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Dear Karin

 It is with very full hearts that we write to thank you. The day was more than we imagined or could have hoped for! Starting from that little touch of the tequilas (we really needed that), you orchestrated an incredible day. It was an overwhelming experience and we created memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for your excellent guidance and holding us through the planning process. And yes, even the drinks quantities that you recommended were spot on! Those extra bottles that we thought we needed! Well no harm in having some stock in the garage! 

 There is something about the history, the beautiful space that is Welgemeend, but perhaps even more so the care and passion that you bring to your work that made an incredible difference to us both and our friends and family. It seemed from the experiences of so many of our guests, perhaps because of these challenging times  of social distancing, that an event like this meant so much to people. Thank you for the care you took in every detail, the incredible food and amazing staff and for managing the plumbing issue without any guests noticing! We will recommend you and Welgemeend in a heartbeat, and I think one of our guests is already thinking of using the venue for his wedding. 

 But most of all what stands out for us is the way in which you bring your heart and passion to your work (and backed up with solid expertise) – it made such a difference to our experience! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 With immense gratitude,

 Roger & Brett



Dear Karin,

Your tireless work and superb professionalism was a pleasure to work with. 
Thank you very, very much for your contribution to the success of my party today. 
Everyone LOVES your venue.
I will pass on details to the many guests who asked for them. 


80th Birthday Boy

Dear Karin and Team
I would like to thank you most sincerely for making Sunday such a special day for me. You and your team were terrific and I really appreciate all that you did to make it such a successful occasion. Everyone had a blast and loved the venue, the food and your team.
So a big thank you to you all.
Again, many thanks – what a  pleasure to work with such a professional team.


Birthday Girl

Karin and her super friendly staff made us feel like home at this magical place with the addition to the amazing botanical garden and Table Mountain views, the absolutely incredible food we got served, the cozy comfortable and beautiful indoor spaces as well the personal touch they all put in to make this an unforgettable experience. Welgemeend feels like you are on a vineyard near Stellenbosch, so lush and beautifully green that you forget you are in a big city. I will truly miss this place but look forward to coming back one day. Thanks to all that helped to turn our work retreat into the greatest vacation!

Tom Richmond

Travel Consultant, Ventura Travel

Hi Karin,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the luncheon you provided for the Wynberg Girls High School 1964 Matrics 50th Reunion.

From the tasty canapés, the delicious main course, to the chocolate brownies and coffee it was all wonderful!

You willingly coped with our requests and varying attendance numbers. You made our celebration a memorable occasion.

Best wishes, Rene’ Denoon and the organising committee members.

Rene Denoon

Wynberg Girls High Commitee Member, Wynberg Girls High School

Beste Karin,

Ek wil net graag weer dankie sê vir ‘n goed georganiseerde dag by Welgemeend. Ons het dit regtig vreeslik baie geniet en my span het behoorlik bederf gevoel.

Sterkte met al die opkomende funksies. Ons sien jou weer in 2017!

Elmarie Stodart

Sales Manager, Jonathan Ball Publishers

Hi Karin

Thank YOU!!! You were the star of the show. You give 100% in everything you do.

Everyone was amazed at the most beautiful venue. I only wish it was bigger that we could have the wedding there

Will see you this week .  Thanks once again for all your assistance – always with a smile on your face

Have a good day


Giuliana; October 2014


Client, Private

Dear Karin,

Thank you for your good wishes.   I intended calling you once the family gatherings were over to tell  you how much I appreciate all you put into Sunday. It was my dream played out and more,  and so much of it was due to you: the way you interpreted  my wishes, , your reassuring presence throughout and the people you choose to work with ,  Annelize, the ‘flower lady’ and  your waiters.  The  decor wowed the crowd and pics went all over the world in minutes.

With thanks from the family and  warm regards,

Shirley – September 2016


Client, Private

Thank you Karin for making our move to Welgemeend smooth, enjoyable and effective.
We have had unbelievable feedback from our guests and our son’s friends.
We all loved our celebration and the venue added so much to the success.
We have gems in the heart of the City and it was fantastic to see how people were first introduced to the treasure of Welgemeend.
Til next time

Thanks for everything
Viv, Gary and Benji

Vivian, Gary and Benji


Dear Karin,

I trust that you are well,

Our IBN team would like to Thank You and your team for a wonderful day on Friday. We truly enjoyed the day from the time we arrived, to the time we left. The tea times and the lunch was fantastic and the venue was breath taking. Thank You once again and we hope to see you again soon.

Thanking You

Zahlia Manuels


Dearest Karin and Team,

Thank you so much for allowing us to host our Dads 70th birthday event at your most stunning venue. With your help and special deal, we could never have chosen a more fitting venue for his birthday. My dad was overwhelmed.

Really with your help and ease it was so stress free …thanks for that. You  made the whole experience a pleasure for our friends and family. Best service I received and will always recommend your venue going forward. The tables looked really beautiful and ready. The waiters were pleasant and helpful. As well as all your staff.

It felt like you allowed us into your home….with exceptional art pieces delicately featuring in every room definitely a memorable moment,  I am sure your art exhibition continues to be a success. And I wish you well going forward with your business. Your personal attention and service was impeccable and greatly appreciated.

Lots of good health and blessings always Rene and Wendy

Wendy and Rene

Dad's 70th Birthday

Wow! What a great day we had. My wedding was at Welgemeend on Sunday 6th Jan 2019. The venue is so beautiful, food was awesome and the staff was amazing. We all received 5 ? treatment. Thank you Karin and thanks to all your staff. I highly recommend this venue for any function.

Lee Ann


Dear Karin,
again, a VERY big thank you for a perfect function. Willie our Provincial Head has only had good words to say about the function/event. A have had compliments from clients streaming in to compliment the choice of menu, the fantastic food, the venue etc. – They we so taken back with a WOW experience. We will definitely be doing another event at Welgemeend. I for the first time was calm – no stress and enjoyed the evening dining as well.
Your experience and contribution to this event was AMAZING.

Natalie Bartie

Events Coordinator, ABSA

Dear Karin

We thank you and your staff for hosting our party at Welgemeend and for the high standard in which it was presented.The setting is so beautiful,peaceful and a perfect place for the young to enjoy.

Liz and Bill Mansvelt; Cape Town; November 2014

Liz and Bill Mansvelt

Client, Private

Baie dankie Karin – dit was ‘n heerlike partytjie en alles het perfek afgeloop. Ons waardeer jou vriendelikheid en professionaliteit baie. Van die terugvoer wat ons van vriende en familie ontvang het lei ons af hulle het die partytjie ook geweldig geniet.


Nienke – October 2016


Client, Private

Thank you Karin, and once again thank you to all for a successful event.

Special congratulations to Cynthia for the incredible catering service.

Kindest regards.

Anne CR. – November 2016

Anne CR

The French consulate Cape Town

Google Reviews

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