“An explosion of green on Wemmershoek Road between Franschhoek and Paarl. Ancient oaks sheltering the bistro deck, sweeping reception hall and intimate winery functions space. With the nearby rose garden, pools, poplar forest and private lake with the Hou Moed mountains in the background. The La Paris Estate is a true discovery for functions in Franschhoek and Paarl.
Oaks and ponds beyond the old winery and 17th-century farm buildings lead to the rest of the estate’s plentiful little “biospheres” – unique spaces that create different settings for any wedding or function. And you’re not going to be left wanting for options for your next function here.
There’s also the newly renovated Lyceum space. It’s colossal to say the least, an old farm building converted into an immaculate white-marble-tiled functions venue with chandeliers and old beams in the ceiling that allows you to convert the look of the space into whatever you imagine by suspending decor or indoor plants.
The Lyceum functions space at La Paris accommodates about 450 people, easy. And, importantly, the side doors all open up onto a lush green outdoor lawn space that’s perfect for extending your reception or large function.
Both the Lyceum and winery also make for the ideal wedding ceremony – or indoor, back-up-plan reception – spaces. Which brings us to what La Paris is already very famous for, idyllic winelands weddings in Franschhoek.
Every “environment” is truly unique and worth strolling through whether you’re planning a wedding or not. There are sweeping lawns above the manor house, for carnival or picnic-style weddings. The rose garden is lush and beautifully tended. And the forested arbour makes for an incredible dusktime photo-procession as your party makes its way up to the lake, which has an island in the middle for more incredible photos.”