One for the nature-loving couple that likes to do things a bit differently!  Delight your friends & family with a reception to remember - a picnic between the pines!

Forest Picnic Receptions

We can accommodate up to 100 guests for a picnic reception in the forest.  We provide power, fully equipped restrooms and there is secure on-site parking and waste disposal.  There are no additional charges from Knotwood Forest for photography, videography or drone footage, and the venue is available from 08h00 to 17h30 (April to September) / 08h00 to 18h30 (October to March) on the day of your wedding.  We do not provide crockery, cutlery or glassware and we do not currently offer catering services.  Please arrange for this to be prepared off-site, brought to the venue and laid out by your caterers. 


You have two options:


2021: R2,500

2022: R3,500

The full fee is payable upon booking.

You provide all your own decor and furnishings for the event.  You will have access to the venue from opening on the day of the event and we request that you fully clear all your equipment by 16h00 the day after the event. 




  • Up to 40 guests - R7,000

  • 41 to 60 guests - R8,000

  • 61 to 80 guests - R9,000

  • 81 to 100 guests - R10,000


  • Up to 40 guests - R7,500

  • 41 to 60 guests - R8,500

  • 61 to 80 guests - R9,500

  • 81 to 100 guests - R10,000

A 50% deposit is payable upon booking, with the remainder due one month before the event.

We (by that we mean Ruth personally!) will prepare and oversee everything you need for your special day!  Including seasonal florals and greenery in rustic jars, pallet tables with runners, eclectic carpets and pillows for comfort, trestle tables and tea showers for catering convenience and a smattering of smaller tables for DJ or gift stations.  If there's anything we don't have (e.g. you want to add particular theme-specific decorations like feathers or balloons, or any other extras), you are welcome to provide your own and we'll incorporate them.  We'll set it all up for you, and take it all down, so we take all that hassle off your shoulders - you can simply arrive and enjoy your special day!  We treat every wedding uniquely and love being part of your day.

* A 10% discount applies when booking both your ceremony and reception with us.

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In the event of a cancellation an application for refund must be submitted to Knotwood Forest - please request this form from us. Refunds will take 7 working days to process from the date of your application. A cancellation fee of 25% of the total wedding package will apply and will be deducted from the refundable amount. Our current temporary cancellation fee policy of R500 instead of 25% may be applied in the case of cancellations related to COVID-19 and will be confirmed at the discretion of the Knotwood Forest team.