Hello ... and welcome to Thirteen Venue & Bar, 

Thank you very much for your interest.. We would like to make this process is smooth as possible. Attached to this email is:

The following is included in the venue hire fee:

  • 13th Floor shell with bar, aircon, 2 x 32 Amp electrical feeds.
  • Rooftop area with pallet bar, 4 x mushroom heaters (gas charged separately), 1 x 32 Amp electrical feed.
  • 12th Floor back of house area. This is suitable for storage, changing areas. It's not guest appropriate. 
  • Full Kitchen on 12th floor, if using one of our preferred caterers.
  • Limited wooden furniture and bar stools suitable for roof.
  • 14 x granite tables suitable for 13th floor or roof.

Vendors: You are allowed to use your own vendors for Sound and AV, Decor, Furniture, Flowers etc. The venue will supply the bar services and we have preferred caterers. If your preferred caterer isn't on our list then there is a surcharge and agreement required before than can be accommodated. 



  • There is limited parking inside our building and this has to be agreed with our landlord and other tenants.
  • There is safe parking half a block away by arrangement with our landlord. 
  • There is a huge parking garage one block away called Arbour Sq. 
  • Map / Location of Arbour Square



  • We can accommodate 250 people plus in a cocktail environment.
  • We can accommodate 160 people for a seated dinner with a dance floor. (eg wedding, company dinner)


Venue Viewing: It is always good to view the venue but we don't have someone permanently at the venue so this has to be prearranged. Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings are preferred. 


I have also added a venue ENQUIRY FORM which we used to send to our suppliers so that they can come back to you with accurate quotes. The enquiry form will be used to supply you with:

  • Venue Cost and Breakage Deposit
  • Bar Estimate
  • Food Estimate (Fresh Catering, Vicky Crease, Season To Taste, Prepped by Sasha)
  • AV Estimate (Surge Sound)
  • Decor Estimate 
  • Furniture Suppliers (Blackjack Events, Serengetti Lounge)

Please email the enquiry form to : bookings@thirteen.joburg

You can use your own suppliers for Decor, AV and other services. You can also bring in an external caterer but there is a small surcharge if they are going to make use of our full service kitchen.


While you are deciding on venues, please take a look at our social presence; there are so many pics of different events, weddings etc. Enjoy:


Please can you fill out the Venue Enquiry Form and we will quickly reply with a venue estimate. Please email the enquiry form to : bookings@thirteen.joburg