Mark & Katja got back from their mini-moon yesterday and forwarded stunning wedding pictures to us. It was so difficult to choose only two, but here they are!
Katja also dropped me an email with these words… ‘I cannot thank all of you enough for the venue, the effort, the cooking, the flexibility and the fun. It was a really wonderful weekend. I was so relaxed, everything got into place and you all really made sure that it was a wonderful celebration. We feel that really everything worked out extremely well and I cannot express how enthralled I am with the venue choice Mark and I have made. Words can actually not express how I felt the next day, seeing that really every person had enjoyed themselves so much; they were so stunned by your venue, the beauty, the attention to detail. It added so much ‘class’ to our wedding.
In keeping with the fabulous places to eat in Swellendam, one of our favourite lunchtime spots is about to celebrate their 10th birthday!
What we particularly love about The Old Gaol (besides the delicious food, of course) is the fact that they are actively involved in caring for the town and the upliftment of the local community – something that is close to our heart.
The Old Gaol on Church Square www.oldgaolrestaurant.co.za/ started out just more than ten years ago as a humble Coffee shop, trading from premises in the old Gaol building of the Drostdy Museum. The primary vision was skills training and the creation of jobs in the hospitality/restaurant sector and at the same time to deliver a professional service to tourists visiting the Museum. Their involvement formed part of the Swellendam ‘Alive’ project. Staff were literally recruited off the street. One of their first employees, the vibrant Michelle Dyanti is ...