Picking an out of the way wedding venue is a popular choice. If you’re looking to get married in a unique location, why not have a look at our Swartland Wedding Venues to find the ideal place to get married? The Swartland district begins some 50 kilometres north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling and Yzerfontein in the west, Moorreesburg and Koringberg in the north and Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. The area has a varied landscape from sea, coastal plains, wild flowers (including Fynbos), to wheat fields on the fertile plain, interrupted by vineyards, olive farms and mountains.
Strandkombuis – Yzerfontein
Strandkombuis is situated on one of the longest stretches of beach in South Africa and lends the perfect setting for an informal beach wedding. For your reception, the open-air West Coast seafood restaurant on top of the dunes has an amazing vista of the white beach snaking around the coast and faces directly west, giving you a grand stand seat for the spectacular golden sunsets over the sea. The added bonus with Strandkombuis is that it offers ample accommodation for the main bridal party and guests. Half of the venue is covered with a permanent roof, the other half is covered by a White Tent.
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Allesverloren Functions and Conference Venue – Riebeek West
Allesverloren Functions and Conference Venue is the oldest wine estate in the Swartland, which is renowned for its red wines, has a stunning air-conditioned function and conference venue.The main venue hall can accommodate 200 guests with a dance area, or 250 guests without a dance area. It is fully air-conditioned with a well-equipped kitchen, bar and large covered verandah. Included in the hall hire are all the cutlery, crockery and glasses. It is furnished with custom made fine teak chairs and round tables.
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Cafe Felix – Riebeeck Kasteel
Café Felix is suitable to host weddings for up to about 120 people. The whole wedding package including the church, the priest, the music, the flowers, the photographer, the food, the wine, the dance and the party can be arranged. The front courtyard is often used in the past to conduct the formal part of the wedding ceremony. Otherwise three churches are available in the immediate vicinity. For bigger weddings a romantic tent is normally used to enclose the outside seating area and to minimise the risk of bad weather.
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Het Vlock Casteel – Riebeeck Kasteel
Het Vlock Casteel lends itself ideally to a variety of functions and has two venues in the impressive castle-like building inspired by Cape Town Castle. Upstairs is the Merlot Venue, which seats up to 40 people. Downstairs is the large function hall, Alphonse Lavalleé, which seats up to 250 people. A wonderful feature of the room is the impressive old-style castle double doors which open out onto the vineyards. Even with 80 to 150 guests Het Vlock Casteel is ideal depending on the arrangement of the tables with a more spacious dance floor.
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Org De Rac Landgoed – Piketberg
Org de Rac Wine Estate is the ideal setting for between 20 and 120 guests for your special day. Various spaces, inside and outside, can be transformed to be used for the ceremony. Choose from one of three rooms in the beautiful thatch roof house, veranda or make use of the whole house with its water features and breathtaking view of the vineyards and wheat fields.
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Delsma Farm Wedding Venue – Riebeek Kasteel
The Main Wedding and Function Venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and has a large, spacious dance floor. Alternatively, set up the lobby for an intimate function of up to 50 guests and enjoy a cozy get-together around the fireplace. The second option for a small, self-contained wedding venue with private accommodation for up to 60 guests is Equestria. It is the perfect option for the bridal couple that wants to host a private function for their nearest and dearest.
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De Malle Meul – Philadelphia
De Malle Meul is a beautiful old renovated mill dating from the 1920’s with unique metal-clad walls. The venue can accommodate 80 guests for a dinner dance or 110 guests banqueting style. The venue fee includes crockery and cutlery, glassware, chair covers in chapel, and wooden chairs and rectangular tables.
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