Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New function venues in Cape Town

With Groote Schoor (the Presidential Residence) temporarily not available as a stylish Gala Dinner venue we went in search of some new venues around Cape Town that we could offer as replacement. We found three fantastic new properties, two of which are located in the city centre, and the third in the Constantia Winelands.

QV 54
Situated in the Cape Town city centre in the historic Queen Victoria Street, QV54 is a convenient and highly versatile venue. The building was completed in 1937 by architect Brian Mansergh as one of the last great Art Deco buildings in South Africa. With a domed ceiling, arched windows and teak wood panelling QV54 has a grand and opulent feel to it. The main area can be utilised on its own or in conjunction with two downstairs lounges and two upstairs lounges. The main area can be viewed from upstairs on three sides, thus making the upstairs section the ideal VIP area.

Events so far have included  a party for one of South Africa’s biggest advertising agencies, a car launch, weddings, a billionaires birthday party and a reception for Dr 90210 himself, Robert Rey.

The venue can accommodate functions as small as 50 guests and up to 1,000 guests and can accommodate a wide variety of functions and events such as fashion shows, cocktail functions, corporate dinners, presentations, conferences, stage related functions and more.

Rhodes Place

The great thing about this venue is that it is located in the heart of the city of Cape Town. A mere 10 minute transfer from the V&A Waterfront, Rhodes Place carries with it a wealth of Cape Town’s history.

Cecil John Rhodes was one of the richest men in the world at the time, the creator of the De Beers Diamond Empire as well as the originator of the Rhodes Scholarships. He has left his legacy throughout South Africa, and this is very apparent in Cape Town. Rhodes who was a keen politician, became a Member of Parliament and was instrumental in incorporating vast areas into the British ruled Cape Colony, in the 1880’s.

Rhodes Place is a relic of his political aspirations and where many colonial banquets and meetings were held during that time.


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  2. Good to know about these venues and wish this will help me in finding a right venue for the birthday party of my nephew. Got to know about few venues for corporate events Chicago and looking forward to book perfect one.