FAQ

WHERE IS LAURENT SITUATED?

Laurent is situated in the heart of Somerset West, nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain Range on Lourensford Wine Estate.

From Lourensford Road turn into the Estate through the first set om security boom gates. Follow the road to the circle and take the first exit (left) through the second security boom gates. Continue through the lane where the parking area will be on the left.

IS LAURENT CHILD FRIENDLY? WHAT ABOUT WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?

Children are always welcome. We do however not provide a baby sitter or offer entertainment for the children. Please enquire for the kiddies menu. Laurent is also wheelchair accessible with relevant parking and restroom facilities.

DOES LAURENT OPERATE AS A RESTAURANT?

Laurent is exclusively a weddings, events and conference event space

CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN WINES?

You are allowed to bring in your own sparkling wine or Methode Cap Classic (MCC) at a corkage fee of R95,00 ex. VAT per bottle. However Laurent offers a wide range of Lourensford wines available to choose from.

DOES LAURENT OFFER ACCOMMODATION?

Laurent currently does not offer accommodation on site, however a suggested accommodation list can be provided.

WHEN ARE MY SUPPLIERS ALLOWED ON SITE FOR SET-UP OF MY
EVENT?

Laurent will be available for set-up the day prior to your event only by prior arrangement and is subject to availability. Alternatively, the venue will be open from 08:00 AM on the day of your event.

DOES THE LAURENT TEAM HELP WITH SET-UP?

Laurent will gladly assist with the basic set-up and layout of tables, chairs, cutlery and crockery (should Laurent’s stock be used), provided that a floor plan is sent at least two days prior to your event.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Not to worry, our professional team will always discuss a contingency plan with you, which will be relevant to your setup, the type of event and the number of guests at your event. The veranda area has a glass roof covering that works perfectly in case of inclement weather. It also has roller blinds that assist with the cosy atmosphere and keeping out the wind and weather.

DOES LAURENT ALLOW FOR EXTERNAL CATERING?

Laurent offers an all-inclusive service, and therefore we do not allow external catering. Our catering will meet all your menu needs. The only exception will be for events that are strictly Kosher of Halal, in which a kitchen hire fee will be applicable.

DO YOU HAVE A CHANGING FROM FOR BRIDES?

We suggest that brides get ready off-site as we do not have a dedicated room or area available for the bride to get ready on the day of the wedding.

DOES LAURENT’S VENUE HIRE INCLUDE CHAIRS FOR CEREMONY?

Laurent only supplies the chairs for indoor use in the reception area. You are responsible to hire in additional chairs for the ceremony area.

UNTIL WHAT TIME CAN WE USE THE VENUE?

The venue hire allow you to make use if the venue until 00:00 AM. You have the option to move to our after party venue to extend until 02:00 AM. Because of liquor license regulations, the bar will close at 01:00AM. Please enquire for venue and staff overtime costs.