Rustic Wedding Venues

If it is your dream to get married in a rustic wedding venue, then you have landed on the right page.  Explore the top rustic wedding venues in South Africa. Here is our selection of the top rustic wedding venues, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples. Click on the Request Quotes button below to request a quote from all listed here, or contact them individually.

Maximum Capacity : 120 Accommodation : Yes (20) Chapel : No

An authentic yet contemporary farm stay that offers versatile venues for functions, events, parties and weddings.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to host your event at Anna Beulah Farm situated on the outskirts of Durbanville – a tranquil farm setting to host your celebration.

Talk about options! If you’re looking for a ‘do-it-yourself’ venue with the freedom to be creative, then Our Place is your place! We offer the option of venue hire only so that you can waltz in and do things your way. This way you get to work with your suppliers, working off a blank palette. This is a great option for event organisers, allowing you to bring in your own décor, furniture, and beverage suppliers, and caterers – all entirely up to you.

An event at Our Place is certainly going to be memorable. Think about it, all your special people celebrating your special event tucked away on our special farm in Durbanville. So whether it’s a birthday, wedding, baby shower, pamper party or simply a party for the sake of partying, you can’t go wrong. We’d be happy to share our ideas and hear yours. Nothing is impossible. Our venue is furnished with 3 large tables & lounge area + kitchen area with stove/oven, bar area and bathrooms. Parking for the venue is included.

Anna Beulah Farm offers a range of accommodation, ideal for the bridal party pre-preparations or to welcome Mr & Mrs in their Honeymoon Suite.

Simply one of the most uniquely beautiful locations with the most warm-hearted hosts and most delicious food. Tanya, Nanine, Hendrik & Martie are amazing people and the memories of all the experiences at Anna Beulah Farm are always treasured. – Jan Theron

Maximum Capacity: 150 Accommodation: 150 Chapel: Yes (Forest)

Cherry Glamping is in Elgin and is the ideal destination for a unique forest wedding weekend or any other group get-together. We offer luxury tented accommodation and various venue options in 2 different camps. This allows you to entertain your guests in different areas during your stay. Our beautiful and spacious Bell tents are permanently setup amongst the trees and can accommodate up to 80 people. More tents can be added if required. There is also a cabin, separate from the 2 camps. It overlooks the mountain and comes with a wood-fired hot tub and kitchenette, and is perfect for the wedding couple. Come and enjoy your weekend with friends and family amongst our free-roaming Zebra, Springbok, Nyala, Waterbuck, Bontebok, Duiker and Impala. Click here to see more.

 

 

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: 30 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

Top Rustic Wedding Venues in South Africa

  • Cherry Glamping (Western Cape)
  • Treedom (Garden Route)
  • Pat Busch (Western Cape)

 

Choosing a Rustic Wedding Venue

Rustic venues often blend the simplicity of the countryside with modern elegance, offering a charming and stylish setting for your wedding. Choosing a venue is the first step in your wedding planning journey and can be an unnerving choice to make. Tip: Book your venue 12 to 9 months before your wedding date to ensure availability. 

Here are 5 reasons to choose a farm style wedding venue:

  • Farm venues typically offer a tranquil and beautiful backdrop for your wedding, providing stunning photo opportunities and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • With the expansive outdoor and indoor spaces that farms usually provide, you’ll have plenty of room for your ceremony, reception and any additional activities you plan.
  • Celebrating your wedding on a farm connects you and your guests with nature, offering a refreshing change from the typical urban or indoor venue.
  • The natural beauty of a farm venue means you can often keep decorations minimal, or you can choose to enhance the space with your own creative touches.
  • Farms are usually located away from busy city centers, providing a more private and exclusive setting for your wedding.

Once you have chosen a breathtaking venue it will be much easier to turn it into your envisioned perfect day. But there will be restrictions that will nudge your decision towards the right place.

What is the capacity of the venue?
Are they available on your preferred date?
How far would your guests need to travel?
Is there accommodation nearby and on the estate?
What is Plan B in case of cold/rainy weather?

Most venues offer different wedding packages so keep an eye out for them to see what is included. Make sure you understand the fine print and the after-hour charges. Open and clear communication between you and the venue management team is crucial to ensure both parties understand requirements and preferences.

We wish you all the best with your venue search and we hope you find your dream venue in our list!

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