Top 10 Wedding Venues in Cape Town (1&2)

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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Cape Town

The wait has been long, but today we are finally revealing number 1 & 2 of our Top 10 Wedding Venues in Cape Town.  After reading this post, do yourself a favour and read the other posts in the 4-part series of the best wedding venues in the Western Cape.  Here is a quick summary:

Top 10 Part 1

10.  Strandkombuis – Yzerfontein

9.   Allee Bleue – Franschhoek

8.   Vrede en Lust – Franschhoek

Top 10 – Part 2

7.  Kleinevalleij – Wellington

6.  Brenaissance – Stellenbosch

5.  Old Mac Daddy – Elgin

Top 10 – Part 3

4.  Rockhaven – Elgin

3.  The Grand Beach & Cafe – Cape Town

It is never an easy task to choose the best venue in Cape Town and of course tastes differ.  But having worked at the very best wedding venues that Cape Town has to offer, and judging by demand, we feel that our Top 2 are spot on. Here they are:

2.  Lourensford Estate – Somerset West

Laurent at Lourensford is our number 2 in the Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Western Cape. It is the largest privately owned wine estate in South Africa and has everything you would expect of a typical Cape Winelands Estate. Laurent was recently modernised and one of the additions is a spacious veranda with fantastic views over the Hottentots-Holland mountains and False Bay.

The venue has plenty of ceremony options to offer.  Outdoor settings include the Terrace overlooking the polo Field, the raised Polo deck on the side of the Polo field and then my favourite spot, right in the middle of the tree-lined lane leading up to the venue. The veranda that is partly covered by a glass roof can be utilised if you are looking for a more sheltered ceremony location.  There are also a host of churches close-by should you want to opt for a more formal ceremony.

The main function venue with its neutral flooring, crystal chandeliers and predominantly white theme means this venue can easily be transformed to accommodate functions of a wide variety of styles and preferences. It can comfortably seat 250 guests with a dance floor.

Photo opportunities are plentiful – Lourensford is the proverbial “photographer’s dream”!  The estate offers a fusion of historic Cape Dutch architecture and modern style buildings and the 4000 hectare Estate riddled with an array of fields, fruit tree orchards, vineyards, pine forests, gardens and dams.  My favourite spot is next to the lake and pine forest.

Right next to Lourensford lies Erinvale Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa – Not only can your wedding guests be accommodated nearby, but they also have the luxury Spa and Golf resort facilities at their doorstep.  Apart from Erinvale, there are also plenty of guest houses in the vicinity that are suitable for bridal and groom preparations. Other facilities include the on-site caterer Stir Food and a coordination service by the Aleit Group.

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Contact Lourensford:

Email – info@lourensford.co.za

Tel +27 21 847 1696

Website – https://lourensford.co.za/

Some more blog posts about Lourensford:

1.  Molenvliet Estate – Stellenbosch

Molenvliet Estate in Stellenbosch is the number 1 of our Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Western Cape.  It is located in one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, the Banhoek Valley that lies between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

MolenVliet is what we call an all-in-one venue.  There are separate houses for the Bridal and Grooms preparations, countless ceremony options and an amazing main wedding hall for the reception.  Having everything in one place, with so many options means you do not have to waste any time in travelling from or between your preps venue or ceremony location.

The Residence, set high up on the hill, overlooking the vineyards below and Franschhoek mountains in the distance is the most amazing bridal preparations spot.  But there is also the River Manor and 3 luxury cottages that can be used to get ready in and to accommodate a total of 18 people on the wedding night.  All the accommodation is within 250 meters of the reception hall.

There are 3 ceremony options on site:

  1. The lawn of the Residence – This beautiful outdoor setting is surrounded by huge established oak trees and perfectly manicured gardens.
  2. The lawn next to the Pool Deck – similarly surrounded by beautiful gardens and close to the cottages and guest parking.
  3. The Ageing Cellar that can accommodate up to 150 guests seated cinema room style.  This venue is perfect for less favourable weather conditions and is located right next to the reception venue – perfect for those rainy days.

One of my favourite traditions at Molenvliet is for the bride and groom to lead their wedding guests down the hill to the reception venue.  The short, magical walk

takes you through through the estate on an oak tree lined road that opens up into “The Street”, a road that runs through the scenic main block of vineyards.  “The Street” is often used as a pre-drinks station.  Just imagine sipping your bubbly while surrounded by vineyards and mountains while listening to some fine live entertainment.  The deck surrounding the reception venue is another perfect pre-reception drinks spot.

The Venue with its “all white” Colonial meets Cape Dutch appeal is designed to adapt to any wedding or event, without it ever looking the same. One enters the main entrance leading into an open-air Courtyard, that overlooks the veranda and deck facing the Vineyards, this is perfect for smaller functions or pre-reception drinks.

The main reception hall can accommodate 250 guests.  The rectangular shape means you can apply a multitude of floor plans so that no one wedding will look the same as the other.  The hall also boasts with a very spacious modern bar area and guest lounge with permanent furniture.  Both areas are finished off with stylish checkered flooring.

Molenvliet has it all when it comes to photos opportunities.  The Estate is manicured to perfection to give a real feeling of opulence and style.  Apart from the rolling vineyards,  impressive old oaks and winding paths it also boasts with one of the most amazing backdrops in the mountains surrounding it.  For indoor photo settings, The Residence with its classically decorated rooms and pool deck overlooking the estate will be hard to beat.

Other facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, but no resident caterer, so you have to hire in your own. The bar at the main reception venue is fully licenced and fully stocked.  No third party  bar services are allowed and only Molenvliet wines can be served at weddings.  Corkage fees apply only to Cap Classique and Champagnes.

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Contact Details

Tel  +27 21 885 1597/ 8086

Email – events@molenvliet.co.za

Website – www.molenvliet.co.za

Other Posts about Molenvliet

  1. Molenvliet Full Venue Review
  2. Sulezi & Mutsa
  3. Lwanda & Tiro
  4. Cisco & Lani
  5. Annual White Celebration 2014

Now that you have read Part 4, do not forget to have a look at the other 3 blog posts that lead up to this one.  Click on the links below to read more about our Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Western Cape.

Top 10 Part 1

10.  Strandkombuis – Yzerfontein

9.  Allee Bleue – Franschhoek

8.  Vrede en Lust – Franschhoek

Top 10 – Part 2

7.  Kleinevalleij – Wellington

6.  Brenaissance – Stellenbosch

5.  Old Mac Daddy – Elgin

Top 10 – Part 3

4.  Rockhaven – Elgin

3.  Brenaissance – Stellenbosch

For more Wedding Venues in your area, take a look at Pink Book‘s list of popular Wedding Venues.

Also Read these articles on the Pink Book Website

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