About Freedom Hill Boutique Weddings & Winery
Having a spectacular view of the exquisite Simonsberg Mountains, Freedom Hill Boutique Weddings & Winery is blessed with a picturesque landscape, resulting in a truly impeccable ambiance creating the feeling of pure bliss and joyful freedom. This family-owned estate is blessed with an incredibly rich history which dates back to 1699, when it was part of the farm La Paris, which had been obtained by the French Huguenot, Francois Retief.
It was in 1997 that Francois Klomp, a civil engineer by profession, and his wife, Adila, fell in love with this beautiful 82-hectare farm. Combining their talents with those of a small, inspired team, set out to develop it into what has become a model boutique.
With our friendly and efficient staff, all sharing a love for beautiful things, we will be offering you a proficient and polished service which will exceed your expectations, ensuring your day is stress-free, yet picture perfect.
Specializing in intimate boutique weddings, going the extra mile to make your day faultless and flawless, is second nature to us. We do not believe in mass production, but rather in exclusivity, aiming for perfection.
Our niche that we are specializing in is brides, wanting to have an intimate, romantic wedding on a scenic boutique winery. One who shares the love for nature, loved ones, and most important, excellence.
What we offer:
• We can accommodate up to 80 seated guests
• Or 120 guests in a cocktail style event
• We have a built-in bar facility
• We offer beautiful restrooms
• Fully equipped kitchen
• We pair your wedding with our award-winning Freedom Hill wines
• We offer full coordination upon request (on the day coordination available upon request)
Conferences and Functions
With its breathtaking views and picturesque scenery, Freedom Hill is not only the ideal wedding venue, but also the perfect setting for any special event or private function – be it a milestone birthday party, sophisticated bachelorette party, baby shower, year-end function, corporate function, product launch, seminar or conference.
Located only 15 minutes from Paarl, 26 minutes from Franschhoek, 40 minutes from Cape Town and 42 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, the venue is also perfectly central.
The modern, minimalistic and stylish venue, has a clean finish that can be decorated as pleased. A large front door opens up to a spacious terrace and a widely spread lawn where your guests can enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Various packages and seating options are available for corporate functions or conferences.
Their prestigious wine range derives its name from the fact that the vineyards overlook the legendary Victor Verster Prison (now the Drakenstein Correctional Services facility), where Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom 1992. One of our latest ventures was to establish a classic Cape vineyard style venue with the purpose of allowing others to experience memorable moments on our scenic estate.
The estate concentrates on red wines. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage, are planted in the sandy soil. Only hand-selected red grapes from vineyards on the farm are used for the red wines. To ensure that every wine reaches the peak of perfection, all the wines are matured for between 12 and 24 months in oak barrels. A small production of ±6 000 cases per year ensures attention to detail.