Welgemeend FAQ – Frequently asked questions.
Here you have the chance to read up answers to questions about the venue, functions and applicable rules.
How many guests can Welgemeend accommodate?
Inside we can accommodate up to 100 guests seated Dinner style or 120 Cocktail style.
On our veranda we seat up to 80 guests and up to 100 Cocktail style.
How much is the venue hire and what does it include?
Hire rates depend on room, hours and number of guests. Please find our rates in PDF format here
Venue hire includes:
• Cutlery, Crockery, Glassware
• White linen
• DJ Table
• Cake Table
• Damask serviettes
• Use of the venue, garden and parking area
Please note: Staff hours are not included in the venue hire fee. An extra charge is applicable for staff to set up for your function, service during the function, breakdown and cleaning after your function.
Until what what time can we stay in the evening?
We are situated in a residential area.
Music has to be off by 23.30 and the premises close at 24.00.
Can we bring in our own caterer?
Yes of course you can.
We do charge a fee for the usage of our kitchen facilities.
Can we bring in our service providers for Music and Decor?
Yes, but we prefer that you use our in house service providers.
Should you use our service provider for the decor you do not pay for additional set up and break down hours. If you use an outside provider for the decor there is a charge of R800 per hour extra for set up and break down of the décor.
Do you allow tents?
Yes, we allow Nomadic tents to close the patio or pieces of the lawns next to the pond.
Nomadic tents on the bottom lawn are only allowed for day time functions until 7pm.
What types of functions are ideal for Welgemeend?
This is not an exclusive list however it shall give you an idea.
Corporate Lunches and Dinners
Braais some call them Barbeques
End of Year Functions
Do you allow 21st Birthday parties?
Yes, if it is a daytime function, parents are present and no alcohol is served
No, if any alcohol is served and it is an evening dance party.
What is the history behind Welgemeend?
Welgemeend is one of the oldest Farmsteads in Cape Town and it started circa 1693.
It is an art gallery and heritage site.