Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know something about getting married at Mountainview Game Ranch? Hopefully, the answers below will suffice; if not, please feel free to contact us directly.
FOR THE BRIDAL COUPLE
Can I bring my own drinks or alcohol?
We are a fully licensed premises, so you need to purchase all of your drinks through us. You can bring wine and champagne for R65 per bottle corkage by arrangement (current wine corkage rate). Any pre-drinks, cocktails, juice, punches, or other drinks must be organised and purchased through Mountainview. Your guests are not to bring their own drinks and pour them from their rooms or cars during your wedding. If they do, their drinks will be confiscated and they can collect them from the bar when it closes. Please make sure your guests understand this.
We also charge a ‘beerage’ for craft beer, which is currently R30/L of craft beer. If you would like to bring in a keg of G&T or something else, please talk to us about the cost this would be.
Do you have ice buckets?
Yes, we do have ice buckets for use on the tables. Ice used during the reception is covered by the venue fee.
Do we have to organise wood for the fires?
3 barrel loads of firewood for the reception fires in the Boma area is included in the venue hire fee. Everything over this is charged at R65 p/barrel. We will keep your fire going throughout the evening.
What decor do you have at the venue that we can use?
Our Venue hire fee includes; Standard Venue decor. Please contact us at email@example.com to get the list of decor and lighting that is available for hire through us and our supplier network..
What if it is raining on my wedding day?
Unfortunately, the weather is the one thing we cannot control. In the event that it is raining, we will discuss a plan B with you with regards to your pre-drinks. You can make a call right at the last minute as it doesn’t take long to set up an alternative pre-drinks site.
Is there any information you need from us?
Yes! Our wedding coordinator will contact you with a pdf that needs filling in so we have all of the details needed to run your wedding successfully. We will also need your proof of payments for all of your final payments.
When do we need to pay the balance of the venue fees, accommodation and catering?
You will need to confirm and pay for the number of guests that you have for catering 30 days before your wedding day. Don’t forget to add your service providers (Photographers, DJ, videographer etc). Once we have received this, we will email you the invoice for catering and your final venue fees; along with any accommodation you have booked. The invoice will need to be paid no later than 14 days before your wedding date.
What time do we have to turn off the music?
Our curfew is 12 am after which a R1,500 p/hr venue hire is applicable until 2 am after which we lock the bar and venue and your DJ must be packed and out of the venue. You may sit at the Boma area or the stoep until any time you wish, but the venue will be locked.
Will non-wedding guests stay at the venue?
No, you have exclusive usage of the farm, only your wedding guests will be staying in the rooms at the venue you have booked.
How does our Wedding weekend costing work?
FOR THE GUEST
Do you have a restaurant on the premises?
No, we have a kitchen and all meals are pre-booked.
Is there a kitchen that we can use?
We are not a self-catering lodge but your rooms do have a Coffee station with a small fridge.
What are the shared bathroom facilities at the Dome Tent area?
There is a set of ablutions for both men and ladies with four bathrooms equipped with toilets and showers and enough space to get dressed at our Dome Tent camp area.
What room options are available at Mountainview for the wedding guests?
We have the following accommodation options available on a per person per night rate: (all accommodation includes breakfast)
- 4 sleeper chalets
- 2 sleeper Safari tents
- 10 sleeper Bushman house
- Honeymoon suite
- 2 sleeper Dome tents
- 2 sleeper Farmstyle rooms
- 8 sleeper Farmstyle rooms
- 2 sleeper barn rooms
- 2 sleeper stable rooms