The Cape Winelands are an incredibly popular wedding destination for locals and international couples alike. Nestled between mountains, streams and vineyards, the wine estates of the Western Cape are one of the most romantic settings one can pick for that special day. With so many dreamy locations in South Africa to pick and choose from, we made a list of the top 25 wineland wedding venues that promise to make your wedding day an unforgettable experience.
Franschhoek Wine Valley
1. Vrede en Lust
Vrede en Lust lies on the slopes of the dramatic Simonsberg Mountains, equidistant from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This is the picture-perfect venue to host a wedding in the heart of the Cape Winelands surrounded by history and old Cape Heritage, spectacular views and a wonderful ambience.
2. Allee Bleue
Celebrate your special Wineland wedding at Allee Bleue, an established historical wine farm, accentuated by avenues of trees, meandering rivers and breathtaking views. If you need any more reasons to visit Alle Bleue, here are ten.
Plan your wedding day in the lush gardens on one of the oldest wine farms in the New World with a French viticultural heritage dating back to 1685. From small intimate gatherings to showstopping weddings and everything in between, Boschendal Wine Estate offers a blank canvas for you to fill with all your heart’s desires.
4. La Residence
With its unique location and spectacular views, La Residence is the benchmark of luxury in Franschhoek. The 5-star establishment provides a haven of opulent accommodation, exceptional service, fine dining and natural beauty. A dedicated wedding coordinator will be with you every step of the way to assist in all aspects of your wedding to ensure your wedding day is stress-free and filled with wonderful memories.
5. Rickety Bridge Winery
Special ambience paired with the award-winning Cap Classique of Rickety Bridge, make this Franschhoek venue for an unforgettable wedding day. The mood is one of understated elegance and the surrounding scenery is sublime and simply perfect for your Cape Wedding.
6. Clouds Estate
Romance will lead you down paths you never knew existed. Clouds Estate is an undiscovered gem of the winelands. Located between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and situated at the top of the Helshoogte Pass, this unique 4.5-hectare estate overlooks the beautiful Banhoek Valley, edged by the majestic Drakenstein mountain ranges.
Swartland Wine Route
Approximately 100km northeast of Cape Town, lying below the Kasteelberg is the historic wine estate of Allesverloren. This, the oldest wine estate in the Swartland, which is renowned for its red wines, now has a stunning new air-conditioned wedding venue for your perfect wineland wedding.
8. Groote Post
By far the most affordable wineland wedding option on the list, Groote Post outside Darling is friendly on the eye and pocket! Lovingly restored, the antique-filled restaurant is located in the Manor House which is set on a rolling lawn overlooking the cellar with a courtyard area covered by vines. Groote Post does not charge a venue hire fee and all award-winning wines are sold at only a very small mark-up which helps when one is working to a budget.
Wellington Wine Route
Are you looking for an exclusive wineland wedding venue accommodating 200 discerning guests? Do you dream of something elegant, luxurious and private against a breathtaking backdrop? Must all this be affordable? Then allow Bakenhof, a luxury retreat in Wellington, to host the most beautiful day of your life.
Stellenbosch Wine Route
Limited to a maximum of 110 wedding guests, Tokara is one of the most popular wedding venues in the South African winelands. If the bride and the groom share a love for arts and wine, then the five large-scale tapestries by internationally renowned artist William Kentridge will convince them to pick Tokara as a dream wedding location. No other venue in the world has as many of these works from Kentridge’s “Porter Series” on display to the public.
Blaauwklippen is one of the Western Cape wine region’s oldest and most respected wine farms and also strives to be one of its friendliest and most welcoming. Being one of the oldest wine farms in the country, Blaauwklippen Agricultural Estate is rich in history and traditional Cape charm and is the ideal venue for wineland weddings.
Set amidst rolling vineyards and towering mountains, Webersburg is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the Stellenbosch winelands. The historic estate is less than 55km from Cape Town and boasts The Venue, a sophisticated and versatile setting for weddings. Webersburg also offers ten beautifully appointed suites that accommodate guests in the utmost luxury.
It’s wedding season at Spier, all year round. Will you tie the knot shaded by ancient oaks on our restored Werf, in the majestical gardens or in one of the historic farm buildings? You decide. Whatever you have in mind, the team at Spier will make sure it is exactly as you envision your big day.
Nooitgedacht is a 300-year-old wine estate bordering the picturesque town of Stellenbosch in the Cape Wineland of South Africa. This family-owned estate is beautifully maintained, with many of the buildings restored and decorated to their former glory.
Constantia Wine Route
Say “I do” on the Cape’s oldest farm. Steenberg Estate affords a peaceful and elegant setting. Surrounded by traditional Cape Dutch homesteads, vineyards and mountains and manicured gardens, Catharina’s at Steenberg offers a contemporary menu for guests to feast on. Truly an idyllic and romantic venue to begin your next exciting chapter.
Breedekloof Wine Valley
Where old meets new, Bosjes creates a unique setting for a lux country wedding. Surrounded by nature, the Chapel, or Kapel, seats 100 guests with a beautiful 360-degree view over the Slanghoek mountain range in the Breedekloof valley near Worchester. With bespoke wines, tantalising cuisine and superbly decorated accommodation, Bosjes offers you the perfect venue for your special day.
Durbanville Wine Valley
17. Cassia at Nitida
Cassia has its feet in the water, its face to the mountains and is wrapped in views of vineyards, moving water and hilly horizons. Situated on Nitida Wine Estate in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley, Cassia’s beautiful setting makes it a wonderful country venue for a romantic wineland wedding.
18. Klein Roosboom
If you are looking for a rustic wedding venue with elegance, then Klein Roosboom Boutique wine farm is just the place! Standing guard at the coastal entrance to the Durbanville Wine Valley, Klein Roosboom offers an intimate setting for a small wineland wedding.
Paarl Wine Route
If finding the perfect Chapel for your wedding is a top priority, then Vondeling is definitely the venue to consider. Like a chapel out of a fairy tale, the steeple of St. Clement rises over the Paardeberg. Complete with stained glass windows and a church bell, the Chapel alone provides enough reason why you should tie the knot at Vondeling.
Rhebokskloof offers the perfect setting for those who want to make their wedding really special and romantically unique. The magnificent backdrop, beautiful garden and a range of elegant venues to choose from, make Rhebokskloof an ideal choice for a perfect Cape Winelands wedding.
21. Glen Carlou
Glen Carou is situated in the Paarl valley, a mere 45 minutes outside Cape Town. The wine estate has all the elements for an inspiring backdrop, with uninterrupted views from all the possible wedding venue options. The in house wedding team at Glen Carlou is dedicated to planning and fulfilling a day of celebration, which you will reminisce about for years to come.
Roberson Wine Valley
Soon-to-be-married horse lovers with a fondness for wine can tie the knot at the renovated 100-year-old stable block at Excelsior. Suitable for a small wedding affair of up to 30 people, the Roberston wine farm is perfect for a weekend-long wedding celebration. The Manor House has 9 en-suite bedrooms for the wedding party, making Excelsior ideal for those who like to eat, play and stay!
Celebrate your wedding at one of South Africa’s oldest family-owned wine estates and one of the first wine farms established in the picturesque Roberston wine valley. The restored country manor at Rietvallei with its thatch roof flows out onto the spacious porch and luscious lawn, all overlooking the beautiful garden and breathtaking views of the Langeberg mountains in Robertson. Catering for up to 80 wedding guests, the Lapa area has its own bar with a cosy fireplace.
Elgin Wine Valley
24. Elgin Vintners
With the natural surrounding beauty of this Elgin jewel, your wedding day at Elgin Vintners will showcase romance in every sense of the word. The rose garden with expansive lawns can be transformed into a magical fairytale setting with festive lighting draped amongst the ancient oak trees.
25. The Venue @ South Hill
The Venue @ South Hill is set amidst rolling vineyards and apple orchards that swell into the beautiful Elgin Valley, set against the graceful Overberg Mountains. South Hill wine farm is laid-back yet glamourous, offering diversity and freedom of choice. Individuality is the only rule you need to abide by.
Planning the wedding
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