Thank You very much for making our wedding day perfect!

Cecilia and David

Didn’t have a chance to thank you & your daughter last night.- we all had a really great time and it was well worth it.

Kim Davids

Dear Kathy, Stefan and I would just like to thank you from the bottom our hearts for making our day extra special. The food was absolutely delicious - everyone raved about it! The venue an absolute beauty and a gem more people should know about. You really went out of your way for us and we appreciate all your efforts. We couldn’t have asked for more. We will be recommending you to everyone (not that we need to - everything spoke for itself 🙂 )

Stefan and bride

Thank you for an amazing wedding. Everyone is raving about the venue and food.

Colin & Colleen

Hi Kathy, Thank you for the amazing wedding! I felt so comfortable, and I thoroughly enjoyed my wedding. The food was exquisite, and the guests agreed. The venue is stunning; the photos are amazing especially because you have access to the river! We really enjoyed ourselves, I have been complimented on being a bride who was happy and had no stress. I cannot thank you enough for that! I would highly recommend the venue and your services!

Leslie Sonn

Kathy thanks for an absolutely wonderful wedding – the breads were unbelievable and the food outstanding! . 5/5/13

Michelle - Mother of bride

Hi Kathy, Just to let you know that I have had emails and sms's complimenting me on the BEST wedding they have been to. Everyone had such an awesome chilled day and I cannot thank you enough! Lots of hugs for the BEST day of my LIFE xxx

I absolutely loved shooting at your lovely venue. Candice B

Candice B

Awesome venue, lovely staff – warm feeling. Cheers.

Paul Bevin

Most amazing venue – thank you for everything.

Dragisa Radovonic

Kathy, my deepest felt thank you to you and your staff for making my wedding the most beautiful day. Everybody had an amazing time and the food was exquisite. Everybody is saying what a beautiful venue we had. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and the warmth you displayed. You made my experience a painless and memorable one. I will always remember you

Tercia Isaacs

On 13th February we will be married for one year. Thank you for making the day so special for us; wish we could do it all over again. The atmosphere, the food and your hospitality was amazing. GOD BLESS Stay as wonderful as you are! 4/2/11

Ashlene & Conway

Kathy thank you so much, it really was a magical day. Everything from your side was superb; we have had nothing but compliments & positive feedback about the entire day, relaxed, fun & just plain brilliant. The food was outstanding. Thank you for all you did to make it such a hit with everyone.

D. Johnstone

Dear Kathy, We really wish to thank you for your vital contribution to a very special and happy occasion. The venue provided an exceptionally magical context and backdrop for Lilly and Richards wedding. The guests have been full of appreciation for the venue and very complimentary about the catering. We thought the venue looked fabulous and that every single item on your menu stood out and was exceptionally good. You really are a gifted and inspired cook. Warm regards.

Jeanne, Albert, Lilly and Richard

Hi Kathy, Monchique, the venue, you, your team, the food & atmosphere were all Absolutely Fabulous and everyone keeps raving about what an awesome time they had and how beautiful everything was. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so stunning and memorable. Thanks again for everything!

Nathan & Melissa Heyns

Kathy, to plan our wedding in Cape Town from overseas meant we had to have someone very reliable & competent. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special! The venue was ideal, the food perfect & the vibe just right. Don’t be surprised to see us when we celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Lots of love.
Germany. 22/10/'05.

Carla & Kai

Thanks so much for last Friday - the food was wonderful, the venue superb. No one has stopped talking about it.
Miltons Matsemela Inc. 9/12/'05


Wanted to let you know that everyone had an absolute ball at our Wedding, the venue is magical. Thanks for all your & your team’s hard work behind the scenes – you handled the masses brilliantly. Kind Regards.


Thanks for a fantastic wedding. Everything was superb!

Erica & Gareth Griffiths

Kathy thanks once again, for a superb spread & fabulous day! You are just unbelievable! Everybody is raving about you!!!!

Eileen Rawbone-Viljoen

Thanks for an awesome lunch! It was our best day in 30 days of shooting.

VIP Productions

Kathy, thank you for all your help - you are truly amazing! I could never have done it without your help.

Colleen Hoffman

Kathy, we had a great time in South Africa with your dinner as a top highlight!
Many thx.
29/8/'07 Miami (Dinner/Dem at their private Villa - Cellars-Hohenhort).


Many thanks for our beautiful wedding & all the organizing that went into it. We had a fantastic wedding, everyone’s still raving about the food, the venue & what a lovely time they had.

Lisa & Marcus

The do was wonderful. Very special indeed.
Watson Inc. 1/2/'08

Trevor Watson

Kathy, thank you so much for making our day so special. It is one we won't forget, especially the yummy food!! So many people said what an excellent venue it was & that it was one of the best weddings they'd been to. We were so lucky to have such a magical day.
8/2/'08 (Perth).

Jo & Mike Ritchie

Kathy, thank you for your excellent service. The place looked stunning, the food was amazing. We will make sure that all our friends & family know about your hospitality.

Deon & Marlene

Thank you once again for the fantastic wedding.
(Mother of bride). 23/2/'08


Your food = WOW!! You’re an artist & you know it. I’m your eternal fan.


Unbelievably excellent!! Exceeded Expectations! Highly recommend anyone to have a function here. You are a hidden gem!

Lindsey & Dee O’Neill

Just want to tell you - your food was AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Carmen Visser

Kathy, thank you for your hospitality. It's rare to deal with people with your passion & sincerity!

Bianca & Francois

Thank you so much for making our wedding the most amazing experience. The venue was absolutely breathtaking and the food, well there are really no fitting words; the food was out of this world. Thank you to you & your staff for all your hard work.

Claudia Matthews

Thank you for all your assistance with everything. The venue, service provided and food exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be recommending you for overseas weddings.

Kim & Mat Clow

Thank you for a wonderful day. Everything lived up to & far exceeded our expectations. The food was superb! Our guests were very complimentary about the venue. The staff were professional and diligent, and I am sure there were many others in the background making it all happen. Thank you for your guidance and help to keep things simple.

Ryan and Michelle

Kathy, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help to make Jaco and Junko's wedding day so special. The venue, food, service, everything was wonderful - My guests thoroughly enjoyed it. Without your input, it would have been very difficult for me to arrange such a perfect day, especially with the bridal couple in Tokyo and me in Sedgefield. Awesome venue, Great food and fantastic ambiance. Was a night to remember.
Tokyo, Japan. 31/10/'09

Jaco & Junco

Wow … we could not have had a more spectacular time!! The venue was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious. Thanks Kathy for being as amazing, supportive and helpful as you were. It made all the difference.
UK. 7/11/'09

Annette & Oliver Gardner

What a super venue – lovely grub & lovely vibe!

Koos & Margie de Jager

What a fantastic venue! Beautiful food!

Debra Harmuth

A fairytale wedding venue in the mountains. The décor fantastic & food excellent.


Unique with atmosphere!! Excellent food and beautiful setting. All round excellence.

Louis & Louisa de jager

Dear Kathy and Simone, Thank-you so much for the wonderful wedding we had at Monchique - 21/11/2009. You did a fabulous job and we were so pleased and everyone commented on how lovely it all was. The venue is incredibly beautiful, everything went so smoothly, and the food was great! We had a perfect day - very happy.

Tessa and Alex

Loved the venue, food and hospitality.
UK. 21/11/'09

Geoff Woodruff

Beautiful setting, excellent cuisine. Friendly ambiance all perfectly organized. A wonderful experience.

Lee-Ann & Andrew

Thank you so much making our wedding day so special. We have had numerous compliments from our guests on both the food and the wonderful setting.


Dear Kathy, thank you and your team for a wonderful luncheon at The Barn. The ladies were thrilled - and want to come back next year!!! The beautiful countryside and setting, combined with an efficient and friendly team added to the charm of the event. The food was superb, and for that a special Thanks to the young chef Simone. Well done. The service was great and the warm family atmosphere very much appreciated by all the ladies. It was indeed a memorable afternoon. Many thanks and best regards.
PROBUS Hout Bay 8/12/'09

Erika Hauptmann

THANK YOU so much for everything. We had a wonderful day. Everyone loved the food and the venue is stunning.

Allison de Vos

Thanks for the best vegetarian meal of my life.

Pye Marias

20th February, 2010 Wedding of Nancy Thurtell. Herewith e-mail from Mum of bride, Trish Thurtell.

They say : "It's every girl's dream to be married in a magical setting", and : "It's every parent's wish to see their daughter's dreams come true..."

Monchique's stunning terraced garden sets the scene for this fairy-tale ... the lush greenery and towering trees framing the spectacular mountain peaks above and beyond... the thatched gazebo nestled near the pool is an enchanting environment for guests to meet and greet.

The Barn, with its charming rustic appeal has a comfortable homely atmosphere - just perfect for an intimate celebration.

The venue was beyond compare and then the cherry on the top was the delicious cuisine! Kathy Whittaker and her very talented chef daughter, Simone, excel in their task of providing the very best service for any occasion. Kathy's calm and reassuring confidence and friendly advice and suggestions helped to quell the stresses which surround the preparations for a wedding, Simone's culinary skills proved her to be both accomplished and dedicated in her profession. The diverse choice of dishes on the extensive menu allowed for the hostess to take all needs into account. The delectable fusion of subtle, delicious tastes and flavours delighted all palates.

We felt at ease and privileged to entertain our wedding guests here. The tranquil ambience and privacy of this venue is ideal for a special function, especially a wedding. Guests could relax and enjoy the ceremony and the party without worrying about the safety of their vehicles. Having the place entirely to ourselves meant that we could bring in our own personal touches throughout and as Kathy was so supportive and accommodating, we knew that everything would be safe to collect the next day.

They say: "There's nothing better since sliced bread..." (or, "The greatest thing since sliced bread...") well, then came The Barn @ Monchique ! Now the cliché should read "There's nothing better since The Barn @ Monchique!" AND their breads are divine!

Nancy Thurtell

Beautiful wedding – really enjoyed it!

M. Botha

Lovely food! Beautiful environment!

Lauren Ewers

Thank you for a beautiful wedding. The food & atmosphere were lovely.

Leslene Phalo