TRAVEL | Destination Weddings in Cape Town

Travel Destination Weddings in Cape Town
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Have you ever considered a wedding in Cape Town?

Some couples are quite content to tie the knot in their
local area, however others like to push the boundaries and take their nuptials
to foreign shores. One such place which serves as the ultimate marriage
paradise is Cape Town, South Africa. Very few places in the world offer the
amount of variety for couples taking the plunge, as an abundance of different
settings offers the perfect mix of romance and beauty. There literally isn’t a
style of wedding you cannot have in the peninsula city, and with the lovely
warm weather and royal blue skies any vows will assist in making your day the
wedding only dreams are made of.

Travel Destination Weddings in Cape Town
Image credited to Nick Kruger via Shutterstock

Being a city surrounded by beaches there is always the option
of a white sand, turquoise water wedding. Beaches such as Llunduno and Camps
Bay have the quintessential setting for such a wedding, and have the added
bonus of a mountain backdrop on the opposite side to the water. The beaches
also have many classy, catering efficient restaurants either a stone’s throw
away or in close walking distance to act as the reception area. One such venue
that comes to mind is
Suikerbossie
Restaurant and Function Venue
, a beautiful establishment located on the
back slope of Table Mountain and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Another beach
that has a dream setting is Hout Bay. With the mountainous surroundings and
breathe taking bay, it is also accommodated by a host of classy restaurants
right on the beach road. The Mediterranean climate plays perfectly into your
hands if you’re looking to walk down the aisle on one of Cape Town’s blue flag
beaches.

Travel Destination Weddings in Cape Town
Image credited to Nick Kruger via Shutterstock

Perhaps the most popular venues in the area lie just
outside the city in the Cape Winelands. Along with the beauty of a vineyard
setting all the wine farms are set up for weddings, and supply all the catering
and staff to make your wedding the most hassle free it can be. The wine you
serve at the wedding will also come at a favourable discount due to using the
services of the wine farm. Some farms have small chapels on the grounds, or
service areas where the ceremony can take place. Another reason for wine farms
being so popular is the photography of the bride and groom. The colours of the
vines and mountainous backgrounds will make the wedding look like a scene out
of a French movie. Because everything comes in one location, and the vast
amount of wines farms means competition for business is strong, the prices are
quite affordable in the Winelands. Accommodation for the bride and groom can
also be found on many farms to save the couple having to drive a fair distance
to their lodgings for the night. Nothing quite matches the romance that this
area can elicit.

Travel Destination Weddings in Cape Town
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Being a city there are also plenty of urban themed wedding
venues for couples to choose from. Rooftop venues have started spouting up and
a swift rate in the city centre, and if you have ever visited Cape Town you’ll
know how exquisite the panoramic views are from a high vantage point. In a 360
degree view you have the fabulous sight of Table Mountain in all its splendour,
its flanking mountains of Devil’s Peak and Lions Head, as well as Table Bay and
the flatlands that stretch out to the Winlands. Of course this is all under the
bluest African skies you can image. It is more of a cosmopolitan city than an
industrial one which means it is mostly smog free, and therefore the view will
not be ruined by haze.

Travel Destination Weddings in Cape Town
Image credited to Nick Kruger via Shutterstock

Many people like to use some of the activities in the city
as a base for their location. Some couples opt for the V&A Waterfront with
its boat tours around the harbour for the service and reception, as well as its
selection of grand hotels and restaurants. GrandWest Casino also acts as a fine
venue for couples wanting to try an African attempt at a Vegas wedding. All the
necessities are there with restaurants, a ceremony area, a hotel and
entertainment for guests wanting to let loose. Online gaming sites such as AGamingClub.co.uk
 aren’t
popular in South Africa, so the amount of people frequenting GrandWest really
gives it a festive atmosphere. For couples wanting to get real proof of an
‘African’ wedding there is also a cheetah sanctuary where weddings are
conducted. The staff arrange for the majestic cats to be in the photos prior to
or after the ceremony which makes for an unbelievable album to take through the
years.

Travel Destination Weddings in Cape Town
Image credited to Nick Kruger via Shutterstock

Forest venues can also be found in Cape Town, as the
slopes of Table Mountain have many forested areas. These venues can make your
special day seem like a scene out of Twilight, as the clearings are set up for
unbelievably pretty ceremonies. Many properties with forests also cater for the
receptions and ensure that the party keeps with the forest theme. Nature is
very prominent in Cape Town, and therefore there are various ways of
incorporating it into your wedding. Some people even opt to have their service
atop Table Mountain.

With its mountains, seas, beautiful landscape and
elegance, Cape Town really is the ideal city to say ‘I Do’. There is a little
something for everyone, and at the affordable prices the South African currency
offers it is available
 to every couple visiting the beautiful Mother City to
get hitched in style.

Have you visited Cape Town?  What do you think of destination weddings?

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7 Comments

  1. Amy-May Hunt
    December 9, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Yup, you sold me. You should have investments in capetown this is such a good advertisement for them. Those pictures are stunning (I can never find good snaps to use on my site!) xThanks for sharing this, I'd not heard of capetown before x

  2. Ashlyn Eliza
    December 9, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    OMG I am SOOO jealous right now. This is on my list of places to travel to. These pictures are absolutely beautiful.

  3. beautyqueenuk
    December 9, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Never had Cape Town on my list of places to visit but I did get married in Vegas x

  4. Ursula Ball
    December 9, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    I would definitely love to visit Cape Town someday!! It does look like a great Wedding Venue for the adventurous couple!Ursulawww.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

  5. Shareena Patel
    December 10, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    how beautiful! and what a great wedding venue i never really had it in my mind as one! looks like a great destination! 🙂

  6. Mhisha Cuyson
    December 11, 2015 / 6:34 am

    I haven't really thought about my wedding yet, but Cape Town sure is lovely!

  7. Maria-Isabel Gridley
    December 15, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    ahh SO beautiful!! Would definitely make a nice place for a wedding or even anniversary trip!

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