This New Year, partner with a conference venue near Pretoria that has it all!

This New Year, partner with a conference venue near Pretoria that has it all!

If you want to plan a successful conference, seminar, workshop or product launch for 2018, you need a venue that understands the importance of high quality, professional services. At Idle Winds, a top conference venue conveniently located just 14kms from Fourways; we have the experience, facilities and dedication needed to make your event a success! Here’s a selection of what our conference venue has to offer: A selection of conference packages to meet your specifications. Comfortable, on-site accommodation in our 58 double and twin-sized rooms. Access to our award-winning restaurant, known for exceptional international cuisine and impressive wine selection. Access to a selection of function venues and customised menus (including buffets, braais, plated dinners, breakfast and Halaal menus) for relaxed dining and an opportunity to unwind after a hard day’s work. Scenic location out in the tranquil countryside, ideal for focussing on the work at hand. We will work with you to develop the best – and most affordable – conference experience We understand how important these corporate events are to our clients, which is why our conference team is dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure that it’s successful. We will work with you to develop a package that delivers exactly what you want, all within your budget. With the ability to seamlessly host up to 500 people a day in our fully air-conditioned and equipped conference village with stunning views out onto the countryside, we’ll deliver the practical support as well as the wow-factor for any corporate function or event. In addition, we also offer extensive team building packages, which include everything from fire walking and quad biking to gumboot dancing – the ideal way to celebrate a successful corporate event and bring your team together. For more information on our conference venue, packages and services, please contact us...

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Celebrate through 2018 with our function venue near Johannesburg

Celebrate through 2018 with our function venue near Johannesburg

Are you looking for the perfect country venue at which you, your friends and family can celebrate birthdays, weddings and celebrations in 2018? At Idle Winds, just 14kms from Fourways, we specialise in hosting events of every size and we have a variety of function venues to suit your exact needs. For anyone who loves the scenic outdoors, our extensive, manicured grounds offer you a versatile and beautiful natural backdrop. The Terrace, overlooking the Courtyard, is a sophisticated option for daytime celebrations. For larger, indoor events, we can offer you larger function venues like the newly renovated Baobab venue that can seat up to 250 guests and allow you to dance the night away! If you’re a foodie, you can book your event at our award-winning restaurant, renowned for international cuisine and extensive wine list. This space can be booked for up to 40 people, and is ideal for birthdays and family events. If you like to make your events more intimate or more casual, The Wagon Inn, Jackie’s and The Atrium are all great choices. While The Atrium offers a dance floor and exclusive bar, The Wagon Inn comes complete with pool table, darts board and relaxed atmosphere. Let our experienced team deliver an event filled with wonderful memories The Idle Winds team focuses on more than simply providing great function venues, ensuring that our service and management teams are fully trained and experienced in helping make your function a reality. We will assist you with choosing a menu and décor as well as offering full set up and take down services – all while working within your budget. In addition to offering a wide variety of top function venues, we can also include comfortable, on-site accommodation in our 58 double and twin-sized rooms. For more information on our country function venue and services, please contact us...

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‘Tis the season to be braaing!

‘Tis the season to be braaing!

Idles Winds is a beautiful countryside function venue near Johannesburg, known for our lush gardens, scenic bush views and comfortable accommodation. But we’re branching out a little with another fantastic offer – our braai menu! Braai menu ideal for your function  Whether you’re hosting an end-of-year company event, a family reunion or a party for friends and family, there’s no better way to do it than with a braai under the African skies. Here’s our soon-to-be-famous braai menu: Sirloin steak, farm-style boerewors, and chicken served directly from the fire Traditional pap and chakalaka Hot vegetables, including potato herb bake, Mediterranean vegetables drizzled with olive oil, and savoury rice Our Idle Winds salad valley (3 varieties of salad) A selection of homemade savoury and garlic breads A dessert buffet of 3 desserts of your choice, including fruit salad, ice cream, crème caramel, chocolate roulade, cheesecake, lemon meringue, chocolate mousse, and malva pudding with cream) Filter coffee No mess, no fuss, just good fun the traditional South African way  Whatever your event or celebration, our team is here to help you make it happen. We’re located just 14kms from Fourways, making us an easy drive from Pretoria, Johannesburg and Sandton. In just minutes, you will escape to the fresh air and lush veld of the scenic Aloe Valley meander. As a leading function venue, we have the experience to make your event professional, fun and budget-friendly, so don’t hesitate to contact us today and talk about your professionally-catered...

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What’s on during the festive season in Gauteng!

What’s on during the festive season in Gauteng!

Spending the festive season in Gauteng is all about relaxing, exploring, enjoying the hot weather and the quiet roads. Here are some great events and activities on during this peaceful summer holiday period, from our function venue near Pretoria. Bryan Adams – If you love the popular rock rhythms of Bryan Adams and singing along to some of the world’s biggest anthems like “18 Till I die”, you can catch this living legend live at the Sun Arena at Times Square on the 10th of December. The Christmas Village at Montecasino – From 29 November to 3 December, Montecasino’s annual Christmas village is on. Filled with enchanting stalls offering gifts, food, decorations and more, this market is a family attraction that delivers the atmosphere and wonder of traditional European Christmas markets under the African sun. Pinocchio: Written and directed by Janice Honeyman, this traditional Christmas pantomime is a fun-filled thrill-ride for children and parents alike. Held at the Mandela Theatre (Johannesburg Theatre in Braamfontein), this features some of South Africa’s best-known talent! A Christmas Carol: A traditional Christmas story about warmth and redemption, this classic is brought to life to inspire the audience with the true spirit of Christmas. Experience the magic at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 29 November to 7 January. Painting made easy: Held at the beautiful Pretoria Botanical Gardens, this is an entry-level painting workshop for anyone who is interested in developing their artistic skills. Come along and create a masterpiece at this family-friendly event from 11 December to 8 January. The Harties Market: Every Saturday sees crowds come and visit the acclaimed Harties Market, where you can find everything from fine art and creative crafts to delectable treats. It’s hosted opposite the De Vette Mossel restaurant on the 511. Christmas in Gauteng – The perfect time for a weekend getaway!  Whether you want a weekend away with your partner or a trip out of the city with your family, the Hartebeespoort area has so much to offer – and it’s all just 14km from Fourways! At Idle Winds function venue, we offer our guests everything they need for a relaxing countryside break, from comfortable on-site accommodation to an award-winning restaurant. For more information about our function venue or to book your stay, please contact us...

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How to choose the perfect venue for your public event

All the top event planners know that the venue you choose can make or break your event, so it’s critical that this choice is a priority for your team. So, how do you find the perfect fit? Here are some tips from our team at Idle Winds, one of the top function venues near Pretoria. Basics: First, know the size of your event, the type and basic requirements from your venue. Is it a business event, expo, market or club event? Do you need a large inside space for 500 people? Would you rather have big outdoor lawns? Is it formal or casual? Budget: This is your second most important planning tool, as everything has to meet your budgetary requirements. It will help you decide what venue will suit you, as well as where your spending will go in terms of catering, décor and so forth. Where to start? With so many options out there, it can be difficult to even start your search for the right venue. Fortunately, the Internet provides a great starting point as many venues have a website and social media presence. While you shouldn’t commit to a venue based on what you see online, you can certainly get a great feel for the venue, their amenities and what they offer. Know your amenities: This is where it’s essential to communicate with the venue’s team, so that you can decide whether you need to bring in more vendors or not. For example, if you are expecting a large crowd, you’ll need to make sure that they have access to toilets. If you are hosting food stalls, you’ll need to know if your venue allows it and what their policies are. If you want certain décor, tents or other structures, you’ll need to know if they are allowed and if the venue has preferred vendors that they would like to work with. Accessibility and entertainment: The different venues you speak to will be able to tell you if they are wheelchair friendly, if they allow bands/DJs, if they have facilities for children, or any other accessibility questions you may have. Make sure that they also have enough parking for your guests and that the parking is secure. Let our experienced team host your event at our welcoming function venue!  Idle Winds is a leading conference, wedding and function venue near Pretoria, just 14kms from Fourways. Our friendly, experienced staff are ready and waiting to assist you in planning and hosting a memorable function. In addition to a variety of function spaces, gardens and restaurant, we also offer overnight accommodation, conferencing space and teambuilding packages. For more information about our services, function rooms and venue, please contact us...

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