“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” NELSON MANDELA   The Annual Ubuntu Awards recognise South African citizens who embody principles of Integrity, Passion, Patriotism and Humility. 2018 marks the centenary of the first democratically elected President. Therefore this year’s theme was Honouring Madiba – a global champion of human rights, peace and reconciliation. Another…

This year the Marriott International Convention found its way to Cape Town. Hence the Sorrento Team found themselves working with the Westin Hotel to create two unique events. The first was a simple, elegant cocktail party with a local twist. For the following day’s event we went all-out. The whole lower level of the Westin…

After years of planning and months of anticipation; Cape Town finally saw the launch of the CTICC2. It is a beautiful multi-level, multi-functional space. It creates huge opportunities for very unique and extraordinary events. Other words that come to mind when attempting to describe this exciting new venue is contemporary, comfortable, elegant, forward thinking and…

Rhino Africa is one of those rare companies with an amazing company culture. This is one of the many reasons we always love working with them to throw an end of year party that will put a smile on any employee’s face. This time the festivities took place at Mondiall Kitchen & Bar. It was…

This past year Cape Town was eagerly following the development of a cutting edge design and culture hub. The Silo District has been added to the already famous V&A Waterfront. This is also now the home to the all-new Radisson RED Hotel – one of only 5 in the world! Naturally the Sorrento Team was…

There is a new kid in town! The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence have recently opened in the heart of the city, making Cape Town another 5-star hotel richer. Sorrento Events teamed up with the hotel to throw a launch party that had everyone talking. Guests were welcomed in the foyer with an artistic performance…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Leopard’s Leap is a beautiful, modern venue with big open spaces – a.k.a any event planner’s dream. The room that greeted us as we arrived at the venue was filled with natural light streaming through the clear glass windows. Our team was brought on board this event to design and implement the décor. We created…

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…

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…

We loved designing the decor for the Dior conference that took place at the Mount Nelson Hotel. We created a space just as stylish, luxurious and exclusive as the brand itself. All eyes were on the magnificent flower arches that encircled the entrances.            

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has come back for its 17th year. Hosted by the CTICC, this annual event once again brought a unique energy to the city for its duration. We were very excited when receiving this brief, which allowed us to design two beautiful and modern spaces. The first of which was…

The Sorrento Team recently had the opportunity to share the magic of Cape Town with a group of international conference guests. The group was staying at the fabulous Taj Hotel where their company’s annual global conference was held. Our team was constantly behind the scenes these four days to make sure that all events ran smoothly.…

  This year the Sorrento Team not only assisted DIRCO with decor at the Ubuntu Awards, but also with a bespoke breakfast event at the gorgeous Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in the heart of the winelands. The venue was transformed with a mix of eclectic furniture, ivy and suspended lighting designs. It resulted in a natural look and…

Sorrento Events coordinated this year’s client year-end function for the CTICC. The event was planned around the theme “Expand Our Horizons”, and our team did an amazing job highlighting this idea with a contemporary mix of soft fabrics and stark concrete.                

Sorrento Events was privileged to coordinate Herbalife’s two-day event series for their Founder’s Circle and Chairman’s Club. The second day was at Shimmy Beach Club. The beach club’s ocean-view setting was the perfect place to relax among the beautiful cocktail lounges and dramatic floral décor.                    …

Sorrento Events was privileged to coordinate Herbalife’s two-day event series for their Founder’s Circle and Chairman’s Club. The first day was set at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel outside in the gardens. Suspended décor and lighting was a highlight at this event, and we are excited to share the gorgeous pictures with you.    …

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel wanted to showcase their spectacular new banqueting rooms and so they enlisted the help of Sorrento Events and photographer Micky Hoyle to create these beautiful images. Blood, sweat and luckily not so many tears went into this styled shoot to transform these rooms into irresistible venues.        …

Sorrento Events was celebrating Secretaries’ Day with Shimmy Beach Club. The decor reflected the fresh spring day that it was. The beautiful ladies who joined the occasion was pampered with champagne, massages, a fashion show and delicious food, to name only a few of the amazing treats that the day held.              …

The 2015 AHG Gala Dinner was held at Lourensford Wine Estate. You can’t go wrong with this venue, especially not when Sorrento Events is doing your decor! This evening was no exception.                    

The annual AGSA Gala Dinner of 2015 was hosted at the classy Bay Hotel. Guests were amazed by the beautifully simple white and green floral designs set in clear vases. The red and blue lighting also played a major role in setting the tone for the evening.                

An exquisite evening at Arabella to celebrate another year of excellence for Pam Golding’s associates. Well deserved!                

How to do a corporate event in style – stunning decor and co-ordination by Sorrento! Photography by Deon Raath.                  

Yet another opulent event that was hosted in the Mount Nelson Hotel’s Planet Bar. It was an intimate corporate dinner with elegant lilies as centrepiece arrangements and ambient lighting.