12 Beach Wedding Venues in South Africa

In this blog we’ve listed the Top 12 Beach Wedding Venues in South Africa for you to view and enquire with!

South Africa is known for its breathtaking coastline and blue flag status beaches. It’s hard not to imagine saying “I Do” while surrounded by the ocean waves and the sand between your toes on a gorgeous summer’s day.

1.Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa is a Cape Town Beach Wedding Venue located between the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The Twelve Apostles Hotel is the perfect place for romance, to rejuvenate or celebrate in splendid luxury. Weather dependent; ceremonies are held under a gazebo in the fragrant, indigenous Fynbos Garden, exchanging vows amidst uninterrupted views of the glistening ocean and a magical mountain backdrop. This enchanting garden accommodates 80 guests, offering the perfect space for pre-reception drinks, and sets the scene for photo opportunities. beach wedding venues twelve apostles

Celebrate with a stylish reception at the Atlantic Terrace Marquee. This impressive semi-permanent space offers unsurpassed sea views with its open marquee that invites salty sea breezes and glorious sunsets to spill directly into the main seating area. The all-white, neutral palette venue requires very little additional decor; allowing brides to put their unique stamp on it to reflect their own personality and taste. On trend with the best weddings in the world, exciting options include details such as ‘smoked sorbet service’ for the bridal couple.

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2.Umthunzi Hotel & Conference

Umthunzi is an upmarket hotel ideally situated on the stunning KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Begin your journey at this gorgeous coastal wedding venue that offers you all you need for a romantic wedding & idyllic honeymoon. beach wedding venues Umthunzi

Choose to have your special ceremony outdoors, or opt for using Umthunzi’s popular and lovely poolside Chapel. As the couple, you get to be spoiled in the magnificent, unique and spacious Milkwood Honeymoon suite. The area also offers a fantastic variety of photo shoot areas, from leafy forests, green golf course and wide farmlands.

Spoil your wedding party with panoramic sea views and lazy days soaking up the rays while relaxing poolside or meandering along the beach. Big or small, from day weddings to full destination weddings, your special day will be one to remember.

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3.The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box is the perfect venue for weddings, honeymoons, and other important occasions. A wedding day is a day when hopes and dreams, love and laughter, friends and family come together in celebration. For a day of such significance, it is essential that every tiny detail be absolutely perfect. beach wedding venue the oyster box

The hotel offers a range of venues that can accommodate both intimate weddings and elaborate weddings. They have a stunning secluded garden with a victorian gazebo for more intimate weddings. Another option is in the “Shell Room” with hues of blue reflecting the moods of the ocean. The Pearl Room venue which can be used for pre-reception purposes. Included as a gift from The Oyster Box you will receive:

  • A Complimentary one night stay for your wedding night in a Luxury Sea Facing Room
  • Romantic rose petal turndown and a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson wine
  • Bathrobes embroidered with your initials – a gift for the hotel
  • Complimentary first-anniversary dinner in The Grill Room (excluding beverages and gratuity)

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4.Black Marlin Restaurant

Looking for the perfect wedding venue in the quaint Simon’s Town? Look no further, from utterly romantic gatherings to larger corporate functions, Black Marlin is the destination of your desires. If splendid scenery, a sense of serenity and exquisite cuisine, a combination of mountain and sea with a touch of effortless sophistication is on your checklist then Black Marlin Restaurant should be your destination of choice for your special day. beach wedding venue black marlin

The venue seats up to 100 guests without a dance floor and 60 to 80 people with a dance floor. Setting them apart from other wedding venues, Black Marlin does not charge for venue hire, but rather a per person rate, depending on the menu selected. The Black Marlin has a fully licensed bar and has an extensive wine list to please wine lovers to wine connoisseurs.

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5.Blue Bay Lodge and Resort

With a backdrop of Saldanha Bay, undisturbed beaches and quiet surroundings, Blue Bay Lodge and Resort is the epitome of romantic beach wedding venues – the perfect location for your beachside weekend wedding celebration. With the unique renovated venues – Babeta’s Hall and Henry’s Courtyard, they will be sure to cater for any wedding/ event and specific need. Enjoy a weekend celebration with your family and friends and make the most of your memorable day. beach wedding venue blue bay lodge

With seating capabilities for up to 100 guests, as well as on-site accommodation, everything from start to finish will be dealt with professionally and efficiently to ensure no detail is overlooked, providing you with utmost confidence of an immaculate team and eliminating any unnecessary stress on the day.

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6.Sea Shack

Sea Shack is an eco friendly resort on the Cape West Coast of South Africa. Situated in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserved, in a secluded bay, Sea Shack is the ideal venue for an intimate and unique wedding. The stunning surrounds encompass the Atlantic Ocean, massive granite boulders and indigenous flora. A West Coast Beach Wedding can be planned in the secure knowledge that should it rain, the big Boma, 10 meters from the ocean, is a lovely setting for the wedding ceremony. beach wedding venue sea shack

The unique accommodation sleeps up to 28 people, in various comfortable wooden shacks and tents. However, Paternoster itself has many accommodation options. Sea Shack is self catering, so the bridal party can cater for themselves in a relaxed and social space. Once again, should a caterer be required, Paternoster boasts excellent chefs and restaurants. Sea Shack is perfect for small intimate weddings.

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7.Gourikwa Private Reserve

Gourikwa Nature Reserve is one of the most unique private reserves along the South African coastline and is a wedding venue in the Garden Route. With 5km of pristine coastline, a rich variety of indigenous fauna and flora and facilities ranging from top class accommodation to a beachfront chapel and a state of the art wedding facility. beach wedding venue gourikwa

The picturesque chapel with a thatch roof and bell tower is a mere 50m from the shore. Imagine your guests socializing amidst beautiful floral arrangements, with amazing views of untouched nature.  You might be treated to a special visit by our Zebras or Eland. Enjoy the calming sound of the ocean while you sip on award-winning wines.

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8.SaltLife Camps Bay

Located in the cosmopolitan seaside village of Camps Bay, SaltLife is an easy walk to Cape Town’s best rated restaurants, vibrant beach bars and pristine palm-lined beaches. This perfect piece of heaven with its panoramic view of the Twelve Apostles peaks, Table Mountain, Camps Bay beach & picture perfect sunsets, is an absolute experience of a lifetime. beach wedding venue saltlife

The beautiful open plan indoor living & dining area, spacious and light, incorporating the fully equipped chefs kitchen. Comfortable, tasteful, easy living, as you lounge around the sleek gas fireplace sipping on your favourite wine on the chilly nights. To sum it all up: SaltLife Camps Bay is ideal for an intimate wedding with close friends and loved ones.

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9.Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa

Situated along the picturesque Atlantic Ocean beachfront with breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Robben Island alike, you will find the most romantic wedding venue in Cape Town; Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa. beach wedding venue lagoon beach

While Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa provides the perfect setting for traditional weddings, their flexible spaces and exceptional service combine to offer an array of choice for the more unique, individual wedding. Their highly experienced wedding coordinator will help turn your dream wedding into a reality. Placing emphasis on attention to detail and creating your fairytale day.

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10.Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

Designed by an award-winning architect, this intimate beach wedding venue has a heated pool in the quart yard and a huge deck on the seaside. The honeymoon suite has a spectacular view of the bay. Each room has its own entrance, a sea-facing balcony, and an option of a king-size or 2 single beds. The rooms are luxuriously appointed with a bar fridge, coffee kitchenette, safe, TV & DVD player, underfloor heating, fans, and full en suite bathrooms with twin basins and heated towel rails. Your room will be serviced every morning. beach wedding venue mosselberg

Superb continental and English breakfasts are served on the deck or on the veranda around the pool. For the more energetic there is access to a mountain bike trail, fantastic walks and scenic hikes on the beach. Mosselberg is also conveniently located 4.5km from the Hermanus Golf course and 24km from Arabella Golf course. You can also watch the whales from your bedroom or the lounge. Relax in the heated pool or on the deck overlooking Walker Bay. Play board games and pool in the games room or read a book in one of the lounges on the large verandas.

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11.Beach House Collection

Is your idea of the perfect wedding a barefoot, feet in the sand, chilled, relaxed kind of experience? Or are you looking for an intimate beach venue to host only your nearest and dearest, and want to go all out on laid back lux and spoil those you want to celebrate with you? Picture the guests as they watch the bride walking on the sand towards her groom. Salty sea air blowing gently through her hair, and the glow of sunlight making her absolutely radiant.

If this sounds good to you,  then Beach House Collection has the perfect place for you!  The sea and sky make a magical backdrop for your wedding! You may even have a dolphin or two surfing the waves or a whale spurting in the background, with a few seagulls curiously observing the goings on. Think sipping cocktails on the dunes after the ceremony, watching the magnificent sunset. beach wedding venue beach house collection

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12.Die Strandkombuis

A rustic diamond on the wild and beautiful West Coast of South Africa, Strandkombuis Beach Wedding Venue is nestled in the dunes between a nature reserve and the longest stretch of beach in the country. This is a magical place in a world of its own; a dream location for the perfect beach wedding. beach wedding venue die strandkombuis

The chapel is an open-sided Bedouin tent, perched high up on the dune, with incredible views of the ocean. A few steps away from the beach the open-air restaurant seats 140. The restaurant includes a fully-licensed bar, a dance floor, and a stage for live music.

Strandkombuis’ talented chefs are most famous for their Seafood Banquet; having earned a reputation for their eclectic menu of wood-fired, gourmet pizzas. Try the Dauphinoise with pancetta, or the smoked snoek with sweet chilli. Next to the Main Bedouin Tent, there are three large braai pits, bordered by shady pergolas where you and your guests can drink and dine.

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A beach wedding can make for the most romantic occasion; just make sure you put all the proper planning in place to have the wedding of your dreams.

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