From beachfront to forest and safaris, we love Garden Route weddings! Should you be looking to get married in this beautiful part of the country, then you are incredibly spoilt for choice when it comes to unique venues and talented wedding suppliers! We have created a list of some of our favourite suppliers and venues that will help you put together your dream Garden Route wedding! You can also read our article on 5 Reasons to get married in the Garden Route.
Garden Route Wedding Planner
The Event Planners have been planning wedding in Cape Town and the Garden Route for the last 10 years. They have been creating the most beautiful celebrations together with their extensive and talented network of suppliers and venues. They are able to assist you with everything from finding the perfect venue to sourcing the right vendors, budgeting, styling and making sure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. They have various packages to suit your needs. Click here to see more.
Niki at the Event Planners is an all-round RockStar! She pulled off the wedding of our dreams last October, from hunting down our picture-perfect venue to aligning the decor and style to match our particular tastes and running our day (or rather weekend) like clockwork. I work within the hospitality industry and had very high expectations and was super detail orientated, from the food and beverages on offer to the interactive stations on display and outsourced vendors. Niki helped sculpt my multiple ideas into a structured timeline we could all work with, at the same time dealing with my unusual work hours and overseas obligations. Niki took this all in her stride, making the experience fun and exciting whilst remaining realistic and giving fantastic suggestions from her wealth of experience. I never thought I would find someone who I could trust to take the reins so that I could sit back and just make memories. In the two years that we spoke and planned, she was always available, passionate about her work and genuine. Never once did we feel that our wedding was “just another wedding”. – Kate & Jason
Garden Route Wedding Videographer
The Garden Route Creative is a production company based in George (The Garden Route, South Africa) with a passion for storytelling through motion. Although we offer a range of filming services, we have a dedicated wedding production team who specializes in creating magical wedding films, save-the-date-videos, video guestbooks and engagement videos.
Our love for travel and romance has offered us the opportunity to film at some of the most amazing wedding venues across South Africa and we have also been afforded the opportunity to film in Europe.
Our style is relaxed and personal. We often film our most popular shots when our clients don’t realize the camera is rolling. We are all about capturing authentic moments and very rarely stage any scenes. Our professional, yet personable approach makes our filming crew easily adaptable to any scenario and we have very sound relationships with other photographers and industry professionals. Click here to see more.
Theo and I wanted to say thank you so much for sending us the above preview video. We absolutely love it and can’t wait to see the full version. We have rewatched the video so many times and have received many compliments of it from our family and friends who we sent it to. Your attention to detail and artistry truly shone through in the snippet, and we are so grateful to have these memories captured in such a beautiful way. Thank you for your hard work and for helping to make our special day even more magical! – Sarah Elliot, Tstitsikama
Garden Route Wedding Photographer
Popular photographer Diane Goosen is known to put her bride and groom at total ease in front of her lens. Her contemporary, timeless and clean photographic style using foremost natural light, will capture stunning images that bring out the natural essence of your wedding day.
“One of the most important ingredients in capturing your day comes down to the connection we have with each other. I have a good sense of humour and love to laugh, if you do too, we are off to a great start! As they say… The cake will be eaten, the flowers will die, but the wedding photos will last forever….. Bespoke wedding packages to suit your wishes, your special day and your budget. I don’t do boring… I don’t do traditional… if you’re looking for something fun, spontaneous, exquisite and unique then I could be your photographer!” Click here to see more.
Diane was the perfect choice as photographer for our special day. She is so professional, yet relaxed, unobtrusive and clearly loves what she does! Our photos are magnificent and we even got a sneak peek after 12 hours! Thanks Diane, we will highly recommending you. – Mark and Abi
Garden Route Wedding Venues
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Life’s better with your feet in the sand. Isn’t it quite grand to dine by the sea with your feet in the sand? Our elegant nephew Grand Africa Lookout Beach has opened its doors in a unique location right on the beach in Plett. In a trendy and sophisticated ambiance, you may very well be at our Grand Beach in Cape Town, sip on a glass of wine, lay back, and be grand. Click here to see more.
Amazing food to die for… Our waitress is one of the best I’ve ever come across over my 27 years of restaurant experience. Amazing, friendly made us feel like family so warm and welcoming. Thank you Kuhle Saleni for one of the most memorable experiences. You will be an amazing memory of our family’s memorable experience truly a Jewel hidden away in Grand. – Anja Middleton
Emily and Harry’s great African romance touches the hearts of all who visit our river lodge. Their love was forged in the heart and wildness of our great continent and continues today on the banks of the Bitou River over every glass of red wine shared under starry skies, and in every heartwarming toast and “I do”.
As a lodge, renowned restaurant and wedding venue, holding your wedding at Emily Moon means you have the luxury of getting ready, tying the knot and dining, all in the most romantic location. Picture a river winding through a beautiful valley, a romantic reception under the sun or the stars and a luxurious honeymoon suite waiting. Feast in style and remember your special day in Africa forever.
Set on the banks of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is an exclusive boutique hotel with a quirky attitude and a distinctly African air. The hotel comprises of 16, exquisitely appointed suites set in an indigenous garden, with magnificent views of the river and the wetlands beyond.
Sheer indulgence greets you at the door and each lodge has a spacious living area, a well-appointed bathroom, a wooden viewing deck, a fireplace or aircon, wi-fi, plantation blinds, a ceiling fan, a minibar and satellite TV.
Each lodge suite features rare artifacts and found items collected from the length and breadth of Africa.
Photo credit: Hugo Coelho Photography
Breathtaking views, fine wine, delicious food and a magnificent space ready to be filled with your closest family and friends, await all those who choose Kay and Monty as their wedding venue, and for the duration of your time here you will have the sprawling estate and award-winning vineyards all to yourselves.
We have thoughtfully converted our glass orchid greenhouse into a beautiful, modern rustic event and wedding venue which can seat up to 200 guests, or alternatively be restructured to suit a more intimate gathering. The interior is light and bright with stunning views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, and the deck looks across the rolling polo fields and tranquil dam. It really is the perfect stage for a wedding.
Our wedding day was more than we could have imagined. We were surrounded by our favourite people in the world in one of our favourite places. A highlight for us was our ceremony, we had the most beautiful setting on the lawn right by the dam. The weather was a bit overcast but the sun decided to shine through the clouds onto our congregation at a very specific moment during our ceremony. Our reception area was exactly what we wanted it to be and more, and it allowed for an incredible evening with all our friends and family. – Leanne and Kyle
Garden Route Wedding Cakes (Harry & Jake)
Garden Route Marriage Officer (Gavin Brown)
Garden Route Wedding Decor and Florist (Conféti Events)
There is a wide selection of wedding venues along the Garden Route and we suggest that you speak with your wedding planner and let them help you find the best option for your wedding, from forests to rivers and oceans, they will give you the best suggestions!