18 Unique Wedding Chapels in South Africa

Many couples decide to say their vows in a chapel due to religious reasons or just because they prefer to tie the knot in a sacred space. Here is our list of beautiful wedding venues with on-site chapels. Historic, unique, quaint or modern – you will find your favourite chapel here!

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Bosjes

South African Wedding Chapels

Chapel capacity: 80 guests 

Situated in the fertile Breedekloof Valley and framed by the Waaihoek and Slanghoek mountains, the farm is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and fynbos. The remarkable chapel with its distinctive undulating white roof appears to float on a pool of water at the heart of the quiet and peaceful chapel gardens.

 

Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate

South African Wedding Chapels

Chapel capacity: 200 guests

Deep within the heart of the Devon Valley, a mere stone’s throw away from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape lies Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate. A place of new beginnings, this serene and evergreen estate is an established wine and cattle estate that boasts modern farm accommodation, breath-taking venues, a chapel and a highly acclaimed family restaurant.

 

Hidden Cradle

Chapel capacity: 100 guests 

Hidden Cradle is situated just outside Muldersdrift. Just 50 mins from Pretoria and 45 mins from Johannesburg North this untapped beauty is a must to see for every bride-to-be. Wedding ceremonies are held at one of three options, one indoor chapel with a romantic low-hung thatch roof and red carpet and two outdoor “I DO” venues, held in either the peach orchards or their enchanted cave. A magnificent stone-walled manor with striking emphasis on modern whites and historic timbers.

 

Winery Road Forest

Chapel capacity: 120 guests 

A quaint forest in the heart of the Cape Winelands, best describes this exclusive wedding venue with its boundless scenic options, lush lawns, mountain views, and beautiful dam. The sunsets through the trees of the forest, providing the most romantic golden evening glow. Winery Road Forest is an exclusive and private venue, not open to the general public. Here you will be the only bride being looked after by their team of specialists.  Click here to see more.

 

Diamant Estate

Chapel capacity: 120 guests 

Diamant Estate is set against the dramatic backdrop of Paarl Mountain, a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town. Gorgeous views extend from the front of the property including an expanse of manicured lawns, vineyards, and majestic Oak trees. You might even catch a glimmer of Table Mountain in the distance. The Old Chapel is a small wine cellar dating from the 1700s which has been tastefully transformed into an intimate chapel for wedding ceremonies. The Old Chapel can also be transformed into a cozy, more intimate space to hold your reception and dance party for boutique weddings. Click here to see more.

 

Domaine Brahms Wineries

Chapel capacity: 150 guests

Domaine Brahms Wineries, situated against the picturesque backdrop of the Cape Winelands serve as the ideal venue for any special occasion. This quaint Historic Chapel lies nestled among the vineyards and olive trees.

 

Oakfield Farm

Chapel capacity: 350 guests 

Oakfield Farm is a country venue of distinction situated in Muldersdrift, near both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Set in 72 acres of gardens and fields, manicured lawns, floral borders, neatly cropped hedgerows and statuesque trees abound, Oakfield Farm has an atmosphere of unhurried luxury. With 30 years of experience, Oakfield Farm understands your dream and sees it as their duty to make it a reality.

 

The Range Function & Conference Centre

Chapel capacity: 120 guests 

The Range is tucked between the wine lands of the Constantia Valley and the woodlands of Tokai Forest, offering two venues with spectacular views. The quaint Tokai Stone Chapel is a romantic venue that is ideal for a wedding ceremony and is conveniently located a hundred meters from The Range. 

 

Groenrivier Wedding & Function Venue

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Chapel capacity: 200 guests

The venue includes an open-air chapel amid leafy gardens and is the most romantic chapel to say: “I DO”. As the sunlight streams through, you can be confident your ceremony and pictures will take your guest’s breath away.

 

Firgrove Wedding Chapel

Chapel capacity: 70 guests 

Firgrove is conveniently located in West Durban with a beautiful Celtic stone chapel located in a beautiful garden with breathtaking views. This picturesque chapel has a hand-painted Irish blessing that adorns the archway. Each window portrays the decorated stained glass flowers of South Africa. A traditionally designed Celtic stone chapel set on the hills of Alverstone, its perfect position creates a charming and quaint country feeling. The antique bells can be heard near and far as they welcome you.

 

Zorgvliet Wine Estate

Chapel capacity: 120 Guests 

Zorgvliet Wines can be the perfect venue for you if you want to add a touch of magic and style to your big day. Nestled in the Banhoek Valley near Stellenbosch, you will be amazed at the breathtakingly spectacular views of the Simonsberg Mountains and vineyards and your wedding pictures will afford you absolutely classic memories. Click here to see more.

 

Renovatio River Estate

Chapel capacity: 150 guests 

Renovatio River Estate is a private wedding and event venue located on the gentle Suikerbos River in Gauteng, a short distance from Three Rivers, Vereeniging, Meyerton and the Vaal Dam and about 45 minutes from Alberton in Johannesburg. Their exclusive 15-hectare wedding and event venue is surrounded by lush green grass, shaded by tall Blue Gum trees, and offers the same tranquility of their slow-running fountain while set in the surrounds of a typical South African countryside. This lovely Sandstone Chapel features original sandstones that date back to 1883.

 

Montpellier de Tulbagh Estate

Chapel capacity: 120 guests

Located in the beautiful Tulbagh, The Valley of Abundance along the banks of the Klein Berg River and surrounded by Obiqua, Winterhoek, and Witzenberg mountains, Montpellier Wine Estate is the perfect setting for your wedding or any special occasion. This charming hillside chapel is conveniently located between the beautiful vineyards of Montpellier.

 

Morgansvlei Country Estate

Chapel capacity: 100 guests

Surrounded by the Tulbagh Valley Mountains, Morgansvlei Country Estate is considered one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Tulbagh area.  This beautiful Cape Dutch chapel that was built in 1710, has a red carpet to the altar with glass windows and a stunning view to complete this lovely picture.

 

Belwood Wedding Venue

Chapel capacity: 180 guests 

Bellwood is a working stud farm that is situated in the heart of the beautiful KwaZulu- Natal Midlands spanning over 650 acres of green flowing hills. This magical avenue of ancient trees and woods is widely recognized for its unparalleled beauty.

 

La Roche Estate

Chapel capacity: 120 guests 

Built on an island in the middle of a lake, The Sanctuary offers a completely unique experience. This monumental building with high-arched glass entryways allows you and your guests to be sheltered, whilst being bathed in light and surrounded by breathtaking views and water on all sides, which on calm days, creates spectacular reflections.

 

Ever Be Wedding Venue

Chapel capacity: 200 guests 

In the mists of the Hennops River Valley surrounded by the Aloe Vera decked out mountains and right next to a flowing river, rests the Ever Be Lodge Wedding Venue in Pretoria. With only a 30 minute drive from Centurion and Fourways, your exclusive wedding can take place at this astonishing venue with the sense of being at a secluded country site.

 

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Chapel capacity: 200 guests 

With a glorious vineyard backdrop, Bakenhof Winelands Venue is situated a mere 50 minutes drive from Cape Town. Their exclusive Wedding Package includes luxurious accommodation, and the use of our breathtaking on-site chapel and gorgeous reception hall, all surrounded by awe-inspiring views. With their all-inclusive Wedding Package they offer great value for money, without compromising on service excellence. Their dedicated on-site team is always willing to go that extra mile to ensure your wedding day is one that dreams are made of. Click here to see more.