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, 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. He did not intend on running Avianto initially but the operators did not work out so he decided to run it himself and that is where it all started. Avianto has 21 years of service excellence and now going stronger than ever before!

The constant challenges and very dynamic environment satisfies Trevor’s need to please people. 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 with an eye for detail.  Always up for a new challenge, she has helped to grow Avianto as we know it today.



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

Gerryt Bosman

General Manager
16 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.

Suzan van Aswegen

Properties Manager
24 years’ experience in the hospitality industry of which 10 years are in Property Management

Andrew Lord

Finance Manager
23 years’ financial experience

Jeana Turner

New Business Development Manager
25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry

Steve Motlane

Head Chef
19 years’ experience as a chef 

Kevin Dijane

Operations Manager
13 years’ experience in the hospitality industry

Marlon Dunn

Estate Sales
20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry which 10 years are in Property Sales


Eileen de Boer

Marketing Manager
22 years’ experience in marketing 

Taryn Jones

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