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Breath-taking indoor and outdoor events venue offering fully customised events in Pretoria East.

Host your next celebration in the majestic and spacious medieval Riverside Castle.

This fairy tale function venue caters for all sizes of indoor and outdoor events including romantic weddings, extraordinary corporate functions, kitchen teas or birthdays, anniversaries, company year-ends, matric farewells, as well as serving as a location for videos, concerts, team building and other special events.

The Riverside Castle as well as its gardens, features and fountains make a beautiful and dramatic backdrop for incredible photographs.

The opportunity to completely customise your event, also means that your function will be the unique experience you aspire to host. While the Riverside Castle is a wonderfully unique venue, it does not have a signature style. Every function, no matter how big or small, is designed from scratch, from menu all the way through to décor.

There is ample parking for each venue, ample space to allow for social distancing, and security that can be booked for ample peace of mind.

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Our story

When we embark on a new chapter in our lives, we often ask for a blessing. So, it is fitting that the beginning of Riverside Castle’s story, back in 2005, starts with just that: a prayer and the placing of a Bible into the foundations of its chapel. And on that special day little did Jaco, the visionary behind this extraordinary venue, know that he would be the first to exchange vows here – after all, he hadn’t even met his wife yet. “I tell my wife that we had the most expensive wedding ever, as I built her a castle!” he says with a loving smile.

The Riverside Castle quickly took root in Tshwane as a popular wedding and events location. A key ingredient to its rapid growth was its unique service offering of customising each and every event for its clientele. As the years have gone by countless couples have begun their married lives here, and many memorable moments have been marked in this magical place.

“Every one of our clients has a vision for their events and we have helped clients realise their dreams, as far as we have been able to, by offering tailor-made packages,” says Jaco.

Time has also seen nature embrace the buildings, and the natural fauna and flora has created an intimate forest that cocoons the castle. The cooling wind whispers through rustling leaves, oversized windows, bellow tower and castle turrets. It constantly breathes new life and ideas into the Riverside Castle, including the addition of an informal “Summer Kitchen”, a luxury tented camp, an outdoor podium and a rustic “Fairy Forest”.

“Our experience here is really more of a spiritual journey, and our evolution has been guided by the nature that surrounds us, and the materials that are readily available to us, in order to minimise our environmental impact,” says Jaco. “In fact, every table and bench, every lantern and light that we use within the venue, has been designed and handmade, on site, by repurposing materials we have.”

QUOTE - a place where fairy-tales unfold, love flows, and dreams come true.