Still looking for a reason to tie the knot in South Africa, we’ll give you six! Wedding Concepts, South Africa’s premier wedding planners have unveiled ‘The Collective’, their brand-new portfolio of exclusive South African wedding venues. Feast your eyes upon these ineffable wedding venues which would attest to the notion that South Africa is the go-to destination, where you can plan the ultimate wedding of your dreams!
The Lanzerac Hotel: A Luxurious Legacy
The Lanzerac defines prestige and sophistication with its élite, top of the line facilities. Boasting old world charm, expertly refreshed by recent state of the art renovations, this five star boutique winelands hotel can play host to a multitude of romantic celebrations. Say your vows against the backdrop of the historic Manor House, renowned for being one of the most famous Stellenbosch landmarks.
Boschendal: The Heart Of The Cape Winelands
Boschendal is the perfect experiential destination, with its numerous unique event spaces that exist on the sprawling estate, the highlight being the flexible Olive Press, a modern barn-like venue that exudes country elegance and sophisticated modernity. For an intimate affair, the historic Rhone Homestead provides for a cosier locale, set amongst 300-year-old oak trees and the unique Cape Dutch architecture of the Homestead as a backdrop. An authentic, stylish and flexible property in its own right, not only does it provide for stunning romantic occasions, but has a range of guest experiences with country chic on-site accommodation and dining, plus a range of activities including mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, trail runs, wine tasting, vineyard tours and picnics. An absolute all-rounder, this elegant countryside location is a must for all the farm-loving couples out there!
Tintswalo Atlantic: The Island Of Dreams
Extend your wedding festivities with an exclusive honeymoon trip to Tintswalo Atlantic, a magnificent 12-bedroomed lodge, situated between the looming Chapman’s Peak mountainside and the Atlantic Ocean, just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant city life of Cape Town. The understated ocean-front hideaway offers a sumptuous, secluded seaside home away from home, with all its comforts, discreet service and culinary creations set against a dramatic backdrop.
Lion Sands: Safari Splendour
Located in the heart of the world famous Kruger National Park and with the Big Five literally on your doorstep, Lion Sands is an exclusive game reserve consisting of six luxury lodges and villas, interlinked along the banks of the Sand River. A beautiful marriage between the luxury of wildlife safaris and eternal romance, Lion Sands is the one-stop venue for all the to be wed couples looking for some adventurous excursions and a whole lot of indulgence. Opt for a staycation at one of their luxury Treehouses and experience a night like no other! Sleep directly beneath the Milky Way and shooting stars then feel the romance in the air.
La Paris: A Floriated Boutique
Steeped in history, La Paris dates back to 1699 and has since then become known as a boutique-style hidden gem situated near the famous town of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. From the lush and intimate settings of the Rose Garden and the Arbour, to the large blank canvas spaces of the mountain view lawns and the mighty Lyceum Venue, La Paris is considered as one of top spots in the Winelands for destination weddings.
Embassy Hill: Valley Bound
A hidden gem, this iconic former Dutch embassy landmark set in the leafy Constantia wine valley is beautifully refurbished to harmoniously blend historic architecture with carefully selected interior design. The property offers a premium and relaxed romantic experience, set in manicured gardens with views of the mountains behind and the ocean in the distance out front. Embassy Hill is an incredibly chic and stylish venue, frame for the ultimate destination wedding.
Founder and Managing Director of Wedding Concepts, Christina Holt states; “We know from our regular presence at the leading global wedding conferences that South Africa is becoming a top sought-after location for international bridal couples. We are honoured to represent our partner properties on a world stage and having curated many exclusive celebrations at each of the handpicked venues, we believe they are the ultimate romantic jewels in the African crown.”
The Collective’s introduction to the world’s stage will be at the glamorous Destination Wedding Planners Congress taking place in the city of gold, Dubai. Be sure to attend the exclusive three-day extravaganza on the 27th to the 29th of March 2019 at the iconic ‘Atlantis, The Palm Hotel’!
All Images Courtesy: Time Photography, Wesley Vorster, Christian Oth, Gavin Casey, Kikitography, Dear Heart Photography, Jean-Pierre Uys, Du Wayne Denton and John Armstrong.