Best Forest Wedding Venues

To celebrate our best performing wedding vendors of 2018, we are giving the Pink Book Best awards to the top-performing vendors in each category. These wedding venues listed below are the top 3 beach wedding venues in South Africa, rated by the average number of enquiries they received per month. These are the most popular wedding venues amongst our Pink Book website users.

Congratulations to the winners!


Images from DNA Photography / D’Aria

D’aria is a gorgeous forest wedding venue nestled neatly just outside Durbanville, Western Cape. A short walk down the Forest path will lead you across the mystical bridge, where your valued guests and soon-to-be husband or wife awaits. This venue is truly a magical forest wedding venue that will respect that you and your other half are unique people and will try their best to accommodate your uniqueness.

Quick Facts:

  • Location: Durbanville, Western Cape
  • PAX: 270 Reception
  • D’aria is a wonderful mixture of Forest and Wine Farm Venue
  • See their full listing


Images from Coba Photography / Elandskloof

Elandskloof is set against the backdrop of the majestic Riviersonderend mountain range, the natural beauty of Elandskloof is breathtaking. The surrounding forested area provides a magical setting for a more informal outdoor summer reception. They include accommodation for the bridal party and their guests for 3 nights in their wedding package which makes it easy to enjoy a wonderful weekend away with your closest friends and family.

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Hlanganani is a unique forest wedding venue created with the aim of “bringing people together” in the beautiful and majestic surroundings of Northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is a classic, yet also, a rustic-style wedding venue that has elements of simplicity and nature no matter which season it is. Fairytale weddings can easily be accommodated in its stunning forest of Poplar trees.

Quick Facts:

  • Location: Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal
  • PAX: 250 Reception
  • A forest of poplar trees allows for ceremonies in a fairy-tale setting
  • See their full listing