If you are looking at having a wedding in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, then you may be struggling to choose from all the exceptional Cape wedding venues available. How do you decide on which one to choose? We have a look at a few points below that can assist you in making this vital decision:
1. Does your Cape wedding venue offer to host the ceremony and reception?
There are a few Cape wedding venues that only offer space for a reception and the ceremony has to take place off site. Depending on which you prefer it is a good idea to consider your options. Some couples prefer to have their ceremony at a church and then move to a different location for the reception while others like having their ceremony and reception on the same premises.
2. Does your Cape wedding venue have in-house caterers?
There are wedding venues in the Cape winelands that offer exceptional catering choices onsite, as they already have a restaurant and Chef. This is often a lot easier and more cost effective than hiring external caterers for the day. Cape wedding venues with onsite Chefs will welcome you to try the cuisine long before the day and will be able to plan your catering requirements accordingly.
3. What is included in the venue hire cost of your Cape wedding venue?
It is incredibly important to find out what is included in the venue hire cost. Some Cape wedding venues require you to pay for chairs, tables, linens and cutlery on top of the venue hire cost, while others will include just about everything from dance floors to firewood, to waiters and barmen. In order to budget effectively, make sure you have a comprehensive list of what is included and what is not included in your venue hire cost.
4. Does your Cape wedding venue offer accommodation?
Many weddings that are held in the Cape winelands are hosted by couples that come from all over the world. This means that many guests make a holiday of their time in the Cape and therefore need accommodation. If this is the case for your wedding it is important to see whether your Cape wedding venue offers accommodation and if not whether there is accommodation nearby. Many venues will happily supply you with the names and numbers of reputable accommodation options in the area.
5. How many people can your Cape wedding venue host?
Some wedding venues have a maximum capacity. This is important to find out as some only host up to 50 people while others are able to seat over 500. Depending on the size of your wedding, you will be able to narrow your choice down by establishing seating capacities of each venue.
Choosing a Cape wedding venue is a fantastic idea if you’re looking for a wedding of picturesque natural beauty, breath-taking photos, magnificent memories, exceptional wines and catering and spectacular scenery.
Have a look at some beautiful venues in our article 5 of the best Cape wedding venues for more ideas.
Hosting your wedding at a Cape wedding venue and particularly at Waterkloof Wine Farm is truly a magical experience. Waterkloof hosts many weddings per year and is truly an expert in organising, hosting and making sure that your wedding is the best day of your life. Professionalism, style, elegance and sophistication are all synonymous with Waterkloof.
Contact Waterkloof today for a Cape Wedding Venue that dreams are made of!
Wedding Couple pictured: Chane & Alex at Waterkloof Estate
Photographer: Greg Lumley