Destination weddings are in vogue and several African regions have emerged as coveted spots to plan such ceremonies; the Garden Route in South Africa is perhaps the most popular one. There are numerous four-star and five-star properties you can choose as your venue but unique wedding venues like wine estates and golf clubs promise a differentiating experience. Let’s check out some of the most popular venues along the Garden Route to plan your wedding.
Knysna Yacht Club
If you are looking for a waterfront venue, consider this yacht club located by the Knysna Lagoon. The club is famous for organising tailor made ceremonies amidst natural settings. There is a pristine beach nearby, which serves as an apt venue to plan a seaside wedding ceremony.
Bramon Wine Estate
Bramon is one of the oldest wine estates in the Western Cape and is home to Bramon Restaurant and Cellar, a popular venue to host weddings. You can choose to hold the ceremony in the gardens or at the cathedral-like cellar. If you choose the latter, the unique seating arrangement between the vats and wines is likely to impress you.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
This game reserve is famous not only for its safari but also makes for an impressive place to exchange wedding vows. Its breathtaking location by Outeniqua Mountains and gorgeous beaches offer a suitable venue to couples looking for a serene setting for their special day.
Surval Boutique Olive Estate
This estate is notable for offering great wedding packages. The estate has its own chapel from where you can admire the views of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range. You can choose from seven venues located at this estate. Willow Banquet and Su Casa Amphitheatre are a couple of highly popular ones. Besides weddings, Surval is also popular for hosting conferences and product launches.
Oppie Plaas Venue
Couples looking for a countryside location for their weddings must consider Oppie Plaas Venue. Situated between two mountains namely Swartberg and Outeniqua, this beautiful venue can accommodate up to 180 guests. For an intimate wedding ceremony, the venue has another venue called the Lapa. Generally, the Lapa hosts family get-togethers, and office and birthday parties.
The Dunes Resort
This resort is a perfect spot to host a spectacular wedding by the beach. Whether you are looking for an intimate function or a grand celebrity-like ceremony, the Dunes can be a nice choice for all. The property is located at Keurbooms Beach and guests have a private access to this pristine beach.