25 Garden Wedding Venues in South Africa

Garden Wedding Venues

Here you will find 25 Garden Wedding Venues in South Africa. A garden wedding invokes a casual vibe and is also a much more family-friendly wedding venue. Kids can run around and play without getting bored and wanting to go home and you can set up lawn games for the adults’ entertainment.

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Western Cape

1. Belair Pavilion

Belair is home to one of the most beautiful country garden wedding venues in the Western Cape. The venue is a contemporary glass & steel building with wrap around sliding glass doors. Beautifully positioned in an exquisite garden, it is virtually alive, covered in evergreen Star Jasmine that is in bloom late October / November.

A dramatic water feature creates an aisle linking the Pavilion to a quaint 120-seater ivy-covered chapel, all surrounded by magnificent Wisteria covered arches. For larger gatherings, Belair offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony area for up to 250 guests. The Water Pear Tree ceremony area provides wonderful shade in summer months.Garden Wedding Venues 01

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2. Houw Hoek Hotel

The Houw Hoek Hotel is the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa and the buildings have a wonderful character. Their individual wedding venues have each retained their original character and offer all the facilities required to make your wedding a special day. Should your celebrations include music or dancing, they will arrange the perfect venue, day or night.

They are a leisurely 90km from Cape Town and 75km from Cape Town International Airport and can accommodate up to 191 guests per night. Their facilities are excellent and they offer a variety of options tailored to suit both your requirements and your budget. Their friendly and efficient staff will pay attention to every detail and ensure that your special day is a wonderful and unforgettable experience.Garden Wedding Venues 02

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3. Hudson’s Venue

The wonderful backdrop of mountains and gardens, coupled with our South African sunshine, provide a tranquil setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The picturesque dam, or fountains and rose arches, necessitate little as decoration. Rarely needed, but always available, is an indoor area should it be needed in case of inclement weather. Pre-drinks and canapés may be served on our rolling lawns, with ample space for games or other entertainment.

Every year they have added new and exciting features at Hudson’s, bearing in mind that their brides have a vision of their chosen venue on this special day – it must be as beautiful as they are. The result, they believe, is magical. Two delightful venues, each unique in character, providing a glamorous backdrop for a fairytale occasion.Garden Wedding Venues 03

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4. Sacred Mountain Lodge & Spa

Voted Top wedding venue by Destination Africa for location, uniqueness and guest reviews, Exclusivity is the name of the game. Ideally located at the base of Chapman’s Peak Drive, in the heart of old-world country Noordhoek, mid-way between Cape Town City and Cape Point on the South Peninsula coastline, a mere 2 minutes drive to the beautiful expanse of Noordhoek Beach.

An enchanted, completely weather protected, forested fairy-lit garden venue – You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered a fairy tale! Sacred Mountain’s beautiful forested, wind-protected gardens are made exclusive to you and your guests. Their Wedding Package offering is fully coordinated and designed to relieve you of any pressures normally associated to such an event, leaving you free to create your special memories to last a lifetime! Garden Wedding Venues 04

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5. The Alphen Boutique Hotel & Spa

Design your dream wedding by saying your vows beneath the ancient oak trees; surrounded by the picturesque green lawns of The Alphen Boutique Hotel grounds. A backdrop of historic architecture that is rich in heritage lends itself as the perfect location and setting to emanate the feeling of true love and romance.

Within The Alphen Boutique Hotel grounds are several spaces, catering to wedding receptions of different sizes and requirements. Incognito Bar, with its glass doors overlooking the lawns, provides a lovely “indoor looking out” feeling. This is perfect for a cocktail-style weddings. For something more intimate, Blanko restaurant is an all-white, gallery-style space with a vibrant “all-day” atmosphere and exudes a feeling of sophistication.

6. The Lichtenstein Castle

In the scenic town of Hout Bay, situated in the valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, lies a scene snatched out of a fairytale. Built as a replica of the Gothic Schloss Lichtenstein castle in Southern Germany, this private estate is yours to rent for exclusive and elite functions.

Every little girl dreams of being a princess and one day marrying her Prince Charming. What better to make your dream wedding a reality than by saying “I do” in the Lichtenstein castle wedding venue. Garden Wedding Venues 07

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7. Weltevreden Estate

Nestled in the shadow of the majestic Simonsberg Mountain, Weltevreden Estate is Stellenbosch Wedding Venue that is a beautifully restored homestead in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Weltevreden offers a variety of platforms for weddings, functions, and conferences and our exquisitely refurbished Manor House offers luxury boutique accommodation.

Weltevreden Estate represents one of the most beautiful, family-orientated settings for weddings and intimate functions in Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas. They have literally cultivated a setting for a variety of wedding specifications and implore you to allow them the privilege to not only accommodate your wishes but make them a reality.Garden Wedding Venues 08

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1. Benedetto On Vaal

This Vanderbijlpark Wedding Venue is one of the top wedding venues in Gauteng, Benedetto On Vaal is situated on the banks of the Vaal River. The venue has two function halls with a rustic style chapel. The venue also offers an island for garden ceremonies, stylish dressing facilities for the bride and the groom, a uniquely styled guest villa, a children’s entertainment area, a private bridal suite, a breakfast terrace, scenic photo opportunities in luscious gardens, in-house wedding planning with a wide variety of decor to choose from, a DJ box, a separate Italian styled dishing up area, a vintage car and much more.

The landscaped gardens are surrounded by old willow trees, white rose icebergs and many specially created photo corners to ensure the perfect scenery for photos to capture your magic moment.Garden Wedding Venues 09

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2. Kyalami Country Club

Conveniently nestled in the countryside between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Kyalami Country Club is easily accessible, yet still manages to spoil you with that “away from home” feel. With a course that promises to make use of every club in your bag, a lively clubhouse and hands-on management. Kyalami country club welcomes and invites you to enjoy the enchanting ambience of our facility when you host your event with them.

Their venue is ideal for weddings, receptions, business meetings, golf tournaments or personal celebrations. The team of dedicated professional staff adds that personal touch to guarantee your event will be memorable and unforgettable. They take pride in perfecting every detail for you from the menu, floor plan and timing of your special day. Kyalami Country Club provides a large selection of individualized menus for cocktail receptions, buffets at affordable and competitive prices to suit your specific needs. Menu items listed are a guide.Garden Wedding Venues 12

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3. Thabong Wedding and Conference Venue

Thabong Wedding and Conference Venue are situated in Springs, Gauteng – just a stone’s throw away from Carnival City. They are specialists in the art of presenting flowers. They dress wedding ceremonies, reception centerpieces, bouquets, table centerpieces, buttonholes, and other functions and events.

When planning your special day, remember that Thabong Conference & Wedding Venue is nothing short of spectacular. Thabong specialise in romantic garden weddings and there is an on-site chapel. They also facilitate conferences, birthday parties, and Matric Farewells. They will plan and coordinate the entire event for you. From the dining arrangements, decor, DJ, and flowers.

4. The Fairway Hotel

The Fairway Hotel – Spa & Golf Resort hidden in the leafy suburb of Randpark, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre, situated on the Randpark Golf Course. The most magnificent wedding destination you can dream of. Award-winning interiors meet excellent service and matching food quality, in this luxurious environment. The Vista Deck beckons wedding guests to admire the sunset over the golf course while enjoying a sundowner, just before the wedding reception. The Windsor Ballroom provides an elegant backdrop for weddings of up to 180 guests.Garden Wedding Venues 14

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5. The Garden Venue

Esteemed as one of the leading wedding venues in Johannesburg, there is no doubt, that their most distinctive feature is their gardens. Their beauty and splendour is truly remarkable, bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside. Set across 3 hectares, the venue enjoys a strong country feel, while only minutes from the Northgate Dome.

Exuding a sophisticated and elegant character, 3 of their events halls embrace traditional thatch design and 2 enjoy a contemporary, minimalist style. Regardless of the distinct architecture, all event spaces are surrounded by lavishly landscaped gardens and punctuated by multiple water features. These unique wedding spaces can host guest numbers from 30 to 450 per wedding.

Their charmingly landscaped gardens with romantic interludes offer idyllic outdoor ceremony chapels, the ideal complement to the gorgeous reception banqueting halls. Your wedding ceremony can be on a raised pavilion over cascades or on rolling lawns below the tall trees.Garden Wedding Venues 15

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6. Usambara

Wedding Venues Muldersdrift Area – Usambara offers the perfect exclusive venue for your wedding ceremony, with various spectacular settings to choose from. This elegant venue, situated in Muldersdrift in close proximity to Silver Star Casino, not only promises distinct quality and excellent service but also guarantees a memorable experience with style, grace and homestyle hospitality.

With more than 20 years of service excellence, Usambara offers a variety of options for Weddings, Conferencing, Gala Dinners and Luxurious accommodation. Our energetic team will be on hand to take care of your needs and ensure the smooth and successful management of your special day. Every event is a memorable occasion and the Usambara Team is ready to spin your dreams into reality.

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1. Eden Lassie Weddings and Functions

Make your wedding day an unforgettable one with one of our Durban Wedding Venue, Eden Lassie. They are situated in the Tala Valley, Camperdown. Their breath-taking wedding venue and unparalleled service will ensure your wedding day exceeds your wildest expectations. Their gardens are picturesque and tranquil overlooking a beautiful lake and are always in flower creating the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs

. The panoramic views from the deck are simply stunning. They do everything from draping to all your floral requirements leaving you to relax and enjoy your wedding day.

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2. Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort, offers the perfect setting for one of the most important celebrations of your life. With the breathtaking Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop, the venue has the perfect place for you to not only exchange vows, but also to welcome friends and family to a reception at a wedding venue that will be memorable for all who attend.

To ensure that you can take in the wonder of your surroundings and enjoy your special day to the fullest; Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort have wedding co-ordinators who will help you plan your wedding down to the last detail. 

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1. Orion – Coach House Hotel And Spa

Whether it is a large or intimate occasion, the Coach House Hotel And Spa, one of the famous Orion Hotels offers a variety of wedding venues to turn your dreams into reality. Brides-to-be can choose between the romantic Garden Gazebo for the wedding ceremony or the Old Workshop and Fallen Tree for the reception. Their main indoor wedding reception venue, The Drakensburg Tree, can seat up to 100 guests with a dance floor.

The Old Workshop is the perfect reception venue, where up to 18 guests will be treated to a sumptuous breakfast, lunch or dinner in elegant style.

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2. Orion – Magoebaskloof Hotel

This original Magoebaskloof Hotel was built in 1937, located on Magoebaskloof Road, between Polokwane and Tzaneen in the Haenertsburg region and is a Limpopo wedding venue. The unspoilt setting was chosen for the hotel’s location with glorious views extending to Duivelskloof, Modjadji and beyond. The Magoebaskloof was built by Archie and Eileen Rankin.

In the late “thirties” this area was unestablished and somewhat unknown. Haenertsburg attracted the attention of the general public for its historical significance. On completion of the building, Magoebaskloof Hotel became one of the few country hotels in the Limpopo area.

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1. Orion – Hotel Promenade

Hotel Promenade, one of the famous Orion Hotels, is the perfect wedding venue. The establishment has hosted many weddings – each with its own charm. Their wedding coordinators will assist you in planning your special day from start to finish.

Hotel Promenade can cater for any guest arrangement (so you don’t need to worry about numbers!) They will cater to all your wedding and guest requirements.

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North West 

1. Orion – Safari Lodge

Located at the foothills of Rustenburg Kloof one can find Safari Lodge, one of the famous Orion Hotels less than two hours away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The relaxed country setting and central location make it an ideal conference venue or holiday destination. The lodge has four conference centres and can accommodate up to 500 delegates in total.

Safari Lodge offers a choice of 121, fully air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee stations, and TV facilities. Hotel residents can enjoy a scrumptious meal or buffet in the Usutu Restaurant. Let them help you plan your special day, from table decor to food. Your special occasion will become a dream wedding as their specialised team designs and unobtrusively manages all your requirements, down to the finest details.

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