Explore the best beach wedding venues in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Here is our selection of the top beach wedding venues in Cape Town, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples.
Resting on the bank of the Hermanus lagoon is an upmarket boutique hotel with breathtaking views of the ancient Cape Fold Mountains to one side and the Lagoon to the other. The soulful property, luxurious guest spaces, exceptional cuisine and personalized service create the ideal canvas for a perfect wedding venue. The Thatch House team prides itself on ensuring an unforgettable experience. We encourage you to visit our beautiful boutique hotel and we will gladly show you around and discuss your particular requirements for your special day.
We recently had the most magical weekend at The Thatch House surrounded by family and friends. The venue is beyond beautiful, the staff are fantastic, kind and caring, the view is majestic and above all things, the management team are eager to take every step to make your stay magical. We couldn’t be more grateful – thank you for making our wedding dreams come true. – Jen and Craig
Birkenhead House offers one of the most exclusive and intimate beach wedding venues in Cape Town and Hermanus. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers guests a private and stylish, yet relaxed celebration among spectacular natural beauty. The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of beach-house and quirky opulence. While Birkenhead House is a five-star hotel with all the services and amenities that you would expect, the hotel is characterised by its expansive mountain and sea views and easy-going atmosphere.
The Birkenhead House team prides itself on ensuring an unforgettable experience. Our team can cater exclusively for a maximum of 40 wedding guests and our 11 rooms can accommodate up to 22 guests. Birkenhead House has a dedicated events co-ordinator who will be with you every step of the way to assist wherever necessary in all aspects of your wedding and reception ensuring that your wedding day is stress free and filled with wonderful memories. Feast on seafood and innovative fusion cuisine beside the pool; gather your guests on the sand for speeches or photographs; feel the ocean breeze dancing in attendance as you make your vows. Let the champagne air add its heady charm to your day and the experienced Birkenhead House events team will do the rest.
A belated note to thank you for helping to arrange the most perfectly wonderful wedding celebration for Oliver and Anna. Everything was completely perfect and without your help and amazing attention to detail, together with the fabulous team on site none of this would have happened. Absolutely everyone who attended the wedding was completely blown away by not only the venue but also the attentiveness of the staff. Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble for any staff at the Royal Portfolio properties. A million thanks again Chantell for everything you did to ensure such incredible memories of Oliver and Anna’s wedding day. – Gail Watkins
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge is the perfect place for your perfect celebration! The true essence of the bride and groom is center stage, Mosaic Lagoon Lodge is the backdrop, with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the lagoon, majestic mountain views, the pristine Walker Bay Beach and ancient milkwood groves.
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge is a destination for you and your guests to spend time creating memories to savour. Whether it is an intimate ceremony for two or an affair with family and friends, you will have a range of beautiful settings from which to exchange your vows and feast on superb cuisine. The MOSAIC Team will serve you, your family, and your guests to create your celebration of a lifetime.
A slice of paradise in Lambert’s Bay for those who love nature and fairy tale weddings. Dance barefoot under starry skies, feast on a farm & seafood buffet straight from heaven in the cozy atmosphere at this award wedding venue.
Bosduifklip is a double award winning wedding venue (2015 best Seaside venue, 2016 Most unique wedding reception venue) in a national wedding vendor awards competition. A popular combination is to have the wedding ceremony on one of Lamberts Bay’s beautiful little beaches, followed by the reception feast here at Bosduifklip.
But many choose to do it all here at the rocky outcrop. The rustic setting is spectacular and unique and can accommodate up to 150 guests – open-air on the rock ledge overhang, or under our roofed area, where you can dance in the firelight beneath the stars.
From the foot of the massive sandstone slabs overhanging the rough-hewn, wooden tables, guests have a vista of rolling countryside with the Jakkals River running through it. With more than 25 years experience in the restaurant and wedding industry we are capable of making sure that your wedding day runs smoothly. Our buffet menu offers a local fusion of traditional slow-cooked Sandveld cuisine and fresh seafood and gives you a West Coast food experience. Look no further if you want your wedding to be different, unique and unpretentious.
To say that we were absolutely overwhelmed with how amazing everything was, would be an understatement! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so so SO much for all the hard work and incredible buffet!! We were completely blown away, and the whole day was better than we could’ve ever dreamed…And every single guest agreed. Thank you! – Chanel & Steve
There are very few wedding or honeymoon destinations that are as exclusive and private as Tintswalo Atlantic. Renowned as one of Cape Town’s most precious hidden gems, the intimate 5-star boutique lodge is positioned on a pebbled beach at the foot of famous Chapman’s Peak within the Table Mountain National Park.
A variety of wedding packages are offered, ranging from custom-made small, intimate weddings, to grand Tintswalo Atlantic 2-day or 3-day Destination Weddings catering for up to 100 seated guests. Cocktail parties may host up to 120 guests, spilling out onto expansive wooden decks where waves crash at your feet. In cooler weather the setting is equally dramatic, as celebrations move indoors where warmed by cosy wood burning fireplaces, sit-down weddings cater for up to 70 guests and cocktail parties for up to 90 guests. Tintswalo Atlantic is a gourmet destination of note with a wine cellar offering the Cape’s finest vintages. Sourcing local and sustainable ingredients is key to the cuisine that features fresh seafood, vegetarian and ethically sourced game and meat dishes. Read more
Choosing a Beach Wedding Venue
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Couples travel from all around the world to get married in Cape Town and experience the beauty, the extraordinary pleasant weather and diversity it has to offer.
Two of the most popular wedding venue settings in the Western Cape are wine estates and near the ocean. There truly is a perfect venue for every couple. Just make sure to book your venue at least a year in advance, especially if you plan to have your wedding during the summer months (September to March) or on a popular long weekend. Consider having a weekday wedding in a less popular month to avoid peak season prices.
Once you have chosen a breathtaking venue it will be much easier to turn it into your envisioned perfect day. But there will be restrictions that will nudge your decision towards the right place.
What is the capacity of the venue?
Are they available on your preferred date?
How far would your guests need to travel?
Is there accommodation nearby?
Is there a Plan B in case of cold/rainy weather?
Most venues offer different wedding packages so keep an eye out for them to see what is included. Make sure you understand the fine print and the after hour charges. Open and clear communication between you and the venue management team is crucial to ensure both parties understand requirements and preferences.
We wish you all the best with your venue search and we hope you find your dream venue in our lists! Read our TopTips article about planning a beach wedding. In this article you will find details about: legal requirements, costs, when it is best to plan a beach wedding.