Call it fate, call it fortune, we call it GROUND… Where It Begins. Based out in Muldersdrift, bordering the Cradle of Humankind, sits our charming and unique venue. Surrounded by world heritage, an evolution began at GROUND, as it did humankind; naturally, miraculously, and beautifully. The foundation of GROUND was built around it’s natural beauty and vegetation, and enhanced by locally imported vines from Cape Town, lawn from Magalies, and trees from all over the country. The fruition of GROUND is forever immanent as the inherent surroundings continually grow and inspire us with new ideas. GROUND is an artist’s canvas, where ideas and special occasions come to life. It may be somewhere you might indulge in a jazz, wine, food or music festival, a gorgeous wedding venue, lunch between the vines or even just a humble picnic in the forest – our venue lends itself to an incredible range of experiences.

We can help make your wedding day everything you have always wanted it to be.

Our venue lends itself to all types of functions and events.


Upscale your picnic experience to The Vineyard or The Wattle Forest

A beautiful landscape that takes you out of the city bustle and into authentic tranquility


For the love of a ‘good time and great taste’. Inspired by the Mediterranean food culture, we invite you to enjoy long lunching amidst a beautifully curated space in the Cradle.


Less than an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of the big city is an idyllic piece of paradise we call Ground. The Cronjé family farm – a stone’s throw from the Cradle of Humankind – has been transformed into a stunning venue that is ideal for weddings, music festivals, sports events, picnics, year-end functions, birthdays…in fact, any event you can think of. Come visit our space and enjoy a hike followed by a picnic – we have lots of space for you to relax and enjoy.

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Interested in booking your wedding with us?

Step 1

Download the Wedding Info PDF and go through our Pricing and T&C’s

Step 2

If you are happy with what we have to offer – email us and request a site viewing

Step 3

Loved the site visit? Request an invoice to make payment of 50% venue hire deposit so to secure your date

Step 4

Our team will take care of you from here and assist with all the fun stuff!


Ground the Venue was the very first venue we looked at when we started our search and we should have known to look no further. We fell in love with the atmosphere, the energy of each and every staff member and obviously the BEAUTY of it. The mountains in the backdrop, the vineyard, the Pecan trees. The photographic opportunities are endless for your special day. It has a wonderful feel of ‘less is more’. We had our service in The White Chapel, enjoyed Cocktails and Canapés on the lawn and our Reception was in the Shed. Our guests said it was the best wedding food they had ever had - and they remember food! The drinks were always flowing and the dance floor was always full. The staff was amazing, they are prompt, knowledgeable and beyond helpful. We loved every second of every minute on our special day and would redo it in a heartbeat alongside the Ground Team. Nicci Campbell was our co-ordinator, she dealt with all the decor and suppliers leading up to and on the big day. She is beyond magical at what she does, we loved working with her as she helped create our vision of our dream day become a reality.

Paige & Ricardo


Welcoming! Gorgeous! At home! All these feels come rushing in when you step foot onto the most magnificently, manicured grounds of Ground. From our first encounter to our very last planning mail, the team at Ground were nothing short of phenomenal! All it took was one viewing and we were absolutely in love! Our wedding process was so easy, so enjoyable and most of all open communication and honesty! Our food tasting was extremely personalised and exclusive and the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Our day ran like clock work from the time we arrived to the time we left. The Ground Staff were on top form! We even had our own private waitress which made us feel like like the Ultimate Royals! Nicci and her team took our vision and created what we had dreamed of and more. When we walked through Ground to see what had been done for us our breaths were completely taken away and it took us a while to take in all the picture-perfect decor and styling.I think we might still be floating on Cloud 9! We would do it all over again, not to change anything but to experience ALL the feels once again! Thank you Ground for making our wedding day THE most beautiful, memory-filled, happiest day Of our lives! YOU GUYS ROCK!

Jenny & Brandon


Where to start… No ask was too big or too far fetched for Nicci and her team of professionals. From the very first point of contact they were punctual and to the point. They took full control and ensured that everything run according to plan. Everything from the food to the décor was more than what we could ask for and the fact that they made the venue look like a million dollars despite having to work with a strict budget was mind boggling. It is seldom that you find this level of service and professionalism and therefor I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one for making our day special. It truly was a day to remember and we would not have changed a thing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Jandre & Donique

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🎉 Join Us for the From the Ground Market! 🎉

Experience an unforgettable day at the From the Ground Market Event happening on the 28th of July from 10:00 to 18:00. For just R50 per person, enjoy live music, bespoke cocktail bars, food and lifestyle stations and hand-picked vendors.