The costs for the complete venue and the natural forest chapel, namely Eden’s Gate is as follows as seen below, but we are open to negotiations.

The Venue Hire Fee Includes:

  • Consultation with wedding coordinator and manger.
  • Exclusivity and privacy and will be closed to anyone expect those on your list and the use of the venue for your wedding until 24h00 for a wedding commencing at 4pm.
  • Venue hire is for an 8 hour period. Thereafter an additional Venue Fee of R1000 per hour or part thereof unless otherwise arranged.
  • Layout of tables and chairs as per your request.
  • Cleaning and clearing afterwards.
  • Car Park Security Guard.
  • The Eden’s Gate venue which can accommodate up to 180 people with a dance floor area.
  • Wooden tables and benches to seat a maximum of 80 people (8-10 people per table).
  • Cutlery and crockery (should you require any other range of cutlery; glasses etc., the cost of hiring will be for your own account).
  • Water jugs.
  • Large indoor fireplace (not for braais).
  • Use of the fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Outdoor braai area.
  • Deck with fairy lights and view of the Trout dam and the back drop of forests.
  • Bar counter.
  • Back up generator.
  • Dance floor area (size depends on number of people).
  • Forest platforms, ideal for an intimate forest wedding.


The venue is offered as-is, on a self-catering basis. The venue fees do not include linen, food, beverages or staff. Cleaning, setting up of décor, removal of décor and coordinating with third party service providers is not included. We request that at the end of your event, please leave the venue as you found it.


Venue Excludes:

  • Flowers
  • Catering
  • Draping
  • Clear tent for the chapel (in case it rains).
  • Additional tables and chairs.
  • Fairy lights.
  • Additional or special lighting.
  • Torches or lanterns along the path of the dam wall.
  • Red carpet (which we have of about 20m).
  • Chair covers.
  • Chair tie-backs.
  • Seat cushions.
  • Under plates.
  • Candles
  • Wine coolers.
  • Salt and pepper pots.
  • Serviettes/napkins.
  • Table cloths.
  • Champagne glasses.
  • Designing and printing of menus.
  • Alcohol
  • Bartenders
  • Welcome snacks.
  • Cleaning staff.
  • Bar Accounts.
  • Welcome Drinks.
  • Babysitter for the evening …………………………………………………… R450
  • ……………………………………………………………………………… R 10/chair.
  • Chairs covers …………………………………………………………………… R 8/c.cover.
  • Round tables seating 8-10 guests per table …………………………. R 90/table.
  • Table cloths suited for round tables (Available in white or black) R 50/t.cloth.
  • Photography / Video.
  • Gift table & Cake table.
  • Kitchen, service and bar staff.
  • Linen Napkins (available in white or black).
  • The whole establishments accommodation.
  • Décor, Draping, Fairy Lights, Chair Covers & Tie Backs.
  • Minister / Organist / Music for the Ceremony and reception.
  • Standard crockery, cutlery, glassware and ice buckets with stands.



We can arrange the hiring and setup of the following, on request and quoted separately:

Dedicated Event Coordinator:

We have an experienced in-house Event Coordinator who will correspond with you regarding your event and any questions you may have, and who will be on-site on the day of your function to ensure that everything runs smoothly from our side. This is not included in the venue fee.

If you would like to make use of a dedicated, more personalised event planning service to organise and oversee third party suppliers of any extras that you may require (e.g. a tent, drapings, table décor, DJ etc.) please let us know.

The fee for the dedicated event coordination service starts at R3000.00* and includes:

  • Décor, Draping, Fairy Lights, Chair Covers & Tie Backs.
  • Minister / Organist / Music for the Ceremony and reception.
  • Correspondence regarding your event and any questions you may have before the time.
  • Contacting third-party suppliers to order, deliver and set up any extras that you require.
  • Hiring and organising of waiters, bartenders and cleaning staff.
  • Supervising and organising the setting up of décor on the day of your event.
  • Setting up and styling the tables and chairs.
  • Coordinating your guests.
  • Coordinating with the DJ and caterers.
  • Making sure that everything runs smoothly on the day of your event, from 8am until the end.
  • Overseeing and organising the removal of décor and cleaning.
  • Making sure that the hired staff all receive payment.
  • Organising the return of all hired extras to the suppliers.

* This fee does not include the cost of hiring décor or staff, nor the cost of deposits required by third-party suppliers. All deposits and payments to third-party suppliers need to be settled before the day of your event, according to the Terms & Conditions.

To Be Arranged By You:

  • Overseeing and organising the removal of décor and cleaning.
  • Making sure that the hired staff all receive payment.
  • General décor, drapery and setting up thereof (unless included in the dedicated event coordinator service).
  • All flower requirements (please note there is no refrigeration available for flowers).
  • Sound requirements.
  • Accommodation at guest houses in the area (we can recommend a few if required).
  • Eden’s Gate will not be responsible for any damage resulting from an Eskom power failure or scheduled load shedding.
  • Wedding cake.
  •  Wedding photographer and videographer.
  • Table centre pieces.
  • Live music.