Garden Wedding Venues { Ideas }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 25 October 2013

Garden Wedding Venues

Top South African Garden Wedding Venues

If you’re planning a garden wedding, you’ll want a list of lovely local garden wedding venues to help you discover the perfect place to tie the knot. So today we’re looking at a few of our top garden wedding venues, feel free to let us know in the comments if we’ve left any of your favourites out!

Shepstone Gardens {JHB}

Shortlist this venue if you love: Fairytale garden weddings, stone buildings, big trees, glass-ceiling chapels

Shepstone Gardens needs to be seen to be believed. It is the most lush, gorgeous garden set in the middle of bustling Mountain View. This garden wedding venue includes various different areas you can use for your wedding day including an exceptionally beautiful glass-ceiling chapel, and a newly built outside glass pavilion (just in case of rain.) There are large indoor rooms to be used for your reception if necessary, and there’s even a viewing deck for incredible photographs!

Shepstone Gardens is a wonderful venue if you’re looking for a ‘fairytale’ garden event. They also allow you to choose from a long list of preferred suppliers, meaning you can find the right company for your budget. The staff are friendly, and they take care of the bar service & bar staff, meaning an extra item you can tick off on your to-do list. Their venue hire fee is reasonable, and because the venue is already so beautiful you won’t need to splurge on lots of extra decor.

If you’re a Joburg Bride looking for a wonderful garden wedding venue, don’t forget to visit Shepstone Gardens!

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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens {JHB}

Shortlist this venue if you love: Long rolling lawns, indigenous trees, beautiful water features, rose gardens.

The Chapel Garden at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens provides a beautiful setting for nuptials.It contains the most amazing indigenous trees and flowers, and has benches, footpaths and an altar. Receptions can be held at the Sima Eliovson Floreum, and you can take amazing photographs in the Rose Garden.

This venue is not only an incredible setting for a garden wedding, it’s also one of the most affordable wedding venue in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Botanic Gardens is home to some of the finest plant collections in the world, including succulents, indigenous and exotic trees. Its Rose Garden has more than 4 500 different hybrids of roses, meaning that you will have one of the most incredible garden wedding settings in the country.

*Just remember this is a public garden, which means you won’t have the venue to yourself

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Forum Homini {JHB}

Shortlist this venue if you love: South African indigenous bush gardens, incredible food, five star accommodation.

Forum Homini has to be one of our favourite wedding venues, and while it’s not a typical ‘garden’ it’s certainly a typically South African garden with it’s wild bushveld and beautiful dam - the perfect blend of nature and elegance.

If you select Forum Homini as your venue, your guests will be in for a culinary treat. Roots restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Gauteng, and they don’t compromise on exceptional food even for large events!

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The Conservatory {Cape Town}

Shortlist this venue if you love: South African indigenous bush gardens, incredible food, five star accommodation.

The conservatory brings the outdoors indoors, and is the most spectacular garden wedding venue! With surrounding trees towering above the glass structure of The Conservatory, it offers an airy and open indoor space. You can have an outdoor garden ceremony beneath the trees in their garden, and host your reception in their beautiful glass conservatory.

This venue offers Brides a blank canvas, perfect for you to transform into your dream wedding!

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Langverwacht {Cape Town}

Shortlist this venue if you love: Ancient oak trees, lush gardens, bohemian elegance and Gatsbyesque appeal. 

Langverwacht is a historic garden wedding venue in Cape Town with an exclusive and memorable vintage charm and a beautiful, historic wine cellar.

It’s love at first sight as you make your way up the gravel pathway leading to an old-farmhouse, surrounded by the enormous English garden. For anyone who read or watched The Secret Garden as a child, you’ll understand that there is something magical about aged trees and sunlight peering through thick foliage. Langverwagt is the perfect wedding venue for bohemian garden ceremonies and breathtaking views of Cape Town as a backdrop.

The vintage and historic (circa 1800) wine cellar can seat up to 150 people with dancing, and has the most amazing and romantic ambience. This character-filled space creates a beautiful reception area, it feels like it’s made for candlelight, lace and silverware. A secluded, sylvan ceremony may be held at the garden gazebo beneath tall trees.

The Plantation {Eastern Cape}

Shortlist this venue if you love: Forest settings, the idea of an all-inclusive venue hire fee

The Plantation is set in a magic forest hideaway, in Port Elizabeth. Designed as an all-in-one wedding venue, with a romantic chapel, elegant ballroom, luxurious bridal suite, 4-star accommodation and picturesque gardens, The Plantation captures the spirit of love, happiness and celebration on your wedding day.

They refer to mother nature as the ‘guest of honour’ on their website as this venue showcases beautiful gardens and lush trees.

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