If you’re looking for a stunning location for your wedding, Cape Town wedding venues offer more choice than any other city. Cape Town is South Africa’s hottest tourist destination and it is easy to see why: dramatic Table Mountain looming benevolently over the bay, sandy beaches, historic wine estates, mountain retreats and cosmopolitan city are all within easy reach of each other. In the midst of all this natural beauty there are any number of perfect wedding venues. All you have to do is choose one to suit your chosen style of wedding. To help you get a better idea of what to look for we’ve rounded up some of the top Cape Town wedding venues here:
Cosmopolitan City Elegance
There is no more dramatic backdrop than Table Mountain’s famous silhouette, and Cape Town offers several cosmopolitan hotels in the City Bowl that enjoy this stunning setting. From the old-world colonial Mount Nelson, with its star-studded guest book, to modern luxury and elegance on the Waterfront at the Victoria and Alfred or the proud heritage of the stylish Dock House, there are endless possibilities for truly glamorous wedding venues in Cape Town.
Historic Wine Estate
Clustered around the skirts of Table Mountain are numerous historic wine estates of world renown. Not only are do they produce excellent wines, but many of them have beautiful historic buildings, fine restaurants and stunning scenery to offer, for a really memorable wedding. Groot Constantia and Constantia Uitsig may be the best known wine estates with stunning Cape Dutch architecture, but there are several smaller wine estates in the Cape Winelands that also make for beautiful wedding locations and fabulous wedding photos.
If pampering and wellness is your idea of wedding heaven then opting for Cape Town wedding venues with spas in beautiful locations could what you’re looking for. With plenty to choose from you’ll be hard put to decide between Arniston, a sophisticated hotel in a gorgeous beach setting outside Cape Town, Goudini Spa renowned for its mineral water and set in the Breede River Winelands or the city centre Mount Nelson, with its own spa attached to the hotel.
If your dream wedding involves getting away from it all with a select guest list then a wilderness reserve in pristine bush outside Cape Town could be the perfect retreat for your special event. The Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve combines splendid isolation, with natural beauty, gourmet food and pampering in their wellness retreat, so much so that you won’t want to be going away anywhere else on your honeymoon.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
For stunning natural beauty within the city of Cape Town itself, there is no better wedding venue than the renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens. Their Silver Tree restaurant provides the catering, while your wedding vows can be exchanged in the gorgeous setting of the gardens, the mountain soaring behind you.
There are many more Cape Town wedding venues to suit almost any style and size of wedding, but whichever you choose, your wedding in South Africa’s Mother City is bound to be both beautiful and memorable.