Top 10 Wedding Venues Western Cape (10-8)

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Top 10 Wedding Venues Cape Town

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 Cape Town that we have worked at so far.

Featured in our post today are (10) Strandkombuis in Yzerfontein (West Coast); (9) Allee Bleue in Franschhoek; (8) and Vrede en Lust in Franschhoek.

10.  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!

Read our full venue review here.


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Contact Strandkombuis:  |  +27 (0)22 451 2360  |

9.  Allee Bleue – Franschhoek

The village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands can definitely claim the “Wedding Capital of South Africa” title!  So many of the top Cape Town Wedding Venues is situated in this beautiful valley.  This is also the location of the Allee Bleue Estate, a typical South African wine estate with beautiful Cape Dutch buildings & vineyards.  It is also famous for its expansive lavender fields and French blue theme throughout the estate.

For the ceremony, you can choose outdoor settings under huge oaks or the open air setting on the lawn with a 200 meter lavender lined path leading up to it. There is also the picnic area for more informal affairs and off course a few covered Plan B options should the weather not play along. 


The venue has no fewer than 10 options for your reception setting, making it one of the most versatile wedding venues around.  These settings range from Le Grand Hall, a sophisticated, modern purpose built venue that can comfortably seat up to 350 guests, to the intimate Manor House with a max pax of 40.

An added bonus at Allee Bleue is the honeymoon suite that also doubles up a bridal prep location.  Once you’ve laid your eyes on this historic old cottage with modern interior and decor, there is no turning back! 

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Contact Allee Bleue: |  +27 (0)21 874 1021   |

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

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Contact Vrede en Lust:  |  +27 (0)21 874 1611  |

In the next weeks, we will reveal the top 2 venues in the countdown of Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Western Cape.

  • Part 2 – Venues 7, 6, 5
  • Part 3 – Venues 4, 3
  • Part 4 – Top 2  Wedding Venues in the Western Cape

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


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