Planning your wedding day is one of the most exciting stages of life that you will go through, but it can also be slightly overwhelming. If you’re looking to have a romantic, intimate or multi-day Winelands wedding, we’re here to help you find your dream venue!

The options for a Winelands wedding in South Africa are pretty much endless – Whether you’re looking to have your wedding photographs framed with the backdrop of meticulously farmed vineyards or breath-taking mountain views, we’ve put together a list of venues that will exceed all your expectations.

Here’s a sneak peek at the top ten Winelands Wedding venues:

1. Laurent on Lourensford

A stunning contemporary venue, offset by an effortlessly scenic landscape. Laurent is said to have one of the most beautiful views in the Cape. Laurent is located on the magnificent Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West and is nestled at the foot of the picturesque Helderberg mountains. Laurent’s charm include the picture-perfect natural backdrop featuring unparalleled mountain ranges, exquisite vineyards, and perfectly maintained gardens.

The sophisticated glass venue space acts as a blank canvas with it’s predominantly white theme, where you can truly bring any event to life. It has vast open spaces with a modern twist on classic elements including marble flooring, crystal chandeliers, as well as some earthy features like sandstone and wood.

Laurent can accommodate intimate events as well as lavish, extravagant affairs for up to 250 guests with ample parking and 24-hour roaming security. The function manager is also available to ensure that your day is stress-free and completely unforgettable.

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2. La Paris

The breath-taking mountains, perfectly manicured lawns, vibrant gardens and magnificent oak trees surround the manor house drawing you in. La Paris provides an unforgettable environment for you and your partner to pledge your devotion to one another.

Pure luxury embraces you as you glide across the beautiful marble floor aglow with antique chandeliers. Open the dance floor as a couple surrounded by regal wine tanks or let the Vintage French Shutters lead you out to a Fragrant Garden to catch your breath. The Winery can accommodate up to 120 wedding guests and lends itself to any Grand occasion.

La Paris dates back to 1699, and is situated just 8 km’s outside the historical town of Franschhoek.

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3. Cavalli Wine Estate

Set amongst indigenous gardens that are designed to resemble a living tapestry, grazing horses and opulent olive groves- this is the ultimate destination for bridal photography.

Located conveniently on the R44 highway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Cavalli is a secure Estate with abundant parking and 24 hour manned and CCTV security. From informal cocktail gatherings to multi-course banquets, the venue is easily able to cater for a variety of events with ample space, natural lighting and easy access. The large glass windows, white open spaces overlooking a dam and the Stellenbosch mountains, Cavalli Estate is one of the most beautiful winelands venues for your bespoke event.

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4. 1207 Johannesdal

Johannesdal Hall has enormous picture windows overlooking the majestic mountains surrounding Johannesdal 1207. The hall has seating for 200 guests with a dance floor.

Their Blue room is a soundproof reception area which can be used for small gatherings and is ideal for conferences for up to 100 attendees. This area will be utilised in case of bad weather to host pre-function cocktails or ceremonies.

In their gardens, a massive old Oak tree towers over this enclosed space in our garden, a perfect area for pre/post function drinks. This area is directly linked to the Waterlily garden and could be used in conjunction with it, creating space for an outdoor function for up to 100 people.

Their two large garden terraces boast unsurpassable views. From both meticulously groomed terraces, there is an unobstructed view over the mountains surrounding Johannesdal 1207. This terraced garden is the perfect space to have an open-air ceremony or early morning/ late-afternoon outdoor function.

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5. Boschendal

Say ‘I do’ on one of the most iconic wine farms in South Africa. With five breath-taking venues to choose from, Boschendal is the perfect place to experience marital bliss. With a dedicated functions team on hand to ensure the occasion goes off without a hitch, a truly memorable day awaits.

With a range of exquisite venues and unparalleled views, Boschendal offers various the perfect setting to make your wedding dreams come true. From small intimate celebrations to showstopper weddings, we have a team of expert planners to make your wedding journey perfect.

Each venue at Boschendal offers up a blank canvas to fill with all your heart’s desires. Create lasting memories with the ones you love most with accommodation for up to 180 guests in our luxury cottages.

Our historic farm is ideally situated only a stone’s-throw away from Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl and sits right at the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Their venues includes:

  • Olive press (200 guests)
  • Rhone homestead (40 pax)
  • Mountain villa (100 pax)
  • The Retreat (72 pax)

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6. Molenvliet

Nestled on the banks of the Banghoekrivier, known as the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine country, you will find MolenVliet Vineyards.

MolenVliet Vineyards is a boutique Wine and Guest Estate with panoramic views of the breath-taking surrounding Mountains and Vineyards. The boutique 14-hectare Wine Estate, produces some of the finest wines, focussing on quality instead of quantity.
The luxury accommodation offers a 5* offering and captures the magnificent views of the Vineyards, Mountains, River and the well-established gardens from almost anywhere on the Estate.

It is easy to see why MolenVliet Vineyards is ranked as one of the top Wedding and Accommodation destinations in the world. Managed by a skilled and well-trained team driven to provide excellent quality service, MolenVliet Vineyard offers a truly memorable experience for every occasion.

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7. Quoin Rock

Heritage meets modern. The Quoin Rock wine farm venue is built for weddings, corporate events, product launches or private parties. No matter the occasion, you’re guaranteed a memorable experience in the Stellenbosch Winelands.

As a guest at The Venue, Quoin Rock’s wedding venue in Stellenbosch, you’ll experience the thoughtful dialogue between the built environment and the beauty of the natural surroundings. The double volume façade of the wine farm wedding venue provides a blank steel and glass cinematic ‘canvas’ against which nature is reflected, continually changing in the light and the seasons.

State-of-the-art design and architecture come standard at the Quoin Rock Venue. The venue offers high-end, luxurious décor finishes, marble floors and custom-made light fixtures throughout. Enormous stacking doors open on to a spacious outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the vineyards and mountains surrounding the wine farm wedding venue. A stylish and deluxe floating cigar lounge is perfectly positioned for enjoying the dramatic sunsets of the Stellenbosch Winelands. At your request, it’s also possible to ensure that your party has exclusive use of the Quoin Rock Wine Estate. What better way to enjoy a wine farm wedding?

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8. Vrede en Lust

Nestled at the foothills of the Simonsberg lies Vrede en Lust in the breath-taking Franschhoek wine valley. Vrede en Lust offers an elegant and tranquil setting for the wedding of your dreams.

Vrede en Lust Estate, one of the most renowned wedding destinations in the Cape Winelands, and the talented team of wedding coordinators will be sure to provide you with the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Their offering includes:

  • A picturesque venue with historical Cape Dutch architecture and undulating vineyards
  • A wedding venue enclosed with glass walls
  • Beautiful ceremony and pre-drinks gardens
  • Seating for up to 120 people, with dance floor inside or up to 150 guests with dance floor outside (weather permitting)
  • Accommodation for up to 40 guests on the estate within walking distance from the wedding venue
  • Exclusive use of the wedding venue and accommodation section of the farm by the bridal couple and their guests for the duration of their stay
  • The venue is powered by industrial generators during load shedding.
  • Their Vineyard terrace offers spectacular views with a total of 300sqm outdoor floor space surrounded by frameless glass (250sqm covered by a permanent roof structure).

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9. Belair Pavilion

Belair’s views are exceptional from this small farm on the slopes of Paarl mountain. This beautiful country estate is within easy reach of cape town and central to the innovative wine culture of the Western Cape. Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands district, on the Suid Agter Paarl Road, with breath-taking views of the Boland Mountains.

Belair is home to one of the most beautiful country garden wedding venues in the Western Cape. The venue is a contemporary glass & steel building with wrap around sliding glass doors. Beautifully positioned in an exquisite garden, it is virtually alive, covered in evergreen star Jasmine that is in bloom late October / November.

A dramatic water feature creates an aisle linking the pavilion to a quaint 120 seater ivy-covered chapel, all surrounded by magnificent wisteria covered arches. For larger gatherings, Belair offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony area for up to 250 guests. This area features a striking black & white tiled aisle with the most beautiful rose covered arches.

One of the many great features of this venue is the fairy light lit outdoor patio, adjacent to the main reception area as it features a wonderful fire pit and an intimate outdoor dance floor.

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10. Lanzerac

Last, but not the least – Lanzerac. For the most romantic and memorable wedding, you simply cannot overlook the Stellenbosch Winelands. Nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley, ceremonies and receptions are conducted against a spectacular scenic backdrop. The Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges and endless rows of lush vineyards, making it the perfect romantic retreat for wedding couples.

Lanzerac is revered as one of Stellenbosch’s leading wedding venues in the Cape Winelands. We have hosted countless handcrafted wedding celebrations that epitomise style and exclusivity. Their banqueting team offer a professional and individual service and can take care of all the details ensuring the entire wedding runs smoothly.

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