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Ideal for more casual, picnic style functions and weddings.

During the summer months Boschendal’s Pavillion picnic area provides the ideal setting for an al fresco lunch of freshly packed picnics served in wicker baskets. Picnics are set up in the shade, under the lofty, fragrant pine trees - perfect for a relaxed summer afternoon. Picnic baskets are filled with pâtés, home baked bread, cold meats, salads, and cheese and biscuits. 

The Pavilion in the garden provides an idyllic and picturesque setting for a wedding ceremony. 

The picnic area is popular from mid-October through to mid-May with guests enjoying picnics from approximately 12h00 to 18h30. The area can however be booked for exclusive use at an additional charge. 

The entire picnic area can be booked for exclusive use at an additional charge. Please discuss this with us.

Capacity: 180 people


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Area sizes & Configuration

The picnic area lawns are approx. 75m x 150m in size. Around half of this area is shaded by trees.

Additional Venue Hire Details

The use of this venue is weather dependent and we would need to cancel by 10h00 if rain looks certain. Please note that there is no backup facility in the event of inclement weather unless you choose to also hire a marquee or Bedouin tent.

For wedding ceremony seating you would need to arrange for the hiring of chairs and this would be for your account.

If you hold the ceremony at the Pavilion, you would need to make arrangements to sign your register at another venue either before or after the ceremony, as our premises do not meet the requirements of being a Church, a building in which religious education is given or a private dwelling.

Any décor or flowers that you use in the area may only be put up on the day of the ceremony and will need to be removed on the same day

Function Catering

Christiaan Campbell, our executive chef, and his team look forward to preparing flavourful and nourishing farm-to-table food for your function.

For picnic functions we have a selection of 4 standard baskets however you can speak to us about customizing the contents. The cost of a picnic basket is R175 per person excluding beverages. Please see Picnic Menu options below.

For other functions we have prepared some sample menus for you to get an idea of what you can expect but we will gladly customise these menus should you have any specific preferences or dietary requirements.

The cost of a three-course menu is from R350 per person.

Explore The Boschendal Estate

Our Wines

Given our exceptional winemaking heritage of almost 300 years, the Boschendal cellar masters meticulously balance rustic tradition and modern innovation to produce classic, fruity wines while upholding the ecological integrity that has become synonymous with our brand.

Eat & Drink

The Cape Dutch farms were historically renowned for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. What crowned this welcome was the Cape table, laden with wholesome dishes made from ingredients from the farm’s werf and fields.


Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.