South Africa is known across the globe as a country of endless beauty and warm hospitality. Tourists have been flocking to the shores of this diverse land in search of adventure, scenery, luxury, and wine. For foreign brides, South Africa is an excellent choice for a destination wedding. Generally speaking (when COVID-19 was/is not a concern), flights to Cape Town are very easy to find. Plus, the exchange rate from Pounds, Euros, and Dollars to Rand is very favorable, meaning you get more for your money!
Here is a list of our favorite wedding venues in Cape Town, South Africa.
Located in the Winelands Region of the Western Cape, Babylonstoren is a wine estate located only an hour outside of Cape Town. It is one of the oldest farms in the Franschhoek Valley and sits proudly at the base of the Simonsberg mountain. Babylonstoren can be personalized to create the perfect wedding for any couple looking for a historic yet contemporary venue. The farm is well-known amongst locals for the large and very diverse garden, which is the perfect place for wedding pictures!
Blaauwklippen’s glass cathedral is a true show-stopping venue for couples that want the added wow factor in their wedding. At sunset, guests will be able to gaze out of the windows at the beautifully illuminated Stellenbosch mountain. Blaauwklippen offers couples four choices in venues: The Cathedral, the Manor House Terrace, the Manor House Lawn, and The Greenhouse. Every venue can be designed and styled to suit your theme perfectly by the experienced Events Team at Blaauwklippen.
Jenni Elizabeth Photography
Boschendal Wine Estate
Yet another lovely wine estate on our list! Boschendal is perfectly placed between the Wineland regions of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and offers couples a secluded slice of paradise. The estate offers five venue options, which can accommodate from 40 to 250 guests. Take pictures amongst the vines or underneath the brightly shining stars in the night sky. Boschendal will give you a wedding that you and your guests will never forget.
Ayeh Khalatbari Photography, Kikitography Photography
The Belmond Mount Nelson
If you are looking for a historic, centrally-located wedding venue, then the Belmond Mount Nelson is the place for you. Imbued with South African history, the signature pink walls of the hotel have been a Cape Town staple since 1918. The hotel offers a serene oasis of peace and calm in the otherwise busy Mother City. Any couple that chooses the Belmond Mount Nelson for their special day will always remember the award-winning service, sensational amenities, and five-star accommodation that goes along with it!
Belmond Mount Nelson
The Chapel at Bosjes boasts some of the most modern architecture of any wedding venue in South Africa. Designed by Steyn Studio of London, The Chapel appears as if it is floating on water and really comes alive when the sun goes down. It boasts sensational views of the surrounding Breede Valley. A wedding at Bosje Estate will see the couple say “I Do” in The Chapel and have their reception in Bosjes Kombuis, the estate’s fine-dining restaurant which boasts high ceilings and walls of glass.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Nestled at the base of the iconic Twelve Apostles mountain range, this hotel is a perfect choice for couples that love the ocean, but do not want to compromise on the level of luxury at their wedding. The hotel is the only development on a 6 km stretch of road, offering panoramic views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, and has enough room capacity to accommodate the majority of the wedding party. Enjoy one-of-a-kind sea views, complete privacy, and the level of service for which South Africa is known at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.
Jan Theron Photography
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art is arguably one of the most recognizable buildings in Cape Town. Build in the remnants of an old grain silo at the V&A Waterfront, the Zeitz MOCAA is the perfect place for modern couples who want a venue with a memorable edge. Couples can stay at the beautiful Silo Hotel, owned and operated by The Royal Portfolio, for an added touch of elegance.