When considering a wedding in beautiful South Africa you are almost spoiled for choice as there are a great number of stunning locations that offer a romantic setting for your marriage ceremony and honeymoon. South Africa offers so much variety that knowing whether you want a beach wedding, a ceremony in the wilderness or a city wedding is going to help you when choosing the final venue. Narrowing a long list of possibilities down to just one could be a challenge, but once you realize that you have found the right venue you can rest assured that your wedding will be perfect in every way.
If you truly want to ‘get away from it all’ and enjoy a private location then Stanley Island Nature Reserve is the place. The island boasts luxury accommodations for 20 and can seat up to 40 guests in its Lodge. Though this is a venue suitable for small, intimate weddings for those who want to shut out the rest of the world and get married surrounded by birds, zebra and other wildlife, Stanley Island should be high on the list of possible wedding venues. The sunsets alone will amaze you and your guests, and when you add in beautiful surroundings, nature trails for walking, and leisurely explorations of the waterways by canoe it truly is a one in a million venue.
In close proximity to the center of Cape Town, Colona Castle is a luxurious boutique hotel that is a perfect venue for a wedding. With lots to see and do in the surrounding area you and your guests can have the best of both worlds. The hotel sits on False Bay coast, with views from every vantage point of the mountains, sparkling lakes, stunning blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and pristine beaches. Surrounded by stunning beauty and yet within a short distance of the Airport and downtown Cape Town Colona Castle encourages guests to stay on after the ceremony and enjoy all the area has to offer.
Thaba Eco Hotel
Boasting an on-site church that seats 100 guests and two banquet rooms, Thaba Eco Hotel has over 50 rooms. Surrounded by Johannesburg’s Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve it is a place of peaceful quiet, luxury, and splendor. Have your ceremony in the pretty church and then celebrate in style within either their 100 seat banquet room or the larger 450 seat room. Watch the sun set over the beautiful landscape and listen as the wildlife quiet down for the night. Retire to one of the luxury suites or rooms and waken in time for a leisurely breakfast before exploring the exciting activities the area offers.
The Elephant Camp
Near Cape Town this is an exciting place to get married as Victoria Falls is just a mere 10 minutes away. Stunning views of the Falls from the central area, peaceful surroundings and luxury tented accommodations make it a location that must make your list. As the name suggests you will have ample opportunities to photograph and enjoy watching the elephants while relaxing on deck. The night views from the hotel are as exciting as the day views, making this a perfect backdrop for a wedding.
If a feeling of being in the heart of South Africa’s wilderness is your desire don’t look past Bushman’s Kloof. Able to cater to 44 guests this is a fantastic wedding venue, with dining on the deck overlooking the beautiful landscape below, home to many species of wildlife. Their on-site wedding planner will walk you through your ideal wedding and everything will be ready upon your arrival, making this one of the easiest locations to choose as your perfect outdoor wedding venue. Stay on after the ceremony and celebrations to explore some of South Africa’s greatest wildlife adventures.
As the name suggests this venue is a slice of heaven and offers the perfect surroundings for a once-in-a-lifetime experience such as a wedding. As the 2016 winner of the Top Gauteng Wedding Venue Award you are assured that the staff and owners will make your day absolutely perfect. The wetlands landscape is home to beautiful swans, geese and other wildlife, with pathways to explore among them. Amazing backdrops provide wedding photography opportunities second to none and their facilities are sure to far exceed your expectations. The entire experience that is Heaven’s Gate Venue is steeped in romance, from a horse drawn carriage to saying your ‘I Do’s’ under a canopy of trees to celebrating in luxurious style with fine dining, and sleeping in the most beautiful surroundings South Africa has to offer.
Regardless of which venue you ultimately choose be assured that the one thing you can be assured of is being treated like royalty by the friendly and welcoming people of South Africa. Your wedding day will be perfect no matter which part of the South African sky you get married under.