Winter in the Western Cape is truly special in its own way. Although we occasionally get hit in the face with cold winds and chilly rain, we still can’t help ourselves from loving the crisply fresh winter air that is uniquely Cape Town. AV Direct will help you host your winter event. We offer a range of venue design services to ensure your event is not only launched successfully, but also functional and fit for your objective.

Time to get toasty. Cosy venues during winter

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Winter in the Western Cape: Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm

With such a mesmerising winter atmosphere, the Mother City and its surrounding areas have a few winter wonderlands that are perfect for functions, events and weddings. With years of experience setting up for weddings, functions, events and conferences, we at AV Direct have come across a multitude of awesome venues for winter events. Here are some examples of our favourites:

Protea Hotel: Fire and Ice

This hotel is simply magic! To get a sample taste of what this hotel offers, you simply have to visit them on a Sunday afternoon for high tea and maybe some milkshakes if you are feeling adventurous. The classy contemporary décor paired with their range of snack sized decadent deserts will satisfy your inner socialite fantasies. They have a range of different venues designed for everything from a small meeting conference to big extravagant weddings. They provide a full range of services from the planning all the way through to specialised menus and drinks.

Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm

When we say vineyards, grazing horses, and olive groves, you are probably thinking of a simple yet rustic farmyard setting. Cavalli estate is all of that, but it is also the epitome of chic and contemporary style. Situated beneath the Helderberg Mountains, this picturesque venue has the perfect view for a beautiful winter sunset. The luxurious décor capitalises on the natural environment and accentuates the massive 350 people venue. Furthermore, it is a candidate for the prestigious Green Star Rating.


Did you know that Steenberg is Cape Town’s first farm? It was established in 1682 and has grown from its humble beginnings to become one of the most acclaimed 5-star boutique hotel and conference venues in the Cape region. With a mere 20-minute drive from city centre, it gives off a sense of serenity comparable to a complete different world. The venues on the farm serve multifunctional events. They have formal meeting rooms for corporate conferences, but at the same time also rustic settings for social parties. As a wedding venue, the farm is simply lovely and can offer the romantic experience of a life time.

The Cellars at Hohenort

If we could use one word to describe the cellars at Hohenort, the first thing that comes to mind is “charming”. This French inspired hotel and function venue is situated in the beautiful Constantia valley with magnificent views of Table Mountain. One of the main reasons that sets this venue apart from the rest is the incredible catering, led by their Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff. Trust us when we say this: nothing will make your event guests happier during winter than a superb fine dining experience.

Café Roux

Café Roux has always been a hub of fun for the local community of Noordhoek Valley. There fresh and seasonal ingredients ensure that their menu is ever-changing and can offer patrons different culinary surprises each time. Perhaps it is not the perfect setting for a big extravagant wedding or function, but the blazing fires and rustic atmosphere makes the venue snugly intimate and comfortable for winter. We also recommend it for informal events such as family gatherings, company team building, or school outings, just to name a few.

With winter in full blast, it is not too late to book one of these venues for an event. The services, catering, and atmosphere offered by these venues will make sure that your function will be the most talked about social event of the season.

We’ve acquired a reputation for event design at AV Direct. Venue design is an integral part of your event’s success. With perfect locations in Cape Town already taken care of, let us help make your event a resounding success.

Whether you need help with the floor planning, staging or audio visual equipment supply let us provide the solution. Minute attention to detail is used to ensure consistency of branding, so that attendees, exhibitors and sponsors recognise your event not only on site, but across the web and in print too. On top of that we can boost your confidence in our audio visual integration service with our exclusive venue deign and space planning software. We can create and share realistic and immerse 2D and 3D space plan visuals to better understand a your vision. All spaces can easily be modelled to scale and new products can be added as needed.