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VenueAn exceptional and unique wedding venue facility – The venue specializes in weddings, but can host other functions that will be discussed in person. Each function is handled on its own merit. The views are stunning. For better service and your peace of mind, we are fully prepared for Eskom power outages with our own 60 kva generator.

More about the non-technical aspects of Bygracealone is found under the tab “about us”.

The unique and permanently decorated hall has a stage, features unique lighting and has a built-in sound system with superb acoustics. It also offers the distinctive luxury of a joint open lounge and cash bar inside the same space where all the guests can enjoy one coherent gathering where the dining and dancing are also done. We offer outstanding catering included in our packages.

Exclusivity is a specific aim of Bygracealone – the whole estate is set apart for one function at a time only with functions separated by at least one day so that every function’s hall is set-up at least the day before already. The strong point of Bygracealone, however, is probably its food. This is testified by an untainted reputation with over 25 000 satisfied guests in the first six years of operation. Our advertising is mostly done by word-of-mouth.

This estate is a gift [grant] of God and is where this ministry is operating from. More about the ministry is found by clicking on the blue banner. It links to www.gospel-truth.co.za, with a list of subjects that promise potential to be life changing for those seriously contemplating it.

One subject there is entitled “Marriage”. We believe the wedding idea is of God for one man with one woman and is our Triune God´s prophetic image of Christ as the Bridegroom and us as His bride, His church, His temple, His Zion, His stars, His city in Whom He dwells continually and habitually [for those in Christ]. This is Scriptural, and so what we believe. For an exegesis of this and the gospel of Jesus Christ, be so brave as to click that blue banner

Gift-from-GodBygracealone is a 26 ha estate under development with a wedding venue by Jannie & Martiana Jacobs, happily married since the 26th October 1985. That is their wedding date, not some point afterwards.

The venue is mainly purposed for weddings, but can host other functions or conferences. The hall has a stage, features unique lighting and has a sound system. The venue offers outstanding catering. This estate is a gift of God¹ and is where this ministry is operating from. The venue help pay our needs.

The views are stunning. Exclusivity is a specific aim of Bygracealone – the whole estate is set apart for one function at a time only. The strong point of Bygracealone, however, is probably its food…

The wedding idea is of God². A marriage is our Triune God´s prophetic image of Christ as the Bridegroom and us as His bride, His church, His temple, His Zion, His stars, His city in Whom He dwells continually and habitually [for those in Christ]. This is Scriptural, and so what we believe³.

Venue CapacityThe floor area of the hall itself measures about 23m x 14.7m, excluding the stage and an additional 80 m2 open plan lounge area that connects with the main hall as a coherent whole but that have its own sound control.

Concert type seating can be provided for up to a maximum of 300 persons (for a concert or show), with a stage and basic audio- & lighting control. For weddings, 60 to 150 guests maximum, with ample dancing space; and three homely fireplaces. For functions such as anniversaries or theme-dinners we serve 60 to 180 pax maximum.

With more than 150 pax dancing space is proportionally compromised. With 180 pax the dancing space is too small. It is best for clients to assess this in person with a personal visit by appointment. Smaller groups can be accommodated, but needs to be discussed in some detail.

Our “sweet spot” is 114 pax. This means 104 guests are seated in four parallel rows of 26 each at the two long tables flanking the dancefloor, plus a head table seating a maximum of 10 on the stage that is designed to elevate the bride but not higher than eyelevel with guests standing on the floor). We’ll show you this as our hall is permanently in a ready-state. Visit us by appointment and we’ll discuss this in person.

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There are three options for the wedding ceremony per se at Bygracealone:

  1. ChapelThe unique amphitheater with its 23 columns that offers great views and a very special atmoshere with the tranquil sound of the little waterfall under the entrance bridge. It seats 150.
  2. The atrium that can also be considered a conservatory with an open-plan connection to the main hall. This seats 120.
  3. An open-air ceremony is an option (weather permitting) but requires special arrangements and needs to be discussed with the owners/management of Bygracealone in good time.

Note: To see why the heading “Chapel” is in inverted commas, feel free to contemplate the paper entitled “Church” on www.gospel-truth.co.za (or click the blue banner on the right).

accomodationYou won’t easily find a “chapel” (or any area for your wedding ceremony), that will trump what Bygracealone offers you! It is open but sheltered, and has an unique quality and ambiance.

Bygracealone offers three options for a chapel for the wedding ceremony per se:

  1. A covered, but extraordinary romantic open-plan chapel with 23 pillars and a lovely view over the Outeniqua Mountain. It has its own sound system with excellent acoustics and can seat 150.
  2. The lounge area inside the venue, mentioned above, can seat 130 maximum, also with fitted speakers.
  3. The NG Outeniqualand church building situated 1 km from

Feel free to discuss your choice with us in good time.

Bygracealone offers a fully licensed, very well-stocked, and very reasonably priced cash bar. Clients must communicate their requirements and requests for their function a week in advance.

The cash bar at Bygracealone is licensed for “Over-counter consumption” only. Kindly note that clients or their guests may bring no spirits, beers, or soft drinks on to the premises without our consent. This rule is not negotiable and the owners reserve the right to admission and/or continued admission to this property for those who comply with our terms & conditions.

Should you want to bring your own wines, inform us first to see if we can supply them for you at a special price. A Cork-fee will be charged on wines not supplied by Bygracealone. Discuss this with us, we are reasonable.