Weddings are an amazingly special time, but can quickly become the most stressful event you’ll ever plan. From setting the date to choosing the invitations, the table seating plans and menus, the cake, the venue, and so much more, the growing ‘to do’ list can often spark fantasies of eloping!
But on a more serious note, at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, your wedding planning couldn’t be any easier!
Considered one of the most romantic wedding destinations and overseen by some of the top culinary artists in the country, this beautiful country venue is close to both Durban and Johannesburg and easy to access for all your guests who’ll be looking forward to time out from the city.
You, too, can look forward to the peace and quiet of the country thanks to the great team that will work tirelessly behind the scenes to create a wedding feast that is sure to both surprise and delight. We have a pastry chef to sculpt your perfect wedding cake and wine experts to make sure that your guests are served up the perfect vintage for your special occasion.
In our experience, the most important element that contributes to the success of a wedding reception is actually the food. Believe it or not, people tend to go home remembering if they enjoyed what they ate long after whether or not Great Aunt Agatha’s outfit really was made from your grandmother’s old dining room curtains!
In light of this, we’ve created a number of wedding menu options that include everything from appetizers and hors d oeuvres to the main offering and desserts.
We offer two wedding packages - the Ruby Wedding Package and the Emerald Package.
Both menus feature some delectable options.
Canapés include (but are not limited to) (V) puff pastry squares topped with caramelized onion & herbed cream cheese, crostini with liver pate and caramelized onion, smoked salmon mousse in pastry cups finished off with slow roast tomatoes and cucumber ribbons and prawn and spring onion cakes topped with lemon and chili mayo.
Examples of plated dishes, beginning with starters, are a mouthwatering (V) mushroom fricassee and beetroot preserve with a white wine and thyme syrup and crispy garlic ciabatta; Springbok salad, slow roast tomato, red onion, herbed goats cheese mousse, micro greens and pan seared prawns, chili, coriander and soy rice noodle salad with lemon and sesame seeds.
Marvelous main dishes that will be making you want to take home our culinary artists, include (V) risotto provonce, olives, herbed tomato sauce, peppadew and pecorino cheese, grilled sole served with sauté mixed vegetable, artichokes, slow roast tomato with capers and herb sauce and slow cooked lamb shank, infused with herbs and tomatoes, served with herbed cous cous and Mediterranean vegetables.
For those sweetie lovers, it doesn’t get better than this - amarula panacotta with honeycomb and raspberry compote, crème brule with cardamom and orange compote and chocolate peanut tuile and deconstructed Eton mess, strawberry jelly, black pepper meringue, chocolate soil and tonka bean ice cream.
If buffet is your thing, an example of what we can provide includes our world famous roast leg of lamb infused with rosemary and garlic and served with mint sauce; (V) penne pasta bake mixed with tomato, peppers, red onion, mushrooms, parmesan cheese and finished off with basil pesto and mixed seafood cooked in white wine, garlic and herbs (mussels, prawns, hake and calamari).
All of the above is accompanied by roast mixed vegetables with thyme and garlic, cous cous with paprika, sundried tomato and garlic as well as our heavenly baked cauliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce. We also serve cold creative accompaniments such as baby potatoes mixed with caramelized onions, homemade mayonnaise and herbs, wild rice salad as well as penne pasta salad mixed with basil pesto, olives, tomatoes and goat cheese.
To complete this offering, desserts include mini orange crème brulé on spiced shortbread, assorted ice creams with a selection of toppings – without forgetting our chocolate brownies with butterscotch mousse.
So, Granny Mouse is the perfect place to, quite literally, “Eat, Drink and Be Married”. We look forward to making your wedding experience a truly scrumptious one!