Monchique in Hout Bay which is often called a hidden gem, is named after the picturesque Algarve mountain village renowned for its mineral springs, citrus groves and local food.
Exclusive and private, Monchique is bordered by a river and set in acres of lush gardens. The majestic surrounding mountains provide shelter from wind and provide a stunning backdrop. The barn set behind an elegant fountain has an inviting Mediterranean ambience. It features a banquet-sized fireplace, bar service and hayloft. The barn flows onto a thatched verandah overlooking the gardens
The large gazebo bar surrounded by Cape cobbled paving overlooks a stream which flows all year. The gazebo is an ideal setting for pre dinner cocktails and canapes. There are several locations for photos to be taken. A quaint chapel set amongst tall trees is available for signing of the registry.
Monchique has a growing reputation for delicious seasonal cuisine with a Cape culinary slant. Guests love the relaxed atmosphere and personal attention, which only a family business can afford.
Monchique specializes in lunch parties, weddings, private dinners and small conferences, christenings, office parties, birthdays and whatever memorable event you want to celebrate. The venue is not licensed which affords clients the flexibility to acquire their own refreshments and wines. The attentive bar staff set up and serve whatever the hosts provide.
The thatched barn is set in acres of garden behind a quaint fountain. The barn flows onto a large thatched verandah overlooking lush gardens. The barn can accommodate a maximum of 80 guests when formally seated. In summer months, the thatched verandah can accommodate additional tables. More guests can be accommodated for cocktail functions.
The barn features an impressive fireplace which can be used for winter celebrations. There are 2 x toilets and a marble topped bar facility.
The large thatched gazebo adjoining a river features a large cocktail bar and fridge facilities. In the summer month’s guests often choose to hold the entire celebration at the cobbled areas and gazebo where they can enjoy the gardens, river views and mountain. The gazebo is used for serving starters/canapes and cocktails.