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Back in March 2017 we had the honor to be a part of this beautiful couple’s wedding day.

Karike & Werner had a truly extraordinary weekend with us, celebrating their family and friends and showing the type of love you can see when being around them. The Roos brothers did not disappoint in capturing this with their combined photography ad videography! Just take a look at the amazing video below showcasing the wonderful weekend in the Nuy Valley.

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The weekend started off with a get together of the family and friends the evening before. They had a pizza tuk-tuk catering for them the evening and we provided drinks. They had some fun and games with family including Giant Jenga and our Italian bowl set.

Saturday the guys kicked off the day with a Nuy Valley Tractor Trailer drive to Willowcreek for olive oil tasting and Conradie Family Vineyards for wine tasting and finished at Leipzig with wine tasting. All while the girls started their day out with make-up, bubbly, fun and laughter with her bridesmaids.

A beautiful ceremony took place in our garden underneath the century old oak tree and this is also where both of them said their own vows to each other. Werner promised all his love to Karike and promised she would never walk alone again. He also promised to walk hand in hand with their path leading forward.

She promised where he’ll go, she’ll go and stay where he is. His God is hers and she chooses him above all with all of his strengths and weakness. She chooses him and him alone and is looking forward for the road ahead.

The group went to take photos at the amphitheater and we quickly turned the ceremony area into their pre-drinks area.  Hosted outside in the garden with games for young and old. Guests were spoiled with Saggy Stone beer, cocktails, while waiters roamed around with gourmet canapes.

Their colour scheme green, white & touches of gold. The reception so beautiful with candles surrounding the entire hall. Slow braised Red Wine Lamb Shanks was a sensation for main, while others enjoyed a Creamed White Leipzig Chicken dish as an option. Guests danced the night away with decadent canape-style desserts to snack on.

The crowd were definite dancers and the floor was full the entire evening. They opened the  dancefloor with bubbles surrounding the two of them, upon their second song all guest popped crackers filled with golden confetti and danced the night away.

 

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Venue | Leipzig Country House & Winery
Make-up | Helga Bridal Make Up
DJ | Boomroc
Photography | Martijn Roos Photography
Videography | Thomas Roos Videography

Accommodation for wedding guests.

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Accommodation is a must for weddings when guest travel from far. No one wants to drive home late at night when you have the opportunity to overnight at a beautiful guest house right next to the venue.

The questions are who has to pay for this? Do you as couple have to spend so much more to accommodate your guests or expect them to pay themselves? We have a few answers and opinions for you.

Venue Choice:

There are so many venues that offer accommodation for guests on their premises or nearby guesthouses in the surrounding areas. By choosing the right venue you create an opportunity for your guests not to travel so far and stay close by so no one has to drive after enjoying the feestivies. Leipzig Country House & Winery offers 21 rooms for a total of 42 guests sharing and within walking distance of the venue which is a huge perk.

Accommodation Payment:

Is this something the bride and groom has to pay or the guests? Not everyone can afford to pay for all the guests accommodation, so in our opinion it is most common for the couple to pay for only their close relatives and bridal party and for the rest of the guests to have the option made available and they pay the costs.

Tips for Accommodation:

  1. Remember that not all of your guests can afford the luxury accommodation you have to offer. Keep this in mind and find accommodation nearby to suit all budgets. A lot of guesthouses also offer discounted rates when booking more than a certain amount of rooms.
  2. When searching for different prices, take a look whether the establishment offers breakfast for guests. This is always nice when everyone gets together the last time after the wedding and share their stories of the special day.
  3. Find out what their facilities are so you know your guests are comfortable and being well looked after.
  4. Book well in advance, make sure you indicate this on your invitations.

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BUSINESS AND PLEASURE

Who said business and pleasure can’t be combined.

Conferences, meetings, events and seminars in an inspiring setting – Leipzig is the perfect self-drive option within 2 hours of the Mother City. We are situated at the foot of the Rabie Mountains in the picturesque Nuy Valley, between Worcester and Robertson in the Western Cape.

We offer the choice of 3 upmarket conference and meeting venues with multimedia equipment and quality amenities. These venues can accommodate small teams of 10 people or larger groups of up to 150 people for conferences and events. Our dedication to personalise service makes all the difference. Depending on your needs, we are able to cater for a half-day conference up to a three-day conference and even longer. From picnic-style lunch, lunch overlooking the mountains to canape lunch or an alfresco lunch in red wine cellar.

Spend time where time stands still. Delegates have the option of 21 luxury guest suites, tastefully furnished and filled with simple luxuries. Our rooms are surrounded by vineyards, mountains and pristine gardens, which is a scenic relief from the city life. There are also lots of alternative accommodation for the overflow delegates.

Spoil guests with a three-course dinner or enjoy an informal braai in Leipzig’s relaxing atmosphere.

Besides the guest house and function venue, we also have a modern, fully equipped, boutique-style winery. We also offer several activities after a long day in the meeting room.

Combine business and pleasure by spoiling your delegates with delicacies. Whether you opt for a wine tasting experience, a Sundowner Tractor-Wagon drive through the Vineyards, or convey team building by creating a quick ‘Master Chef’ competition or Wine Blending activity. Your guests will have the ultimate experience. Your guests will be entertained which leads to productiveness.

We proud ourselves on our versatile service, we are flexible and build according to your needs. Whether it is altering your menu, adding outside activities or creating according to a theme. We dare to be different.

We’re looking forward to having you on the Estate, to make lasting memories and become part of the story of a 200-year-old working wine farm.

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Above photos by the talented Illuminate Photography

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Lovely photo by Lindie Meyer Photography

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VOWS WITH A VIEW

Experience an unforgettable journey to the ideal place for a South African, destination wedding.

It’s all at Leipzig. An old wine cellar, chapel, tranquil garden, towering Oaks, amphitheater and the option of a Bedouin Tent. Long days, magical moments and simple luxuries, one thing’s for sure – Leipzig Country House is for lovers.

Have a unique wedding reception in our historic wine cellar that can seat up to 130 people with a separate dance floor. An outdoor ceremony in our tranquil garden with towering Oaks and the old Manor House will transform your special day into a fairy tale. Or have a romantic ceremony overlooking the vineyards in our century-old brandy cellar, which is now used for a Chapel. The endless vistas, surrounding vineyards, rolling lawns of the amphitheater and rural charm of the historic buildings provide a stunning canvas to capture lasting memories. The best part is, these scenic settings is perfect for your wedding shoot.

All our meals are prepared with fresh produce from the fertile valley & surrounds. Sip on our boutique wines, create new memories and enjoy artisan delicacies.

With 21 luxury rooms on the Estate, guests from far will not have to worry about the drive back. Our rooms are surrounded by vineyards, mountains and pristine gardens, which is a scenic relief from the city life. Turn your wedding into a weekend get-away for your guests by opting for a Braai on the night before your wedding. Combined with a Sun-downer Tractor-Wagon drive through the Vineyards, your guests will have the ultimate experience. Personal wine Tastings can be arranged for guests staying over or they can explore the valley the morning before the wedding. Your guests will be entertained throughout the weekend. From strangers to family…strong bonds are created here at Leipzig. Alternative accommodation for an overflow of guests is just around the corner.

The big sendoff can be done in style by having a delicious Champagne Breakfast in our garden underneath the Bedouin tent the morning after your wedding.

Our beautiful Honeymoon Suite is picture-perfect for getting ready with your bride’s maids. Platters can be arranged to be brought to your room with some bubbly for the festiveness. Your make-up artist and hairstylist will be brought to your room and that’s where the fun begins.

Should this sound perfect for you, make an appointment to view our beautiful venue. We are available weekdays from 08:00-16:00 and on Saturday from 08:00-12:00. It would be a pleasure to show you around and discuss your preferences. You will be treated with a wine tasting delight at our Boutique Winery to end off your Leipzig-experience.

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Leipzig is the perfect destination for a cycling group

Recently, Chris Willemse Cycles had a cycling tour and as luck would have it, we were one of their stops.  Once again I realised how perfect our destination is for groups like these.

With a breath-taking view, cyclists love the journey to our farm where they are surrounded by vineyards, mountains and nature’s beauty. Once arrived at the destination, friendly staff allocates the group’s baggage to their specific rooms and they are shown towards their room.  We set up a lovely outdoor lunch for the group to regain their strength.

A massage parlour is set up in our Chapel, where members unwind with calming music while enjoying a massage. The tranquil setting is perfect for relaxation with a gorgeous lookout onto the vineyards.

When members have their ‘free-time’, they usually spend it around the swimming pool or stroll through our Tortoise Sanctuary and the vineyards.

An assigned spot is used to clean and service the cycle bikes, which is then stored in an alarm-secured area.

Don’t fear, the group will be able to leave with a set of clean cycling gear. Laundry can be handed in by us upon arrival & given back the morning after breakfast.

Members are treated with a special Tractor-Wagon Sundowner in the vineyards and ended off with an in-depth, wine tasting & cellar tour experience before dinner. Dinner is served in a Century Old Wine Cellar exclusively set-up for the group.

Heading off to bed in our luxury accommodation, is considered a treat after such a long day. Guests are enjoying nature to the fullest and still have the convenience and peacefulness of luxury accommodation. Early rise and shine? No problem for us, a big buffet menu awaits the group before heading off to their next destination.

If you would like to enquire about our cycling packages, simply send us an email at info@leipzigcountryhouse.co.za.

 

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