OUR STORY

BOPLAAS

Marlenqiue Estate is owned by the Van der Merwe Family of the renowned Boplaas in Ceres. Boplaas Estate is in the heart of the Kouebokkeveld, just past Ceres and the tiny hamlet, Op-die-Berg. Established in 1743, Boplaas is home to more than quality export fruit and old-fashioned values. As the oldest family business in South Africa, we have stood the test of time and offer you the knowledge and dedication of an unbroken lineage of 10 generations of farmers on this beautiful, fertile land. Click here to read more about Boplaas and it’s rich history.

Marlenique Estate is situated in the Simondium area of the Winelands District. This is very central between Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. We offer open air weddings on rolling lawns next to beautiful fruit orchards or even on our private stretch of the Berg River banks. The river option is very popular between October and April. These tranquil settings are perfect for guests to mingle while the wedding photographs are taken. The lawn and river areas can be tented at an additional hiring cost.The reception then takes place in our venue with picturesque views of the mountains and orchards.

The Marlenique venue is a decorators dream, presenting a blank canvas to ensure your wedding is special and unique! Standard with the venue is crystal chandeliers, white top tables, clear tiffany chairs with white pillows, cutlery, crockery and glassware. The floor is  steel reinforced concrete and the hiring of a dance floor is not needed. Marlenique Estate is fully licensed and a full bar can be set up according to your requirements.

Marlenique accommodates 350 guests with dancing and 400 guest without a dance floor. The number of guests is approximate and may change, depending on set-up. A minimum number of 100 guests apply on weekends and public holidays with a minimum of 60 guests during the week. The venue can be made smaller to make it more comfortable and cosy for a more intimate event.

TO-NETTS

As from 2017 To-Nett’s Flower, Décor and Hiring has become the new events coordinators at Marlenique Estate. To-Nett’s flowers, décor and hiring is a company with 30 years experience in the wedding and function industry. From flowers to décor, draping, lighting, furniture and overall organizing of a wide variety of functions….we do it all.

Click here to view there website.

VENUE MANAGER

Eldorèt Fereirra We do not remember days, we remember moments… I will never forget the first ever event that I had to arrange, while I was still in the teaching profession. Everything seemed perfect, and then had to be cancelled at the last minute due to a Gauteng thunderstorm. That was the moment that I realized that the events industry is where I wanted to be – the thrill of the planning, the joy of seeing your final product, the ability to manage the unpredicted and the satisfaction when speaking to your happy clients afterwards – the best feeling in the world. I previously worked as a sport organizer at various schools, but soon worked and studied my way towards becoming an events coordinator and always looking out for the perfect opportunity. I was overjoyed when I was employed by To-Nett’s Hiring, getting a foot in the door at my dream job, with such an amazing team. At Marlenique Estate, my vision is to join hands with potential clients and brides to create the perfect event that they envisage on our blank canvas, creating memories that will last a lifetime while assisting them every step of the way. We cannot wait to meet you!

VENUE COORDINATOR

Kacilia Meades I studied Advance Wedding Management at The SA School of Wedding. After graduating I went to a company that’s main focus was corporate events in Johannesburg where I worked alongside management coordinating and creating unique events. I then got the opportunity to work for To-Nett’s in Paarl, as a Function Coordinator, and made the big move. I enjoy working with a variety of events and dealing with different people and also getting to know the client is always the most important thing for me in order to assist them in there function ideas. We can then work together and give different options to make the event a memorable one. Looking forward to arranging your event!

OUR STORY

Marlenique Estate is centrally situated between Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Simondium area. We offer exceptional al fresco wedding ceremonies amidst rolling lawns, lush gardens or next to our private stretch of the Berg River. The reception and party can take place in our venue, with views of the mountains and fruit orchids.

The venue has steeled cement flooring and does not require the additional hiring of a dance floor. We have a fully stocked and licensed bar in the venue. The Marlenique venue is a decorators dream, presenting a canvas to ensure your wedding is special and unique! It come standard with tables and chairs with white overlays, and all the cutlery, crockery and glassware.

You can exchange vows with either One of our garden areas with the mountains and orchids as a backdrop. Alternatively, the setting alongside the river is a wonderful option between October and April. Guests can also mingle in these tranquil areas during the wedding photo session. The gardens and river areas can be tented at an additional hiring cost.

Marlenique accommodates 350 guests with dancing and 400 without a dancefloor. The number of people is approximate and may change, depending on set-up. A Minimum number of 100 guests apply on weekends and public holidays, with a minimum of 60 during the week. The venue can be made smaller to make it more comfortable and “cosy” for a more intimate event.

BOPLAAS

Marlenqiue Estate is owned by the Van der Merwe Family of the renowned Boplaas in Ceres. Boplaas Estate is in the heart of the Kouebokkeveld, just past Ceres and the tiny hamlet, Op-die-Berg. Established in 1743, Boplaas is home to more than quality export fruit and old-fashioned values. As the oldest family business in South Africa, we have stood the test of time and offer you the knowledge and dedication of an unbroken lineage of 10 generations of farmers on this beautiful, fertile land. Click here to read more about Boplaas and it’s rich history.

TO-NETTS

As from 2017 To-Nett’s Flower, Décor and Hiring has become the new events coordinators at Marlenique Estate. To-Nett’s flowers, décor and hiring is a company with 30 years experience in the wedding and function industry. From flowers to décor, draping, lighting, furniture and overall organizing of a wide variety of functions….we do it all.

Click here to view there website.

VENUE MANAGER

Eldorèt Fereirra We do not remember days, we remember moments… I will never forget the first ever event that I had to arrange, while I was still in the teaching profession. Everything seemed perfect, and then had to be cancelled at the last minute due to a Gauteng thunderstorm. That was the moment that I realized that the events industry is where I wanted to be – the thrill of the planning, the joy of seeing your final product, the ability to manage the unpredicted and the satisfaction when speaking to your happy clients afterwards – the best feeling in the world. I previously worked as a sport organizer at various schools, but soon worked and studied my way towards becoming an events coordinator and always looking out for the perfect opportunity. I was overjoyed when I was employed by To-Nett’s Hiring, getting a foot in the door at my dream job, with such an amazing team. At Marlenique Estate, my vision is to join hands with potential clients and brides to create the perfect event that they envisage on our blank canvas, creating memories that will last a lifetime while assisting them every step of the way. We cannot wait to meet you!

VENUE COORDINATOR

Kacilia Meades I studied Advance Wedding Management at The SA School of Wedding. After graduating I went to a company that’s main focus was corporate events in Johannesburg where I worked alongside management coordinating and creating unique events. I then got the opportunity to work for To-Nett’s in Paarl, as a Function Coordinator, and made the big move. I enjoy working with a variety of events and dealing with different people and also getting to know the client is always the most important thing for me in order to assist them in there function ideas. We can then work together and give different options to make the event a memorable one. Looking forward to arranging your event!

PREFERRED SUPPLIERS

Hair & Make Up
Corlé Barnard 074 584 4833 info@coriebarnard.co.za Marli Basson 072 091 4347 www.marlibasson.co.za
Stationery
To-Nett’s Group 021 863 3635 https://to-netts.co.za/ 
Accommodation
Simondium Country Lodge 021 874 1046 http://www.simondiums.co.za/ Station House 076 048 9527 http://www.stationhouse.co.za/ Bochenmeer Estate & Lodges 021 863 1140 www.bochenmeergolf.co.za La Bella Vita Studios 0609979081 www.labellavitastudios.co.za
Photography
Estie Thirion 082 828 5860 http://www.estiethirionphotography.co.za/ Nelis Engelbrecht http://www.nelisengelbrecht.co.za/ Relife Photography Charles Donald 0845610271 http://www.relifephotography.com/ Just Judy 0835350033 http://www.justjudy.co.za
Cakes
Inge du Toit 072 460 0583
Flowers / Décor
To-Nett’s Flowers, Decor & Hiring 021 863 3635 https://to-netts.co.za/ 
Jewellery
Jomari van der Merwe 082 827 4119
Music
DJ Chopper www.djchopper.com