Cape Town remains a bucket list wedding destination for couples around the world, with the Cape Winelands standing out as a prime location for these impending nuptials.
Nestled amid breathtaking mountains and sprawling vineyards, the Cape Winelands offers timeless charm and picturesque landscapes. Here are some of our recommendations:
Hazendal Wine Estate
Set in the vineyards of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Hazendal offers an array of boutique multi-purpose venues for hosting the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Opt for a glamorous affair in the Grand Hall or an al fresco celebration on the lawns in front of the historic homestead. Set menus can be arranged on request.
Location: Bottelary Road New entrance from Ronelle Street via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch
Contact: Visit www.hazendal.co.za/weddings/
Create a fairytale wedding at Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Picture this: ancient oak trees, rolling lawns and endless vineyards. Groot Constantia offers two enchanting venues: Simon’s Restaurant and Jonkershuis Restaurant. Simon’s main restaurant welcomes up to 100 guests, with an additional 70 on the mezzanine floor. You can combine both areas for a seamless indoor celebration. If you prefer the outdoors, the terrace can comfortably seat between 100 to 180 guests, while the picnic area accommodates 80 to 160 attendees. Jonkershuis can host intimate gatherings of 20 guests to grand receptions of 100-200 attendees.
Location: Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
Contact: Visit www.grootconstantia.co.za
Vergelegen Wine Estate
Say “I do” at Vergelegen Wine Estate, an estate steeped in history and beauty. The grounds are pristine and boast some of the oldest living trees in the country. Enjoy your wedding at the Stables Restaurant for an exclusive evening function, which starts at 5 pm. Guests have the option of a 3-course menu, crafted for an unforgettable culinary journey.
Location: Lourensford Rd, Somerset West
Contact: Visit www.vergelegen.co.za
Zevenwacht Wine Estate
Another wine estate that hosts unforgettable weddings is Zevenwacht Wine Estate. This Stellenbosch attraction showcases panoramic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and False Bay. Couples can choose between two venues: The Lapa, an outdoor all-weather and 80-guest venue set in a wooded glade above the lake, and Alfresco, a well-equipped venue that can seat 220 guests.
Location: Langverwacht Rd, Kuils River, Cape Town
Contact: Visit zevenwacht.co.za/
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
Enjoy Cape Town’s warm weather with an outdoor wedding at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate. Soak up the lush views of the golf course and mountains as you say “I do” to your significant other, followed by a thrilling reception at one of their three venues. Their biggest venue, Indaba Room and Garden Gazebo, can accommodate 120-130 guests, while the cosier Blumberg Room and Terrace accommodates 80 guests. For a more intimate affair, the Chez Shiraz Restaurant is an option worth looking into. The attraction offers an 18-hole golf course, driving range, and 4-star lodge.
Location: Bottelary Rd, Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Contact: Visit www.devonvale.co.za
La Petite Ferme
Ever since its grand debut in 1984, La Petite Ferme has cemented its reputation as one of the most sought-after destinations in the Cape Winelands. Nestled atop the Franschhoek Pass, it unveils breathtaking vistas of the valley below, setting the stage for the ultimate destination wedding experience. The award-winning destination can host functions for up to 70 guests during the summer months and up to 45 guests during the winter months, with appealing accommodation packages to match.
Location: Pass Road, Franschhoek
Contact: Visit lapetiteferme.co.za/