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Small and Romantic Wedding Venues in Cape Town

Small and Romantic Wedding Venues in Cape Town

Breathtaking coastal vistas, regal mountain backdrops, lush vineyards, and a cornucopia of historical and cultural gems – what’s not to love about Cape Town? No wonder you’ve decided to hold your intimate wedding there.

If you’re still stuck in option paralysis when it comes to your wedding venue, let us help us make it easier for you. Here are our top picks for small wedding venues in the area.

Whale View Manor And Spa


Address: 402 Main Rd, Murdock Valley, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 786 3291

Nestled in the charming suburb of Simon’s Town, you’ll discover the Whale View Manor and Spa. Here, you’ll get to witness great views of the Cape Peninsula Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach, and False Bay.

This charming guesthouse takes pride in curating personalised experiences, from cosy stays and delectable dining to soothing spa treatments and seamless event planning. 

The Whale View Manor has everything you need to host the perfect small wedding. They offer a range of charming rooms and suites for both your ceremony and reception and a heavenly spa, where you and your guests can indulge and unwind.

Pro tip:
A dedicated wedding coordinator is available to assist with all aspects of event planning, as well as other services such as audiovisual equipment, a PA system, and free Wi-Fi. 

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel


Address: 93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia Heights, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 794 2137

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the Constantia Valley, situated on a historic wine estate and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. 

The hotel boasts 51 different luxurious rooms and suites, as well as a spa, gym, in-house boutique, gardens, and swimming pool. They also have an award-winning restaurant that serves delicious food and offers customisable menus. 

The hotel has a team of wedding planners who can help you with every aspect of your wedding planning, from choosing the right wedding vendors to creating a wedding timeline. 

Pro tip:
They also cater to different plans and offer three wedding packages to explore: bespoke weddings, destination weddings, and honeymoons. 

Casa Labia


Address: 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 180 3119

Casa Labia is an elegant cultural centre in Cape Town’s seaside neighbourhood of Muizenberg. Originally built in the 1920s as the Muizenberg home of Count and Countess Natale Labia, Casa Labia was restored and opened to the public in 2010. 

The centre includes an Italianate villa with stunning views of False Bay and a restaurant, art gallery, and event spaces available for rent, including the Count and Countess Labia Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 120 guests.

The Casa Labia Art Gallery displays contemporary South African art, and the Cucina Labia restaurant serves a delectable menu of Italian-inspired cuisine with an extensive wine list.

Pro tip:
The Casa Labia’s slots for hosting private functions like weddings quickly fill up. Make sure to book months in advance to ensure your spot!

Hout Bay Manor


Address: 5 Baviaanskloof Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 790 0116

As its name implies, the Hout Bay Manor is nestled in the beautiful coastal town of Hout Bay in Cape Town. This is an elegant and sophisticated wedding venue that offers a perfect blend of history, luxury, and personalised service.

The venue is actually a restored national monument, originally built as a farmhouse in 1871 and transformed into a manor in the 1920s. Now, they’re one of the most sought-after intimate and luxurious wedding venues in the city. 

They offer a variety of event facilities, including indoor and outdoor spaces, a grand ballroom, gardens, and a pool area. The venue also provides luxurious accommodations for guests, including standard, deluxe, and superior rooms and suites. 

Pro tip:
EAT– Hout Bay Manor’s renowned in-house hotel restaurant – specialises in serving tapas, light lunches, dinners, and an Asian cuisine selection. They also offer the opportunity to enjoy freshly grilled fish, sourced directly from the nearby waters.



Address: Skilpadvlei Farm M12 Polkadraai Road Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7604, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 881 3237

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm is a scenic wedding venue in Cape Town’s Stellenbosch Winelands. They offer wedding packages to suit a variety of budgets, and their dedicated wedding coordinator can help with vendor selection, decor, and logistics.

The venue has indoor and outdoor wedding and event facilities, including a restored barn, a lovely garden, and a charming gazebo that can accommodate between 40 and 180 guests.

Skilpadvlei’s in-house catering team creates menus to suit various tastes and dietary needs, and the venue serves a variety of beverages, with a focus on exceptional wine selection. 

Pro tip:
Aside from the spectacular view and delicious food, what makes Skilpadvlei special is its free venue service. Yes, that means you don’t have to pay for the venue rental– only for the services they provide!

Backsberg Weddings

Backsberg Weddings


Address: Main Road, R45, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 876 2086

Backsberg Weddings is snuggled comfortably within Cape Town’s Simonsberg Mountains, offering cosy wedding venues that can accommodate 50 to 250 guests. We love how they offer a variety of packages and venues to suit your needs. 

The Backsberg garden wedding venue has massive trees that make for a beautiful backdrop for photographs. If you’re on a tight budget, The Neville’s Place and Vat Cellar are beautiful but affordable wedding venues available at Backsberg.

Backsberg also rents out marquee tents for open events that require shade. 

Pro tip:
They offer homemade wine menus that your guests can enjoy paired with their mouthwatering dishes.

Bakenhof Winelands Lodge


Address: Bakenhof Winelands Venue & Grape Farm, Wellington, 7654, South Africa
Contact number: +27 66 470 1523

Located just 45 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town lies the enchanting Bakenhof Winelands Lodge. The venue sits on a sprawling 55-hectare estate in the region of Wellington, cocooned by lush vineyards and bountiful orchards.

The venue offers several wedding venues, including a luxurious reception hall, a charming garden chapel straight out of a fairytale, and an outdoor space that offers stunning mountain views. 

With a capacity to host up to 150 guests, Bakenhof doesn’t just stop at providing an elegant setting. They’ve got a dance floor to get your groove on and a bar that’s fully stocked to quench your thirst.

Pro tip:
Bakenhof also offers 11 luxury suites for guests to stay in, each with a private balcony or terrace overlooking the vineyards and mountains.

The Lawns at the Roundhouse


Address: Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 438 4347

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding venue that’s all about charm and breathtaking vistas, go for The Lawns at the Roundhouse. This is a restaurant and event venue situated on a hill overlooking the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.

You can reserve one of their charming lawn areas or their inviting oak terrace, both promising a backdrop of serene ocean and mountain panoramas. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not opt for a cocktail-style soirée on one of their decks?

The Lawns may be casual in vibe, but they take their food seriously. Expect a menu that’s all about comfort and quality, complemented by a carefully curated selection of wines and cocktails that pair perfectly with the food.

Pro tip:
The Lawns is pet-friendly! Feel free to bring your furbaby to celebrate your love on your special day.

Royal Cape Yacht Club


Address: Duncan Rd, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 421 1354

The Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) is a great choice if you’re looking for a venue that offers versatility. Or if your dream wedding is on a yacht, of course!

To accommodate up to 90 guests for a cocktail-style event, we recommend the upper-level Chart Room and Visitors Lounge. This combined venue is characterised by its spacious area and bow-shaped balconies, which give exclusive views of the Marina. 

The Galley, a versatile venue equipped with its own bar facilities and direct access to the deck overlooking the Marina, provides an ideal setting for intimate gatherings of up to 35 guests in a buffet-style arrangement.

Pro tip:
With its Marina views, the Royal Cape Yacht Club is an excellent choice for an intimate summer wedding celebration!

Suikerbossie Restaurant & Estate


Address: 1 Victoria Dr, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Contact number: +27 21 421 1354

Suikerbossie Restaurant & Estate sits on a hillside overlooking the Hout Bay Valley and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. Its owners and their staff have been skillfully orchestrating weddings and events here since 1990.

Aside from event spaces that can accommodate 100 to 300 guests, Suikerbossie can also take care of complete wedding planning and vendor coordination for you. On top of that, they’re also known for the delicious food they serve.

Suikerbossie offers a wide variety of catering menus, from all-day breakfast plates and three-course plated menus to canapes & tapas and harvest celebration menus.

Pro tip:

The venue is also halaal-friendly! A kosher kitchen was built in 1998, carefully supervised by its head chef, Beth Din, which allows the restaurant to host kosher weddings and functions.
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