Intimate & Small Wedding Venues In South Africa

Looking to host an intimate celebration to celebrate your love? Here is a selection of the best small wedding venues for your special day across South Africa.

Intimate Gauteng Wedding Venues

Cradle Boutique Hotel – 46 – 70 PAX

Imagine a vista of pristine African Bushveld as far as the eye can see; a luxury venue located in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Imagination truly becomes reality in the shape, form and offering of the Cradle Boutique Hotel — a spectacular wedding setting that is only a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

PACKAGE 1: UP TO 46 GUESTS

  • Hilltop welcome area
  • Wedding ceremony in The Glade
  • Celebration in the Motsetse

Located in the Cradle Restaurant main building, the small wedding venue Motsetse is made up of two rooms that can be used separately or opened up to create one larger venue with versatile space. The rooms each have an outside terrace, overlooking the magnificent indigenous bush reminding guests of the history to be found in the surrounding Cradle of Humankind.

PACKAGE 2: UP TO 70 GUESTS

  • Hilltop welcome area
  • Wedding ceremony in The Glade
  • Celebration in the Stone Room

Beautiful stone work, a valuated ceiling and slide-away glass doors the full length of the Stone Room create a sense of being enveloped by the bush. The Stone Room is situated a stone’s throw from the main buildingyet leaves you breathless with a phenomenal nature scenery.

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Hidden Cradle – 20 – 80 PAX

Hidden Cradle will far exceed all its own boundaries in ways that no one can imagine. The small wedding venue is personally run by the owners, who care greatly for its success, uniqueness and attention to detail. Wedding ceremonies can be held at one of three options: one indoor chapel with a romantic low hung thatch roof and red carpet, and two outdoor “I DO” venues, either in the peach orchards or their enchanted cave. A magnificent stone-walled Manor, with striking emphasis on Modern whites yet historic timbers and features, creates a dazzling canvas to create your dream.

Their Cave Venue can be used for either your ceremony or reception and accommodate 20 – 50 PAX while their Orchard Venue can be either a ceremony and reception venue with 20-40 PAX or only for reception at 80 PAX.

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Karoo1 – 80 PAX

There is no more stunning place than the Karoo1 to host your wedding. The stark landscape against the contrasting backdrop of the Karoo1 farm oasis and kloof pool is an entirely unique experience for your special day. A day as special as your wedding ought to be unforgettable. And an unforgettable wedding, well, that needs an unforgettable venue. With a seating capacity of 80 people, this gorgeous little chapel and venue will create memories that last a lifetime, times 80.

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Small Wedding Venues in the Western Cape 

African Relish – 70 PAX

African Relish is a small wedding venue based in the beautiful town of Prince Albert. Make your wedding a memorable weekend away with family and friends in the idyllic Karoo. Have your wedding under stars on the lawn, next to the olive trees and organic vegetable and herb gardens. Or in the beautiful courtyard adjacent to the modern culinary hall, with its high walls and glass doors. Though the building is modern, you will find it stays true to the town’s history and local aesthetic.

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Boschendal – 40 – 72 PAX

Boschendal provides an idyllic and natural setting for an intimate wedding. Surrounded by the breathtaking Groot Drakenstein and Simonsberg mountains you will find many venues to choose from enabling you to tailor your special day.

RHONE HOMESTEAD – 40 PAX – Their Cape Dutch historical Rhone Homestead with it’s lush private gardens is perfect for small and intimate weddings. Situated next to the Rhone Rose Garden Picnic site and The Cellar Door Wine Tasting Room makes it easy for guests to enjoy additional experiences.

THE RETREAT – 72 PAX – The natural surroundings make it perfect for outdoor weddings or pre-wedding festivities. The space feature cottages, a communal boma and natural swimming pool.

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve – 16 – 48 PAX

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is a small wedding venue based near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape. This venue offers a captivating choice of locations for both the wedding ceremony and reception, with unforgettable venues to suit your inimitable sense of style. For intimate celebrations the candlelit romance of Kadoro, an historic cottage situated in a remote corner of the reserve, is ideal. Embers offers an extraordinary al fresco experience for larger groups, while Makana and The Homestead are elegant options for more formal celebrations.

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Deannie Landgoed – 80 PAX

Deannie Landgoed like to provide couples with a blank canvas to plan the wedding of their dreams. They feel honoured to make a couple’s special day feel uniquely theirs. Deannie Landgoed are a new and upcoming Guest Farm. The venue boasts with spectacular views of surrounding mountains, ample birdlife and neighbouring wine farms. The perfect setting for an intimate Wedding. The venue also have various catering options with indoor and outdoor settings.

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Fossil Hills Open Venue – 60 PAX

Fossil Hills Open Venue is situated between Robertson and McGregor, surrounded by the beautiful mountains with the most amazing sunset. The venue has capacity for 60 guest and can also accommodate 60 guest. Just imagine, the whole guest list sleeping on one farm. Planning an intimate weekend wedding with family and friends then Fossil Hills is the place for you.

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Galileo Farm – 80 PAX

Galileo Farm is situated in the breathtaking Elgin Valley known for the delicious apples and pears as well as the delicious wines and gorgeous roses. They have transformed an old cattle barn into a rustic venue where you can create your own dream wedding. Galileo Farm can host 80 guests at the venue and accommodate 18 people. The Shed is known for its versatility, rolling green lawns, amphitheater, orchard views, and is situated on their main dam which makes for a perfect farm wedding.

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Haskell Vineyards – 80 PAX

“A Slice of Paradise” is a concept that succinctly captures the essence of Haskell Vineyards. It is a feeling, a perception of potential and possibility, built on immutable truths and it is the aim for Haskell’s guests to experience all that while spending their most-valued time with there. Their team have created a relaxing and convivial wedding venue amidst the vines where you can take the time to savour unpretentious yet mouthwatering cuisine; paired with award-winning wines.

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Hazendal Wine Estate – 60 – 80 PAX

Tucked next to the historic Homestead and bordered by stately Oaks, The Glasshouse at Hazendal is the perfect space to say “I do” in a private and magical setting. The expanses of the glass structure and the beautiful surrounding gardens allow for year-round indoor-outdoor celebrations, ceremonies, pre-drinks and receptions.

CAPACITY: up to 60 guests for the reception (capacity depends on the floor plan and where the dance floor is located.)

The luxurious Avant-Garde offers an effortless blend of contemporary style and discreet opulence. Complete with an aquarium, chandeliers and a hand-painted ceiling, it is a magnificent setting for a fabulous party.

With views of the wine cellar and a vodka distillery, this venue will go a long way to creating a unique and elegant wedding experience.

CAPACITY: up to 80 guests

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Klein Joostenberg Events Venue – 32 – 56 PAX

Klein Joostenberg Events Venue is situated at Klein Joostenberg farm on the R304 in the Muldersvlei district of Stellenbosch. The Klein Joostenberg team takes care of each aspect of every wedding. The focus is to provide comprehensive, friendly and efficient service, tailored to suit each client and wedding. Taking pride in the quality of meals they serve – everything is freshly prepared on site. Venue’s 2 and 3 have a maximum capacity of 32 – 56.

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Kleinbergskloof Olive Estate – 50 PAX

The venue at Kleinbergskloof Olive Estate truly is a gem in the Garden Routes’ crown. With breath-taking views of the farm and Goukou river, magnificent interior, and dedicated staff, you have everything you need to make your wedding or function a great success. Kleinbergskloof’s venue offers a clean palette of whites and off-whites, giving you the opportunity to colour the wedding any way you choose. With the venue nestled between the olive orchards and the magnificent lawns overlooking the Goukou river, you have many options for either your outdoor or indoor ceremony.

Coratina package: 30 – 50 Guests

  • Venue
  • Up to 3 waiters (as required)
  • 1 x Barman
  • 1 x Venue Coordinator

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L’Avenir – 80 PAX

L’Avenir, which means “the future” in French, offers an exclusive location and amenities for a stylish intimate wedding venue in the Cape Winelands. This historic wine estate is located in Stellenbosch and offers brand new facilities and views to dream of. With 11 luxury accommodation units, the swanky lounge Pinotage and different options for wedding ceremonies, L’Avenir exceeded expectations. One of the biggest attractions is the picturesque scenes on the farm, which is ideal for photography.

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La Petite Ferme – 70 PAX

Newly married couples have over the years, treasured the memories of toasting their futures with awe-inspiring vistas to compliment their special moment. The team tailor-make the wedding to suit your every desire.
Menus are designed by their head chef with the emphasis on presentation, flavour and efficiency. The space lends itself to easily cater for a range of bespoke weddings from a private chefs table, small intimate weddings and or wedding celebrations up to 70 guests.

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La Roche Estate – 60 PAX

Keeping its rich history alive, today the estate offers a range of opportunities for celebration.

THE SANCTUARYBuilt on an island in the middle of a lake, The Sanctuary offers a completely unique experience. This monumental building with high-arched glass entryways allows you and your guests to be sheltered, whilst being bathed in light and surrounded by breathtaking views and water on all sides, which on calm days, creates spectacular reflections.

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Mosselberg On Grotto – 80 PAX

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, and each room has its own entrance and sea-facing balcony. Mosselberg is also conveniently located 4.5km from the Hermanus Golf course and 24km from Arabella Golf course.

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Sea Shack – 40 PAX

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.

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Silver Forest – 50 PAX

Silver Forest is an upmarket Boutique Hotel, with 7 Garden Rooms, a Honeymoon Suite, with private Courtyard, wood fired hot tub and outdoor shower. Perfect for a Romantic First Night together. Silver Forest has a wonderful Restaurant, a talented team of chefs and lovely choice of areas to design your wedding your way, an intimate tented dome in the garden, the luxurious Eatery indoors or the Stoep for an outdoor event.

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Slanghoek Mountain Resort – 70 PAX

If your idea of a breakaway includes beautiful mountains, water streams, and good wine, then Slanghoek Mountain Resort have just the place for you. For weddings, they have a beautiful lapa with breathtaking views and a banqueting hall. They also have a small chapel on-site and can accommodate a bedouin tent on request. Once you’ve been here, you will remember two things about Slanghoek Mountain Resort – 1. Value for money and 2. The sheer beauty of the mountains and remarkable Slanghoek valley.

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Steenberg Hotel & Spa – 50 PAX

Just 30 minutes from the city centre of Cape Town; Steenberg Hotel & Spa is perfectly positioned for ease of travel for all your guests. An intimate ceremony space on the lush lawns will set the tone for a day of joyful celebration. The festivities ensue with a refined dining experience at Tryn and culminate in a luxurious stay in a sumptuous room at Steenberg Hotel & Spa. The Manor Lawn ceremony space is located on the lawns in front of the original Manor House. Exclusive use of the lawn and gardens requires the booking of the Manor House One Bedroom Suite for your first night together as a married couple. There is no additional venue hire fee.

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The Beach House Collection – 50 PAX

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? The Beach House Collection hosts intimate events of up to 50 pax.  Situated a mere 85kms from Cape Town makes this venue easily accessible for both guests and service providers.

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The Kraal Restaurant – 60 PAX

The Kraal Restaurant is a secluded wedding venue space situated in a shaded, stone walled courtyard. Slow, farm-style meals are served at wooden tables set outside in between fruit and wild olive trees; right next to o the winery and the “werf” garden. Number of guests: Up to 60 guests can be accommodated. For exclusive use, they require a minimum booking for 30 guests.

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Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve – 50 PAX

Wildehondekloof Private Game reserve situated 40 minutes from Oudtshoorn. With the magnificent Swartberg Mountains as a backdrop lies Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve. Perfect for a bushveld wedding! They will ensure you enjoy a uniquely South African Safari Experience, with a range of luxurious accommodation and self-catering options. This gracious family-owned and privately-operated game reserve is home to a variety of animals.

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Mpumalanga Small Wedding Venues

Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge – 50 PAX

Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge is famed for its superb accommodation, individually themed rooms, award-winning gourmet cuisine and exceptional service. It oozes romance and is the ultimate romantic setting with its beautiful stone chapel and intimate reception area. So whether it’s a perfect wedding feast, honeymoon paradise or luxurious holiday; you have to experience Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge.

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Intimate Limpopo Wedding Venues

Bushwillow Creek Ranch – 50 PAX

Situated just 12km outside the rural town of Hoedspruit; Bushwillow Wedding Venue is perfect for small intimate weddings. The panoramic views of the mountains extend into the grass fields. Perfect for a beautiful open air ceremony! Here you can say your ‘I do’s’ framed by one of the beautiful Acacia or Marula tree’s.

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Riverman Cabin and Wedding Chapel – 60 PAX

The stunning white Chapel is the perfect venue for intimate weddings. It is situated in breath-taking surroundings and spectacular views from the Chapel’s balcony. A beautifully restored horse cart is available to transport the bride to the Chapel. The chapel and reception hall seats a maximum of 60 guests.

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Eastern Cape Small Wedding Venues

Royal Karoo Weddings – 50 PAX

Royal Karoo Weddings offers couples a delightful Boutique wedding venue within beautiful gardens, set in a stunning Karoo mountain valley. The gorgeously restored old Karoo homestead has a modern yet classical feel. With outstanding facilities and activities for the perfect weekend wedding celebration. Their packages include venue hire and set up for 50 people and accommodation for 20 people. The venue is ideal for weddings of 30-50 people.

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