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Frequently Asked Questions - Weddings


How many people can the venue and chapel accommodate?


Venue can accommodate up to 45 people. The Chapel a maximum of 80 persons.



Who is my wedding coordinator?


An event coordinator from PCE will meet with you for an initial site inspection where they will answer your questions and book your venue. The coordinator can take care of arrangements for the rental of additional requirements, as well as provide a supplier list for items such as photography, music, flowers, cakes, etc. If you are looking for assistance planning full wedding details, you will need to contract a ‘wedding coordinator’.


Will any staff be on site to open the venue, and to oversee the ceremony/reception?


Your 'on site coordinator' arrives two hours before your booking to assure the building is unlocked and the set up is accurate and then stays till the last guest departs. This person will be your primary point of contact for any concerns.


Is there a rehearsal time prior to my wedding day?


Your venue rental does not include a rehearsal time but we do offer a free 30 min rehearsal booking time. This can be booked 30 days prior to your wedding date, based on availability.



Can we access Plaaskombuis Country Estate for planning, measuring etc?


Plaaskombuis is used for conferences, taebo classes and administration purposes during the week. Weekends are generally busy with other weddings & special events. Please make an appointment with your event coordinator for viewing.


What is provided for an outdoor Wedding Ceremony?


Black upholstered chairs will be arranged in a theatre-style set up for the guests, as well as the following: a small linen covered table for the signing of the registry, red carpet, Gazebo with draping. Additional costs will be charged for extra chairs, chair covers & sound system needed. You will be responsible for providing any other wedding decorations for the ceremony that might be desired.


What tables, chairs, linen, etc. are provided?


For indoor events, we will provide and set up round or rectangular tables with 6-10 banquet chairs per table. Classic white linen tablecloths and napkins are provided (specialty colours may be rented upon request); Crockery, Cutlery & glassware are set on the tables by our staff. If your reception is outdoors or under a tent you will need to rent tables and chairs from an external supplier at an additional rental fee. This can be arranged through your event coordinator.


Do you have a microphone or can we rent audio equipment?


A PA system is not included with your rental. You are more than welcome to make use of your own DJ or band. Kindly make sure that your DJ or band is SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organization) registered.


Who will set up tables for the cake, gifts, guest book & registry tables?


We will provide & set up these tables with linen tablecloths.



Where do my guests park?


Your guests can park for free in the Parking Lot next to the Chapel. A security guard will be on duty to secure the vehicles.



Regarding decorations, can they be set the night before or is time allowed in booking for decorating prior to the ceremony and/or reception?


If no other functions are booked on the day prior to your wedding/function you are more than welcome to do the decorations the day before at no extra cost. Please note that the venue will be locked at 19:00 pm.


Who provides & arranges the flowers & wedding decorations?


It is the responsibility of the bridal party to make arrangements for all décor and flowers. Flowers and table centres must be arranged prior to arriving onsite



Can we toss confetti or flower petals at my ceremony? (Inside or out)


We suggest flower petals or bubbles! Unfortunately we do not allow the tossing of confetti. Should confetti be tossed, an additional cleaning charge will be applied to the final invoice.



Are we allowed to bring in candles?


Please note that we only allow candles if the candleholders are wide enough to ensure no wax damage to linen will take place.



Can we bring our own homemade food?


All food and beverage, with the exception of the wedding cake, must be provided by our exclusive caterers. Due to health regulations, leftover food or beverage may not leave the property.



What is the cost of bartending?


There is no charge for the bartenders or for basic glassware at a function. Drinks are priced individually for either a cash bar or host bar. We will try to accommodate special requests.



Who provides the liquor?


Plaaskombuis is a licensed facility and for this reason groups may not bring their own alcohol or homemade wines. We will try to accommodate special requests for specific brand names.



Is there a photographer affiliated with Plaaskombuis?


We do not have an official photographer; however your event coordinator would be happy to provide a supplier list.


If this FAQ doesn't answer your questions, please contact us.