Venues & Facilities

The Rotunda | Conference Room | Boardroom | Cocktail parties in Sandy B | Tides Private Lunch

The Rotunda

The gracious Rotunda has played host to more than one hundred years of social and corporate gatherings. The majestic dome‐shaped structure was built in 1904 and hosted the crème de la crème of Victorian society. Today, the building blends the architectural splendor of Victorian Cape Town with the latest technological conveniences. The Rotunda’s high‐ceilinged expanse provides flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of functions such as, product launches, cocktail parties, fashion shows, weddings, barmitzvahs, banquets and dinners. As wells as being a popular conference and exhibition venue.


The Rotunda is the largest venue, and has been built in a dome shape. As a result the interior of the dome feels comes across as exceptionally spacious. It is ideal for large weddings and can be creatively decorated in many ways.

Due to the size and capacity of the venue, a minimum of 120 guests will be charged for.
Seating Configurations are as follows:

Cocktail party 500 pax
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner350 pax
Dinner & Dance300 pax

Floorplan (PDF | 680 KB)

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Conference Room

The conference room is a smaller venue and is ideal for more intimate weddings, and for breakfasts, brunches, lunches and ceremonies.

A minimum of 20 guests will be charged for due to size and capacity of the venue. Due to the Conference Room's proximity to hotel bedrooms, it is not suited to events that require dancing, loud music or noise. Only set menus will be served in the Conference Room - no buffet menus.

Seating configurations are as follow:

Cocktail party60 pax
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner60 pax (a maximum of 6 round tables with 10 guests at each)

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The Boardroom is adjacent to the Rotunda, and is perfect for small functions, meetings and celebrations. It has a beautiful view of Lion's Head. A minimum of 10 guests will be charged for due to size and capacity of the venue. There are also tea and coffee making facilities.

Floorplan (PDF | 152 KB)

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Cocktail parties in Sandy B

Sandy B

Sandy B is a casual, but chic and trendy cocktail bar with direct access from Camps Bay beach. The relaxed ambience invites visitors to enjoy light snacks or sundowners on the wooden deck with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lions Head. In winter Sandy B is kept cosy by a roaring log fire and hot drinks while the crashing of wild seas provides a soothing background.

The venue is extremely weather dependant. A group of 60 guests would be perfect on the lower sections of the outside deck, but should the weather be inclement on the day, 60 guests would be extremely congested on the inside section of the venue (maximum of 30 guests). The alternative would be hiring a Bedouin Tent (95 % rain proof) from the hotel to avoid any disappointment on the day.

We cannot guarantee the venue to be private due to the fact that the bar is open to public as well as in-house guests. Should you wish to have the venue for your exclusive use only, an exclusivity fee would be applicable - the venue would be available to you from 15h00 to 23h00.

Entertainment may be organized, a DJ or band will be allowed to entertain you until 22h00.

Should you require any additional service / equipment, we will gladly source and secure the most reliable and experienced service providers at an additional charge.

Should the group exceed 30 guests - a pre-selected arrival (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) drink is strongly recommended. The Bay Hotel is fully licensed and charge on consumption to either an account or cash bar. In the event of an account bar, please advise the bar limit amount and the bar items that will go onto this account.

Platters of snacks are ideal for nibbling while sipping sundowners. The platters are charged per platter as opposed to per guest - a way more viable and cost-effective option. The platters are designed to cater for about 3 - 4 guests (for a group of 60 guests a selection of 8 - 9 platters would be sufficient).


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Tides Private Lunch

Sandy B

Sandy B

The Bay Hotel's Tides Restaurant is the perfect setting for a private celebration whilst enjoying an unforgettable lunch occasion.

Tides invites you to savour our celebration lunch menu, simply prepared to emphasize the flavors of fresh seafood, allowing them to speak for themselves.

The Tides Private Lunch could include the following:

-Chauffeur services for your office to The Bay Hotel and home  again.
-Welcome cocktails to be served at Sandy B.
-A set three course lunch menu of your choice with choices  ranging from the finest, ocean fresh seafood, carvery and  vegetarian dishes.
-Spa facilities

The venue can be booked for Private Lunch between 12h30 and 16h00 and caters for between 12 and 70 guests.

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