Wedding Venues in South Africa
We are privileged to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world with one of the best climates so this combination lends itself to the development of stunning wedding venues in all areas of our country.
There are over 184 000 weddings a year in South Africa. The wedding business has literally exploded over the past 10 years with many specialist wedding venues being built, and venues from wine farms to beach restaurants realising the potential business that weddings can provide. With the result that brides are spoilt for choice and if you have a dream of a certain wedding venue, you will be able to find one to match this dream no matter how outlandish your wish may be.
Gauteng may be the busiest metropolis in Africa, but it is easy to get away from it all and within 20 minutes you can be out of the city limits and deep into the country. If you choose to have a wedding venue situated within a game park with an “Out of Africa” feel, or you prefer a peaceful setting in the country, or a wedding at one of the top restaurants, your wish can be fulfilled. With the proliferation of wedding venues there has been a growth in other wedding related businesses like photographers, wedding co-ordinators, DJ’s etc. Each venue has a list of service providers that they can recommend so the planning of your wedding needn’t become a stressful exercise. This is the time to delegate as much of your wedding planning as possible and make the planning experience enjoyable.
If your dream wedding venue is a safari or bush lodge, you have an incredible choice ranging from upmarket 5 star venues to the more affordable. These type of wedding venues are especially suitable to destination weddings where you and your family and friends make a few days of the celebration by spending some time together. Although most lodges are smaller so are suitable to more intimate weddings, there are those that can cater for larger weddings. These make for never-to-be-forgotten memories and amazing photographs.
The Western Cape is a wedding destination heaven! Not only do they brag the most stunning scenery and beaches, but the Cape winelands have gorgeous wedding venues that are very popular. Beach wedding venues up the west coast allow you to literally have your ceremony in the sand and your reception banquet consisting of the local seafood the area is renowned for.
Cape Town itself is a wedding destination. In these days of cheap flights it is possible to have your dream beach wedding or wineland wedding even if you live up country. The charming towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, the lifestyle estates and farms in Paarl and Wellington and further afield in Malmesbury and Riebeek Kasteel all have wonderful wedding venues for your special day!
Garden Route wedding venues…
The Garden Route is a very popular wedding destination with some very special wedding venues to choose from. The Overberg is closer to Cape Town and has very special venues like Grootbos which is perfect for a small intimate wedding.
Free State wedding venues…
There is something extremely enchanting about the Free State and we are seeing that more and more city brides wanting to get away from it all and tie the knot in its beautiful countryside.The Free State’s rich history and pretty architecture are also a drawing card, as well as it being close to Gauteng. Zuikerkop is a popular choice for a wedding venue, as well as Oranje Guest Farm and Vlakbult Guest Farm.
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Grant Difford Wedding Photography