There is something extremely romantic about getting married in a glass marquee or conservatory. The feeling of being one with your surroundings, the uninterrupted views, and the twinkling lights reflecting off the glass. We have compiled a list of the top Conservatory and Glass Marquee Wedding Venues in South Africa.
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 have 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. Click here to see more.
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
|Maximum Capacity: 200||Accommodation: No||Chapel: In the forest|
The One is the perfect canvas to paint your special occasion, with our experience in the field we are there to guide your dream event. Working together with your wedding or event planner in every aspect to sculpture your function, is what sets us apart as we honour and respect our fellow suppliers and clients.
Surrounded by nature reserves and farmland, The One is the perfect venue for that ONE special day for ONE happy couple. Offering panoramic vistas over the Overberg which creates a natural amphitheatre of mountains cradling the venue in the arms of velvet fynbos mountains and canola fields backdrop. The ONE, an exclusive state-of-the-art venue, is conveniently located on Shaw’s Pass, situated between Hermanus and Caledon, offering easy access from the N2 to Cape Town and the International Airport. This piece of paradise is the ONE Place, One Dream, ONE Time to celebrate your ONE Union. The One can accommodate up to 200 guests making this versatile venue perfect for weddings, conferences, corporate events, product launches, film shoots, ceremonies, private parties and year-end functions.
Our perfect forest wedding was at this spectacularly beautiful venue. Thank you so much for assisting us through every step of planning our special evening wedding and for accommodating our budget as much as you could. – Armando and Ambrey
|Maximum Capacity: 200||Accommodation: Yes (39)||Chapel: Yes|
The views are exceptional from this small farm on the slopes of Paarl mountain. This beautiful country estate is within easy reach of Cape Town and central to the innovative wine culture of the Western Cape. Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands district, on the Suid Agter Paarl road, Belair’s neighbours include several well-known wine estates. With breathtaking views of the Boland mountains, this country estate is surrounded by magnificent scenery, where you can create a function that will long be remembered.
Belair is home to one of the most beautiful country garden wedding venues in the Western Cape. Belair Pavilion is a contemporary glass and steel building with wrap around sliding glass doors. Beautifully positioned in an exquisite garden, it is virtually alive, covered in evergreen Star Jasmine that is in bloom late October / November. A dramatic water feature creates an aisle linking the Pavilion to a quaint 120 seater ivy-covered chapel, all surrounded by magnificent Wisteria covered arches. For larger gatherings, Belair offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony area for up to 250 guests. the Water Pear Tree ceremony area provides wonderful shade in summer months. The area features a striking black and white tiled aisle with the most beautiful rose covered arches.
One of the many great features of this venue is the fairy light lit outdoor patio, adjacent to the main reception area. It features a wonderful fire pit and an intimate outdoor dance floor. The charming Country House on site, offers accommodation for up to 28 guests in 14 individually decorated suites.
A full-scale labyrinth and exquisite reflection pool are only two of the many highlights that makes Belair exceptionally different. The estate is not open to the public, ensuring privacy and exclusivity. Click here to see more.
Belair is not only the most beautiful venue, but the staff and team are extremely organised, friendly and helpful and go above and beyond to ensure your wedding dreams come true. We got married at Belair 1.5 weeks ago and loved every moment of the experience and working with Jason and Wil throughout our journey. I highly recommend Belair as a wedding venue!!! (We wish we could do it all over again!) – Jade Simon
|Maximum Capacity : 200||Accommodation: Yes (22 plus 6 kids)||Chapel: Yes|
Located in the heart of the breathtaking Cape Winelands, Bakenhof Winelands Venue boasts glorious vineyard views with the majestic Hawaqua Mountains as a backdrop. This amazing glass venue allows guests to fully appreciate the picturesque views that Wellington and the beauty of the surroundings have to offer.
The venue boasts a breath-taking on-site chapel that fosters harmony between the indoor and outdoor spaces by way of windowed walls. This ensures that the Bridal Couple can still enjoy the ambiance of an outdoor ceremony without having to worry about inclement weather, insects and other encumbrances. The pre-dinner area includes modern, deconstructed lounge pockets and cocktail seating to ensure guests’ comfort at all times, and the glass walls invite the beauty of the vineyard views indoors. Click here to read more.
I just want to say thank you so so much for being so amazing!! You are really the perfect person for that role. You have done a Sterling job. We are so happy we chose Bakenhof. You have always been kind, patient and just awesome. You have treated us with so much love and care. The staff was absolutely amazing. There was always someone in close proximity to assist. The harvest table exceeded our expectations. The dinner was absolutely fantastic. I am very happy. I am sure Bronwyn and Izienne will say thank you from their side. We are blessed indeed. May you continue being the amazing person that you are and continue making a difference in the lives of wedding couples. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. – Parents of the bridal couple.
|Maximum Capacity: 250||Accommodation: Yes (78)||Chapel: Yes|
Hazendal offers couples a distinct wedding venue that blends 300 years of heritage with natural Winelands beauty and contemporary design.
This beautiful estate in the South African Winelands offers a range of exceptional venues in which to create an unforgettable event and celebrate a lasting union, with a combination of Cape Dutch and contemporary architecture providing the perfect canvas for discerning couples to add their signature touch.
Take your vows in Hazendal’s striking over-water Pavilion, framed by views of the lush Bottelary Hills, before celebrating your union with a fine-dining adventure amid the elegance of Avant-Garde or with a large celebration in the custom-built Grand Hall. For a less formal outdoor affair, Hazendal’s historic Kraal is the perfect fit. Click here to see more.
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help with bringing my dream wedding to life. My guests have all said that it was a beautiful event, that they loved the venue and were so pleased to have been able to take what they didn’t finish at the picnic home because it fed them all weekend (they were so chuffed!). Thank you so much for having us, answering all my questions leading up to the date and making sure my entrance was smooth and seamless. – Lauren van Haght
Other Conservatory Wedding Venues
Die Woud in Caledon
Muratie Canvas in Stellenbosch
Murasie in Gansbaai
Quion Rock in Stellenbosch
Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch
The Glasshouse at Hazendal in Stellenbosch
Bakenhof in Wellington
The Glass House at Montpellier in Tulbagh
Whispering Thorns in Mbombela, formerly Nelspruit
The Greenhouse Cafe in Pretoria
The Conservatory at Cellars Hohenort, Cape Town
Burleigh House in Johannesburg
Blowfish Restaurant in Cape Town
You also have the option to create your very own venue by hiring a tent from one of these Top Wedding Tent Hiring Companies.