At Bellevue Cafe we offer a tailor made experience to our bride and groom. Menus can be altered to fit with certain dietary requirements or interchanged to suit your palette. The venue is yours to decorate. Fairy lights can be used to soften the mood, hearts hung from our tree in the centre of the restaurant and bunting strung between the beams. We do not put a limit on what you can bring in to make your day amazing, except it is a "no" to draping. Bellevue is gorgeous without it! The Bellevue team will set up and break down your wedding at no expense to yourself. You can even get married in our beautiful gardens.
We work on a minimum spend basis – R40,000
This is made up from the following:
- Your menu choice
- Welcome drinks
- Bar tab
If this spend is not reached then we make up the remaining amount with a venue hire fee. If you choose to get married in the gardens it is an additional R2000
- Napkins – if you choose to use them
There is safe and secure parking in the Bellevue Campus. We are wheelchair friendly and have a downstairs bathroom for those not wanting to take the stairs. We have 2 storage facilities so décor can be dropped off prior.
Maximum of guests:
- Seated – 130
- Cocktail – 180
On the day of your wedding we will serve breakfast and an early lunch at restaurant. The kitchen will close at 13h30 with guests out by 14h00. The team will then set up the venue to be ready to receive guests at 16h00.
We do not kick you out! You can stay till 03h00am, however the music is turned off at 12h00 midnight in agreement with being in a residential area.
Once you have left the team will take down the décor and store it for collection in the coming days. If you plan to have fairy lights, bunting etc this can all be set up the prior – we love as it adds to our atmosphere!
For weddings with more than 80 guests we recommend hiring a tent. This is set up to cover our outside area and increases the floor space to set tables and is great in the rainy season. Nomadic Tents know the venue well and are our recommended contact – 031 264 1715
DJs, string quartets, duos all are welcome. We have a great area – that projects the sound well – for them to set up, with an area to dance. DJ Slade – 0827441943 – has done a number of weddings at Bellevue. The represents a reputable company and plays awesome music!
For wedding cakes we have a great space in the centre of the restaurant under our tree to place your cake – tiered, cupcakes etc.
Janet Sawkins owner of Madelines makes amazing sweet goodies and is well known at Bellevue – 082 712 5812
Designer Décor – 031 764 1898 Gertie has done many wedding set ups with us and have a wonderful range of décor items.
For flowers we recommend Talking Flowers - 031 764 3885
When it comes to your wine and champagne choices we try and help as far as possible. We advise that you choose a red and white for each table from our wine list and then Miss Molly – our sparkling wine for speeches. If there is something specific that you love let us know and we can order it in for you. Alternately you can bring in your own at R50.00 corkage fee. We are fully licensed and can arrange any craft or local beer/spirit that you love. When it comes to the small ones we are relaxed. All are welcome and we will develop a menu with your help for them.
To book and secure your wedding date at Bellevue we require a deposit of R2000
Once this is decided we will work out the finer details.
Enjoy your planning and we looking forward to helping wherever we can!