Pretoria’s finest awards ceremony venues
Apart from sales conferences, strategy sessions and executive committee meetings, another pivotal part of most corporate calendars include awards dinners. These awards could range from recognition of sales performance, long service or even supplier appreciation events – but regardless of the occasion, the choice of venue can make or break such a prestigious event. From location, venue layout, banqueting capacity, menu selection and even décor restrictions – there are a lot of decision criteria to consider before making a decision. We’ve simplified the process and located some of Pretoria’s best–kept secrets.
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KIEVITSKROON COUNTRY ESTATE
With three venues on the property capable of seating between 60 and 300 guests banquet style, it’s safe to say they’re able to handle a large variety of awards functions. De Kasteel, the largest of their banqueting venues and one of the most impressive from an aesthetics perspective, is able to hold 300 guests banquet style or 350 for cocktail events. It does have dividers to minimize the space for smaller events, but exclusivity can only be guaranteed for groups of 100 guests or more. The smaller venues – Lord Charles and Boschendal can seat 60- 80 guests respectively around round or oval tables. With features such as technical support, built–in sound systems, drop-down screens and a portable dance floor, the venue is equipped to assist with a number of event requirements in-house. The hotel itself also has a spa and various accommodation options on site making it very versatile depending on your event needs.
Plot 41, Reier Road, Kameeldrift-East, Pretoria
012 808 0148
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Situated on the East of Pretoria, this five-star venue is the epitome of elegance and grandeur. Their main venue can seat 350 to 400 guests banquet style (depending if you require a dance floor or not) and features majestic chandeliers, full in-house state of the art sound and lighting equipment, wooden dance floor, teak bar, cigar lounge, patios, is fully air-conditioned and has a separate buffet station. Their smaller, Boutique Venue, has a capacity of 100 guests banquet style and features an undercover dance floor on the outside patio. This too is temperature controlled and is also wheelchair friendly and equipped with a generator for those unexpected load-shedding incidences. With a beautiful setting and lavish banquet venues, Chez Charlene provides event organisers with a scenic backdrop on which to create the perfect awards ceremony. Whilst the accommodation on-site is limited, there are a number of guest houses and B&B’s near the venue which could be utilized.
R223, Lynnwood, Pretoria
012 802 0791
DIEP IN DIE BERG
Situated on the slopes of the Wapadrand on the edge of Pretoria lies a venue nestled amongst beautiful gardens and indigenous bush. Diep in die Berg’s two main banqueting venues can cater for between 70 and 300 guests and your in-house event coordinator will assist in making your event seamless from start to finish. With a Tuscan feel, the venue is a blank canvas suitable for many themes and décor styles depending on the nature of the awards ceremony. Their approach to catering is flexible, providing clients with the opportunity to customize menus and ensure that all event elements are aligned with the theme (if applicable) and event brief.
9292 Disselboom Street, Wapadrand, Pretoria
012 807 4630
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