Exquisite Events

Unconventional and extravagant, Villa Simonne’s function venues find inspiration in the character and history of ancient cities and bygone eras, creating an elegant and unique backdrop for any event.

We tailor-make events in johannesburg, whether you are looking for an intimate space for a private soirée , a large corporate function venue, a romantic setting to explore your  wedding entertainment ideas or an unusual scene for a cocktail party.

An event hosted at the Villa is always endowed with ambiance, character and beauty. Download PDF

1920s Piano Lounge

Meticulously decorated according to a 1920′s speakeasy theme, the nostalgic piano lounge and nightclub is characterised by mounted memorabilia and collectors’ items, while padded velvet walls and tiffany lamps evoke surreal images of bygone eras.

Onstage, a baby grand piano, drum set, microphone and curious mounted instruments create the perfect stage for singers, DJ’s or bands during an event. An underground cellar is a private cigar/smoking lounge, while on the lower level, a blackjack table, a large bar, and a dance floor offer further options for entertainment.

Previous events have included:

  • Movie Premiers
  • 1920′s Swing/Gatsby Parties
  • Theatre Dinners/Supper Clubs/Cabaret
  • Casino Nights and Cocktail Parties
  • Private Parties/Dinners with Live Band or Lounge Singer

The Stairway to the Stars

This rooftop garden terrace provides an enchanting setting atop the Bacchus Bar and Apollo Kitchen, surrounded by palm trees and graced with lush treetops, natural breezes and an expansive view of the estate. Fire drums light up the skies as guests dine under the stars.

  • High teas
  • Cocktail parties
  • Formal dinners/Champagne breakfast
  • Sundowners
  • Birthday parties

The Mosaic Pool and Braai Terrace

For formal evening events, tables are set around the pool, while fire drums, candles, and floating pool lights combine to form an atmosphere of elegance and refinement.

For informal daytime celebrations, the Mosaic pool and braai terrace, with sauna, full kitchen, gourmet braai area and built-in bar, is ideal for laid-back daytime celebrations.

  • Informal spit braais
  • Cocktail parties
  • Formal dinners
  • Welcome drinks area for larger events

The Bacchus Garden Bar and Gardens

Inspired by the Roman God of wine and intoxication, the Bacchus Garden Bar is set in the lush, enchanting gardens. Amidst century old trees, the gardens are the ideal place for a classical champagne tower to welcome guests to an event or illuminate festivities that wear on into a warm summer night.

  • Weddings
  • Welcome drinks for larger functions
  • Cocktail parties
  • Large corporate functions/product launches
  • Large private parties utilizing bedouin tents/marquees
  • Sundowners
  • Product Launches

The Parthenon

Ancient Greek culture and design come to life in the Parthenon, a covered area at the bottom of the gardens featuring ionic pillars and classical statues, as the garden is animated with fairy lights, music, fire drums and candles.

  • Cocktail evenings/dinner parties
  • Wedding and engagement celebrations
  • Product launches

The Amphitheatre

The greco-romano amphitheatre lends any function an air of the dramatic. Uniquely mosaiced, this area has raked seating and ambient candlelight, and decorated with theatrical statues and masks among the trees that evoke a dionysian atmosphere. The amphitheatre is often hired in conjunction with larger areas for theatrical performances, fire shows, musical recitals, as well as the perfect dance floor for events held in the garden area.

  • Dance floor for garden events
  • Music recitals
  • Fire shows
  • Theatrical performances
  • Informal talks/presentations

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