About Avianto

A Village Made in Heaven

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our story begins in 1997

Avianto was established in 1997 with its first wedding venue being the Banquet Hall and adjacent Chapel.  It all started from the idea of creating the perfect wedding venue in Johannesburg for what must be one of life’s greatest celebrations.


Having captured the hearts of the discerning bride with the Banquet Hall, a second venue, The Ballroom, was created with some more versatility accommodating not only weddings but also splendid corporate celebrations and Sunday lunches.


The Avianto dedicated conference center and Hotel rooms followed in 2003. The Avianto Hotel in Muldersdrift Johannesburg currently boasts 35 rooms and will continue to expand to the north along the Crocodile River, onto what used to be the old Syringa Spa & Picnic Resort.


The Avianto Lifestyle Estate launched. This mixed use development, expand to cover over 250Ha of land. When completed the Estate will have 1800 residential opportunities in a mixture of luxury homes on freehold stands, sectional title and retirement units.


The Fireside Room boasts a brand new look & crackling fireplace. The perfect environment for intimate conferences & weddings, opening up onto the Fireside Terrance overlooking the dam, willow trees & gardens. This brings the number of conference & functions venues to 13.



Joint Aid Management (JAM)Avianto’s chosen charity is Joint Aid Management (JAM), a proudly South African initiative. Amongst the most impressive achievements is that JAM provides daily nutrition in the form of a red bowl of highly nutritious porridge to over 1,1 million learners across Africa. JAM’s many programmes focus on food security, nutritional interventions, assistance to orphans and vulnerable children, the provision of water and sanitation, HIV/Aids programmes, skills and agricultural development. All corporate donations to JAM count 100% towards our company’s BEE Socio Economic contributions.


Started it all

helen and trevor d'oliveira avianto owners



Trevor D’Oliveira, the owner of Avianto, grew up in Northcliff, Johannesburg. His entry into hospitality was somewhat unusual. Being in the property development business, they decided to build a wedding venue as his brother was getting married.

Avianto has 25 years of service excellence and matured into one of South Africa’s top Hospitality Brands. Being industry leaders, the property is always being upgraded and manicured in order to host our esteemed guests.

The constant challenges and very dynamic environment satisfy Trevor’s need to please people. A very important lesson in the industry is to never underestimate the value of your reputation and integrity. Helen, Trevor’s wife, helps him run Avianto. Helen is exceptionally creative and spontaneous, so that balances out any over-engineering from Trevor’s side. Helen is an entrepreneur at heart, with an artistic flair and an eye for detail. Always up for a new challenge, she has helped grow Avianto as we know it today.

There are always future plans. If you would like to keep up to date with all the offerings and amazing events Avianto plans.



Our Management Team brings a wealth of experience in both Hospitality and the corporate environment to Avianto, allowing us to set Industry standards.

Taryn Jones

Sales Manager : Weddings
15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry

Suzan van Aswegen

General Manager
26 years’ experience in the hospitality industry of which 10 years are in Property Management

Andrew Lord

Financial Director
25 years’ financial experience

Tremayne Dunn

Corporate Liaison 
17 years’ experience in the hospitality industry

Steve Motlane

Head Chef
21 years’ experience as a chef 

Kevin Dijane

Restaurant & Café Manager
15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry