Birthdays, kitchen teas, baby showers, family gatherings, coming of age celebrations – life is rich and full, and the atmosphere at The Styling Shed is perfect for these joyous moments. Convenient to get to but tucked away in the Stellenbosch countryside, this venue will meet all your needs with its abundance of natural light, unpretentious elegance and serene hospitality.
Pick your space
The Styling Shed houses two small venues: the Conservatory Room and the Botany Room. These two rooms, separated by a roll-away partition, can be configured into one larger space. If you chose to hire just one room, you’ll have your own private entrance and access to two fully serviced bathrooms, as well as shared use of the veranda, lawns, jungle gym and parking area.
Hire our function venue
Our rooms are botanically themed in an airy, modern way with hanging plants, pot plants and shelving with art. Either of our rooms are available for hire during the week, over the weekend and on public holidays.
We have a generous fireplace, perfect for winter afternoons and cozy dinners. And during the summer, our wide verandas provide shade and tranquility. Splendid views, ample lawns, tall whispering trees, and a plethora of farm animals (from guinea fowl and geese to horses and tractors) allow you to revel in the simple pleasures of life.
And, as with any function at The Styling Shed, our staff go above and beyond to make sure our venue is everything we say it is.
Food to make your soul glad
Taste buds – what a gift! With Two Chefs on our team, we marvel at flavours and celebrate food. We have a variety of menus for every occasion, and can accommodate guests with halaal friendly requirements.
We are fully licensed, and will arrange for a bar service at an additional cost. You may bring your own wine or sparkling wine for a small corkage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you licensed to sell alcohol?
We are pleased to offer a fully licensed bar. You may bring in your own wine, at a corkage fee of R25 per 750ml bottle. All other beverages must be ordered through us. There’s a one-time bar set-up fee, and this includes: a bar person for the duration of the event (excluding overtime), ice, water jugs, bar glassware and wine coolers.
Do you provide event coordination?
No, we do not. We distinguish between a venue manager and an event coordinator, because the responsibilities are different. We would be glad to make recommendations for excellent event coordinators.
What about wait staff?
Compulsory staff costs will be worked out according to your confirmed timeline and number of guests. We work on an average of one waiter to 15 guests. Please enquire about costing.
What about additional décor?
The Styling Shed is botanically themed in an airy, modern way with hanging plants, pot plants and shelving with art. This standard décor cannot be moved. We do allow floral and lighting installations from the roof beams, but not stuck to the walls, doors and floors. We’re happy to brainstorm with you, and will confirm all décor and installation ideas in writing so that we’re all on the same page.
What about music?
We don’t, but we can refer you to a supplier if you’d like one. Keep in mind that we don’t permit loud music out of courtesy to our neighbours.
What happens if there’s a power outage?
Unfortunately, none of us can control when load shedding will happen; however, if you’d like to plan for this, you’re welcome to bring in a generator. We can refer you to suppliers.
What happens if we accidentally break something?
We charge a small refundable deposit for breakages. The deposit will be refunded within two weeks if there were no breakages.
Oh dear, we need to cancel!
We’re so sorry! The full venue hire fee is charged as the deposit to secure the date, and unfortunately, we can’t refund this because we had set aside the date for you.
Can we pay with a credit card?
Yes, you may pay with a credit card! Just keep in mind that when it comes to returning breakage deposits, we refund via EFT (electronic funds transfer) to South African bank accounts only.
What about smoking?
Smoking is not permitted in The Styling Shed, but guests are welcome to smoke outside. Please let us know if you need ashtrays.
Tell me more about set-up and overtime.
You’ll need to calculate for set-up and breakdown when you figure out whether you want a full- or a half-day package. In other words, set-up and breakdown need to take place within the package’s allotted time frame. If you do go overtime, then you’ll be charged an additional fee per hour, with a maximum of 2 hours’ overtime.