Bona Dea Private Estate

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Camphill Road Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Hermanus Cape Overberg 0
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About Bona Dea Private Estate

Camphill Road, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus
Cape Overberg, 0

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.

• An exclusive and private wedding venue • Spectacular views across the valley and mountains, providing plenty of photo opportunities • Chic elegance thoughtfully conceived to showcase the panoramic views of South Africa’s most treasured landscape • Awarded Best Wedding View in 2017 by TopVendor Wedding Awards • Professional service provided by our wedding planning team

Facilities at Bona Dea Private Estate

Venue Type :
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Private Estate
Outdoor
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Bona Dea Private Estate Reviews (11)

What a night!
Venue Service

By Leigh Murray, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Oct 2018

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to you and your team. What a night! Everyone absolutely loved it. I could not have asked for a more breathtaking venue. WOW WOW WOW!! Many thanks for all.

I have no words to describe....
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By Gerald Chiwamira, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

We are back home now, and the blues are fast setting in. Cynthia and I have no words to describe our sincere gratitude for the spectacular show that you and Bona Dea put on for us. We had such an awesome time and will forever be grateful, THANK YOU!!

It was all I was hoping for, and so much more!
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By Mia Konig, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2019

I just want to thank the team at Bona Dea for an incredible wedding. It was all I was hoping for and much more. Thank you for all your effort and for making the whole wedding process so wonderful. A lot of love

The wedding was stress free!
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By Martin & Maureen Louw, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

We would like to thank you for an excellent function. The wedding went absolutely smoothly and even my very careful music selection was performed completely correctly. The run-up to the wedding was punctual, comprehensive and stress-free. Even during the reception, Liza was in control and available at all times. In all respects an extremely professional experience. We would recommend Bona Dea with all our hearts. Many greetings

Bona Dea will always be that special place for us
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By Daniela, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Feb 2019

We just wanted to thank you all for such an amazing day we got to share with our friends and family. You guys were all so helpful from day one until the last hour. I cannot thank you enough for everything. It was great pleasure meeting you all and you have such an amazing heart welcoming team. Bona Dea will always be that special place for us. Thank you. Best regards.

We enjoyed every bit of this wonderful journey!
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By Carmen & Andreas, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Feb 2019

Dear Liza, Jane and team, there are no words to describe how deeply thankful we are for all the effort you made to create a beautiful wedding for us. A dream came true and we feel so privileged. We enjoyed every bit of this wonderful journey with you and the wedding day could not have been more beautiful. Liza, you made planning so easy for us. Thank you for always having an ear for our ideas and for keeping an eye that everything runs smoothly. You understood every detail of the picture we had in mind for our wedding day and you managed to bring it alive. Also, you made it feel so simple - everything was possible, and you simply made it real. Thank you for coordinating everything so perfectly. It gave us the chance to relax and to enjoy every moment of our big day. We feel that we do not want to say good bye to you and to this very special day and we really hope to see you again someday. We wish you all the best for your future and many more successful weddings and events to come. Good luck, all the best, god bless, cheers & goodbye

Was perfection in and of itself!
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By Serron & Saar, on 17 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2019

Hi Liza, thank you so much for everything that you did for us, ppl loved the wedding and the venue and kept mentioning that everything went super smoothly and was perfection in and of itself so well done! You were wonderful, so much so that ppl came up to both me and Serron and mentioned you personally as being amazing.

Thank you for a spectacular event.
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By Beverley Holmes from Eventsinc.co.za, on 06 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2018

Wanted to personally thank you for a spectacular event. We have had great feedback and the guests did not stop talking about it. I see on our posts, that many are asking where we had our gala dinner – beautiful! You have a wonderful venue, but more than that, your staff are the best I have worked with. You are professional and go above and beyond.

The most beautiful well organized wedding.
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By Thys and Carina du Toit, on 06 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2018

Hi, I just want to thank you for planning the most beautiful well organized wedding. Everything went so smoothly with nothing that went wrong. We really appreciate all the effort you made to the day. Your friendly help and service are really appreciated. All our guests commented on the professional way you handled every aspect of the day. I am sure you will go from strength to strength and just want to thank you for everything. Keep up the good work.

Client and guests were blown away by your service
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By Margaux van den Berg from Blank Canvas, on 06 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2018

The client and all the guests were blown away by the service and function on the 23rd of November. Thank you so much to each and every one of you.

You are professional and go above and beyond.
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By Beverley Holmes, Event Planner, on 05 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2018

Wanted to personally thank you for a spectacular event. We have had great feedback and the guests did not stop talking about it. I see on our posts, that many are asking where we had our gala dinner – beautiful! Wanted to personally thank you for a spectacular event. We have had great feedback and the guests did not stop talking about it. You have a wonderful venue, but more than that, your staff are the best I have worked with. You are professional and go above and beyond.

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