Exquisite Venue at Zeitz MOCAA Sets a New Benchmark for SA’s Events Industry
Zeitz MOCAA Events Venue
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
South Africa has cemented its status as one of the world’s leading events destinations with the opening of Zeitz MOCAA Events, encompassing two exquisite venues at the recently established Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA).
Zeitz MOCAA Events – which incorporates the Atrium and the Venue on Level 6 (which also functions as a daytime eatery called FOOD) are to be operated by the internationally renowned events company, The Aleit Group.
Both venues highlight the remarkable design which helped architect Thomas Heatherwick transform a neglected silo into the most desirable hot spot in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Visually stunning, with views that literally take one’s breath away, the Atrium and the Venue on Level 6 offer a guest experience unlike any other; further enhanced by the comprehensive scope of services and consummate professionalism offered by The Aleit Group.
The Atrium, for instance, is the ideal space for welcoming guests to the spectacular Zeitz MOCAA, which has instantly become a landmark on the international arts scene. Between 200 and 500 people can be accommodated here. “It is, indeed, an exceptional space,” comments Aleit Swanepoel, Founder and Chairman of The Aleit Group.
What makes it special, he explains, is its location in the very heart of the museum, connecting the two silos which now make up this one-of-a-kind museum. Soaring 33m high, the structure does not fail to impress. Of course, the Atrium’s backdrop of over a hundred gallery spaces, housing some of the most important artworks in the African canon, is supremely difficult to match.
The Venue on Level 6
Once guests have enjoyed drinks and canapés in the Atrium, they can proceed to the Venue on Level 6; a space with the versatility to host a vast range of events, from weddings to corporate functions of up to 200 guests. From here, they can progress to one of the highlights of the venue – the rooftop sculpture garden.
“We are particularly proud of this feature,” comments The Aleit Group CEO, Hans Roosenschoon. He continues, “Worldwide, one of the most prevailing trends defining the events industry right now is venues’ drive to differentiate themselves by offering something unique.”
270-Degree View of the Cape Town Skyline
The sculpture garden certainly does this, by presenting a view that is surely unrivalled by anything else in the world – a 270-degree vista of the Cape Town skyline. The Cape’s guardian, Table Mountain, of course dominates this scene.
The culinary offering is on trend and exciting, as might be expected. Organisers’ options include canapes, three-course menus, food bowls or food stations, with menus featuring dishes like fish tacos, gin-cured trout accompanied by citrus foam, confit duck pancakes with truffle, pistachio and orange emulsion, and chocolate custard with salted caramel and brownie crumb.
The drinks menu is similarly enticing, and includes an extensive range of craft beers and local gins, as well as South African wines.
Surrounded By Popular Landmarks
While Zeitz MOCAA is certainly an attraction in its own right, there are many landmarks in the vicinity, ensuring the Atrium and the Venue on Level 6 are of special interest for event organisers seeking an extraordinary destination to ‘wow’ international guests.
These include the V&A Waterfront (one of the most popular tourist must-sees in South Africa); the Two Oceans Aquarium and Nobel Square. Boat trips to Robben Island (where former president, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 27 years) are also available from a nearby departure point. Adding to the convenience of the venue, The Silo Hotel is within walking distance.
The venues may be booked separately, or as part of a package, and additional services – from décor to music and entertainment – can be organised through The Aleit Group. “We’re confident in saying there is no other venue with quite as much wow factor,” Roosenschoon says. “After all, no other venue boasts a location or a view quite so dramatic.”