Top Wedding Venues South Africa { Ideas }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 23 March 2013

Top Wedding Venues South Africa

Top Wedding South African Wedding Venues

South African wedding venues are up to global standard, and we have so many amazing options that we’re sure we’ll need to add to this post and introduce you to new and exciting wedding venues constantly! But for now, we have picked five of our favourite top wedding venues for 2013. We chose some for their originality, others for their unbeatable service or breathtaking landscapes and views - and we’ve tried to include top wedding venues in all price brackets.

We wanted to share amazing venues that all offer something special & unique, so we’ve tried to avoid venues that are very popular to introduce you to the best local wedding venues you may not have already seen.

We also tried to pick South African wedding venues across different wedding themes so we’ve got beach wedding venues, garden wedding venues, bush wedding venues, contemporary and unique venues – and more!  So here we are, in no particular order, our absolute best south African wedding venues for 2013.


AT A GLANCE: A Western Cape beach wedding venue filled with charm and character

SHORTLIST THIS VENUE IF YOU LOVE: Ocean views, toes in the sand, fresh seafood beautifully prepared, rustic romance.

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Yzerfontein’s Strandkombuis sits on one of the longest stretches of beach in the country, known as ‘The Sixteen Mile Beach’. Just a few steps down their picturesque wooden staircase and your toes are in the sand.

Say your vows to the sound of the ocean, and then delight your guests with a gourmet seafood feast in the open-air restaurant – giving you a breathtaking view of golden sunsets over the dunes.

Strandkombuis also offers your guests ample accommodation, so everyone can let their hair down and get swept up in the celebrations.


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AT A GLANCE Historic garden wedding venue in Cape Town with an exclusive and memorable vintage charm and a beautiful, historic wine cellar.

SHORTLIST THIS VENUE IF YOU LOVE: Ancient oak trees, lush gardens, bohemian elegance and Gatsbyesque appeal. 

Seats: Up to 150 people

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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.

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AT A GLANCE Upmarket wine estate in Franschhoek. Elegant and refined with spectacular views over the vineyards and towards the mountains.

SHORTLIST THIS VENUE IF YOU LOVE: Cape-Dutch farm houses, lush green vineyards, polished and sophisticated, incredible food by one of the top chefs, country picnics

Seats: Up to 350 people (there are multiple venue options)

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Allee Bleue sets the benchmark for wine farm weddings. Not only do they offer lots of options for your reception (a sit-down dinner in the courtyard, an alfresco lunch, or even a picnic under the trees) they have joined forces with the incredible celebrity chef Reuben Riffel.

Set in one of the oldest vineyards in the Cape beneath the breathtaking Drakenstein mountain range, Allee Bleue’s thatched buildings and dense lavender bushes create the perfect setting to start your future together.

Allee Bleue has the typical Cape-Dutch elegance, but this wedding venue takes it to another level of sophistication, ensuring that your wedding day is absolutely perfect. This venue really does have the highest standard of service excellence. Allee Bleue offers an exciting combination of tradition and innovation, history and modernity.

With no cut-off time or music regulations, your guests can dance the night away

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AT A GLANCE Exquisite South African game lodge wedding venue in the Kruger National Park. Perfect for safari style weddings and couples who love African opulence.

SHORTLIST THIS VENUE IF YOU LOVE: The bush, game drives, beautiful combination of the adventurous African wild and world-class luxury.

Seats: Up to 350 people (there are multiple venue options)

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For couples who love safaris and the beautiful dusty colours of the African bush, you can’t beat Sabi Sabi. Combining five star luxury with the incredible natural landscapes, this is surely the most amazing bush wedding venue in South Africa.

Sabi Sabi offers a variety of choices for a five-star safari styled wedding. Whether it’s a sunset ceremony, saying your vows in a bush clearing overlooking hills with the African bushveld as your backdrop, or a service in one of the luxurious lodges, Sabi Sabi remains a quality choice for celebrating your wedding day.

The level of service provided is second-to-none and ensures that you and your guests are extremely well looked-after. You and your bridal party can also enjoy a game drive before or on the day after your wedding – adding to the overall experience.

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AT A GLANCE Beautiful winelands wedding venue with amazing spaces to make your event unique!

SHORTLIST THIS VENUE IF YOU LOVE: The winelands, big oak trees, vineyards, an indoor reception in an amazing barn-style venue.

Seats: Up to 200 people

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If you’re looking for an incredible venue around the Stellenbosch / Franschhoek area, then you won’t want to miss taking a look Molenvliet!

From the moment you arrive you are greeted by incredible, tall trees and the incredible winelands views. With two grass areas available for your ceremony, a wonderful vineyard lined street for post-ceremony drinks, and an amazing barn-style venue for your reception, it’s no wonder Molenvliet is such a popular wedding venue!

The level of service provided is also absolutely amazing, expect a spectacular day!

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AT A GLANCE Exceptional boutique Gauteng wedding venue with a romantic french feel.

SHORTLIST THIS VENUE IF YOU LOVE: Romantic french-style decor & architecture, five star wedding venue!

Morrells boutique venue has all the elements that create a truly unforgettable occasion. From the moment you walk through the gates you are enchanted by the beautiful olive grove and enveloped by the smell of lavender and roses, feeling as if you were in the south of France.

You would be hard-pressed to find a setting as romantic as Morrells – a venue created for the distinguished bride and groom who are inspired to have an intimate wedding with a difference.

Enjoy the privileges of a charming and sunlit on-site chapel. Utilise the picturesque scene of the garden which encompasses an olive grove framed by rows of lavender and roses.  The Morrells estate and gardens lend themselves perfectly to after ceremony celebratory drinks and even more so offer the perfect backdrop for wedding photos close to perfect.

Inside areas such as the Piano Room or Barn, ring true to the old adage ‘heaven is in the details’. Opulent finishes such as candelabras, vintage furniture, fine-cut glassware, pewter and French linen accentuate the unique and complete décor of Morrells. 

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