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Franschhoek Wedding Venues

Explore some of the best wedding venues in Franschhoek. Here is our selection of the top wedding venues in Franschhoek, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples.

Vrede en Lust offers an elegant and tranquil setting for the wedding of your dreams. Historical Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards and breathtaking mountain scenery, coupled with our first class service and attention to detail, make Vrede en Lust the ideal location for your wedding!

The venues and accommodation will be exclusively yours for the day; therefore you have the option of changing venues (welcome drinks, ceremony, reception) for each function. The top-notch catering team provides catering from our restaurant LUST Bistro & Bakery and their food is of the highest quality at all times.

Maintaining the Cape Dutch architecture of the historic cellar, this venue lends itself to more intimate functions and can also be used on rainy days for your ceremony. This area is extended onto the vineyard terrace with spectacular views of the vineyards and Simonsberg mountains and a total of 300 sqm outdoor floor space surrounded by frameless glass (250sqm covered by a permanent roof structure). The venue is backed by generator power to ensure no loss of electricity at any time.

With one of the oldest Manor Houses in the country and our beautiful Jonkmanshuis cottages, you can tailor your package to include up to a whole weekend of luxurious farm-style living exclusively for you and your guests. Activities on the estate include wine tasting, hiking or cycling into the Simonsberg or getting Spa treatments at your convenience. Contact our wedding coordinators to assist you in making your dream day a reality.

We got married at Vrede and Lust recently. The accommodation, service, staff and food were out of this world. Our guests from Ireland were so impressed and cannot stop speaking about the amazing experience they had at Vrede and Lust. – Stephanie & Michael

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Mont Rochelle, Sir Richard Branson’s Hotel & Vineyard, is a stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek, which is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. You can hire all of Mont Rochelle’s 26 rooms and suites for weddings and special occasions. If you’d like the whole place to yourself just ask our reservations team and we’ll get started planning ideas that will be sure to impress all your guests.

We can comfortably accommodate up to 44 guests sharing 22 rooms in the main building plus eight guests sharing the four rooms in the Manor House for a total of 52 guests. Should you be planning an even bigger celebration we work with nearby hotels and guest houses in Franschhoek to accommodate the rest of your party. Rates for exclusive use weddings are based on a minimum two night stay. Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg mountain range for the perfect wedding setting coupled with relaxation and a superb culinary experience, accompanied by some outstanding wines too of course.

 

 

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Nestled on the banks of the Kastaiing River, The Conservatory is set among vineyards and ancient oaks, presenting an absolute hidden gem for any event of your choice.

Using light and energy as key components at our facilities, a free flow of indoor/outdoor harmony is created. All year round, vast expanses of glass allow our guests the opportunity to fully appreciate the picturesque views that Franschhoek and the beauty of the surroundings has to offer.

During the sunny summer months, guests are able to enjoy South African weather at its best by combining the experience of the outdoors with all the assurances of indoor conveniences. During winter, all the elements of this season can be appreciated from the inside looking out. Whilst rain pelts down and picturesque mountains peep through the clouds, guests can relax next to large fireplaces and enjoy the splendour of it all.

Our philosophy is simple yet stylish, inspiring but versatile, catering to all who require a blank canvas to create a unique event that transforms a space into a true reflection of themselves.

Thank you so much! Both to you, personally, for running the day and to your Conservatory team for their hard work and helpfulness. The day was so special and we have had so many comments from family and friends about what a spectacular venue it was! The set-up was perfect and the breakdown was seamless and so organised. Thanks for collecting everything for us and making sure that all the pieces were in their place and looked fantastic. – Bronwyn & Matt

Memorable and affordable weddings have been hosted at Le Manoir de Brendel over the years. With spectacular views of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains and the vineyards, your wedding pictures will have a classical & elegant touch, capturing your special day, to cherish forever.

Book our Chapel to have your family and friends share your union. Our chapel can comfortably seat up to 40 guests inside. For a majestic mountain view to your ceremony, we are able to host the ceremony outside the chapel on the wooden patio entrance seating a maximum of 50 guests. Another beautiful option is your ceremony under our Garden Gazebo, surrounded by family and friends.

Our venue is ideal for a party of 60 guests indoors and 70 outdoors. The Barn can seat up to 60 guests without dancing space or 40 with ample dancing space. The Garden Option can seat up to 70 guests under our leafy oak trees or the elevated Dining Room Patio seating up to 30 guests. Both a truly magical option under our Franschhoek starry summer evenings.

Guests have the choice of 10 Luxurious Suites, each with their own individual ambience, as well as our 2 Private Cottages. All Suites are serviced daily and comfortably equipped. Our Honeymoon Suite is spacious and luxurious, with a private patio and the indulgence of a spa bath. We cater for lunch, dinner & cocktail style meals. Our function catering company will prepare gourmet meals at our venue. The minimum amount of people to be catered for is 50 people for a 3 course menu.

Le Manoir de Brendel was the perfect choice for our intimate wedding! My wife and I decided to come all the way from Germany to celebrate our wedding in Franschhoek. Even though we had never been to Le Manoir de Brendel and had to organise everything from abroad, it wasn’t difficult at all, since Charmaine has done a wonderful job responding to every little request we had. It is incredible how much time she invested to make sure everything would turn out just the way we wanted it to be. In the end we had a small and intimate wedding at the best possible venue. Charmaine and her team did everything to fulfil all of our wishes and they made our event unforgettable. We owe her and her staff a very special thanks for all the organisation for our guests and we also thank .. so much for the trust we could put into her in organising the wedding accommodation and celebration. – Sebastian & Patricia

boschendal

Boschendal provides an idyllic natural setting for large and small functions and events. Surrounded by the breathtaking Groot Drakenstein and Simonsberg mountains you will find many function venues to choose from enabling you to tailor your special events. Our collection of venues range from historic manor houses, multiple exterior locations and large purpose-built spaces with panoramic views. Boschendal is located in the centre of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. We are only 45 minutes drive from Cape Town City Centre and 40 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport. Read more

Hi everyone at the AMAZING FABULOUS Boschendal. We would like to thank Chanel, Sune and all the wonderful Boschendal events, accommodation and functions – food –bar teams for making Rachael and Brad’s wedding such an amazing and happy day. The day surpassed all our hopes and was the most memorable day with family and friends which we will always treasure. Please can we have the email for the contact who took over from Chanel so we can liaise to wrap up the final aspects from Rachael and Brad’s wedding. – Sally, Rachael and Bradley

la residence

There are few wedding venues in the world that can rival the beauty, style and grace of La Residence. Set among 30 acres of vineyards and plum orchards with exquisite views of the mountains and Franschhoek Valley, La Residence provides a haven of opulent accommodation, exceptional service, fine dining and natural beauty. Our team can cater exclusively for a maximum of 150 wedding guests and our 11 rooms can accommodate up to 22 guests while our vineyard suites can accommodate an additional 20 guests. La Residence 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.

 

 

Hey Joe Brewing Company lies in the beautiful Cape Winelands just 3km outside Franschhoek, only an hours’ drive from Cape Town’s CBD. A venue that is easily accessible for both our local and international guests. Absorbing the tranquil surroundings of idyllic countryside, our unique venue is the perfect setting to bring your event to life. Its raw brick accent walls, stainless steel fermentation tanks, breath-taking copper brew house, stain glass windows and lush lawns will welcome any style, whether traditional, vintage, rustic, contemporary, or just great fun.

With a range of set menu options we can tailor a day to suit your budget and group size. Weddings, Private Events, Corporate Functions, Product Launches, Year End Functions, Film and Media Shoots – Hey Joe can offer a venue and experience that will make your event memorable for all the right reasons. With  numerous indoor and outdoor venue options we can cater for groups from 10 to 120 pax.

Our team will not only be able to make your event one that will never be forgotten, but they will also assist in eliminating the stress factors which can sometimes accompany the planning process.

We wanted to let you know that we couldn’t have wished for a better wedding. Everything was brilliant! Looking back on all the planning and even getting the setup done, it was seamless and without hitch. Thank you so much for taking that stress away from us. What can I say about the Hey Joe team? They are excellent. They served us with respect and love and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We have received so many compliments about the day and mostly about the venue. Most of the comments went along the lines of, “This is the best wedding I have ever been to”. We still have people talking about the food. Oh my word…the food….was mind blowing and presented in such an exceptional way. Our guests were still talking and posting about it for days after the wedding. Our experience was absolutely phenomenal and we cannot wait to visit Hey Joe again.

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EX NIHILO is a new and contemporary Wedding, Event and Conference venue in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands. The venue is surrounded by established vineyards and olive groves, with incredible views of the Simonsberg Mountain. EX NIHILO is situated on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek, neighbouring Stellenbosch and a mere 50-minute drive from Cape Town. With our inclusive wedding package we bring together the best industry suppliers so that you are guaranteed service excellence and an unforgettable experience when you book with us. We invite you to meet our dedicated team and look forward to meeting you.

Best wedding experience by far! Not because it was our wedding, but because of the whole setup and the service. They exceeded everything we ever wanted. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this venue and the suppliers they work with. If you take them as a package deal, I guarantee the wedding/party/event above expectation! – Pickard Henn

Choosing a Wedding Venue in Franschhoek

Here you will find the top wedding venues in the Franschhoek area. Click on the REQUEST A QUOTE button to send an enquiry to all the venues or contact them individually.

Franschhoek, Afrikaans for “French Corner”, is a small, picturesque town in the Western Cape and one of the oldest towns of  South Africa. It is about 75 kilometres from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15,000 people.

Franschhoek was the first place the French Huguenots settled in 1688 when they arrived from France and also where they planted their first vines.  The town is one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations with it’s Cape Dutch buildings, quaint atmosphere, award-winning restaurants, upmarket guest houses, luxury wine estates and wedding venues.

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.

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We wish you all the best with your venue search and we hope you find your dream venue in our lists!

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