Monday, 16 December 2013

Orangerie or Conservatory Dream

Our son got married to a dream girl in October 2013. 
 While they were running around trying to book a venue for the reception in Harrismith,
 it dawn on us that there is not much to choose from. 
 All are big venues and their dream wedding - only 75 guests.
They had their wedding in a little clearing next to a waterfall at the foot of Platberg Mountain
The set-up for the church ceremony

The little waterful.  She is such a wonderful girl, the sparkle in our son's eyes. 

No frills and no curls - beautiful 

This was when our latest dream project was born. 
 We want to add a small hall to our establishment, but not just any hall.

Decisions . . . decisions 
Where we plan to built the venue hall used to be our grow house for the Lisianthus cut flowers that we grow. 

So we thought what about an Orangery or Orangerie or a Conservatory. 

First we had to find the difference. 

An Orangerie was a building in the grounds of fashionable residences from the 17th to the 19th centuries and given a classic architectural form. The name reflects the original use of the building as a place where citrus trees were often wintered in tubs under cover, surviving through harsh frosts

A Conservatory is a room having glass roof and walls, typically attached to a house on only one side, used as a greenhouse or a sunroom. Conservatories originated in the 16th century when wealthy landowners sought to cultivate citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges that began to appear on their dinner tables brought by traders from warmer regions.

We are already looking out for the right mood!!! 

The above five images are borrowed

Please we are open for advise and if you could come up for our little venue please let us know.
Lots of love

We have to send invitations to this party

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