Reservations - Riverside Castle
What we offer
A spirit of Romance and African tranquility seems to engulf Riverside Castle, a wedding and function venue, situated in Zwavelpoort, Pretoria East, where Highveld becomes Bushveld.
The Majestic Castle, look as real as though it's been gracing African soil since the dawn of times. The oversized windows, majestic arches and high ceilings add to an overall feeling of spaciousness. Riverside Castle is a romantic medley of beautiful architecture and tree-clad gardens. At Riverside Castle you will be transported to a long forgotten era of true romance and where you once again can connect to nature and your inner self.
Main Reception Hall:
The main Reception Hall is a Romantic Medieval Castle, of natural stone and wood, magnificent venue that will accommodate the entire spectrum of functions - from glamorous weddings, formal corporate functions, conferences, to festive and funky birthday parties or Matric farewells.
Seating arrangements available for this venue; Stand-up Cocktail, Boardroom, Cinema, Square, Schoolroom, Round Banquet, Herring Bone or U-Shape.
THE MEDIEVAL STORY
A long long ……………. time ago the SUMMER KITCHEN was separated from the Main Castle. Food was prepared here on open fire and big cast iron pots. Cooking and washing was allocated for this area and it was extremely hot and smoky. If you were hungry this was the place to be.
The SUMMER KITCHEN is a small rustic venue of natural stone and wood, that is surrounded by trees and open grass fields. From your secured parking area, the guests will walk through a forest path to the Summer Kitchen.
The Medieval Chapel can also be booked for a small intimate and cozy wedding. This venue offers exceptional photo opportunities in the garden and around the chapel and castle. The Summer Kitchen can accommodate a spectrum of functions – from corporate functions, to festive and funky birthday parties or team building events.
This venue can also be combined with a tent on the open grass field. The kids play area and the open grass areas is the perfect place for your kid’s party or play date. Décor and Menu options is available on request.
The Chapel is situated in a tranquil garden where the chirping birds can merrily sing to your joy as you cheerfully say your vows and commitment to each other. Beautifully nestled amongst some of the rarest exotic plants, the Chapel is ideal for that special wedding ceremony, be it in the morning or evening with the beautiful sun setting gently to the west.
Welcome drinks and light snacks can be served afterwards whilst the newlyweds are busy with photos with their bridal entourage. The chapel can also be utilized for quick product presentations/launches whereby the delegates just need to come and quickly meet for a few hours. Amenities like tea/coffee can be arranged to be served on arrival in the garden surrounding the chapel.
The venue looks like the legendary king Arthur's chambers. It gives you the comfort and privacy to plan with precision making solid decisions in your conference.. Situated in the upstairs section of the castle, King Arthur’s Chambers has 2 breakaway rooms that can be used by your PA/Secretary as an office or storage room for your meeting material.
Alternatively a tea/coffee station can be set up in the breakaway rooms to enable you to have refreshments throughout the day. Set up can be done according to preferences i.e. U-shape, Boardroom, Schoolroom, Round tables or Cinema style.
Tent in the Garden:
The marquee is a huge structure that can be converted from a banquet hall to a cocktail event set up, to a conference for large groups or even a market day. The flexibility of the set up allows guests or clients to create effortless events and incorporate any theme.
The beautifully sculptured gardens in the tea garden can host the most precious moments, be it a high tea, stork party or baby shower to name a few. The venue allows guests to decorate to a theme of their choice whilst being served a variety of cocktails, teas, and other treats. Girlfriends can also just meet up for a bit of a catch up in this beautiful space and share the latest trends in fashion, make up tips and local gossip.