Top 15 Wedding Venues in Cape Town for Elopements

If you’re coming to Cape Town or live in Cape Town and that’s where you want to elope you are in luck! The Mother City has many options like beautiful Wine Farms Venues out in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and gorgeous Beach Venues in and around central Cape Town.

First thing you’d need to do is figure out exactly what you want your wedding photos to look like. Are you wanting them to have a vibrant beach feel or a elegant vineyard feel? Chances are you want both and Cara Lee Pearce from Mosaic Weddings confirms that it is possible. There are some amazing Wine Farms in the Constantia area where you can have your ceremony at and allows for a 20 minute drive to the beach where you can have picturesque sunset images.

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Known for their luxury resort, Tinstwalo pays true personal attention to detail. They’ve got a new edition which is Tinstwalo Boulders where you can say “I do!” with the view of the penguins. From there you’ve gotten Tintswalo Atlantic which is situated on the Hout Bay coastline and they’ve just recently launched a designer restaurant perfect for those foodies and another opportunity to say “I Do!” right on the seashore.


If you move on to the Paarl area, Belair Pavilion is a sure hit with a beautiful new ceremony area that is completely tiled. It has beautiful pear trees and great shading so if you needed to start your ceremony earlier that would be perfect! You can have and host an intimate canapés style celebration at their venue.


This venue is one of the most renowned wedding destinations in the Cape Winelands, and their talented team of wedding coordinators will be sure to provide you with the wedding or elopement you’ve always dreamed of. Vrede en Lust is a really stunning venue that you can have an elopement at. They have various options for your ceremony and the views from there are gorgeous!


Based at the V&A Waterfront, it really is the most romantic way to say “I Do!” while out at sea. They can host from 2 to 130 guests for both the ceremony and reception and what’s really great is they work in three hour slots. They’re really willing to come to the party and chat about all your requirements so be sure to make this an option for your elopement.


Another favourite venue is Nooitgedacht. Use the on-site chapel to get married in or a variety of other options on the farm. You can have a very intimate style elopement in front of the Manor House which has beautiful history. Majority of the farm is shaded and the venue comes with furniture as well.


Steenberg Estate is the oldest wine farm in the Western Cape and is a magical hidden gem! A Wine Farm in and amongst the sea. They’ve recently relaunched their wedding packages and have two or three different various locations which are perfect for an intimate wedding. In doors they’ve got a seating area for 16 guests and for 40 guests which means that you could have your family for a ceremony and a little reception in that space. They’ve also got a Cape Dutch home which can work as a picnic area and is perfect for a bigger wedding.


Grand Dédale Country House is a preferred destination for wedding couples seeking a truly unique location for an intimate celebration. This venue is in Wellington and is a small boutique hotel. It’s absolutely stunning and in the middle of nowhere! You’re in a valley and it’s perfect for a private elopement.


Slightly further out of town in Tulbagh you’ll find the Montpellier farm. This French inspired farm has a glass house that’s just magical – surrounded with books. You can get married in the forest at Montpellier and then have some drinks and canapés with a few of your guests.


Situated in Muizenberg overlooking the sea sits a beautiful and tranquil old Italian villa where the original console of Italy used to live. If you went there for your elopement they’ve got various options for you to select from. They’ve got a hotel upstairs and downstairs they’ve got these immaculate dining rooms; one for 16 guests and one that’s a little bit bigger. They’ve also got a gorgeous garden where you could host your ceremony or your reception if you wanted an outdoor affair.


There are few wedding venues in the world that can rival the beauty, style and grace of La Residence. Set among 30 acres of vineyards and plum orchards with exquisite views of the mountains and Franschhoek Valley, La Residence provides a haven of opulent accommodation, exceptional service, fine dining and natural beauty. La Residence which is very private with many options for you to elope at. The entire place is just incredible and your photographer will be sure to have have an absolute dream there.


Based on the Constantia Winelands it really is a grandeur building from an old world society. Whether you’re wanting an intimate affair or something a little larger it’s really gorgeous. They’ve got beautiful little pockets in their restaurant where you can have maybe 4 guests all the way up to 20 in your own private dining environment. Beautifully manicured lawns with big old oak trees are the ideal setting where you can say “I Do!” or a pool area which is perfect for different photo opportunities. Their hotel rooms on site allow for an entire elopement weekend for the two of you.


Landtscap is another intimate space with the most amazing views for you to say “I Do!” at. Designed by leading architectural firm TV3, this trim, modern venue is a wonderfully neutral palette of raw surfaces and organic design. Bathed in warm, natural light, the interior is insulated by a water-wise, rooftop garden. With a 270-degree view of the Stellenbosch mountains, inside-out entertaining is a must.


Bright, spacious and beautiful, The Styling Shed is ideal for small and intimate weddings of up to 35 guests. Conveniently located just a few minutes outside Stellenbosch, you and your guests will love the change in scenery that this working farm affords. This open-plan space can be easily arranged to meet your needs. You and your guests will love this unique venue with its trendy décor and countryside views.


Mont Rochelle sits at the very top of Franschhoek and perfect for eloping. They’ve got a lot of different options for photos with a flower area with loads of roses that are just stunning and a vineyard with a dam close by. This picturesque location at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range is the perfect setting for your special day. Ensuring your big day is exactly as you dreamed it would be and more is their main priority.


The Beach House Collection is based on the beautiful coast of Yzerfontein and just a few minutes drive out of Cape Town. This is really an ideal location for those wanting a weekend elopement right in front of the ocean. You can hire one house or all three of their homes, all with the same look, with views you simply can’t compare to anywhere else. They provide catering on-site which is even better!

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