Forest Wedding Venues

Is it your dream to get married in a forest setting? To exchange vows beneath a canopy of trees? There are many forest wedding venues in South Africa that lend themselves to an enchanted forest feel. You and your guests will be transported in to a magical sphere, closed off from the outside world! Explore some of the top forest wedding venues here, recommended by real brides and wedding professionals.


Maximum Capacity: 300 Accommodation: Yes (100) Chapel: Yes

At the end of a country road, set high in a fynbos valley surrounded by mountains on 3 sides, you will find the idyllic Pat Busch Mountain Reserve. This private nature reserve lies just beyond Robertson in the Cape Winelands, less than 2 hours scenic drive from Cape Town, and is the perfect blank canvas, a weekend destination wedding venue in the mountains.

There are numerous ceremony areas from which to choose ranging from the jetty overlooking the mountain dam, to a poplar forest with a stream, a poolside setting or a lush meadow with mountain views, or a firm favourite is beneath the ancient oak tree. Any venue or a combination can be used for the ceremony, pre-drinks and the reception. Couples have the freedom to not only arrange a pre-wedding informal ‘Meet & Greet’ the night before the wedding, (which is the perfect opportunity to catch up with family & friends), but also an informal Farewell breakfast the day after the wedding. Here the newlyweds have a chance to say final thank yous & goodbyes to their wedding guests, expressing gratefulness for making lifelong wedding memories together. Click here to see more.

Wow, what a venue! The surroundings are absolutely unreal with 10 stylish and comfortable Africamp Boutique glamping ‘tents’, lovely smaller cottages, and a big farmhouse all nestled in the heart of the mountains, so close it feels as if you can touch them. The Pat Busch team organised the set up/break down and accommodated all my (some unusual) requests perfectly. Other benefits of using Pat Busch as a wedding venue: No curfew (we partied into the very early hours), being able to bring in external suppliers to create exactly what you want and manage costs better, and a recommended list of tried-and-tested suppliers who are used to doing weddings there and can offer invaluable advice/guidance. We truly had the most magical weekend and were so proud to show our UK guests the best of SA. – Dianne Lesche

Maximum Capacity: 35 Accommodation: Yes (8) Chapel: Forest Arch

Are you looking for an intimate forest wedding full of magic? Do you need a Fairy Godmother to make your dreams come true? Escape reality to a place where magic and adventure await. Situated on the stunning coast of the Garden Route, Wilderness is an amazing space, as the name implies. Treedom is nestled deep in its own private 5-acre forest and offers guests an experience that is absolutely one of a kind. Maximum 30 guests. Click here to read more.

There will never be enough words to say how much we appreciate everything you did for us on our special day – especially me as the bride. You and Marc helped take an idea, a dream, and turn it into a reality that was even better. You both managed to perfectly portray our personalities, and make this chapter of our love story even more exciting! Marc and Debs, none of this would’ve been possible without you guys and the love and passion you have given into every inch of Treedom as a venue, and into every person who walks through your doors. You have found a way to bring endless magic to us muggles and for that, we are eternally grateful. We will never be able to say it enough but thank you for being you, for being the most incredible people we have ever met, and for being such a blessing on our special day. – Tam & Alex