Monchique in Upper Valley, Hout Bay is often called a “hidden gem”. It is named after a picturesque Algarve mountain village renowned for its citrus groves, regional food & mineral springs.

Private and exclusive, Monchique is set in acres of lush gardens, bordering a river. The majestic surrounding mountains provide shelter from wind and afford an awesome backdrop. The barn itself, set behind a classic fountain, has an inviting Mediterranean ambience. It features a banquet-sized fireplace, hayloft & bar facility. The barn flows onto a large, thatched verandah overlooking the gardens. Smokers and younger guests prefer to be seated on the verandah.

The large gazebo bar surrounded by Cape cobbled paving overlooks a stream which flows all year. The gazebo is a perfect setting for pre dinner canapés and cocktails. There are numerous locations for photographs. A quaint chapel set amongst tall trees is available for signing of registry.

Monchique has a growing reputation for delicious seasonal cuisine with a Cape culinary slant. Simone is a 3rd year Silwood graduate while Kathy is well known for her delicious fare and home baked breads which add a “wow” factor to every occasion. Guests love the personal attention and relaxed atmosphere which only a family business can provide.

Monchique specializes in weddings, private dinner & lunch parties, small conferences, office parties, christenings, birthdays & whatever special event you wish to celebrate. The venue is not licensed which affords clients the freedom to procure their own wines and refreshments. Corkage is not charged. Our attentive bar staff set up and serve whatever the hosts provide. Currently a service charge is not compulsory. Instead it is left to the discretion of the host to reward good service as they would normally do elsewhere.

We can recommend tried & tested florists, photographers, marriage officers and musicians. If required we will co-ordinate your entire function, a service that suits our overseas & upcountry clients and those who just don’t have the time to spare. Kathy and Simone strive to make every occasion celebrated at Monchique a momentous one.