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the forum | embassy hill Wedding Venuethe forum company has venues in both Cape Town (the forum embassy hill), and Johannesburg (the forum white light, the forum the campus, and the forum hyde park coming soon!).

We pride ourselves on creating bespoke weddings, inspired by the love stories they’re based on. Over the years we’ve developed a prestigious reputation for conceptualising, planning and delivering memorable wedding celebrations. Our experienced events team works closely with the bridal party to turn your dreams into a reality. Whether your taste is simple or lavish, we’ll plan and execute your special day at one of our iconic venues so that the occasion mirrors your personal style. Our portfolio of venues offers a wide range of choice, from casual simplicity to regal opulence. By treating each wedding as our own, we ensure that your wedding experience is every bit as magical as you imagine it to be.

Our signature art, style and fine food guarantees an unforgettable time for your guests. We are committed to the environment which means we champion responsible dining. This pledge is the foundation for our 100% local sourcing and seasonal product policy. All our producers support natural and sustainable farming practices and complying with free-range authenticity. We select suppliers who support our no plastic principle and exclude single-use plastic.

About the forum | embassy hill Weddings

The Conservatory

  • Seats up to 160 guests
  • The venue offers ample natural light beaming through stackable glass doors on either side of the venue that open on to the gardens
  • Vaulted ceiling, with rigging points for chandeliers or floral installations with built in French oak bar and space for the dance floor
  • Glass side doors open onto gardens

Sitting Room

  • Casually seats +-16 guests
  • Looks on to the gardens and opens onto patio


  • Up to 150 guests
  • Ideal for welcome drinks and canape’s or harvest table
  • Perfect for smaller garden weddings in summer
  • Great space for lawn games and outside bar

Pool Bar

  • Seats up to 40 guests
  • Ideal for day time functions and events
  • Open on to private garden and swimming pool

Pool Room

  • Seats up to 50 guests
  • Opens out to the pool area


  • Perfect for outdoor wedding receptions and ceremonies
  • Ideal for welcome drinks and canape’s or a harvest table
  • Great space for lawn games and outside bar

Award-Winning Food

We believe in an artisanal and bespoke approach to food. By matching first-class cuisine with top-notch service and beautiful presentation, you can expect an extra special element of creativity and flawless execution at your event. Our unique menus are designed to showcase quality local and seasonal products that are not only delicious, but nutritious and sustainable too.

About the forum | embassy hill Accommodation

The Ambassador’s Room – Our Upstairs Cottage

After the Hamilton Russels sold the house to the Dutch and the ambassador lived here with his family before we bought the property we couldn’t think of a more fitting name for this luxurious room with its large terrace with pergola and the most spectacular views of the constantia valley wine farms and mountains.

The Bishop’s Room – Our Downstairs Cottage

Named after Bishop David Russels who was known for laying down in front of a bulldozer intent on destroying the self-built houses of families in District 6. The room gives access to a private outside area to relax or enjoy your breakfast.

Ms Molly’s Room

Named after the loving wife of Hamo. This room has a juliette balcony overlooking the pool and a 2nd balcony to sit at while drinking your early morning coffee. The room also have american shutters that opens to marvelous views of the mountains.

Hamo’s Room

Named after James Hamilton Russell “Hamo” (MP) who built the house as a private residence in 1952, this room comes with beautiful french doors that open up to private section of the gardens.

the forum | embassy hill Fact Sheet

Guests – Up to 160

Accommodation – Yes

Conference Facilities – Yes

Chapel – No chapel needed, expansive lawns are available for used

Outside Ceremony – Yes

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