The top 10 wedding venues in the Western Cape – At ZaraZoo, we are fortunate enough to take photos at some of the most amazing venues in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. In the next 3 blog posts, we count down to reveal the Top 10 wedding venues in the Western Cape that we have worked at so far.
Featured in our post today are (10)Webersburg in Stellenbosch; (9) Strandkombuis on the West Coast; (8) Vrede en Lust in-between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
10. Webersburg – Stellenbosch
Straight in at number 10 is the All-in-One Stellenbosch venue, Webersburg. This wine estate with its magnificent view of the Stellenbosch mountains, expansive terraced lawns, Cape Dutch Manor house & Cellar and modern, purpose built events & function venue is the perfect example of what the winelands has to offer. Apart from the main function hall that can comfortably seat up to 180 guests, there are several other venue options to choose from, including a marquee on the edges of a beautiful dam – the latter with 300 pax. For smaller wedding parties, the wine tasting location with its breathtaking views can be used.
In summer and good weather conditions, most couples opt for the outdoor ceremony option on the lawn under huge old oak trees. The Wine cellar doubles up as alternative for. adverse weather conditions.
Webersburg can accommodate up to 20 guests in its luxury accommodation in the Manor House & Cottages.
9. Strandkombuis – Yzerfontein, West Coast
Set in Yzerfontein on the West Coast, Strandkombuis is one of the closest beach venues to Cape Town. (less than 1 hours drive from the city centre) It is one of only a few true rustic beach venues in the Western Cape and this might come as a surprise to you the fact being that South Africa has such an extensive coast line…
The outdoor, open-air beach ceremony is still my number one. Just think about it… barefoot on the beach; looking deep into the eyes of your life partner; saying your vows while being cooled down by the fresh sea breeze! I cannot think of a better way to get married.
The rustic reception venue, perched on top of a sand dune and overlooking the Atlantic – one of the best sunset spots in the whole of SA! Couple with that the fresh traditional West Coast seafood on the menu, wow… barbequed snoek and hake, mussels, freshly baked farm bread with butter, crayfish and calamari… Ooo, I cannot wait for my next wedding there!
The added bonus with Strandkombuis is that it offers ample accommodation for the main bridal party- up to 57 guests in total!. This means no holding back with the celebrations… the way it should be!
8. Vrede en Lust – Simondium
If you are looking for a mix between old cape splendor and modern simplicity, this is the perfect venue for you. Vrede en Lust further offers the great packages for up to 4 days stay for 22 people. The recently built Vineyard Terrace , sports a view over the beautiful vineyard landscape and mountains. The permanent structure that can open up on 3 sides can seat up to 140 guests – a total blank canvas that can be transformed into the look and feel you envision.
Ceremony options include an outdoor ceremony on the lawn overlooking vineyards and the mountains. Alternatively, for wet weather, the converted barn is used. Wedding party preparations are normally done on site in the Manor house and adjacent cottages.
Read more about Vrede en Lust in our full venue review
In the next two weeks we will reveal numbers 7, 6, 5 and 4 in the countdown of Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Western Cape.
- See Part 2 – Venues 7, 6, 5 & 4 (next week)
- See Part 3 – Top 3 Venues in the Western Cape (2 weeks time)