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Choosing the Perfect Wineland Wedding Venue
The Cape Winelands encompass some of the most scenic areas of South Africa. The wine industry started within a few years of the first European settlers arriving at the Cape, and the architecture of the oldest farms showcase the influences of these early settlers, with the beautiful old homesteads, for example, Vergelegen in Somerset West and Groot Constantia in Cape Town.
Brides are spoilt for choice when finding a wineland wedding venue in the Cape. Old and traditional or Cape Dutch with a modern twist, these venues often have stunning settings in the vineyards with the majestic Cape mountains always present as a backdrop. Many brides travel from far and wide to have their weddings in the Cape winelands and the venues are geared up for large weddings or many of the smaller places are perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings.
The near perfect summer weather makes planning a bit easier as you can almost guarantee that during the hot summer months moving towards the autumn (and harvest time for the grapes) there is a minimum chance of rain. The winters have their own charm with colder wet weather which are perfect for cosy fireside receptions.
Cape Town itself offers wineland weddings in unique settings. Constantia Uitsig has the Uitsig Restaurant and the world famous La Colombe Restaurant where they offer bespoke weddings. Groot Constantia which is the original and oldest wine farm in the country has the choice of two venues, a more traditional one near the main house and the more modern one, Simon’s, which is situated amongst the vineyards up against the mountain.
Stellenbosch, the picturesque university town with oak lined streets, is probably the best known with some very historic venues. Most of the venues have a place where you can have your ceremony as well as your reception, but if you wish to make your vows in a church, Stellenbosch has some traditional stone churches in the different denominations. Nooitgedacht is a gorgeous old wine farm that is family run and offers very special weddings. Backsberg is another popular wedding venue with a scenic backdrop for your wedding photos. Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest homesteads in the Cape offering stunning weddings. Clos Malverne is also a family owned wine estate offering weddings. Stellenrust has breathtaking views overlooking Table Mountain. Klein Bottelary offers elegant, original wine farm weddings. Kleine Marie offers you peace of mind concerning your food, flowers and décor as they are able to take care of all your needs. Your wedding photographs will be truly amazing with the vineyards and the gorgeous scenery at any of these venues!
Clouds Estate high up on the Helshoogte Pass has stunning views overlooking Franschhoek. They also have a chapel and a rooftop area for very special weddings. Rickety Bridge is a special wineland wedding venue with sublime scenery situated near Franschhoek. Want to get married on a Polo and a Wine Estate? Look no further than Val de Vie which is situated in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. L’ermitage Village offers the perfect setting for those who want to make their wedding really special and romantically unique. The famous Allee Bleue Estate is perfect for larger weddings, and La Residence is perfect for smaller, more intimate ceremonies.
The cooler area of Durbanville has two of our most popular venues, Cassia Restaurant and Meerendal. Cassia’s architectural simplicity is a contemporary reflection of classic Cape Heritage and offers a combination of mountain views and waterside serenity. At Meerendal celebrate your Cape wedding day in the tranquil setting of Meerendal’s vineyards, wheat fields and mountain views.
Paarl which is situated about an hour out of Cape Town has some very special wedding venues. Nestled amongst the vineyards, Le Bac Estates is an enchanting mix of old and new. At Palmiet Valley, many couples choose to get married in the Estate’s beautiful gardens with only the sky and the majestic mountains and vineyards as the backdrop.
Wineland weddings are a fabulous way to mix the old with the new. These venues can definitely deliver the wedding of any girl’s dreams and are worthy of consideration when planning and choosing your venue.
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