Self-Catering Wedding Venues in South Africa

At Pink Book, we often get enquiries from our brides-to-be for wedding venues that allow outside catering. That is why we decided to make a handy list of the self-catering venues in our wedding directory. Most venues have their own catering services or even an in-house restaurant, but sometimes arranging for your own catering can save a little bit of extra on the price. For the budget-conscious bride, every little bit helps! So have a look at these great locations below:

Self-Catering Wedding Venues in Gauteng:

The Garden Venue Boutique Hotel

The Garden Venue Boutique Hotel team is a tightly knit family, from diverse backgrounds, but with years of wedding and hospitality experience behind them. They have the capacity, flexibility and expertise to create a memorable wedding that meets all your requirements.

Enquire with The Garden Venue

Oakfield Farm

The secret of a perfect wedding is the marriage of your pennies with your vision. It is here that Oakfield Farm’s knowledgeable and flexible banqueting team excel by assisting you with a full costing of every aspect of your wedding. This includes an introduction to the wedding packages which include every conceivable extra from decor to dressing rooms and even complimentary drinks to welcome your guests on arrival.

Enquire with Oakfield Farm

Self-Catering Venues in the Western Cape:

Belair Pavilion

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands district, on the Suid Agter Paarl road, Belair’s neighbours include several well-known wine estates. With breath-taking views of the Boland mountains, this country estate is surrounded by magnificent scenery, where you can create a function that will long be remembered.

Enquire with Belair Pavilion

ColorBox Studios

The unique urban space is rich in scores of development yet holds a feel of motionlessness. Once inside you will see a turn-of-the-century Victorian warehouse splashed with modernisation. The versatile inner depths hold an expansive, stripped, raw, clear-style space evocative of the memories of a majestic mind. The cautious interior design is held together by brown beams of wood stretched across the entire ceiling. Donned freckles of hanging dusty light fall, tributing to a glowing sunset with unrivalled confidentiality.

Enquire with ColorBox Studios

Cherry Glamping

Cherry Glamping is situated in the mountains of Elgin on a wine farm. It is the ideal location for a unique forest wedding weekend; relaxed birthday celebration; team building or company breakaway; conference; mountain biking or trail running getaway; mini festival or any other group get together. This Glamping Wedding Venue offers luxury tented accommodation and various venue options in 2 different forests camp.

Enquire with Cherry Glamping

Zorgvliet Wines

Zorgvliet has an elegant wedding venue, The Oak Room for your reception. The large floor to ceiling glass doors adds elegance to the wood flooring. The venue also boasts neatly manicured gardens, great wine and an industrial kitchen, which makes the possibilities of catering for any wedding endless. You have all the freedom to create your very own look and feel. The venue provides you with a clean canvas to decorate to your heart’s desire.

Enquire with Zorgvliet Wines

Beach House Collection

Beach House Collection is the perfect place for you!  The sea and sky make a magical backdrop for your wedding, and 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, before heading back to the house for the reception.

Enquire with Beach House Collection


All of their customers receive personal service. They assist in planning all the aspects of your event – from organising décor, invitations, florists, musicians and planning your menu, right through to suggesting and organising accommodation for your guests in local, nearby guesthouses.

Leeuwrivier makes use of well-experienced local caterers who will help you plan your menu according to your taste and budget. From spit braai’s, buffet’s or plated dinners, their caterers supply it all! Should you prefer, Leeuwrivier will allow you to use your own caterer.

Enquire with Leeuwrivier

Fossil Hills Open Venue

Fossil Hills Open venue is situated between Robertson and McGregor, surrounded by the beautiful mountains with the most amazing sunset. The venue has the capacity for 50 guest AND can also accommodate 50 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.

Enquire with Fossil Hills

The Conservatory

Located in the breath-taking Franschhoek Valley, they offer a space in which you and your guests may elude suburbia and the city.  Come and relax out in the country. Nestled on the banks of the Kastaiing River, The Conservatory is set among vineyards and ancient oaks, presenting an absolute hidden gem for any event of your choice. Surround yourself with gardens and nature while you tie-the-knot.

Enquire with The Conservatory

Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

Pat Busch is a perfect blank canvas, a destination wedding venue with onsite accommodation for up to 100 guests. Wedding couples will enjoy the exclusivity of the reserve and their wedding package includes on-site accommodation, furniture, décor, crockery, cutlery, glassware & more. This Reserve can accommodate up to 100 overnight guests sleeping onsite, more with their bell tent glamping option or in nearby establishments. Weddings of 60 pax and more can be hosted without the need to hire any additional equipment, but much larger events can also be hosted as there are few limits with this unique natural venue.

Enquire with Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

Sea Shack

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. 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.

Enquire with Sea Shack

Vondeling Wines

Wedding receptions are hosted in the classical Vondeling function venue. Inside, the high thatch roof creates an elegant space and the influences of old Cape heritage as a common thread tying together nostalgia and minimal modern elegance. During the colder months, there’s a roaring fireplace to keep your guests warm. In summer and spring, receptions can be hosted on the shaded veranda overlooking the magnificent Paardeberg and surrounds or inside the airconditioned venue.

Enquire with Vondeling Wines

Self-Catering Venues in the Eastern Cape:


Situated in Patensie, the unspoiled surroundings offer an authentic, romantic and rustic bushveld feel embodies Geelhoutkloof. Bridal couples tie the knot underneath a gorgeous yellow wood tree set next to a seasonal tranquil river. Although the entire venue is outdoors, they also offer a large tent for those who want a bit of cover (and for unforeseen weather). This versatile venue offers bridal couples the opportunity to make the venue entirely their own with regards to the look and feel of their special day.

Enquire with Geelhoutkloof

Find Your Catering Services:

If you need help finding catering companies in your area, please head over to our Wedding Catering section and contact any of the wonderful vendors listed there. Most catering professionals will have menus for you to choose from. When selecting your wedding food, it is important to take into consideration the number of people and the season.

Wedding Caterers in South Africa

If you need help on deciding whether you want a buffet or a set menu – we have some great tips to help you choose.

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