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Groote Post Wedding Venue

A Wedding to Remember At Groote Post

An 18th Century historic farm, Groote Post is home to Hilda’s Kitchen, one of the Western Cape’s most famous winery restaurants. An easy hour’s drive from Cape Town, the restaurant, which is in its 12th year now, is easily accessed from the R27, the West Coast Road.

Lovingly restored, the antique filled restaurant is located in the Manor House which is set on a rolling lawn overlooking the cellar with a courtyard area covered by vines.

Daytime weddings have become very popular at the farm. The service can be held on the lawn or on the rocks overlooking the Ceremonial Bell. Guests are entertained outdoors and lunch is served in the Manor House. Numerous photo opportunities exist.

We do not charge a venue hire fee and all award winning wines are sold at only a very small mark-up which helps when one is working to a budget. We believe we are the only venue to have such a small mark-up on their wine prices. Hiring costs are passed on directly to the Client (should this be required). This dependent on guest numbers and style of wedding expected and we levy a 10% service fee on the final account.

Accommodation is available in nearby Darling. Please see:


Smoked salmon and rocket tart
Tuscan style roast chicken with cannellini beans, bacon, tomato and fresh herbs served with potato wedges and veggies
White chocolate cheesecake

Smoked trout salad with new potatoes and a creamy lemon dressing
Roast leg of lamb with a mint and tomato vinaigrette served with potato bake and veggies
Lemon tart

Darling cured meats with homemade relishes
Roast fillet with a creamy mushroom sauce with roast rosemary potatoes and veggies
Pear and chocolate tart

A selection of 3 snacks (salmon blinis, caramelised onion tarts, parmesan shortbreads, chipolata sausages, spring rolls, etc)
Mixed green leaf salad
New potato salad with a country mustard dressing
Platters of roasted vegetables
Green beans with a fresh tomato and mint vinaigrette dressing

Platters of roast chicken with fresh herbs and lemon and garlic
Grilled legs of lamb (from the farm) served either with a salsa Verde or a red wine and cranberry sauce (weather dependent)

Tomato and aubergine
Roast butternut and feta cheese
Spinach and blue cheese
Darling gourmet mushroom and potato tart
(Select 2)

Bread Selection

Choc brownies and homemade vanilla ice cream
Meringues and cream with fruit salad
Lemon tarts
Seasonal fruit tarts

We try all we can to ensure that each wedding we host is tailor-made to each couple’s own interpretation for their special day and strongly recommend a site visit when we can discuss your requirements in more detail.

Contact: Shaun Mc Laughlin: | +27.833254148 | Email:



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3 July 2017

Dear Shaun & Debbie,

Me and Wesley would like to thank you very much for hosting our wedding. It was more than what we ever expected.

You guys were superb! So well organized and the food was absolutely divine! We couldn't stop talking about it. You have a stunning venue and we will definitely be visiting the farm and the restaurant more.

Thanks again, we can really say that our day was perfect.

All the best to you both.

Stefanie & Wesley

Hi Shaun & Debbie,

We just wanted to thank you both again for everything you did to make our day so special - dealing with dramas, changes of plans and patiently providing directions included! :-)

Words really fail to adequately express our gratitude, the venue was stunning, staff supper efficient and friendly and so many people remarked on how amazing the food and everything at Groote Post was - thank you!

We will definitely be seeing you again, and will also send on a few pictures when we get them from Lee-Ann (LV Star photography) our photographer

Best wishes,

Emile & Tammy.

28 December 2015

Dear Shaun and Debbie,

Thank you so much for all your hard work in preparing the most perfect wedding day we could have hoped for. It was the relaxed occasion we wanted and everyone had nothing but praise for both the beauty of the venue as well as the delicious food that was served. Your team is also to be complimented on the quiet and efficient way in which they worked.

Best regards,

Yolandi and Jonty

7th October 2015

Dear Shaun and Debbie

We had the most amazing day on Saturday. So relaxed!

People have been raving about how lovely it is at Groote Post. How delicious the food was and how chilled everything was there, no hovering.

We can't thank you enough for helping us create our day. Answering all my emails, the help on the decor day on Friday from Debbie and the day on Saturday.

We will be back to visit again and I'm sure our guests will too.



Wedding on the 3rd of October 2015

08 September 2015

To dearest Debs and Shaun

We just wanted to thank you both so much for the incredible wedding you put on for us at Hilda’s Restaurant at Groote Post on Friday 4 September 2015. The food was absolutely brilliant; an absolute feast of the senses - the attention to detail, the flavours, the creativity - all just perfect. You understood our brief of a small, intimate family wedding lunch, and it was so perfectly created and executed….we couldn’t have asked for a better venue which was utterly beautiful. The service was wonderful….nothing was too much. It was the happiest day of our lives. A huge thank you to you and your sterling team.

Best wishes and warm regards

Nikki and Dorrien Venn xxxxx

Nikki Lloyd-Roberts

Wedding was on Friday 4 September 2015

23 March 2014

Dear Debbie & Shaun

Thank you, to both of you, for making our wedding day (22 March 2014) yesterday so special - it truly was lovely!

Everyone commented on the fantastic food and wine, as well as the beautiful setting.

In life, it is often the character and attitude of people involved which makes for memorable occasions and your personalised involvement made all the difference.

Thank You.

Kind Regards Sean & Christell

Wedding was on the 22nd March 2015

10 March 2015

Hi Shaun and Debbie,

I just thought I would send you a few pictures from the wedding. And also to say thanks again for making our day so amazing. We enjoyed every moment from the setting up to all the fun we had with our family and friends. And knowing that you 2 were taking care of everything in the background meant we could just relax and savour the moments. It really felt like we didn't have to worry about a thing and I know this is because you 2 (and your terrific staff) were working really hard!

And the food! I wish I could have the day over just so I can eat that delicious food again. It was by far the best wedding food I have ever eaten. Every single thing was so delicious and so many of our guest have commented on it and said how fantastic it was. Thank you for accommodating all our wishes and for executing everything so beautifully.

If you would like to see more pictures: SUSIE LEBLOND PHOTOGRAPHY and LENA SIEBRASSE FOTOGRAFIE (click on links to view).

We will definitely be seeing you again soon. Enjoy the pictures.



  • Follow the R27, the West Coast Road towards Langebaan. 
  • Turn right onto the Darling Hills Road opposite Grotto Bay turnoff. 
  • After 10 km turn right to the Groote Post cellar. 
  • Alternatively, take the R307 out of Darling towards Cape Town and turn off at the Darling Hills Road. 
  • After 7km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar. 

  • GPS Coordinates:
    18° 24' 38'' E | 33° 28' 58'' S 

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    GPS Coordinates and Map
    Latitude:-33.48000000  Longitude: 18.41000000

    Phone +27.224923430
    Fax +27.224922693
    Large groups welcome  Child friendly  Wheelchair access
      Open - Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su  Pub
    WINE ROUTE: Swartland
    Tel: +27.224922825   Fax: +27.862713993   Email:  
    P.O. Box 103, Darling, 7345, South Africa