Bona Dea Private Estate hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in Southern Africa is a unique, luxurious wedding venue located 90 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Situated high on the mountain slopes of the breathtaking Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven-and-Earth) Valley near the picturesque town of Hermanus, which is famous for its superb whale watching.
A Stunning Country Escape
The remarkable Venue Complex incorporates traditional elements of the original Cape Dutch style manor house combined with a bold modern renovation. Its natural water features and pristine garden terraces make this luxurious venue perfect for a romantic ceremony. It features a stylish Ballroom which is suitable for up to 200 guests, with a generous dance floor. Light airy reception rooms and lounges lead to raised terraces with steps down to a large ceremonial treed terrace adorned with 20,000 fairy lights. The décor is chic elegance and thoughtfully conceived to showcase the panoramic views of South Africa’s most treasured landscape. Everything the discerning wedding couple or corporate host could wish for. Your perfect year-round, all-weather venue.
All accommodation options are conveniently located, exceedingly elegant, and yet, remarkably comfortable. Dendrobium House, upstairs in the venue complex itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 beautifully appointed bathrooms, convenient for the bride and her bridesmaids. Olive Cottage has an upper level with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a lounge with fireplace, open plan dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. On the lower ground floor, a self-contained studio flat with open plan kitchenette, en-suite shower and bath and undercover patio with built in braai. Mountain Villa a luxurious and contemporary villa that provides an idyllic space in which to relax and unwind. Overlooking the picturesque mountains and surrounding vineyards. Consisting of five luxurious, modern and beautifully decorated suites, the open-plan villa can be booked exclusively for a family, a group of friends or corporate breakaway.
Same Sex Weddings
We at Bona Dea Private Estate are big supporters of marriage equality and we celebrate love in its many rainbow variations. Our wedding venue and friendly staff will ensure that your life-changing wedding day is celebrated with the respect and joy it deserves.
Bona Dea’s talented events team would be delighted to receive you and your entourage at the Estate for a guided tour, while familiarising themselves with your wedding ideas and requirements. The Estate offers a wide range of event-critical services on site, such as furniture and décor hire to make your event spectacular in every way. Bona Dea Private Estate is a ‘must see’ venue that was awarded Best Reception Venue in 2015 and Best Wedding View in 2017 at the TopVendor Wedding Awards. Viewings by appointment only to ensure individual attention: Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm and Saturday 8am - 1pm.