Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
A grand arrival at the main entrance of Ashford Castle with photography
Welcome drink reception in The Oak Hall and Connaught Room
Ceremony in the Drawing Room
Wedding breakfast in George V Dining Room
First dance in The Oak Hall
Drinks reception and entertainment in The Drawing Room
Welcome reception which includes drinks and hors d’deuvres (cold and warm canapes)
Our impressive wines selection
A four-course set menu with one choice per course
Vegetarian dishes are available and any other dietary requirements are catered for on a request
Local talented bakers who can create your wedding cake
Evening supper including speciality sandwiches and Irish classics
Ray Kenny Chauffeur Service
Telephone: 087 654 8698
We can also assist with arranging a helicopter arrival into the Castle grounds
A traditional bagpiper welcome upon arrival, background music for cocktails and dinner, dance band and disco.
We suggest Henry McGlade for all entertainment requirements
Telephone: 087 9358177
Our recommended supplier is TJ Quinn, please ask us for details.
We can supply souvenir menus, place cards and a seating plan.
Elizabeth Toher is a wonderful local photographer, please ask us for details.
Colin Cowie and his team have mastered the art of the wedding planning and regularly assist guests at Ashford Castle. Whether you are seeking a romantic destination or a Royal wedding of epic proportions, your dreams will become reality.
Call +353 (0) 94 954 6003 or
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