Cape Town is the ideal location for your destination wedding. This wonderful city of ours has a lot to offer. Mountains, ocean, wine experiences – there is an assortment of possible adventures at your fingertips. The city not only boasts with beautiful views and the finest hotels and venues, but also with highly acclaimed wedding…

We are so fortunate to have a Sorrento Events team based in London. This is our secret weapon when it comes to staying ahead of trends and styles. For this reason our team was to be found at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this past week. As the world’s most prestigious floral event, there was…

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town Centre has a truly unique interior design. The iconic pattern designs transports you back to the Roaring 20s. When asked to design the décor for a dinner we need only look at the venue itself to find inspiration. In true 1920s style, we opted to use bold black…

Designing the perfect event is about the whole package. This includes venue, catering, entertainment, flower designs and lighting. This also includes furniture. In fact, furniture plays a key role in this. Not only is it the décor element that catches one’s eye first, but it also contributes largely to the comfort of your guests throughout…

Every year the Jazz Festival just gets bigger and better. 2017 was no exception. We found ourselves privileged enough to have a part in this iconic event yet again. The Cape Town International Convention Centre contracted us to design two spaces around the theme “Metals”. Our objective was to create trend setting spaces within this…

Family roots lead this British couple to have their wedding at the beautiful Spier Wine Estate on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Francois van Tonder, the founder of Sorrento Events, met up with Annie & Jamie in London, after which our team in South Africa dove into planning their wedding. Many skype meetings and e-mails later,…

We helped AHG Health organize their annual company dinner for the 6th year running. They booked the lovely Erinvale Hotel & Spa in Somerset-West as the venue and our team took care of the rest. Our involvement in this event ranged from décor, entertainment and photography to coordination on the night. This year we went…

A traditional wedding was never an option for this young couple. As per the current trend, they chose to forego the typical sit-down dinner at the reception, rather creating beautiful cocktail areas and chill lounges where guests could easily move around and enjoy the party. But Katherine and Jon-Leslie went one step further and also…

Celebrity Chef Paul Hollywood is visiting Cape Town! Britain’s favourite baker is venturing across the globe as he explores the baking heritage of cities worldwide in the second season of Paul Hollywood City Bakes. Of course South Africa’s stunning landscapes, lovely local produce and dynamic baking scene made our country an obvious choice to include…

This year we saw the Ubuntu Awards return to the CTICC. And as always this annual event was one to take note of. We had a top-notch team on site to move in swiftly and efficiently. This team included coordinators, drivers (a.k.a. the muscle), a photographer and, having had to do some of the flower…

Valentine’s Day. The day when everyone wakes up and smells the roses.  We all know that this is the day when you celebrate love with your partner. You treat and appreciate each other. We all know that on this day you see an overflow of red, pink, heart-shapes, chocolates and flowers. But I am willing…

Our team made a trip up the West Coast to the scenic town of Yzerfontein where Tracey and Daniel got married one Saturday afternoon at Strandkombuis. You would be hard pressed to find a friendlier, more easygoing couple. Even the gale force wind and tide that didn’t subside as it was supposed to didn’t hinder…

2017 is in full swing. As per usual, with a new year comes a new set of trends and styles. These are becoming increasingly difficult to predict, since one of the major themes that influence all events in this modern day is that of originality. Over the past few years there has been a major move…

We found ourselves back at one of our favourite venues again – this time for an ambient dinner. XO Events roped us in to design the décor for their event at the Two Oceans Aquarium and we welcomed the opportunity. The table décor was inspired by all the wonders under the sea that the aquarium…

You would not have recognized La Parada if you walked into it on the evening of this event. This popular Bree Street hotspot was the venue for this vintage travel themed cocktail event with a rustic and masculine feel. The space was one that felt like it was sharing a story. In the centerpieces vintage…

This event was everything and more. It was a corporate dinner for a highly acclaimed international establishment at Creation Wines. Nestled in the Hemel & Aarde Valley close to Hermanus, the scenic drive to this venue entices all visitors to leave the cares of the world behind them. I have yet to come across another…

Alex & Alexandra (or Alex & Alex as they call themselves) had their wedding reception at the One & Only in Cape Town. They opted to have a very traditional, elegant look and feel for their celebration. The room was washed in luxurious shades of cream. Flower designs of cream, white and soft pink flowers…

This evening we entered into the magical world under the sea. It held elements of mystery, wonder and serenity. I should probably be telling you about the beautiful décor we did for this RGA Thanksgiving Cocktail Function and of how flawlessly everything came together, regardless of the short turnaround time we were given. But my…

This is the wedding our team has been looking forward to for one and a half years. And when the time finally came, it was flawless! It is immensely satisfying to see the result of your hard work when you have put so much time, love and care into an event. We had coordinators on…

The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s Annual Sales Week took place this week. They grabbed the opportunity to showcase all they have to offer to clients, including the exciting new expansion: CTICC East. As a preferred supplier, our team was asked to showcase our skills. We had to create a styled look according to the…

“As much pink as possible!” this was our brief when we discussed the décor for this fundraising event initiative by PinkDrive. This Non-Profit Company powers South Africa’s mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology Units. All PinkDrive units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling all medically uninsured access…

On the day of this dinner, the winelands offered the perfect summer’s evening. The kind that makes you want to sit back and enjoy a glass of white wine while watching the sun set. And what better place to do this than at Spier Wine Estate? The dinner area was set under a lovely white…

October is Breast Cancer Month and Sorrento Events will be donating R25 to PinkDrive for every flower bunch or gift hamper purchased from us.   Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer detected in women all around the world. However early detection can make a world of difference. About 90% of patients survive for many years after…

This stunning event took place at Val De Vie Estate. Can you think of a more beautiful venue for an event? For this day the ballroom was literally transformed. It was divided into many different sections with elegant draping. Each space was designed to signify a different range of Body Shop products that was being launched…

The Artscape is the heartbeat for performing arts in Cape Town. Most Capetonians have crossed the threshold of this centrally located theatre to view musicals, dance shows or other stage performances. It is not thought of as your typical venue for a gala dinner. However it turns out that it was the perfect venue for…

This year’s Africa Day was celebrated in style at the CTICC. Hosted by Dirco, this gala dinner was pure elegance, with a dash of Africa. The table settings were immaculate in shades of cream, with clear glass elements and laced with gold. The iconic South African fynbos was incorporated into the stunning centerpieces. It was all…

Sorrento Events was featured in Shimmy Beach Club’s magazine, the summer 2015/2016 edition. For this feature the team let their creative juices flow to create an inspired styled shoot. Working hand in hand with Shimmy Beach Club and renowned photographer Micky Hoyle, we were able to bring to life these amazing images.      …

In our last blogpost about event trends, Francois (our grand-mama of sorts) described his love for Old World glamour, an international trend some say have been inspired by the period drama Downton Abbey. This week, we discuss the small details you can add to your event or celebration to make you feel like Lady Mary…