasion of their wedding reception. Everything was PERFECT! Everything flowed without a hitch.

It was a pleasure and an honour to host our guests at your facility. I have only had the most complimentary things said about the reception, the venue, the food, the ambience, and the pleasant and willing staff.

I am sure all can understand why The Plantation's walks away with well earned accolades and awards. Congratulations!

Our breakfast at the Boma the next morning was also a most pleasing experience and the food delicious.

Nola Monteith
Mother of the Groom - 9 August 2012

Sarah, thanks to you and your staff for all your kind assistance. Thanks for the extra mile taken. Good food, ambience and venue. We trust that you and The Plantation continue from strength to strength

Rena and Mario Jonas
Bride & Groom - 12 August 2012

Thank you for assisting me in arranging this past weekend at The Plantation. The night was totally amazing and we had a wonderful time. You guys probably hear it all the time but your establishment is truly stunning!

All the best and thank you once more for helping create this memory.

Lyndon de Doncker

Country Retreat Guest -€“ 18 August 2012

Thank you for all your kind words and our experience with The Plantation and The Boma were indescribable and absolutely magical.  If I were to do it all again, knowing now what I know about being a bride I would not change a single choice or decision with regards to your organisation.

Every experience with The Plantation, from the very first day coming to have a look unexpectedly and being shown around by Paul, all our questions answered and needs met with absolutely friendliness, to paying for the services, to any questions through the months to the night thereof and the weeks thereafter, have been truly AMAZING!!!!!!

The Plantation was the first of many wedding venues we took a look at and we can say with 100% certainty that The Plantation with all your staff were the BEST choice in PE and the surrounding areas.

Thank you again for everything
Alydia and Phillip Monteith
Bride & Groom - 9 August 2012

Thank you for all the help and support during the venue set-up. Luann, Paul and Roche were great! Such a beautiful place. We enjoyed every minute of it. Neither of us, nor our guests will ever forget our time spent here.

Melissa and Tristan Slabbert
Bride & Groom - 30 June 2012

A big thank you to all The Plantation staff for making our dreams come true on our big day! Amazing venue and surrounding areas! Truly a fairy tale wedding! You will always be special to us.

Hanri and Carel Jacobs
Bride & Groom -€“ 30 April 2012

The best day of our lives was made special by such a lovely venue and great staff. Thanks to all involved, you will stay in our memories. Perfect food, photo'€™s and entertainment. Hope we can get back to another wedding soon!

Thanks and with love

Tara and Robert Nel
Bride & Groom - 29 April 2012

What a great day we had. Thank you for everything and for being accommodative. We will always look back to our wedding at The Plantation with fond memories. Enkosi

Siphokazi and Xolisa Vapi
Bride & Groom €- 28 April 2012

We can'€™t thank all of you enough for such an amazing experience! From setting up, organising the event and running it to the amazing food and beautiful accommodation..

Everything was perfect! You exceeded our expectations.

Thank you so much!

Stacey and Stephen Webb
Bride & Groom - 26 April 2012

It was such a lovely spot to stay at,€“ you guys are super professional yet maintain a homely feel. You have pretty much thought of everything!!

Thanks a lot - very peaceful and relaxing

Lydia and Brad Taylor
Country Retreat Guest - 21 April 2012

Thank you so much for everything. We had the most amazing wedding and we loved our stay in the Bridal Suite, everything was perfect!

You really helped make our whole wedding experience very special.

Debbie and Gary Maclachlan
Bride & Groom - 14 April 2012

Many thanks for everything! What a fantastic night! We loved every minute and did not want it to end!

Thanks!

Lyndsey and Jacques de Klerk
Bride & Groom -€“ 08 April 2012

Thank you for such fantastic venue and beautiful setting. We, along with all our guests had an unforgettable night!

Kerry and Byron Koller
Bride & Groom -€“ 07 April 2012

 

Everything was just perfect! Thank you so much!

Dominique and Wiehan Kielblock
Bride & Groom -23 March 2012

What an amazing day we had!! A day that we'€™ll treasure for the rest of our lives!! We'€™d like to thank Sarah and her complete staff for making our wedding day so special. You guys obviously didn't win numerous awards for nothing!! The service given by The Plantation was top notch during our preparation and on the BIG DAY!! Our guests were just as equally impressed and some even mentioned that it was the best wedding that they had ever attended.

Thank you!! Thank you!! THANK YOU

Kerry-lynn and Clive Botha
Bride & Groom - 17 March 2012

The Plantation Team!!

Wow, what a fantastic day. Thank you so much for making our special day, unbelievable. You are a wonderful team. A day we will never forget.

Thank you!!

Frans and Joanne Crouse
Bride & Groom 28 January 2012

Thank you so much to you guys at The Plantation - Our experience with The Plantation has only been a pleasure and a breeze and I can recommend you guys to anyone. Everything on the day was perfect as well. We had no complaints. Thank you!! Thank you!! And again thank you so much!!

Mariska & Darren Bouwer
Bride & Groom - 27 February 2012

Just wanted to re-iterate how wonderful our whole day was. As you know, I had always wanted to get married at The Plantation (even before we got engaged), and you and your team certainly exceeded every expectation - right from the very first stages of booking the date through to the very end. Francesca looked after us so well and I would have the day all over again in a heartbeat. Its clear to see why your venue is award-winning.

Carolyn & Francois Mans
Bride & Groom - 16 December 2011 (Resides in London)

Thank you to The Plantation for the wonderful service and a lovely evening without any hiccups!

Lucinda Lindsay
NMMU Entsa Year End Function 7 December 2011

Thanks to The Plantation for a function that was much enjoyed by all. It really was well organised and really a pleasure to do business with you.

Linda Brand
RANDCIVILS Year End Function - 2 December 2011

Wou net 1000 dankies se vir jou bydrae sodat ons spesiale dag so glad en kommervry verloop het! Mense kon nie glo dat ons die troue van uit Pretoria gereel het nie,maar ek vertel vir almal dat dit julle is,wat dit alles moontlik gemaak het! Ons waardeer jou tyd en moeite asook jou aandag aan fyn detail! Al ons versoeke het jy na harte geneem en ons is opreg dankbaar! Jou raad oor hoe dinge moes verloop en die feit dat julle alles so smaakvol hanteer het,het ons die tyd gegee om op mekaar te fokus en elke oomblik te geniet! Baie dankies!

Michelle & Henrico Range
Bride & Groom - 8 October 2011

Once again thanks so much for a stunning event last week - my clients gave great feedback. As far as I am concerned your team were probably the best in terms of service out of all the venues - so far... (have 1 left in Cape Town tomorrow).

Rene Munro - Coordination Crew Events
Pharmacare Ruby Launch 19 October 2011

Dear Paul, Charleen and team

A sincere word of appreciate for this morning's event. Everything was absolutely beautiful and handled with the utmost professionalism.

I found the muesli and yoghurt with fresh fruit particularly pleasant and would recommend you and your team to anyone. Well done!

Jenny Junicke - NMMU Business School
7 October 2011

Charleen you are a star! All my friends who have had their wedding at The Plantation rave about how great you guys are with overseas brides and it's proving so true. You certainly do remove any element of stress from planning a wedding. Thank you so so much for being so organised and helpful.

Carolyn Parez
Bride to be - 16 December 2011, Resides in the UK

A very big thank you for all your assistance with Jessica and Gareth Reeves' wedding last Saturday, 9 July. Your venue was beautiful, the food absolutely delicious and the friendly service was excellent. The wedding was such a joyous occasion and made that much more special by your quaint chapel, the horse and carriage, beautiful gardens and a lovely reception area. Jessica our daughter, thanked us for their wonderful wedding and said "no girl in the whole world could have had a more beautiful nor fairy tale wedding than she and Gareth had". We received huge compliments from our guests regarding the wedding from the chapel service to the reception. Your recommendation of the photo booth was a huge success!
Thank you all for making this wedding a memorable and very happy occasion.

Sue and Steve Marrs
Parents of The Bride - 9 July 2011


Thank you for a dream wedding!
Everything, from the overall "Wow!" impression upon walking into the hall, down to your incredible attention to the finest detail, was truly a case study in perfection, service and support.
From our first consultation with you we were convinced of your professionalism and high standards, leaving us with nothing to do but just show up on the day and enjoy ourselves! Truly, the reassurance that our guests were in the hands of caring experts was the biggest wedding gift anyone could have given us.
We look forward to recommending your services to everyone and making use of it again ourselves in a corporate capacity.
With much love and appreciation

Hanlie and Dean Walker
Bride & Groom - 25 June 2011

Dear Sarah and The Plantation Team

Just to say thank you for your generous support at our UJW Fundraiser on the 15 June 2011. Thanks to your kindness we were able to raise a substantial amount of which R4500 will be donated towards Cheshire Home's Miracle Kids. This is an outreach programme that receives no government subsidy.

This donation will fund the outreach program for one month.

The balance of the funds will be used towards the various organisations that come to us for help.

Kind Regards From

The Chairman and Committee of The Union of Jewish Women, Port Elizabeth.
Fundraising High Tea - 15 June 2011

To The Plantation Team who made our day!

Each of you played your part in assuring the successful roll-out of our dream day. You are well-equipped with professionalism, nerves of steel and loads of warmth. Everything needed to manage exuberant and very strung-out brides. It is after-all the one day we are allowed to give it our all and....oh the pressure!!

A special thank you must go to Charleen for the many months of liaising, brain picking and for answering my incessant questions. I know you must be inundated with the same type of queries daily. Thank you for always replying promptly and patiently and making me feel like I was your only bride.

Please also pass on our thanks to your Chef and her staff. The food was abundant and superb. Our guests are still talking about it.

We guess its no wonder then about your recent Award. Definitely well-deserved and our Congratulations to you all.

Meg & Rob Cullum
Bride & Groom - 30 April 2011

Thank you so much for your professionalism throughout - you made our special day seem effortless. Extra thank you to Lynley who did such an amazing job with the decor - everything looked amazing!

Ruth & David Wansell
Bride & Groom - 9 April 2011

A big thank you to you all for making our special day even more special. The ceremony was just perfect. The reception was absolutely fantastic- all the staff did a fantastic job. Our guests who traveled from far and wide did not stop commenting how lovely The Plantation is!

Stephen & Liz Kendrick-Lodge
Bride & Groom - 8 April 2011

A huge thank you to everyone at The Plantation for being so relaxed, friendly and amazingly efficient. You really played a big part in making our special day incredibly warm and memorable. So many of our guests told us how beautiful the surroundings were. The children in particular enjoyed having a garden to play in. This was without doubt a special memory for us, that we will cherish for many years to come.

Elizabeth & Colin McCune
Bride & Groom - 25 March 2011

Dear Paul, Sarah(s), Lu-Ann and everyone else at The Plantation

Just a quick note to thank you all for your part in ensuring Kirstyand Nic's wedding was amazing and memorable to all. The accolades are pouring in from all our guests! Lu-Ann - everyone thought the food  - from canapes through to cake - was the best wedding reception food they had ever had.
Paul and Sarah thank you for all your help before, during and after the wedding, particularly the constant monitoring behind the scenes to ensure the service and the reception ran like clockwork.
The "winding-down" breakfast on the patio next morning was also lovely and a delightful conclusion to the perfect wedding celebration.
Thanks again to you all

Sheila and Mike White
Parents of the bride - 20 March 2011


Thanks Paul, Charleen, " The Chef", and all the waiters and everybody else that made the 26th such an unforgettable occasion for us. If ever you need a recommendation for The Plantation as a venue, please do not hesitate to use us as a reference. As we had guests from abroad (Portugal, England, Iran, Switzerland and even Despatch !!!!) we had to make sure that everybody left with a good impression. We had so much good feedback, that I have to share it with you! Thank you so much!

Stephen Fouche
Father of the bride - 26 February 2011

We would like to just say a big THANK YOU for everything.................... we had an AWESOME time and everything ran soooo smoothly.

Our compliments to everyone including bar staff and waiters, our friends and family absolutely loved everything.  Some of the comments were:

  • We have never had such excellent food at any other wedding....
  • The cake was to die for....
  • The venue is so beautiful....
  • The atmosphere is so tranquil and relaxed....
  • Was the weather ordered in as well?
  • The venue is so beautiful and romantic....
  • This is the wedding of the year....
  • I cannot fault anything.... (not that I want too) but if I had too, the food was the best I ever had and the venue, everything was fantastic.....

I can go on and on....  Once again, thank you....

Henry & Sharon Le Roux

Parents of the bride - 12 February 2011

We cannot thank you enough. Everything was absolutely perfect!! The venue, food and staff was amazing. Thank you for making our special day even more special.

Liezl & Morne La Grange
Bride & Groom - 18 February 2011

You guys were amazing! The attention to detail is magnificent. We loved every second. Forever we will remember our fairy-tale wedding. THANK YOU xx

Craig & Elizabeth Kerr
Bride & Groom - 5 February 2011

What an incredible day! It was so beautiful and we could not have wished for anything else. Thank you so much to everyone for making our wedding day one which we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

Donna & Nicholas Dowley
Bride & Groom - 29 January 2011

We could not have asked for anything more - thank you for making our day so amazing and perfect! We were treated like royalty!

Lisa & Gerhardt Goosen
Bride & Groom - 15 January 2011

Dear "Team Plantation"

One does not know quite where to start as your package has so many facets. A very big thank you to you all for making our fairy's wedding so special this past weekend. You had obliged to every request. The venue is just amazing and our guests could not stop raving about it. As the behind the scenes worker (in an effort to keep things within allocated budget) I had experienced the most amazing warmth, support and initiative with quick plan B's (serviettes etc) from your team. At no stage did you make me feel as if I was in the way - to be allocated the kitchen on Friday for the flowers was amazing - thank you. Planning a wedding from out of town is quite a mission and as Paul knows I arrived with just about everything except my kitchen sink! Here once again, storage of the boxes and paraphernalia was no problem to Paul! Thanks for the use of the wendy house for this purpose. What a pleasure to arrive on Sunday morning to have absolutely everything already packed up and waiting for collection.

The food was excellent - the Sardinia Trio was wow!!! The waiters serving snacks on the lawns were great and they just kept on rolling in.

Thank you for your recommendations regarding the DJ, photographer and videographer. They were absolutely amazing and here too, we can highly recommend them to any future bride.

Thank you for making Karin and Dewald's day so special. We can highly recommend the Plantation as the venue for a wedding and endorse all of its accolades. Keep it up and may the awards continue to roll in for 2011.

Elmarie Retief
Mother of the bride - 8 January 2011

Thank you for making our special day so special and unforgettable. You were excellent right since our first meeting. When we left the country we knew our special day was placed into good hands.

Your professional way of organizing things via e-mail to the Middle East really made us feel at ease. All the guests had a fabulous time.

We wish you a very successful 2011 and we pray that your business grow from strength to strength.

God bless you and your staff.

Elaine & Stephen Abrahams

Thank you for your professional approach to everything in the months preceding our day, and on the day itself. You and your team have made our day something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

Judith and Alex Stuc
Bride & Groom - 22 December 2010

Wow! Ons kan nie '€˜n beter venue gekies het vir ons spesiale dag nie. Baie dankie ann ALMAL! Die gaste kon nie ophou praat oor hoe georganiseer en professioneel alles verloop het nie. Die feit dat ons alles vanaf Pretoria moes reel was glad nie '€˜n moelike taak met die puik diens wat ons van die Plantation span ontvang het nie. Altyd bereid om te help. Die venue self was asemrowend! Iets uit '€˜n feeverhaal. Julle het ons droomdag by vere oortref. Baie dankie vir die bederf in ons kamer na die verrigtinge end die heerlike ontbyt die volgende oggend.

Ons en ons gaste wil ook net die chef komplimenteer met die heerlike, puik vingerete en drankies asook die voorgereg en hoofgereg. Dit was alles fantasties!

Carika & JP Boshoff
Bride & Groom - 21 December 2010

Wow, wow, wow!! That is all we can say. The wedding as fantastic, the food excellent, the venue was out of this world and the bridal suite was fantastic. We loved and enjoyed every single moment. Thanks Charleen.

Friends, colleagues and family that traveled all the way from Polokwane, Pretoria and Johannesburg had a blast. Thank for making our dream a reality.

Unathi & Phineas Thosago
Bride & Groom - 19 December 2010

What an unbelievable venue. Thanks for all that was done!

Sarah & Christopher Legg

Bride & Groom - 18 December 2010

You made our dream a reality. Thank you for a magical day! The planning and organizing from Joburg was effortless. We will never ever forget our special day with you.

P.s. Brekkie was a lifesaver!

Michelle & Jonathan Baer
Bride & Groom - 17 December 2010

Thank for helping make our dream a reality. Everything was absolutely flawless. We enjoyed every second.

Megan & Jono Bucke
Bride & Groom - 16 December 2010

The best wedding we've ever been too! Thank you to all The Plantation staff for making it such a special night!

Mia & Tyler Vincent
Bride & Groom - 14 December 2010

We want to thank you for everything you did for us from the start of the arrangements up to end. It was such a pleasure working with all your staff.

We appreciate their friendly smiles and everything they did to make Deon and Mina's wedding a special day for them.

Everything was just perfect and we could not ask for more.

Congratulations with the award for the Plantation, you deserve all of it. The Plantation IS the BEST WEDDING VENUE in South Africa!!

Erina Meiring
Mother of the bride - 11 December 2010

Thank you again for our AMAZING wedding, everything was perfect!

Nadia & Kenneth Jooste
Bride & Groom - 27 November 2010

Thank you guys soooo much for making our special day unforgettable!! The food, service, detail and all was of top quality, well done!!!

Debbie & Frank Roberson
Bride & Groom - 20 November 2010

Thank you for an amazing time and all the smiling faces. It was a fairytale wedding.

We will never forget this day thanks to Charleen, Sarah and the whole team. Everybody, including all the party-poopers loved it. They said and I quote "we have been to many, many weddings but this was by far the best."

Even our dogs were excited before and after, even though they could not attend.

Minette & Taras Bromhead
Bride & Groom - 8 November 2010

We just want to say a huge Thank You to you and your team for creating a fairytale come true! From day one that we met you, we felt that we definitely left the most important day of our lives in professional and capable hands. You made us feel completely at ease and the fact that you were so accommodating meant a lot to us.

The venue on its own is absolutely spectacular and with the decor it just felt like we were in a dream :) Everyone was talking about how amazing the venue looked and they are still talking about it....... and the food! The food was absolutely delicious, and yes, the portions were bigger than what we expected, ha, and definitely value for money.....Compliments to the chef :)

Everything went perfect on the day, not even a tiny problem....we couldn't have asked for more :)

Plus it was great having a little surprise as well with the monkey's that showed up, ha! (Phil did say he wanted animal at the wedding, he did actually mean Lions etc, but I had to put my foot down when it came to that, lol)

The only regret I have is it was over so quickly :( I just want it all over again!

A Million thank you's, and may God bless you for many years to come...

Ariska & Phil Killian
Bride & Groom - 30 October 2010

Dear TEAM PLANTATION

Thank you so much for your hard work yesterday. Everything was more than to our satisfaction.

I hope to work with you again in the near future. Try and get some rest before your silly season starts!

Kathy Schley
Syspro Conference - 28 October 2010

Thank you for adding to the specialness of our day. This place is truly magical. Thanks to your whole team for all the help, everything was awesome.

Sam & Fanie Prinsloo
Bride & Groom - 23 October 2010

Wow - thank you so much "Plantation"! The team were blown away with the success and style of the evening! They said the venue, service, decor and most importantly the food was out of this world!!!

Their customers who attended were equally as impressed. Our new product has definitely got a head start thanks to your professionalism and stunning venue.

Deryn Barker - Aspen Pharmaceuticals
12 October 2010

Thank you for making our special day just that. VERY SPECIAL!!

P.S The chicken was amazing!

Kim & Ray Turner
Bride & Groom - 10 October 2010

Hein and I just want to thank yourself, Charleen, S

Wow! The service was out of this world. We wouldn't have chosen a better venue for our special day. Your hospitality was so professional, even the Top Billing team personally said this venue is absolutely the most organized and professional they've every worked with. You have indeed given us our dream wedding. We will most definitely spread the word.

Many thanks and tons of blessings your way.......

Siyand & Vuyo Zanqua
Bride & Groom - 2 October 2010

Sarah and all the other Plantation staff for all their efforts in making our wedding everything we had dreamed of.

The day was just perfect and everything ran so smoothly and with such professionalism. From the beginning when we booked the venue, throughout our planning and on the day, the staff at The Plantation were nothing short of awesome. Charleen was great with the planning and communication via e-mail with me before hand which really put me at ease and on the day, Sarah was on hand to make sure we were all happy. Our guests even commented that the Barmen knew what drinks they were drinking when they came back to order another round!

I would seriously recommend The Plantation to anyone - great venue, delicious food, professional staff and awesome service!

Thanks again for making our special day the most amazing day ever!

Carolyn and Hein Schafer
Bride & Groom - 24 September 2010

Lets be honest, I thought Carolyn was crazy booking a venue at that price, but I now understand the price for the venue.

I, and all the guests, are of the opinion that it was the most fantastic experience we have ever had.

From the moment I first made contact with you Charleen, up to and including this e-mail from you Paul, it has been highly professional and friendly service.

The people serving us at the bar and at our tables were excellent, professional and very pleasant/friendly.

The way, I think her name was Sara, handled the whole evening was unbelievable.

Everybody said that everything was perfect.

You have a great team working for you, and yes, the chef needs to be mentioned as well as the food was excellent as well.

Thank you for making Hein and Carolyn's special evening such a success.

Tommy Schafer
Father of groom - 24 September 2010

Guys and Girls!

I don't know where to begin! We had the best times of our lives! It was the most beautiful, stress-free and amazing experience of our lives! Everything was so perfect and lovely! We had such a great party and I don't know how to say thank you enough!

Thanks again for the best experience ever!

Pieter & Daleen Vorster
Bride & Groom - 7 August 2010

I just wanted to take this time to Thank You all for your involvement, assistance and professionalism throughout our stay in PE for the SAMSA Workshop. You have shown us a warm welcome, and opened your doors to your facilities, insight and also extended yourselves with referrals especially with such tight deadlines.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, le kamoso!

Ms, Kopano Dimpe
SAMSA Workshop - 8 June 2010

Thank you to everyone at The Plantation that made our day a €˜Fairy Tale'. You guys treated us as royalty. My, our family and friends, enjoyed the experience and exceptional service from your staff. Our wedding and marriage has definitely started.

Sharieff & Shante Dolley
Bride & Groom - 27 June 2010

Dear Sarah,

Could you please convey our thanks to your staff for all the hard work. A special thanks to Virginia for all her running around like a chicken without a head.

Everything was what I always dreamed of for Lu-Ann's wedding and even better, it really was soooooo special.

Sarah, The Plantation is really awesome, we have had so many guests saying it is the best venue they have ever seen.

Mercia and Melvin Humpel
Parents of the Bride (Lu-Ann & Paul Moffet) - 14 May 2010

I have no words to express our gratitude. We were so pleased with the service we received right from the beginning. Your friendliness and professionalism was out of this world.

Thank you so much for giving us a dream wedding!

Linda & Andile Sam
Bride & Groom - 30 April 2010

Where do I start? Wow doesn't explain what a awesome place and awesome people at The Plantation. You guys were amazing!

My day was perfect all because of you! thank you, thank you, thank you! for everything.

God bless.

Chantal & Hugo van der Colff
Bride & Groom - 27 March 2010

What a fabulous way to start our married life. You guys were our €˜dream team'. Thank you for everything you did to make sure our night was one we would remember forever!

Jen & Rob Froy
Bride & Groom - 26 March 2010

The Plantation is a gorgeous setting for the perfect wedding - our guests were so impressed with everything. Thank you!

Cara & Jason de Reuck
Bride & Groom - 19 March 2010

Thanks very much for EVERYTHING that was done for our wedding on the 19th - it really was wonderful! The staff of The Plantation were fantastic on the day and we were thoroughly impressed! All of the guests complimented us on the choice of venue and the professional manner of the staff, so Well Done!

Cara Austwick and Jason de Reuck
Bride & Groom - 19 March 2010

Thanks so much.

And thanks to you and the team for a great event in PE!

Carolyne McGhie
Antidote - Strategic Corporate Events

Charleen & Bronwyn.......

Thanx so much for everything that you guys did for us over the last few weeks, especially this weekend!

Your service was amazing and very professional.

Everyone at the reception complemented us on the food, venue and services of the waiters.

If it was up to us the Plantation would be wedding venue of the year forever!!!

Thanx so much!!!!!

Lenee and Divan Castelyn
Bride & Groom - 13 February 2010

Thank you for helping us celebrate a magical evening with our friends and families. It truly was a perfect wedding!

Tanya & Gerhard Pretorius
Bride & Groom - 6 February 2010

Just wanted to say thank you for making sure that our wedding was absolutely perfect!

Everything ran so smoothly and i must admit that there's nothing that went wrong which is fantastic :)

My mum wanted to send a special thank you to Paul for all his help and organisation. She said he was an absolute star - so THANK YOU PAUL!! And good luck for your wedding coming soon :)

There were so many memorable moments that were made on Saturday - I look back now and just can't believe that it's all over already.

Thanks once again, and take care.

Nikki & Donovan Eckley
Bride & Groom - 16 January 2010

Awesome! Thank you so much for making our big day go off so perfect. We couldn't have asked for a more professional, friendly and organised team. We will forever cherish our memories that were made here. Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of and more.

Thank you all!

Samantha & Rodney Booth
Bride & Groom - 19 December 2009

Wow, what a spectacular day & night. Thank you all so much to everyone at The Plantation for all their effort in the planning, the day of the wedding, and the night stay. The suite was beautiful! Thank you for making our dream a reality!

Shelly & Marvin Stoffels
Bride & Groom - 16 December 2009

I would like to personally thank you for the warm hospitality and professionalism shown during the start of the wedding preparations to the actual day itself. In my kindest of words thank you and keep up the good work.

Thank you,

Yandiswa Tyelo & Ntakupa Nkonde
Bride & Groom - 13 December 2009

Speechless! Thank you so much for making our day so special and magical. It was perfect! Words cannot describe what an amazing time we had - the most stunning venue, exceptional service and great food. We thank you for your understanding, kindness and warmth.

Nothing was too much to ask for you. a special thanks to Sarah, Bronwyn, Virginia & Paul - you guys rock. Thank you, thank you.

Thabisa & Asa Kom
Bride & Groom - 4 December 2009

Thank you once again for a beautiful evening, we had such a fantastic time at The Plantation and each and every one of our guests only had compliments to give about your staff, their service and the wonderful food. I really do think that is a first, because usually someone always has a complaint about something at a wedding.

If I may just give a few special mentions to Paul, he really did a fantastic job of setting up the hall, it looked amazing. Charlene, who kept our MC well informed and up to date of the happenings, he was very impressed with her. Your chef, WOW what more can I say about the food!!! And lastly, to Bronwyn for always being so helpful and friendly.

Thank you to you all once again for a truly memorable evening.

Debra & Steven Collier
Bride & Groom - 27 November 2009

Thanking you so much for making our day so special. You made our wedding a truly memorable day. Something that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

A big thanks to everyone of you at The Plantation for all your help and for making our wedding so amazing. The food was great and everything was perfect. Thanking you again.

Bernadine De Lange & David
Bride & Groom - 14 November 2009

I am back from my honeymoon and we just want to say thank you for making our day so special. The venue was beautiful

Ntshantsha Miggels & Clive Buyambo

Bride & Groom - 31 October 2009

Wow, what an amazing venue with the most amazing staff. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you from the word go and in the end you played an enormous part in making our day everything we could have ever wished for. We thank you for everything.
Anche & Andrew Schubart
Bride & Groom - 17 October 2009

Our wedding day will never be forgotten! Thank you for everything you did to make our day so magical. Your efficiency & calming reassurance helped us to enjoy every minute of the day.
Vanessa & Marcus Eibig

Thank you for the wishes, and thanks to you and The Plantation for making our wedding a day to remember for ever. You guys are amazing and I love the venue, so did all the guests, and they just loved the food. Thanks again for everything!

Charn & Stefan Olivier
Bride & Groom - 26 September 2009

Thank you so much for the wishes. We are back in Bahrain & back to work. It was a perfect day and we can not thank you enough that you made it possible. Everything was superb - the organisation, the food & the service. A big thank you to Charleen as well. I'm a little disappointed though that the day went by so quickly.

Melanie & Jimmy Stewart
Bride & Groom - 19 September 2009

Thank you all so much for making our special day everything we dreamed of. You really helped give us a fairytale wedding and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the fantastic food and how beautiful the venue was. All your hard work and enthusiasm is much appreciated and will never be forgotten.

Amy & Juan Ferreira
Bride & Groom - 9 August 2009

We would like to thank you for all the help and advice with Tania & Arnold's wedding! It was a big success. The venue and menu is just fantastic. We are still getting compliments from guests and all the honour to you and the staff. Sarah - congratulations with the golden VOW award. You made another bride and bridegroom very happy!

Roelf & Lydia Koertze
Parents of the bride - 8 August 2009

Baie dankie dat julle ons "sprokies-trou" 'n werklikheid gemaak het. Charleen en Paul - julle diens was puik! Altyd kalm en niks was moeite vir julle nie. Die personeel was puik en baie behulpsaam. "The Plantation"! - What a way to start the rest of your life! You're the best!

Lirene & Hentie
Bride & Groom - 7 August 2009

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much guys. Our wedding was everything we had ever imagined and dreamt of, even more!! It was a dream and it was PERFECT! Thanx Plantation team for the excellent service, the exquisite food and your warmth! I am so happy - you guys are the BOMB!

Mel & Sisanda
Bride & Groom - 26 July 2009

A big thank you to all The Plantation staff! We had a wonderful, perfect wedding day. A special thank you to Lu-Ann and Paul for all you've done. We really appreciate all your efforts. Everything was great and we will remember it always!

Maurice & Yvette van Niekerk
Bride & Groom - 14 June 2009

Wow! We hardly know what to say. We have just had the best wedding day anyone could ever have hoped for. So many of our friends and family came from all over the world and I think I can quite safely day they were blown away! Thank you all at The Plantation for such an amazing and unforgettable day and taking such a demanding bride in your stride!! The food, service and venue were just exceptional. We will never forget you.

Josie & Brendon Hammond
Bride & Groom - 14 February 2009

We had an amazing day. Thanks you for all your assistance and for making it all go to plan.

Hanle de Lange & Eddy Gigante

Bride & Groom - 7 February 2009

It is just such a pleasure doing functions at The Plantation. Your staff and the service is always top notch!

Allison Kingma
Events Coordinator for Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Thank you for making our special day a dream come true. It was perfect, thank you for everything.
Helen & Neil Van Niekerk
Bride & Groom -€“ 6 February 2009

I would like to thank you for all you have done to make my wedding day the big success it was! Everything was perfect!!!!!!!!!!
Cindy & Francois Jonker
Bride & Groom - 31 January 2009

Thanks to all at The Plantation for the wonderful day we had on Saturday.
Everything was delightful and you all are very special people.
Merryl Leverington
The Bride'€™s mom -€“ 10 May 2008


Sarah, Bronwyn, Paul, Luanne & everyone else: we had so much fun and we could totally relax in your professional care. Thanks for the vegetarian food! It was delish. Your attention to detail was immaculate and made all the difference. We could go on and on and on.
But we'€™ll just say thank you and God bless. Love you all. What a great group of very special people!
Meagan & Nigel Roman
The Bride & Groom - 10 May 2008


Thanking you very kindly for adding to the most incredible day and night of our lives! The night exceeded our expectations mainly due to the professional and friendly staff here at The Plantation. It will remain in our hearts forever..
Kirsten & Ryan Webster
The Bride & Groom - 3 May 2008

Thanks Sarah, Bronwyn and Paul , the whole day was amazing. You and all the staff were excellent. The food was really good and everything went according to plan. Thanks to you all, our wedding was fantastic, I will definitely recommend Plantation to everyone.

Ava Roberts
The Bride'€™s mom - 19 April 2008


Dear Sarah and the staff of The Plantation

When we first saw The Plantation, our hearts were taken by it. We have had many thanks to share with many people that made our wedding day memorable, but we reserve a really special €˜"Thank You"€™ to you and your staff who participated in ensuring that the planning of our wedding ceremony was personal, thoughtful and as stress free as possible.

We deeply appreciate your personal involvement on the day with orchestrating our music, and allowing us to freely place our decorations and arrangements which enhanced the beauty of the venue.

Adrian Acone
The Groom -€“ 26 April 2008


Thank you so so very much for everything and making our day so special. We really had a stunning time & I would gladly refer anybody to The Plantation. Thanks again!
Riana & Rudi Adam
The Bride & Groom -€“ 20 April 2008


Craig and I arrived back in London on Monday after a beautiful honeymoon in Mauritius and Dubai! Back to real life again but still on cloud 9! :-) I just wanted to say a big big big thank you for everything you guys did to make our wedding day as perfect as I always dreamed it would be! Everything throughout the day and evening was just wonderful, we had such a great time and all our family and friends had such a ball too... The atmosphere was just so warm and festive, with the rain and all... And the food was delicious!!

Please say thank you to everyone who was involved in making our day so special, you were all fantastic!!!
Louise & Craig Dawson
The Bride - 19 April 2008


What an incredible day!! Thank you so much for creating such an awesome atmosphere, rain and all! Everything was perfect. You guys didn'€™t miss a beat. Wow! Still feels surreal...
Louise & Craig Dawson
The Bride & Groom -€“ 19 April 2008


Dear everyone. Thank you for making our day such a memorable experience. Definitely something we will never forget. Everything was spectacular even right down to the breakfast the following morning. We could have never have done it without you all! Amazing!
Teniele & Kevin Martin
The Bride & Groom - 12 April 2008


Out of this world! Thank you so very much. So well organized and thanks for helping with all the pressure. Well done and thanks so much.
Rene & Ronald Small
The Bride & Groom- 6 April 2008


Thank you for the quiet and easy manner in which you and your staff managed Nicola'€™s and Albert'€™s wedding. It really reduced the stress levels significantly.
Zelda Moore
The Bride'€™s mom -€“ 4 April 2008

Just a quick note to say a great big thank you for all the hard work you put in behind the scenes to make Ang and Ian's wedding reception such a success. I thought you'd like to know that the feedback from family and friends has been brilliant, they were all very complimentary of the venue, service and food! We all had the most awesome evening and I think Ang and Ian couldn't have wished for anything better for their special day - what wonderful memories they have of their wedding day!
Please convey our thanks to the whole Plantation team involved!
Sonia Slement
The Bride'€™s mom -€“ 29 March 2008

To everyone at The Plantation: thank you for making our wedding day all that we could have wished for and more! Everyone had a brilliant time. Thanks for everything.
Shelley & Simon Hall
The Bride & Groom -€“ 28 March 2008


To all the staff at The Plantation: What a fantastic time we had. You guys created such a special evening for us. Everybody was very complementary and had an awesome time. Thank you.
Lauren & Jason Jorgensen
The Bride & Groom -€“ 23 March 2008


I had great feedback from Donne. Thank you for your great service and catering. We will definitely be using The Plantation again.
Emma Savadier
IAMS Function Organiser - 18 March 2008


Sarah, Bronwyn, Paul and staff: what an experience. Everything was breathtaking and we could mot ask for anything more spectacular. Thank you for everything.
Marthie & Danie Gerber
The Bride & Groom - 7 March 2008

Thank you to all of you for the most beautiful and fantastic start to the rest of our lives.
Leigh & Andrew Bigley
The Bride & Groom -€“ 2 March 2008

THANK YOU for all your assistance in helping to make our function such a success. It was a pleasure working with you and your team.

The comments were very favourable all round and everyone enjoyed themselves. The meal was exceptional, so our compliments to the chef as well!

Thanks again for the manner in which the whole event was handled. That certainly made things very easy for me.
Pat Burmester
ABSA Regional Manager -€“ 15 February 2008

Thank you once again the venue was great, we had so many compliments about everything.
Geoff Sampson
The Groom -€“ 26 April 2008

I do want to sit down and send you an email when I have a moment but just wanted to let you know that your venue, staff and you are fantastic!! Our wedding day was everything I every dreamed of and that was because of you!!! I loved every minute (when I was not nervous!). The only news we have heard is positive-Andrew's dad was overwhelmed by how wonderful it was and could not stop complimenting the plantation and everyone for organizing!

Thank you so much for everything-it really was divine!!!

Thanks for this and a MASSIVE thanks for having us and everything you and your staff did to make the night a success! We had a great evening and everyone enjoyed themselves too!
Lize Dempers
The Bride - 16 February 2008

Thank you again for a beautiful wedding, I have never experienced such professional service. I really didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day, it really was a "dream wedding"!
Tarryn Van Rooyen
The Bride -€“ 9 February 2008

Thank you for the professional service and amazing attention to detail. It really was our dream wedding.
Juan & Tarryn Van Rooyen
The Bride & Groom -€“ 9 February 2008


Wow! What can I say! You guys rock! Thanks for making our wedding soooooo special. What a fabulous venue. The staff deserve a round of applause. World class!!
Dale & Nikki Moulton
The Bride & Groom - 2 February 2008


Thanks a mil. We had a really fabulous time - your staff were brilliant. Thanks for making it so special
Nikki Moulton
The Bride -€“ 2 February 2008



Thank you to all who were involved in our launch event. It was a perfect venue.
Sanofi-Aventis
Solo Star€™ Launch and Stargazing - 29 January 2008

Thank you for making our wedding day special. It is a day we will always treasure. Thank you to the staff, cheff, Sarah & everyone!! Our guests were truly amazed and taken by your breathtaking and magical venue.
Jillian & Angelo Appollis
The Bride & Groom - 26 January 2008

Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable wedding. We received only the best compliments. Truly a fairytale wedding!!!
Jillian Appollis
The Bride -€“ 26 January 2008

Thank you for a wonderful dinner! The service was superb! The atmosphere was beautiful. Thank you to the manageress who kindly helped me when my daughter, a flowergirl, hurt her foot! Your venue and especially your staff are to be commended! Thank you
Guest at wedding - 18 January 2008

The whole experience with The Plantation was a pleasure. Sarah, Paul and all the staff are extremely kind and helpful, making it all a great day. Many thanks!
Dennis & Manou Cesano
The Bride & Groom -€“ 25 January 2008

Our wedding was truly amazing. We loved every minute of it. The venue is stunning and your staff is fantastic. Thank you for the best day of our lives!
Gary & Lisa Smith
The Bride & Groom - 12 January 2008



A huge thank you for such a beautiful, joyful day. Your careful planning to attention to detail meant we could just relax and enjoy the best day of our lives. It was perfect.
Riaan & Julie Brand
The Bride & Groom -€“ 11 January 2008


Thank you for an absolutely amazing wedding. It was just perfect. Thank you for taking care of every small detail. Everyone agreed it was the best wedding ever.
Liesha Brooks
The Bride - 8 January 2008


What a wonderful day. Thank you for making everything run so smoothly. We will always want to come back again each year to have a party like that! Thank you.
Brian Brooks
The Groom - 8 January 2008


Dear Sarah and The Team,

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your contribution towards making my daughter'€™s special day a success.

Sarah - your professionalism and your ability to maintain your cool regardless of the panic around you, helped to quieten my own anxiety.

The Team - the cocktails and dinner were a wonderful experience, you guys attended to our every whim with smiles on your faces. To those who worked behind the scenes, the results spoke for themselves. Thank you all.
Martha Makhetha
The Bride'€™s mom


Thank you very very much for having such a fantastic venue and fantastic group of staff! Our day was better than we ever could have imagined!! I think back and can only smile!
I will miss the planning i'm sure and miss the contact with both you and Bronwyn! Best of luck for all your other weddings and i know business will keep on booming for you guys!!!!
Thanks for making our day truly unforgettable!
kind regards
Stacey Richards
The Bride - 28 December 2007


Just a word of thanks for your effort to make the wedding a complete success. The effort and attention to detail to ensure that the day turned out a memorable one is much appreciated. My expectations of of how the whole day would be was greatly exceeded, mainly to your organisation and dedication to make the day a day to remember, not only by Marisa and Lodi, but everyone that attended the wedding. At no other wedding have I heard guests complimenting everything, from the venue, the setting, the ceremony, the cocktails and snacks, the catering and the staff dealing with everything in a professional yet friendly manner, the food, please send our thanks to Father and Son on an excellent and professional catering event, people from PE would definately approach them and yourselves if they have a need for a function. What was anticipated as a stressful time for us as parents of the bride turned out to be a joyous and thoroughly enjoyable event due to yourselves and the way everything was organised and handled. Once again, thank you for making it a perfect day!
Nick & Judie Hamman
Parents of the bride - 22 December 2007


Thanx again for all your trouble and for hosting the wedding. We really had a lovely time and received many compliments, especially about the venue!
Have a lovely Christmas!
Kristelle and Riaan Foot
The Bride & Groom - 20 December 2007


Just wanted to thank you again for what definitely turned out to be the best day of our life!

The whole "Plantation" experience, from start to finish,was amazing and the venue is definitely the best & most picturesque in Port Elizabeth. Your incredible service left me feeling that I was was dealing with friends and I can't thank you enough for making everything PERFECT!!!

I wish the whole Plantation Team every success & happiness - you all truly deserve it!

With fondest memories,
Love
Bronwyn & Scott Stedall
The Bride & Groom -€“ 15 December 2007


Thank you so much for all your hard work at making Paul and Megan's wedding such a memorable one..Everything was fantastic and everyone commented on the wonderful food, beautiful venue and friendly staff, many of them saying that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. On behalf of Megs and Paul, thanks you. We won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
Yvonne Reeves
The Bride'€™s mom - 14 December 2007


Our first anniversary. What a great place to spend it. Thank you very much it was fantastic. Something to remember.
Robert & Heidi Gilmore - 2 December 2007


Thanks to you and your team for your excellent support last night. It was a great event and the compliments have been streaming in.
Heidi Bantam
VWSA - 22 November 2007


Dear Sarah,
We would just like to thank and congratulate your team - it was wonderful dealing with you , you were so professional and made arranging the wedding so easy for me. It was a wonderful day for us and it went off so well despite the rain.
Many thanks, Zubeth.
Joanne & Jamie - 23 November 2007


Thank you for such a fantastic wedding. It was truly magical and really the most memorable day of our lives.
Natasha & Darren Blom
The Bride & Groom -€“ 28 October 2007

€œThank you so much for helping and making the wedding so special for Hanlie & Sietse,
They had a wonderful wedding at the Plantation and I'm sure they'll always cherish that day for the rest of their lives 2gether. Thank you so much for all your effort, friendly advice, help, flexibility and fantastic service. We will definitely recommend you guys to everyone!!
Manon Potgieter & Family
The sister in-law/coordinator - 19 October 2007


Firstly, THANK YOU so much for hosting our wedding!
The venue, staff, organization, food and absolutely everything was FANTASTIC!
I will highly recommend your venue, for weddings as well as corporate functions which I deal with frequently in the Wealth Management & Finance industry.

The food was spectacular (I have been receiving compliments from the guests since the wedding) and the Vegetarian & Vegan meals were really yummy (my "hippie" friends - as my Dad would say... were pleasantly surprised with the catering for their special requirements!)

Please give a SPECIAL thank you to Bronwyn & Paul for everything they did - you guy's literally MADE MY DAY :)
Thank you too for packing all the things away and keeping all the leftover favours, roses etc - you guys really are the BEST!
Thanks again so much for everything!
Candice Thompson
The Bride - 28 September 2007


This is just a little thank you to thank all of you for the contribution
They made to making Andrew and Wendy's wedding such a memorable occasion.
To the staff at the Plantation, you guys were magnificent.
The fact that you could arrange a pair of shoes for Andrew after his broke, was
absolutely amazing.
Nothing was too much for anyone there, the food was fantastic and so I can go on and on.
Thank you to all for such professional service.
The memories of your venue will go down for many
years to come. Thank you Lisa, you were hands on all the time.
Much love to all.
Angela Reveley
The Bride's mom - 29 September 2007


Firstly, let me say that I have never had such enthusiastic feedback regarding a venue before.
The executive team was delighted (and they are not easily pleased).
Everybody couldn't stop raving about your venue, service, food and accommodation, so from my side, a huge thank you for making our project such a success.
Thank you once again for all your hard work and for a stunning venue.
Kim Krone
The Organizer - 11 September 2007


I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful event we had on Friday. Standard Bank has been giving us such positive feedback on the event and it is because you were all so willing to accommodate us with our requirements.
The event went off seamlessly and the ladies really enjoyed it.
Special thanks to the chef for the amazing food and to Lisa for that lovely tea pot deco idea. It was stunning!
When we have other events in the PE area, we will definitely be giving you a call.
Rudo
The Organiser - 17 August 2007


I just want to thank you for all your effort with my wedding! You really made my day special and an unbelievable experience!
Thank you so much!
Esti Botha
The Bride - 09 August 2007


Wow- We had such a wonderful wedding'€“ it exceeded my expectations in every way (Wayne especially had not thought it would be that much fun). Thank you to you and your team for making everything perfect -€“ you took every hassle and worry out of the day for me. And all your staff were so good to us -€“ it is greatly appreciated!
Karen McDermott
The Bride - 03 November 2007


Just a short note to say a sincere thank you for your help in making our wedding such a special and memorable day. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves, Jess and myself included. We couldn't have asked for a better evening, and will cherish the memories made and shared always. Many thanks for all your hard work - we are most grateful that we didn't have to worry about a thing and that all was taken care of so efficiently.
Steven Bryden
The Groom  - 29 June 2007


€œHaving now returned from our honeymoon, Pieter and I would once again like to thank you and your team for hosting our wedding. We really appreciate all the trouble you went to and the effort you made to ensure that our special day was just that. From the heaters in the chapel, to the set-up of the reception venue, the clearing of tables afterwards and the friendly service from your waiters. The chocolates and champagne was also very sweet of you.
Our breakfast was fantastic and the presentation of both the breakfast and our meals the evening was really pretty (loved the little cream hearts in the soup). We got many compliments also regarding the soup and the chicken.
We would also like to thank the guy who vacuumed our car for us the next morning, because the best man and company went completely wild with the Styrofoam, which is still present in our car when the aircon is switched on.
Once again, thanks a million to everyone involved.
Laura and Pieter Vorster
The Bride & Groom -€“ 16 June 2007


Wow, what a wedding!!! We really want to thank you and your wonderful team for your part in making the wedding something so special and to cherish for many years to come. You will not believe the feedback we have had from friends and relatives with comments such as - best wedding ever attended€, fairytale wedding, €œout of the movies€, etc. From the Service in the chapel, to the cocktails and snacks outside, on an absolutely superb PE evening, the wonderful music of the Cotillion Quartet, and then the Reception with an outstanding meal, and then on to a fantastic party till the early hours of the morning (my 88 year old mother was photographed dancing with my 3 sons at around 11 pm!)The Band even commented that the crowd was far livelier than at their average CT function!
All your staff was outstanding, with Lisa and yourself giving excellent advice over the past few months, which must have been fairly difficult, dealing with two families wants, sometimes conflicting. Bronwyn was an excellent hostess on the night, and was seen through the evening checking and re checking that everything was going according to plan. My sister and mother also commented on the lovely accommodation with an excellent breakfast the following morning.
Many thanks to you all once again, and hoping to see you in the not too distant future.
Kevin and Linda Large
Father of the Groom -€“ 12 May 2007


Just one last thanks again for everything! You guys truly made our wedding the best day of our lives! God Bless
Anneke
The Bride - 21 April 2007


We just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff for making our day so special. Everything was perfect and our guests cannot stop talking about the stunning venue. A Special thank you to Lisa as well-she was an absolute star. I wish you guys all the best for the future.
Theuns Serfontein
The Groom - 21 April 2007


Thank you so much for everything. We have only had good comments from the guests- they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks again. Please convey my thanks to Bronwyn. Enjoy your day, and we will see you again in June for the Academic Awards Dinner.€
Allison
Event Coordinator - 20 April 2007


€œThank you for all that you did to make our day so fantastic. We could not have wished for better. Thanks again!€
Craig
The Groom -7 April 2007


A word of thanks for all your advice and hard work to make Morn and Annalize's wedding such a memorable event. A special thanks to Paul for his caring attitude in helping us with all the small details. Also a huge thanks to the friendly waiters for a long evening, and to the chef for the delicious food (especially the pecan nut tart) a warm thank you. Your venue was a wonderful surprise to our Cape family and friends. Thank you for all your kindness and professionalism during the few days. We appreciate every moment of hard work.
Pieta and Danise van Deventer
Mother and Father of the Bride - 6 April 2007


I want to thank you for everything that you have done to make Wilna and Jaco's wedding the great success it was. Your calm, reassuring presence took all the pressure off us and allowed us to enjoy the afternoon and the evening. Thank you for the last touches, like the candles in the chapel, the candles behind the main table, etc.
Alta
Mother of the Bride - 31 March 2007


€œJust wanted to say thanks so much for the lovely day, stunning venue and fantastic service we received for Kelly and Andrews wedding. Thanks once again for a stunning venue and service.
Janine Hoffmann
Mother of the Bride - 24 March 2007


Thanks again for the lovely day, and I'm sure The Plantation will go to the top of the wanted 'wedding venue' list soon, if its not there already. Kind regards to you and your husband and Lisa and the rest. Ps. thanks again.
Martin and Kerry
The Bride and Groom-date- Friday - 23 March 2007

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a big thank you. Mel and Lee's wedding on Tuesday the 20 March 2007, was lovely. The venue was absolutely stunning - all our guests couldn't stop complimenting your venue. It really is a beautiful setting and of course we had such lovely weather which was a big bonus.
The flowers, food, cake, DJ and the waiters were superb.
I'm so pleased that we chose to have the wedding at The Plantation and wish you all the best for 2007.
Judy Sparks
Mother of the Bride-date - 20 March 2007


Thank you very much for such a stunning venue and the service was so professional we have had a fantastic wedding, a day to remember for the rest of our lives! We have had so many compliments towards the food and beautiful wedding venue! Everything of the best to you!€
Adeline
The Bride - 17 March 2007


€œYou really are great at your job and it makes me feel a whole lot better knowing you'€™re in control. We'€™re so glad Melissa and Ash chose the Plantation.
Jean
Mother of the bride - 16 March 2007


Thanks so much for everything! We were really happy and impressed with everything at The Plantation.
You all added to us having a stunning day! Thanks again for everything! You guys where excellent and really made my wedding day a breeze!
Debbie Phillips
The Bride - 10 March 2007


I just want to thank you very much for all that you did for our wedding!!! It was a beautiful wedding even if the weather was not so nice... Thanks a lot again!
Valerie and Claude
The Bride and Groom - 04 March 2007


I wanted to thank you and your team for the most wonderful wedding day I could have imagined.
With only 5 people we could certainly have felt quite lost in the place, but the table on the patio, over looking the garden was ideal, regardless of the intermittent rain. Though I had little involvement in the preparations, Lyzet has only praise for your professionalism and 'nothing is too much effort' attitude.This was a truly magical day for us, made even more special by the setting and the wonderful attention from you and your team. Please also pass our thanks to the chef who surpassed our expectations in every way.
Trevor & Jacqui Clarke
The Bride and Groom - 14 February 2007

€œThank you for a beautiful wedding! The venue was perfect and the staff were great. We're having a wonderful honeymoon.
Liezel and Reuben
The Bride and Groom-date - 22 December 2006

€œI just wanted to say thank you one last time for everything you've done to make my wedding day a special one! We had loads of fun! Thanks again€
Richelle Sharp
The Bride - 19 December 2006

Firstly I wish to express my sincere appreciation to you, Paul and the team for the professional and friendly manner in which you handled all the arrangements for Hayley and Jack's wedding. We were extremely happy with everything and thought it all looked so good. The food was amazing and service first class. Thanks so much. Thanks again.
Carol Caldwell
Mother of the Bride -€“ September 2006