11 Beach Wedding Venues in South Africa

Here’s a list of the Top 11 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.

1.Black Marlin Restaurant

Look no further, from utterly romantic gatherings to larger corporate functions, Black Marlin is the destination of your desires. Splendid scenery, a sense of serenity and exquisite cuisine awaits you at Black Marlin Restaurant.

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

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2.Blue Bay Lodge and Resort

With 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. Enjoy a weekend celebration with your family and friends and make the most of your memorable day.

With seating capabilities for up to 100 guests, as well as on-site accommodation, everything from start to finish will be dealt with professionally. Providing you with utmost confidence of an immaculate team and eliminating any unnecessary stress on the day.

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3.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.

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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4.Grand Africa Café & Beach

Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited Café beach culture, nestled poignantly on the sea-front shoreline and flaunting her majestic views of the mighty Atlantic and Robben Island. With iconic style and playful luxury; the venue captures the quintessential charm and colloquial effervescence of the bustling city vibe while offering a quaint and relaxing escape, ‘a world away’ in the heart of Cape Town’s social mile.

With a choice of five bars, ocean-view decks, nine private function venue areas, and on-beach dining, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to capture that unforgettable wedding venue magic, that is simply Grand.

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5.Grand Africa Lookout Beach – Plettenberg

Weddings at the Grand. Grand Africa provides picture-perfect seaside & beach weddings both at our centrally located Cape Town Grand Africa Café & Beach venue along with bespoke more intimate destination celebrations at our two Plettenberg Bay locations – The Grand Lookout Beach restaurant & Grand Rooms & Rendezvous Hotel.

Let their team take care of your every need whether it be an intimate elopement on their hotel terrace for up to 15 people or a grand affair for up to 500 people seated at the Grand Africa Café & Beach.

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6.Grand Africa Rooms & Rendezvous Plettenberg Bay

Set on Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street, at the Lookout side, Grand Africa Rooms & Rendezvous overlooks Plettenberg Bay’s pristine beaches, Keurbooms lagoon, extraordinary Tsitsikamma Mountains, and the warm Indian Ocean.

Whether it be in the heart of Cape Town; or a short one-hour plane ride to the most beautiful destination wedding in Plettenberg Bay; let their professional teams of managers, coordinators, and world-class chefs take care of your every need.

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7.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.

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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8.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.

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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9.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.

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10.The Oyster Box

Umhlanga Wedding Venue – The Oyster Box is synonymous with some of the best memories of our lives and provides 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, past and future, come together in celebration. For a day of such significance, it is essential that every tiny detail be absolutely perfect.

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 or Indoors is the “Shell Room” in hues of blue reflecting the hues and moods of the ocean outside as well as The Pearl Room venue which can be used for pre-reception purposes.

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11.Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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.

Celebrate with a stylish reception at the Atlantic Terrace Marquee. This impressive space offers sea views with its open marquee that invites salty sea breezes and glorious sunsets to spill in. The neutral palette venue requires very little additional decor; allowing brides to put their unique stamp on it. 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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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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