A unique Overberg wedding venue

Just between Gansbaai and Standford, behind the hills that run along the coast, lies one of the Western Capes best kept secrets, the Uilkraal Vallei. It is in this hidden valley surrounded by nature that you will find the farm De Uijlenes, a picturesque and unassuming wedding venue.

De Uijlenes offers two wedding venues and can accomodate most if not all wedding guests. Large weddings are catered for at the Forest and Old Barn House. The dense, indigenous forest forms the chapel after which guests move through a midsummer nights dream forest picnic area to the old koffie klip barn to celebrate and dance the night away.

Smaller weddings and other celebrations like birthdays, team building, school camps, reunions, or just a lekker time with friends and family are hosted at the Nightjar venue with views over the dam and a magical river setting for the vows.

Both wedding venues offer accommodation adjacent to the reception. De Uijlenes also offers Die Nonnetjie Uijlhuis that can be booked as extra accommodation for guests or as simple weekend getaway with friends. There is a lovely selection of accommodation in the valley too.

To ensure that your celebration will be the memorable day you envision, we provide a genuine understanding, flexibility and helpfulness in all stages of the planning process.

Weddings and Celebrations

Romantic Wedding Venues

Two rustic wedding venues with natural forest and river settings for the ceremony and charmingly capacious barn dance halls for the celebrations.

Guest Accommodation

De Uijlenes can accommodate more than 140 guests on the farm in simple rooms adjacent to the wedding venues and just a short trip across the grass.

Rustic Forest Weddings

Stand beneath the boughs of a 200 year old oak tree in the centre of a natural forest full of white lilies and say your vows beneath her overarching canopy.

From the Bride and Groom

  • Thank you so much, our guests loved everything from the rustic vibe to the amazing food. It was the perfect start to our wonderful adventure together!

    Jaclyn & Brandon

  • Thank you for an absolutely amazing evening! It was much more than we could ever have imagined. It is such a beautiful venue and the Forest is magical.

    Sunette & Corne

  • We just want to say one last thank you to you and Flippie for everything. The wedding was just so amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue!

    Craig & Tam Arnold

  • Thanks you Staci! It was a good and successfully run wedding day and I am happy that we made use of your venue which was beautiful with the Forest included. We received lots of compliments on the venue itself and I think you have a great team running it. Thank you again for everything and I am sure we will see you again soon.

    Karla & Nico

  • Thank you once again for making our day so extremely special. We enjoyed every second, it was perfect.

    Runie & William

  • Thanks again for your help, you have the most beautiful place and you and Flippie make a great team!


  • We really enjoyed having our special day at your venue and have heard nothing but glowing reports from our guests. I would definatley recommend the De Uijlenes experience to other people!


  • Thank you Flippie, Staci & the rest of the staff for an unforgettable surperb wedding! Proffessional service, friendly faces and people that have the world at thier feet. You guys made our occassion exceptional! Thank you for great food amd fine service as well as all your hard work.

    Christiaan & Adel Klotz

2016 Winter Wedding Special

Get married in the rain and count the many blessing that fall upon you. At De Uijlenes you can still celebrate an outdoor wedding in the winter. The forest canopy is so thick that the rain seldom penetrates to the floor. In the barn we have a huge hearth which we will keep roaring through the night and our own brand of witblitz is sure to keep everyone warm on the inside. We are offering a 40% discount on all winter weddings booked at De Uijlenes. Offer runs from May – August 2016

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