Weddings at River Place


Congratulations on your engagement! River Place invites you to celebrate your big day at our beautiful venue. You want your wedding day to be special and at River Place we’ll do everything we can to help you create the most special memories.

River Place is a magnificent Country Wedding and Conference Venue that takes full advantage of the beautiful indigenous gardens, impressive mountain and river views all combining to provide an idyllic wedding experience. The estate consists of 18 hectares of prime river-frontage and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from both Fourways and Centurion.

Your wedding is the beginning of a journey…. a journey in life, love and everything else. Leave it to us to ensure that the journey with the one you love begins as smoothly as possible. Our Wedding Coordinators will provide invaluable ideas, information and inspiration towards an exciting time for the bride and groom.

You want your wedding day to be special and we’ll do everything we can to help you create the most special memories.


No doubt, you’ll want to take your time getting ready. Exclusive stone cottages on the estate will give your wedding party all the privacy and time they need to look their best. We can also arrange for hair stylists and make-up artists to come to the venue. The bridal couple will have the option and added convenience of spending their wedding night in our bridal suite and to enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning before going on their way.

When it comes to the arrangements and details, once again, the keynote is flexibility. You may wish to exchange your vows in one of our stone-clad chapels with stunning views, on the lawns next to the river. You might choose to hold the reception at al Fiume restaurant on the banks of the river… at the open-air café terrace or at our River Lapa, all of which can be specially dressed to create the mood and ambience you want. Menus are prepared by al Fiume’s Executive Chef for your dining pleasure.
Our Ponte d’amore (Bridge of Love) will have your friends talking about your unique photos on this special stone bridge for years to come.

Choose River Place for your wedding and the initial threads of your life together will be woven from unique memories: dappled light on the stone bridge over the river…the sound of the river creating a backdrop to your vows…the sun setting over the koppies in the distance…the moon rising through the indigenous trees…a delicious wedding feast with a difference…a time filled with love, light and laughter…a special time that both you and your guests will treasure for years to come.

Venues at River Place

al Fiume Riverside Restaurant

Italian for ‘at the river’ – al Fiume has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: a beautiful setting with a shady wooden deck built around indigenous tress on the banks of the Hennops River and a restaurateur with a passion for food and outstanding levels of service. Stargazing evenings with our large Meade telescope and professional astronomers combined with delicious cuisine, is a “must do” (must be booked 2 days in advance).

Mountain View

Built from local stone in a farmhouse style to create a uniquely beautiful venue for up to 120 delegates – includes a patio with sweeping views and a bar area.

River View

An executive lapa-style venue for seating up to 60 cinema style, offers 270° views of the river and surrounding hills and includes a viewing deck.

Serendipity Café

The Serendipity Cafe Restaurant & Deck (180-250 seater) offers al fresco wining and dining in a beautiful riverside environment – includes a cocktail bar and large nomadik tent with wooden and tiled deck areas. An extensive lawn area is perfect for activities and/or family seating. Bush and river views from all areas ensure a unique party ambience. Various affordable menu options are available, including traditional braai, executive spit-braai, function platters and buffet spreads.

Pont d’amore

A very special stone bridge across the Hennops river. Local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss if they kiss on this bridge at sunset.

Rock Boma

A rock-clad venue that offers traditional boma seating ideal for spit-braais or seated functions.