Top Wedding Venues in Cape Town

Venues in Cape Town

There is no doubt that there are absolutely amazing wedding venues in Cape Town and it’s surroundings. With the help of some of the best planners in the region, we have set up a comprehensive list of the Top 12 Wedding Venues in Cape Town that you simply have to have on your list when browsing for your perfect day!

1. Molenvliet

MolenVliet specialises in Exclusive Weddings. They will make sure that your experience is filled with endless pleasure within this gorgeous haven. Their services include helping you choose the best service professionals in South Africa, whether it is one of their accredited caterers or a handpicked panel of internationally renowned Wedding Coordinators, MolenVliet will ensure you have an exceptional experience.

MolenVliet also prides itself on hosting only one wedding at a time and can ensure you that privacy and exclusivity are their first priority. The venue offers a wide range of different options for the ceremony to reception. It offers accommodation for your guests between 40 – 60 pax.

2. Nooitgedacht

Nooitgedacht Estate specialises in exquisite, hand-crafted weddings in Stellenbosch for more than 25 years. Far from the commercial, cookie-cutter wedding and event venues that try make all your wishes and dreams dovetail into their tight schedule and rule book, the Wirths and their team will always go out of their way to make your special day a personal, and meaningful one, while handling all the wedding details and logistics with the utmost professionalism. From wedding venue, catering and accommodation, wedding at Nooitgedacht Estate really take the stress off your wedding so that you can focus on what is more important.

The venue offers both indoor and outdoor venues that make for picture-perfect wedding images. The cellar venue with its rustic atmosphere is used for indoor weddings and accommodates anything from 120-300 guests, while those looking for garden wedding venues have use of our pristine lawns.

Izandi from IDO4U states, “Nooitgedacht is spectacular for outdoor weddings so whenever we get an enquiry where the couple wants to go more rustic, just accommodation for the bridal party and an outdoor celebration, I definitely suggest Nooitgedacht.”

3. Landtscap

This trim, modern venue is a wonderfully neutral palette of raw surfaces and organic design. Bathed in warm, natural light, the interior is insulated by a water-wise, rooftop garden. With a 270-degree view of the Stellenbosch mountains, inside-out entertaining is a must. If you allow for a dance floor, the indoor area can seat up to 160 guests at beautiful, rectangular, oak tables that require no linens. Ceiling-to-floor windows and glass sliding doors on three sides allow guests to take in the majestic landscape.

The indoor area opens onto a wooden deck that is perfect for cocktails. The deck leads onto a beautiful lawn that, weather permitting of course, is wonderful for a small ceremony, pre-reception drinks, or food stations.

4. Laurent at Lourensford

Lené from Authentic Planning has the following to say, “We got married there so it’s a very special place for us, but also just gorgeous in between the mountains and the vineyards. The venue is large and open so you can fill the space in any way that you want to. It has stairs moving outside, so you can either get married in the line, underneath the trees if that’s the thing that you are looking for, otherwise down the steps if you want to do the entrance thing where you walk down the steps.”

Situated in the heart of Somerset West, Laurent boasts one of the most celebrated views in the Cape. A picture-perfect natural backdrop, the venue boasts unparalleled rugged mountain, exquisite vineyard, and manicured garden views. The perfect setting for a wedding, they can accommodate both small, intimate and lavish, extravagant affairs and can accommodate up to 250 guests comfortably.

5. Cassia 

Situated in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley on the  Nitida Wine Farm, is the wedding venue every bride dreams of.

The Saffron Room is completely self-sufficient, accommodating 30 – 200 guests depending on the configuration. The ceremony can be performed on the farm; in the Saffron courtyard or in the Saffron Room. Venue hire includes crockery, cutlery, chairs, tables & glassware for up to 120 guests. They offer a variety of mouth-watering canapés which their dedicated service team will serve accompanied by a glass of Nitida MCC. The dedicated functions kitchen offers pre-designed function menus at various price points but these are flexible to suit individual needs and dietary requirements. The team at Cassia will design an individual menu specifically suited for your special day.

“They’ve got a large dam on the outside and also a big venue with an open glass area. A courtyard on the outside with large trees where you can get married and also got a nice backup area if it’s raining or if it’s terrible weather.”

6. Boschendal

“We have some exquisite venues in Cape Town, they all have unique offerings, some of my favourites include Boschendal. It’s stunning, it’s huge. You can have your ceremony cocktail hour and reception in a very similar area without it being all in the same place. The service is incredible, the food is divine and there is a lot of accommodation on site,” says Nicci from Nicolette Weddings.

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

7. Cavalli

“Cavalli is also one of my favourite venues, it’s absolutely impeccable, the garden where you would have your ceremony is immaculately manicured, the lawn next to the lake is perfect for cocktail hour, they also have a stunning deck which overlooks the lake and the inside is modern, fresh, it’s a clean pallet that you can pretty much do anything with. But it is not what I would consider an empty shell because it’s still got a bit of a personality of its own.” – Nicci Morris

From initial planning, right down to the last details, their dedicated team is on hand to ensure that every aspect is considered for occasions that are seamlessly coordinated. Located conveniently on the R44 highway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Cavalli is a secure Estate with abundant parking and 24 hours manned and CCTV security. From informal cocktail gatherings to multi-course banquets, the venue is easily able to cater for a variety of events with ample space, natural lighting and easy access, Cavalli Estate is the perfect Winelands choice for your bespoke event.

8.  Zeitz Mocaa

“Zeitz Mocca is for a more modern Cape Town feel wedding… it’s on the 6th floor, it overlooks Cape Town, has a 270-degree view of Cape Town area itself, which is fantastic.”

From high-end events to film shoots, Zeitz MOCAA offers an otherworldly venue hire experience attributed to its understated eccentric interior design and artwork that embody what modern Africa has to offer to the world.  Each venue space in the museum is marked by its unique offerings able to cater to a spectrum of eventing needs depending on the type of event.

Due to the exceptional acoustics in the BMW Atrium, the cathedral-like architecture exceeds high expectations for performances and cocktail events providing an awestriking first impression as guests enter the museum… The venue also extends to a rooftop terrace that will leave your guests with breath-taking views of the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain.

9. Anura

Anura lies nestled on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Here, they have a unique venue available for functions, celebrations and corporate events at the Wagon Trail Brewpub and Vineyard Function room. The mood is one of understated elegance in a superb setting overlooking their famous Lillypad Pond and gardens. With handcrafted wines, exquisite cheeses and bespoke charcuterie products available, as well as an industrial kitchen where the chefs prepare a range of superb dishes, platters and more, their one of a kind venue serves as the perfect venue for any memorable occasion.

The venue is are best suited to more intimate functions of 120 people max. The venue caters for a variety of styles, tastes and themes.

10. Vrede en Lust

Cara from Mosaic Weddings state, “When it comes to maybe my top few venues that I love to work at, I’m always going to say Vrede and Lust, it’s a beautiful venue. The staff are amazing, the chef is fantastic. They have an on-site winery so you can go wine tasting and chocolate pairing. They sleep 40 people, the views are amazing and they just built some new rooms so you’ve got the old Manor House which is maybe a nice place to put your grandparents or your parents and then you have the more modern accommodation.”

The Vineyard terrace offers spectacular views with a total of 300sqm outdoor floor space surrounded by frameless glass (250sqm covered by a permanent roof structure). The historic cellar covers more than 300sqm, with a permanent kitchen and toilets. The venue is backed by generator power to ensure no loss of electricity at any time.

11. Grand Dedale

With the dramatic mountain ranges as a backdrop, imaginative cuisine, a wide selection of award-winning wines from Doolhof Wine Estate, privacy and tranquility, and the proximity to the major attractions of the Cape Peninsula, Grand Dédale Country House in the Cape Winelands is a preferred destination for couples seeking a truly unique location for an intimate celebration.

The 380 hectares of mountains, vineyards, riverbeds, fruit orchards and fynbos surrounding the Manor House are a paradise for any wedding.

“Grand Dedale is out in Wellington, so slightly further out but perfect for intimate small, private weddings. It’s definitely one of my favourite spots… They’ve got the pool as well, their chef is phenomenal, their food is really really good, and I honestly absolutely adore working there.” – Cara

12. Zorgvliet

Zorgvliet Wines can be the perfect venue for you if you want to add a touch of magic and style to your big day. Nestled in the BanghoekValley near Stellenbosch, you will be amazed at the breathtakingly spectacular views of the Simonsberg Mountains and vineyards, and your wedding pictures will afford you absolutely classic memories.

Zorgvliet Wines offers a variety of options; they have a very elegant wedding venue (The Oak room) for your reception and a chapel for your ceremony. They also have the Country Lodge’s lounge area (The Banghoek room) that can be used for pre-drinks. For the guests who would like to stay over, they have a Country Lodge that is walking distance from the venue.  For pre- or post-wedding activities your guests can enjoy the wonderful picnic and deli area, a country styled restaurant or a BBQ under the stars. They have a modern cellar that you can tour by appointment or pay a visit to their wine tasting and savor the taste of Zorgvliet. Zorgvliet Wines is a secure estate, with security service and secure parking areas for your guests.

“I think the venue offers an amazing experience for the guests as well as it has a chapel so you have the possibility of getting married inside or outside the chapel. It’s in the mountains, it has the vineyards, they have accommodation on-site for at least 60 people so you can spend the weekend with your friends. My couples usually do a picnic the day before the wedding, they are having a massive celebration the day of and then a big brunch in the area of Stellenbosch after. So Zorgvliet is one of my favourites,” says Tracy from TRUNK Events.

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