If you’re looking for a wedding venue that will really stand out, why not browse our top three unique wedding venues, handpicked from across South Africa. These amazing venues each have something different to offer and can all make your wedding day truly unique and completely unforgettable.
If you want a wedding with an intimate family feel, Schoone Oordt in Swellendam could be perfect for you. The wedding venue’s story began in 2003 when owners Richard and Alison bought the Victorian Grand Dame to do it up and create an idyllic home for their growing family.
They painstakingly restored the venue, in places doing the most sensitive parts of it by hand to keep it authentic. They have records of the property which date back to 1748, and think the basic structure of the building as it is today was built in 1853.
The mansion’s grand setting and slightly eccentric past makes it a gorgeous backdrop to any wedding. You can celebrate your marriage indoors with a view of the mountains, in the light and airy conservatory, or in the formal dining room, or if you prefer to be outside there’s a lush lawn, or a secluded garden.
To find out more visit their website: www.schooneoordt.co.za
Those looking for luxury when they book their wedding should consider Bushmans Kloof. The five star wilderness reserve and wellness retreat, situated at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains, is a sought after destination for weddings and honeymoons.
The award winning resort has a number of accolades, and combines the picturesque setting with warm, caring service, delectable organic cuisine and excellent facilities.
If you book a wedding with Bushmans Kloof, you are the focus of their five star services. Everything is taken care of, from arranging the ceremony to coordinating the entertainment, photography, food and beverages, and even the décor and flowers.
For more information visit: www.bushmanskloof.co.za
The Planet Restaurant & Bar
Perhaps your dream wedding has a sleek, modern feel to it? If so, you need to take a closer look at the Planet Restaurant & Bar at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.
The galaxy themed carpet, crystal ball décor, planetary chandelier and twinkling ceilings will add a cool, space age feel to your celebrations. Head chef Rudi Liebenberg creates heavenly menus, designed to take you on a journey of gastronomic discovery (using the freshest local ingredients), which perfectly complement the surroundings.
The Planet Bar is perfect for cocktail style parties, whilst the cellar and Chef’s Table are ideal for more intimate soirees. There are a range of different packages to suit all kinds of weddings, and there’s an in-house kosher kitchen to cater for kosher functions, under the supervision of the Cape Town Beth Din. The venue can also provide vegetarian, vegan and halal menus.
Visit their website for more information: www.belmond.com