The city of Cape Town in South Africa is well-known for its beautiful wine estates and gorgeous
beaches. Not surprisingly, the city is also full of amazing wedding venues. Whether you’re looking
for a sandy place to exchange your vows, a cozy hotel to accommodate your reception, or an exotic
location for your honeymoon, there are so many possibilities waiting for you in Cape Town.
The Steenberg Hotel provides luxurious accommodations on the Cape’s oldest farm, located in the
Constantia Winelands. The hotel provides several wedding packages with arrangements for the
ceremony, the reception, spa treatments, cheese and wine tastings, and anniversary vouchers. An 18-
hole championship golf course is located on-site. Enjoy top-notch cuisine in the hotel’s historic and
beautifully restored buildings, which date all the way back to 1682. If this one-stop venue sounds
worth your while, please visit www.steenberghotel.com.
If you’re attracted to aquarium weddings, try the Two Oceans Aquarium, where you’ll have the
opportunity to impress your guests with the beauty of life under the ocean. Intimate ceremonies of 20
or fewer guests may take place in front of the aquarium’s Kelp Forest Exhibit, one of the only three
exhibits of its kind in the world. Larger ceremonies of up to 110 guests may take place near the yacht
marina with a semi-private outdoor deck. Receptions of up to 50 guests will enjoy observing the
aquarium’s Atlantic Ocean Gallery, full of jellyfish, giant spider crabs, and octopus. The I&J Predator
Exhibit, full of sharks, rays and predatory fish, is available with room for a dance floor for up to 90
guests, but will otherwise accommodate up to 110 guests without dancing. Visit www.aquarium.co.za
for more information.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel offers a peaceful wedding location with opportunities for beautiful
photographs. Ceremonies take place in a garden setting with a backdrop of the Twelve Apostles
Mountain range and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Receptions are held on an open marquee terrace,
where guests enjoy the salty breeze off the ocean and gorgeous sunsets. The terrace can accommodate
100 guests for cocktails or 90 guests with a small dance floor. The hotel also offers a honeymoon
package, the highlight of which is called the “3-Hour Sunset Mountain Serenade.” This experience
provides breathtaking views of the mountain range and ocean while the happy couple enjoys a
champagne picnic, a touch point foot ritual, and a 90-minute massage in the outdoor spa mountain
gazebo. To learn more about this lovely hotel, visit www.12apostleshotel.com.
Want to budget for your honeymoon without sacrificing luxury? Check out The Blue Train, a
wonderful way to travel from your Cape Town wedding to your honeymoon destination. This moving
five-star hotel takes guests through breathtaking countryside between Cape Town and Johannesburg
within 27 hours, all the while pampering them with gourmet meals, fine wine and luxurious
accommodations. The train’s romantic suites are equipped with the finest bed linen, marble tiles
and gold fittings in the bathroom, remote-controlled blinds, soundproofing, air-conditioning, under-
floor heating, and communications with a personal butler for 24-hour room service. It’s cheaper than
traveling by plane, quick enough for travelers pressed for time, and one of the smoothest rides in train
travel. If this venue interests you, please visit www.bluetrain.co.za for more information.
Cape Town is full of so many lovely wedding venues, it would be difficult to list them all. Even
so, these four specific venues stand out from the rest because of their unique features, comfortable
accommodations, and jaw-dropping scenery. Rest assured that when you plan for a wedding in Cape
Town, you’re guaranteed a memorable experience no matter which venue you choose.Read More »
At Valerie & Co, we value friendships and relationships higher than anything else. So, what could make a destination wedding in Cape Town, South Africa more exciting than it already sounds? The wedding of two very dear friends!!
Valerie met Carmen and Manfred when she lived in Berlin, Germany. She met Manfred at Hillsong Church, and did a photoshoot for his band, Placid Revival. It was at the wedding of the band’s bassist (for whom Valerie was the photographer) that she met Carmen, and they hit it off! Carmen is down to earth, funny, and goofy and perfect for Manfred- and that chemistry, as well as their friendship with Valerie, made their wedding one of our top favorites of 2012.
Before the wedding, the couple and Valerie headed out to Blauberg Beach for sunset engagement pictures in front of Table Mountain (one of the seven wonders of the world).
The day Carmen and Manfred got married, the weather was perfect. People from all over the world flew in to attend the sweet celebration. Held under a tent at the Nitida Wine Farm (not, Nitida Winery, no sir! In fact, Valerie even got made fun of for calling it a winery!) in Durbinville, the wedding was picture perfect.
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