In addition to the breath-taking indoor venue, there are endless opportunities to host your ceremony, pre-dinner drinks or even your reception outdoors. This includes areas under the seasonal canopy of trees through which your guests enter the venue, or on the sprawling and perfectly manicured lawns.

Laurent can comfortably seat 250 guests, with ample space for a dance floor. You also have access to our stunning cutlery and crockery, as well as our beautiful tables and chairs – all of which are included in your (venue hire package).

Photo opportunities are truly plentiful – Lourensford is any photographer’s dream! The estate offers an eclectic blend of gorgeous potential backdrops, including an array of fields, fruit tree orchards, vineyards, pine forests and gardens.

To top it off, Laurent also offers bar and staffing solutions, as well as in-house catering services.

Over the past decade or so, we have built an unmatched reputation for excellent service. In addition, we have a strong network of talented preferred service providers who are regarded as part of the Laurent family.


Warm, yet professional, our in-house bar and staffing solutions are there to ensure you and your guests feel welcome, and that your every need is anticipated and attended to.

Our in-house bar and staffing company, can provide professional staff managers, waitstaff, barmen, porters and set-up staff.

Whether it’s the best South African craft beer or a local wine, eye-catching cocktails or effervescent champagne, our beverage menu has everything you need.

We also have a fully-licensed bar and can offer you the option of either an open or cash bar. Bar set-up costs include the services of a barman, all your ice, and any additional glassware and wine coolers. We do charge a corkage fee if you prefer to serve wine that is not on our wine list.


Laurent Catering consists of a dynamic team who whip up the most delectable menus to make any foodie’s mouth water. The chefs cook from their heart, using ingredients that are seasonal, local and sustainably sourced.

Allow us to amaze you with the creative options we have on offer – from fine dining to rustic, or from canapés to braai stations, we’ve got your culinary preferences covered. If you have something special you’d like on the menu, we are always flexible and happy to accommodate your needs.. And, if you’d like a particularly joyful approach, can also do a buffet-to-table style of service where we place a selection of dishes on each table for guests to share and enjoy.

Should you require Kosher or Halal catering, we can introduce you to one of our preferred suppliers who is familiar with our kitchen. The hire of our kitchen is at an additional cost.