Papa’s Real Food Wedding Venue – Papa’s Real Food accommodates the soon-to-be wedded patrons that are in search for something different. We are a restaurant and function house nestled in the heart of Pretoria, a stone-throw away from the Gautrain Hatfield station. We have gained popularity as the charming wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception, offering an unconventional and characterful wedding experience. The fact that we are situated in Duncan Yard, a charming and quirky boutique lifestyle centre, adds to our own special vibe and charm.
Papa’s Real Food Weddings
A snug little venue with drawable canvas blinds and an open beam roof structure, this space serves as our non-conventional chapel which seats 50 people. With the blinds open we are able to put out extra chairs and couches to accommodate more guests for the ceremony in a relaxed way. This area is used again later as the dance floor or as a photo booth.
While the couple is taking photos
After the ceremony, the newly wedded couple takes advantage of Duncan Yard’s fantastic photo opportunities. From the Jacaranda trees in Sept-Nov to our cobble stone passages – every turn offers something extraordinary. As we know, this part of the wedding takes a little time. While the couple is posing for the perfect shot, we welcome and direct the guests to the whimsical deli area where we entertain them comfortably with canapés and welcome cocktails, done the Papa’s way.
Our quaint courtyard, known as The Piazza, is a stunning setting at Papa’s Real Food. Guests are seated outside under beautiful trees with aesthetically pleasing facades. Our quirky art pieces, unique water feature and free-range feathered friends add cheer to your day. Thus, our décor requires very little extras.
The Piazza spectacularly transforms at night with soft lighting for a romantic atmosphere under the stars – a quality that few venues can boast about.
From traditional South African meals to dishes with a bit of a Mediterranean twist. All our food is plated, eliminating the need to stand in queue. Our friendly and attentive staff will assist the guests in taking orders at the table.
We have set menus but are also open to suggestion in composing a menu that will suit the party’s palate. Papa’s caters from a small intimate meal, to a robust wedding feast.
Papa’s is a fully licensed vendor and we are proud of our Platinum Diner’s Club Award for our wine list. We have the option of a cash bar facility which can be set up outside close to the reception, or make use of our Papa’s Real Pub located inside.
On request, we offer the following services:
- Wedding cakes, cupcakes and dessert table
- Décor and floral arrangements
- Photography and photo booth
- Wedding Stationary
For the guests’ convenience, there are various guesthouses in close proximity to Papa’s and Duncan Yard.