You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a wedding venue in South Africa. It’s a cliché because it’s true – especially in Cape Town.
Of course, we’re a little biased towards our beautiful Hazendal, where exquisite food, wine and scenery meet to create a magical venue
But as we all know, variety is the spice of life. Below is a selection of fabulous wineland wedding venues to help you find the perfect spot for your special day.
The singularly beautiful Hazendal is a heritage wine farm in the heart of the Winelands. From its show-stopping views to the ultimate iconic Pavilion ceremony venue, suspended over a lily pond, Hazendal is a true and unique gem.
There are seven magnificent venues across the estate, from modern and intimate to grand and luxurious. Our restored Cape Dutch Homestead is straight out of a storybook, and is the perfect cove for newlyweds and their bridal parties.
There’s so much more to explore at Hazendal, and what we can assure you is that if you’re looking for the ultimate in romance and understated opulence, Hazendal will steal your heart.
But as we all know, variety is the spice of life. Below is a selection of fabulous Wineland wedding venues to help you find the perfect spot for your special day.
1. Quoin Rock
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Quoin Rock describes its visual aesthetic as a “cinematic ‘canvas’ against which nature is reflected”.
Their events venue is all about high-end finishes, custom-designed to suit the space and surrounding environment. It also boasts a floating cigar lounge for a completely unique touch.
Or, choose the Manor House. Here, against the setting of the Simonsberg Mountains, you’ll have views that stretch as far as False Bay. You’ll also enjoy manicured lawns and gardens, ultimate tranquillity, and five-star modern country accommodation.
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Molenvliet’s goal is to ensure that bridal couples experience total bliss on their wedding day. And, with custom celebrations available, bridal couples are assured of an unforgettable celebration.
The setting is stunning, surrounded by vineyards and with the Dwarsrivier River running through the estate. Well-appointed interiors make for a luxurious feel. Once evening falls, it’s all lit up with beautiful, ornate chandeliers.
The venue has been cleverly designed to be a blank canvas, ensuring that while every wedding is spectacular, no two weddings look the same.
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Wine aficionados are already well acquainted with the name ‘Boschendal’. But did you know that this famous Winelands farm is also a stunning wedding venue? Or should we say, collection of venues.
Choose from charming manor houses, outdoor locations and light, bright indoor spaces purpose-built for elegant events.
Offering a range of packages, Boschendal is an ideal venue for a wedding of any size or style, giving you the freedom to design your day exactly to your taste. Cottages and villas are also available, taking the guesswork out of hosting your guests.
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Bakenhof wedding venue offers luxurious accommodation, breath-taking scenery and, of course, a gorgeous reception hall to host your special day. There’s also a chapel on the premises.
The venue’s all-inclusive package offers great value for money without compromising on even the smallest touch. You’ll find Bakenhof in Wellington, a little further from Cape Town but well worth the drive.
5. Rickety Bridge
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One of the Winelands’ best-known wedding venues, Rickety Bridge is an old favourite for newlyweds-to-be. And why the name? Well, you simply cross the bridge over the Franschhoek River and arrive at this wedding venue among the vines.
Rickety Bridge offers a magnificent backdrop to your ‘I do’s, as well as exclusive use of the venue for weddings of over 61 people.
6. Cavalli Estate
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Located along the picturesque R44 route between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is Cavalli Estate, with its famous sunken garden and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.
The venue can accommodate up to a whopping 600 guests, so if you believe in going big or going home, the luxe function venue may be perfect for you.
Cavalli’s contemporary neutral design can be adapted to any event style or vision. It also has superb sound and lighting capabilities, including BOSE professional equipment.
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In the heart of the Winelands you’ll find Zorgvliet, nestled in the Banghoek Valley and just a few kilometres outside Stellenbosch.
From the estate, take in views of the majestic Simonsberg Mountains. For your reception, enjoy the ultimate in nuptial elegance in The Oak Room.
Classic countryside accommodation is offered within walking distance of the venue, and if you wish to extend your stay, you can avail yourself of the deli and picnic areas – or enjoy a barbeque under the stars.
8. Eben-Haezer Country House
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Welcome to French vintage charm! Situated in the Paarl region of the Winelands, Eben-Haezer wedding and function venue offers an enchanting setting with magnificent views.
If you love Cape Dutch architecture, you’ll be delighted by this venue with its thatch roof and ornate gables. There’s also a lovely chapel for your ceremony, and a ringing brass bell to signal the arrival of the bride.
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A down-to-earth venue and one of the oldest in the Winelands, Blauuwklippen provides a classic and sophisticated wedding offering.
A gorgeous custom-designed glass structure is where you’ll dance the night away, against a backdrop of the Stellenbosch Mountains. Or, choose the Piazza, an intimate and rustic venue set amid twirling vines.
Reserve your Winelands wedding venue now to secure your preferred date.
Given the popularity of the Cape Winelands as a wedding location, it’s a good idea to reserve your venue as early as possible.
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