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Welkom by Idille en navraag kan in Afrikaans of Engels gerig word.

Welcome to Idille and enquiries can be made in Afrikaans or English.

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An Idyllic Forest Wedding Experience in the Heart of the Garden Route

The Venue at Idille, situated on a 70h Private Estate in the George area, Western Cape, offers unbeatable value for money with breathtaking views of the exquisite indigenous Knysna Forest and spectacular Outeniqua Mountains. The bridal couple can be assured that their guests will be equally charmed by this exclusive Wedding Venue that offers a rustic, farm like, elegant and fresh ambience.

The journey to Idille – nestled between the Kaaimans and Silver Rivers with beautiful old bridges dated 1904 – begins with the meandering historical forest tarred road, built by Thomas Bain in 1886, only 8 km from George and Wilderness on the old George / Knysna Road

CEREMONY AREAS AND CHURCH

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We have a variety of gorgeous natural settings on offer where the bridal couple can say their “I DO’s”. Moments to be treasured and to be relived for generations.

THE VENUE

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The picturesque venue seats up to 140 people. On lovely summer days the venue’s big glass sliding doors opens onto a deck and terrace and invites nature and forest into the venue. For colder and chilly days with rolling mist over the mountains, the glass doors still offer a forest and mountain view with a beautiful mantelpiece and fireplace creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Venue price includes white tables and chairs, white floor length table cloths, napkins, plates, cutlery, glasses, cake table, gift table and more. The dance floor is 6m x 6m and is built over a swimming pool with safety rail. Safe parking for vehicles.

FOOD
We pride ourselves with our excellent food prepared by our experienced, dedicated and friendly chefs and their team. From experience we know that our gourmet food, with menu prices starting from R170.00 pp – R250.00 will impress and spoil your guests coming from far and wide to attend your special day.

NO OTHER CATERERS, FOOD OR DRINKS WILL BE ALLOWED AT IDILLE.

PICTURESQUE SETTING AND A PHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM COME TRUE

The immaculate landscaped garden with beautiful, small intimate corners, expansive open horse camps with beautiful sunsets together with the stunning Outeniqua Mountains and forest views, give idyllic and creative opportunities for the bridal couple and photographers to take unique photos for a once in a life time moment.

IN-HOUSE COORDINATOR AND WEDDING DÉCOR
Once you have booked the venue, professional and attentive service from Idille’s in-house coordinator and team will give all the necessary advise and help.

Idille’s elegant Buffet and Bar area – reasonable priced and fully stocked with wine, beer, soft drinks, spirits, liqueurs and staffed by our enthusiastic bartenders, will further ensure happy memories for everyone.

ACCOMMODATION
Idille does not provide any accommodation.  Recommendations for accommodation in the nearby vicinity can  be provided. Idille will contribute R500.00 towards the brides couple as a gift on booking honeymoon accommodation. A  Idille gift will also be given to the brides couple to serve as a treasured memory of there special wedding  day here at Idille.

Load shedding will be taken care of with our emergency power generator at no extra cost,

HORSES
Idille’s good natured, well behaved and beautiful horses loves to be part of the wedding – especially when photos are taken.

Chris and Nicolene McDonald are the owners of this picturesque private estate since 1986. They started the venue at Idille in 2010 and their biggest pleasure is to share this beautiful place with bridal couples to the beginning of a wonderful life together. They are dedicated and passionate about ensuring the brides couple wedding day in an unforgettable and perfect day.

For a visit to Idille or more information contact Nicolene: 076 982 5964 / idilleforest@telkomsa.net

Viewing by appointment only.