Backsberg lies on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, equidistant from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This is the ideal location for your conference, corporate event or wedding in the heart of the Cape winelands. Breathtaking views; manicured gardens, rolling lawns, a historic vat cellar and a versatile function venue that flows onto a fantastic courtyard. Your options at Backsberg are endless. Our dedicated team will prepare your tailor-made package, assist step by step with planning, co-ordinate service providers and suppliers and manage the entire event, executing every detail on the day.

Our options are not limited by size or budget, we can meet your individual needs.

 

We can offer two ceremony venues, depending on the weather:

Indoor Ceremony Venue: The amazing old Vat Cellar with a wide brick aisle between huge old oak fermentation barrels is unmistakably Cape Winelands with “Wow Factor”.
Garden Ceremony: There are a number of options for garden ceremonies on allocated lawns with magnificent views and beautiful gardens. The Manor Lawn offers exclusive privacy on the manicured lawn surrounded by beautiful gardens.

 

Wedding Reception:
Meet in the beautiful courtyard softened by a central garden with a vine covered pergola and boasting a cozy corner complete with a feature fireplace. Here you may enjoy a pre-drink and canapés, mingle with your guests and experience the ambiance that is the heart of the Cape winelands. The courtyard flows directly into a versatile function venue with sliding partitions designed to transform the area from one large room into smaller areas to comfortably accommodate groups from fifty up to two hundred and fifty guests. There is natural light from the French doors on the opposite wall. These bring the gardens and trees into the venue and provide access onto a verandah with a sweeping staircase onto a manicured lawn also popular for pre-drinks and canapes.
The draped ceiling and wooden floor enhance the overall appearance and ambiance of this large venue – a blank canvas ready to receive décor to transform this area into your dream wedding reception. Linked to this venue by a tiled and covered corridor is another versatile area with a separate entrance and large fireplace. This may be used as a reception or smoking lounge or even a venue to accommodate children.