Renovatio River Estate is a private wedding and event venue located on the gentle Suikerbos River in Gauteng located a short distance from Three Rivers, Vereeniging, Meyerton & the Vaal Dam and only 45 minutes from Johannesburg.


Our exclusive 15 hectare wedding and event venue is surrounded by lush green grass, shaded by tall Blue Gum trees and offers the same tranquility of our slow running fountain while set in the surrounds of a typical South African countryside.

Renovatio’s history & heritage dates back to the 1800’s and is home to the original sandstone Uitvlugt farmhouse built over 100 years ago in 1883 (around the same time when Vereeniging was newly established as a mining town).

Having being restored to its former glory, the Farmhouse, Chapel and parts of the Renovatio Banqueting Hall features the original sandstone structures as they were built in 1883 – hence the name

RENOVATIO, a classical Latin word for renew, revive or restore.

Our Venues

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The Sandstone Chapel

An intimate chapel featuring original sand stones that date back to 1883.

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The White Aviary Venue

A white Cape winelands themed venue with a domed-shaped roof, ideal for both a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception.

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The Banqueting Hall

A large cozy double volume thatch roofed venue with an adjacent sandstone Buffet Hall.

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The Century Tree

A 100 year old Blue Gum tree, a popular spot for cocktails and canapes or an outdoor summer wedding ceremony.

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The 1883 Bridal Suite

A plush Bridal Suite with a large sand stone en-suite bathroom, an adjacent lounge area and an outside sandstone courtyard.

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The River Estate

15 hectares of space including a riverfront with Willow Trees and a perfect view of the remains of the old bridge built in the 1900’s.

Our Services

With various venue options to choose from, Renovatio is ideal for any function, special occasion, event, wedding, day conference, product launch, parties and any other function you might have in mind!
We offer both packaged all-inclusive packages with flowers, decor, catering, beverages and more included, as well as a do-it-yourself package where we provide the venue, catering and bar and you provide the rest.

We offer packages for small elopement or intimate weddings to large wedding celebrations – contact us for more info

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History & Heritage

It has been rumoured that Uitvlugt, the area where Renovatio River Estate is located, was named by a family who fled the Johannesburg area to escape the Anglo-Boer war and who settled in the area due to the fresh water flowing from the Suikerbos River. Uitvlugt is a Dutch word meaning ‘to flee’ or ‘fled’.

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Why work with us?

Established in 2009 as an Event and Wedding Venue, Renovatio River Estate is run and owned by Michele and Willie van Rensburg who are not only musicians but they both have music and event management experience.

Michele has years of conferencing and event planning experience from her corporate days as a Digital Marketing Specialist, Business Development Manager and General Manager in various industries

Today she is an experienced and fully certified Wedding Floristry & Wedding Floral Stylist providing wedding styling and wedding planning guidance.

Award winning

High Google Reviews Rating

Over 12 years experience

Event Planning Support

“Michelle and her team made our wedding day unforgettable. We were planning our wedding from another country and Michelle made the process so easy and maintained communication from start to finish. Everything from the food, decor and finishings were exactly what we wanted. I cannot recommend Renovatio enough!”

Jamie Kent-Brown (Australia)